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a place that will not improve with time

 
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Itasan



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:20 am    Post subject: a place that will not improve with time Reply with quote

"This is a place that will not improve with time -- I give it three weeks."
Does it mean "This is a case in which time will solve the matter.
It will improve within three weeks or so"?

Thank you.
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: a place that will not improve with time Reply with quote

Itasan wrote:
"This is a place that will not improve with time -- I give it three weeks."
Does it mean "This is a case in which time will solve the matter.
It will improve within three weeks or so"?

Thank you.


No. It means the opposite. This place will not improve. Time will not solve it. I think it will close in three weeks. (Or be sold or whatever. I give it three weeks means in three weeks it will be sold/closed/changed etc.)
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Itasan



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I see. Thank you very much, Lorikeet.
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