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Japanese Workers Get word from on High: Drop Formality What does this mean? Why there are two prepositions in succession? Isn't this wrong? Why? :-)
Sep 17, 2012 12:18 PM
Answers · 2
It's not wrong. It's a fixed expression. 'From on high' means 'from heaven', or 'from a position of very high, remote authority'. So Japanese workers have been told by the people at the very top of the company to be less formal.
September 17, 2012
Two successive prepositions happens a LOT in English. ;)
September 17, 2012
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