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Meaning of 'crop' #1 (permalink) Sat Jan 22, 2005 18:32 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Test No. incompl/inter-6 "The Farmer and his Sons", question 10

Clearly their father had been a wise man because all the work the sons had done on the land ensured that they had the best ......... for years.

(a) gathering
(b) yielding
(c) crop
(d) production

Test No. incompl/inter-6 "The Farmer and his Sons", answer 10

Clearly their father had been a wise man because all the work the sons had done on the land ensured that they had the best crop for years.

Correct answer: (c) crop

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Clearly their father had been a wise man because all the work the sons had done on the land ensured that they had the best production for years.
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what does crop mean?

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Meaning of 'crop' #2 (permalink) Sat Jan 22, 2005 20:47 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

This means the collection of the fruit or grain.
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Meaning of 'crop' #3 (permalink) Sat May 27, 2006 12:01 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Alan wrote:
This means the collection of the fruit or grain.

Dear Sir

why not "production" here? I think it also make sense in the sentence.

Thanks a lot in advance

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Meaning of 'crop' #4 (permalink) Sat May 27, 2006 12:01 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Alan wrote:
This means the collection of the fruit or grain.

Dear Sir

why not "production" here? I think it also make sense in the sentence.

Thanks a lot in advance

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Crop #5 (permalink) Sat May 27, 2006 12:59 pm   Crop
 

Hi Christina328,

The word crop has to be used here because it refers to what the farmer's sons harvested after all their hard work. Production isn't clear because you would have to say what the production consisted of.

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Meaning of 'crop' #6 (permalink) Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:38 am   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Hi,

Is it the 'icing on the cake' to use crops for 'for years'?

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Meaning of 'crop' #7 (permalink) Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:23 am   Meaning of 'crop'
 

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Could you reword your question, Haihao? I don't understand what you're asking.
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Meaning of 'crop' #8 (permalink) Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:31 am   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Hi Amy,

I am sorry for the confusion. What I wanted to ask was if crops would be better because it is followed by 'for years'.

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Meaning of 'crop' #9 (permalink) Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:12 am   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Thanks, Haihao

Yes, you can use 'crops' to talk about the same crop over many years and/or if the farmer grows a variety of different things. Saying "the best crop for years" could mean "better than anyone else's crop during a period of years.

'Crop for years' also could also have another, more informal meaning. In informal usage, "for years" is sometimes used instead of "in years" and if that were the intended meaning, then the sentence would refer to one single crop in one year that is better than any of the other crops in previous years.

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Meaning of 'crop' #10 (permalink) Sun May 10, 2009 23:02 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

HI :D ...actually my question is quite irrelevent here i'm afraid ...
>>> this story abou the the father and his sons is very familiar to me ...i've heard it as a child ( that wasn't so long ago ) and i've always thought it was a part of Bulgarian tales 'storage' ...
seeing that story posted here made me wonder ...it would be cool if Bulgarian stories are known by more and more ppl but it would be too cool to be true ...after all i could not be 100% sure of its origin ... :roll:

at least i would be grateful to know has anyone heard of this story before :?:
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Meaning of 'crop' #11 (permalink) Thu Oct 22, 2009 18:01 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Hey Anelim,
I'm the one, who heard that story before:)
I think it is a story, written by Jean de La Fontaine, but I'm not sure :S

AneliM wrote:
HI :D ...actually my question is quite irrelevent here i'm afraid ...
>>> this story abou the the father and his sons is very familiar to me ...i've heard it as a child ( that wasn't so long ago ) and i've always thought it was a part of Bulgarian tales 'storage' ...
seeing that story posted here made me wonder ...it would be cool if Bulgarian stories are known by more and more ppl but it would be too cool to be true ...after all i could not be 100% sure of its origin ... :roll:

at least i would be grateful to know has anyone heard of this story before :?:
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Meaning of 'crop' #12 (permalink) Tue Nov 17, 2009 13:02 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Hey Thanks for the replay. i can look through his works and see for sure...(i know it... i'll end up whole day reading fables even if i quickly find the one i'm looking for :) )
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Meaning of 'crop' #13 (permalink) Tue Jan 05, 2010 17:25 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Alan wrote:
This means the collection of the fruit or grain.

Hi Alan

I wonder why yielding is not better if it refer to crop and fruit production
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Meaning of 'crop' #14 (permalink) Tue Jan 05, 2010 17:29 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Hi Alfwm,

If you wanted to use a different word, 'yield' would be the one to choose. This is the noun from the verb 'yield' and yielding' is the present participle.

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Meaning of 'crop' #15 (permalink) Tue Jan 05, 2010 21:48 pm   Meaning of 'crop'
 

Alan wrote:
Hi Alfwm,

If you wanted to use a different word, 'yield' would be the one to choose. This is the noun from the verb 'yield' and yielding' is the present participle.

Alan

Good explanation, I was thinking the opposite
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