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An odd definition of a word in a dictionary

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An odd definition of a word in a dictionary

Postby pdh0224 » Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:32 am

Dear teacher,

I came across a defintion of the idiom "to the/such an extent that" in a dictionary. It says it is used for saying that because one thing is happening something else happens:

His business is failing to such an extent that it is losing over $40,000 a year.

But, I think "it is losing over $40,000 a year" is not a reason the business fails. It shows just the extent to how much they fail in a business.


What do you think?
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Postby Alan » Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:26 am

I agree with you: it strikes me as a very poor definition!
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