Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and beginning April 20th, 2021 (Eastern Time) the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

Anonymous
Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 9 years ago

Explanation

Please help me to explain the below sentences, thanks.

Sugar - growing flies in the face of conservation principles: the grower clears land for his crops, fells trees, and does immense harm to the habitats of various types of wildlife, so that species after species dies out.

1 Answer

Rating
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Explanation notes for the sentences "Sugar - growing flies in the face of conservation principles: the grower clears land for his crops, fells trees, and does immense harm to the habitats of various types of wildlife, so that species after species dies out."

    Sugar - growing - growing the sugar plant

    flies in the face of conservation principles:- "fly in the face of something"(idiom) means to go against something/what is usually accepted, the clause means "goes against the principles of conservation including preserving wildlives, etc".

    the grower clears land - the growers clear the natural vegetation from the land

    for his crops, - so that they can grow the sugar plant

    fells trees, - "fell trees" means cut trees down, (the trees are homes to wildlives)

    and does immense harm to the habitats of various types of wildlife, - "habitats" means places of living, the clause means " and harms greatly the natural homes to different types of wildlife"

    so that species after species dies out. - "a species dies out" means "a type of living thing dies completely", the clause means "causing many species to become extinct"

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.