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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:45 pm    Post subject: "the idea is that..." Reply with quote

What does "the idea is that.." mean?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The idea is that.." is used when someone wants to explain his or someone else's idea. these words can be replaced with "I mean", "I want to say", but the latter two are more colloquial Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The idea is that when you say "The idea is that", you can follow the statement with the instruction and/or with whatever the "idea" refers to.
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