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meaning of 'roots in the country'



 
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meaning of 'roots in the country' #1 (permalink) Wed Jan 17, 2007 14:52 pm   meaning of 'roots in the country'
 

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ESL/EFL Test #13 "Infinitive vs. Gerund", question 9

You can understand why they don't like living in towns because they have their routes in the country.

(a) understand
(b) living
(c) routes
(d) country

Common Errors in English, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #13 "Infinitive vs. Gerund", answer 9

You can understand why they don't like living in towns because they have their roots in the country.

Correct entry: roots
The error was: (c) routes
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I don't know the meaning of "root" in this context. Please explain to me. Thanks.

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meaning of 'roots in the country' #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 17, 2007 15:20 pm   meaning of 'roots in the country'
 

Here, "roots" means "forefathers". Let's see what the teachers say.
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