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Writing: Conventional expression — Basic example

Writing: Grammar

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- [Instructor] Worried that her parents would shoot through her plan to go to college in Brazil, Marion told them after she had already been accepted. Now, the underlined through, and this is a little bit of a weird thing to say, worried that her parents would shoot through her plan to go to college in Brazil, that kind of implies that somehow they're reading the plan they would read it really, really fast somehow or maybe they would actually shoot something through the actual physical plan, I don't know, but this is a weird phrase and the way that it said it, it looks like she's afraid that they wouldn't like her plan to go to college, so that's why she waited, to go to college in Brazil, so that's why she waited until after she had been accepted to tell them. So, shoot through seems a little bit off. So, worried that her parents would shoot in her plan to go to college in Brazil. Now, that's, what does it mean to shoot in her plan? So, that seems weird. Worried that her parents would shoot on her plan to go to college. Well, that's also, how do you shoot on something? Now, I guess if shoot had a different vowel, that might make some sense but anyway, that would be inappropriate but anyway, let's rule that one out. Worried that her parents would shoot down her plan to go to college in Brazil, Marion told them after she had already been accepted. Well, that makes all the sense in the world. To shoot down a plan would be to reject it, to say all the reasons why it's not a good idea why they're not going to allow it to happen. So, that makes complete sense with the rest of the context with the sentence, so I like that a lot. Shoot down her plan to go to college.