The measures adopted by the US and Canada are a start. Can somebody explain to me what this sentence means? The measures adopted by the US and Canada are a start.
Aug 24, 2018 5:03 PM
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August 24, 2018
Hello Alexandra, Interesting sentence :) Please note that the meaning of a sentence depends on the sentences surrounding it. Sometimes rewriting the sentence helps. This is how I would rewrite your sentence in order to show you its meaning: The plans the US and Canada have started to use are a step towards solving the problem. Hope that helps! Best Regards, Edwina
August 24, 2018
In this case measures means "rules" or "standards" For example as in air pollution, it is planned to agree to a 10% reduction this year and 20% reduction in 3 years. Those new numbers or goals are the "measures". It can also mean the steps toward reaching a goal. Their actions were motivated in large measure by a desire for revenge. She felt equal measures of hope and fear. In the 2 sentences above it means "amount" The TSA has implemented new airport security measures (here it means procedures) Adopted (in your example) means "agreed to". TO restate the sentence you provided: The goals (or procedures) that the US and Canada have agreed to are a good start [toward reducing air pollution in North America.]
August 24, 2018
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