Posted by ESC on March 07, 2003
In Reply to: I am a foreigner posted by stile on March 07, 2003
: In tea and sugar, to name but two other commodities, it isalready taking its toll in the from of reduced purchases by cash-strapped oil-producing states.
: it's really difficult for a foreigner like me to understand 'in the from' and 'take its toll', can anybody help out there?
: and 'to name but two other commodities' means 'just name two other commodities'?
In tea and sugar, to name but two other commodities, (there are more than two but I'm not going to list them all) it is already taking its toll (its cost...toll meaning "fee, tax or charge") in the from (this should be "form," meaning how the cost will be paid or levied) of reduced purchases by cash-strapped oil-producing states.