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Questions tagged [interpretation]

This tag is used for questions about how a word or phrase is interpreted by a Native English speaker.

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Is it possible for the ‘yet’ within ‘Are we there yet?’ to mean ‘still’?

Are we there yet? I know that this sentence usually means Have we got there so far (‘at this time’)? and it is even somewhat idiomatic. But ‘yet’ has another meaning, ‘still’, which may give the ...
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is the author saying that higher education is not a right, but a privilege— OR, that it's a right?

So, in class we were studying this article called "Access to Higher Education". I had to summarize the article, and I have no idea why, but this article confused me because: is the author for higher ...
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Interpretation ambiguity

While reading the article, I am quite confused about the part bolded "whether fallen or not". I believe there might be two possible answers: 1: I did not stop to think whether the whirring cicadas ...
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Can someone parse this sentence?

The sentence is "This was the first time the provision of services in general through Irish by the state system was placed on a statutory footing." I just saw this sentence on a list and it doesn't ...