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'?