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sara19



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:26 am    Post subject: cautious folk? Reply with quote

Dear teachers

I don't understand the following sentence.

"Being cautious folk, the scientists point out that ...."

What does "cautious folk" mean?
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IanT



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cautious means careful, opposite of reckless. (more or less)

And folk means people.

So you could say "Being careful people..."

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Ian
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IanT



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cautious means careful, opposite of reckless. (more or less)

And folk means people.

So you could say "Being careful people..."

Hope helps,
Ian
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All my answers refer to British English.

www.EnglishSwearing.com - How to use all the bad words! ... and ... www.throdworld.com - Silly verses to make you happy.

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