Community Web Version Now Available
YoFrench
Sentence - meaning help Can someone please tell me the meanings of 'speculation is rife' and 'fresh dispute' in the below sentence? " 'Speculation is rife' that Ceylon Petroleum Corporation Chairman Harry Jayawardane is to resign from his post today following a 'fresh dispute' that arose with Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayantha over the supply of fuel to the Ceylon Electricity Board."
Jan 15, 2012 4:02 AM
9
0
Answers · 9
Speculation is rife = there is much speculation everywhere, from many sources Fresh dispute = new argument or legal proceedings.
January 15, 2012
Speculation is rife = there are a lot of rumours going around
January 15, 2012
"Speculation is rife " means that everybody is talking about it A "fresh dispute" is a new argument Hope this helps
January 15, 2012
YoFrench
Language Skills
English, French, Sinhala, Spanish
Learning Language
English, French, Spanish