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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?



 
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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #1 (permalink) Tue Jan 02, 2007 17:26 pm   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #209 "What Comes Next? (3)", question 7

Nobody ever got in his way ..........

(a) he'd just stride all over them
(b) he'd just stroll all over them
(c) he'd just hop all over them
(d) he'd just walk all over them

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #209 "What Comes Next? (3)", answer 7

Nobody ever got in his way he'd just walk all over them.

Correct answer: (d) he'd just walk all over them

Your answer was: incorrect
Nobody ever got in his way he'd just stride all over them.
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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:56 am   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

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It means that he would 'walk strongly and decisively' all over them-- which means that he would easily dominate the interaction.
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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #3 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:53 am   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

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Nobody ever got in his way he'd just stride all over them

I think there is a typo in the sentence!

he'd, I mean.

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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #4 (permalink) Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:54 am   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

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It needs a semicolon after 'way', but 'he'd' is OK; it means 'he would'.
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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #5 (permalink) Tue May 06, 2008 18:35 pm   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

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I wonder whether this run-on sentence will ever be fixed. :wink:
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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #6 (permalink) Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:22 am   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

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Referring to the English Language Tests, Intermediate level, ESL/EFL Test #209 "What Comes Next? (3)", question 7
Nobody ever got in his way ..........

(a) he'd just stride all over them
(b) he'd just stroll all over them
(c) he'd just hop all over them
(d) he'd just walk all over them

> Nobody ever got in his way he'd just walk all over them.

Do you think it would be clearer if we put the sentence this way:

'If anyone ever got in his way, he'd just walk all over them', or
'Nobody ever got in (ever dared to get in) his way, because they all knew he would walk all over them' ?

Thank you for your explanation!
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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #7 (permalink) Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:53 am   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

First, let me make it clear that the original sentence should read in one of these ways:

Nobody ever got in his way; he'd just walk all over them.
Nobody ever got in his way: he'd just walk all over them.
Nobody ever got in his way. He'd just walk all over them.


Now, regarding your suggestions:

If anyone ever got in his way, he'd just walk all over them.
Nobody ever got in (ever dared to get in) his way, because they all knew he would walk all over them
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While these cover the same subject, they do not say quite the same thing. The original is a simple statement of two facts; your two sentences link the two facts more explicitly than in the original.
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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #8 (permalink) Fri Dec 10, 2010 15:58 pm   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

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First, let me make it clear that the original sentence should read in one of these ways:

Nobody ever got in his way; he'd just walk all over them.
Nobody ever got in his way: he'd just walk all over them.
Nobody ever got in his way. He'd just walk all over them.

Yes, some sort of punctuation has been needed in the middle of that sentence for a while now.

Perhaps someone with editing access will take care of that within the next couple of... ummm ... years?

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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #9 (permalink) Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:40 pm   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

he'd just walk all over them?-please explain

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What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean? #10 (permalink) Wed Dec 07, 2011 14:39 pm   What does "he'd just stride all over them" mean?
 

He would dominate them; he would easily exercise his will over theirs.
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