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Meaning of to the point of being sth



 
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Meaning of to the point of being sth #1 (permalink) Wed Dec 21, 2005 20:33 pm   Meaning of to the point of being sth
 

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ESL/EFL Test #91 "Advanced Vocabulary", question 3

People often ask her how she manages to stay slim and she always tells them she is very careful in the amount she eats to the point of being ..........

(a) abbreviated
(b) abstemious
(c) actuated
(d) abrupt

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #91 "Advanced Vocabulary", answer 3

People often ask her how she manages to stay slim and she always tells them she is very careful in the amount she eats to the point of being abstemious.

Correct answer: (b) abstemious

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I'm not sure about the meaning of 'to the point of being sth.' Could you explain?

And why my name appears with 'eviga' in the and in the list?

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To the point of being #2 (permalink) Wed Dec 21, 2005 21:37 pm   To the point of being
 

Hi Deya,

To the point of being means to the extent that she is. In other words she has taken her diet to such an extreme point that she has become abstemious.

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