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08 / 02 / 2011

ALONE-5: meaning and examples

Hello everyone.

Today we finish our review of expressions with alone and related words.

Today's expression is
: to stand alone

Meaning 1: to be independent or not connected with other people, organizations or ideas.

Example 1:
Some say that this island is too small to stand alone as an independent state, but I think it would survive very well independently.

Meaning 2: to not be near other objects or buildings

Example 2:
Our house once stood alone on the outskirts of the city; however, with the recent growth, we are now surrounded by many other buildings.

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