One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Engage in an activity.‘he could not carry on a logical conversation’
engage in, conduct, undertake, be involved in, take part in, participate in, carry out, perform, directView synonyms
- ‘Archeological finds have produced evidence that all of these commercial activities were carried on in medieval Dublin.’
- ‘Each of these thirteen fairs brought different people to the village and a lot of other business was carried on during the day.’
- ‘In the case of such companies the place where these activities are carried on can be seen in fact to be the geographical source of the profits these activities yield.’
- ‘He disappeared down the hallway smiling broadly and struggling to carry on a conversation.’
- ‘Jesus was not opposed to capitalism and the profit motive, so long as economic activities were carried on outside the temple.’
- ‘With no economies of scale, all activity would be carried on in hamlets on a household scale to minimize transportation costs.’
- ‘Generally, where a person is established, and where the taxable activity is carried on, that person will be required to register for VAT in the country where those supplies are made.’
- ‘Your editor in fact carried on the conversation and asked me for more information.’
- ‘At that time piracy was carried on by some of the highest people in the land.’
- ‘Before the general introduction of steam, and even long afterwards, a regular trade was carried on with the Port of Sligo by small sailing vessels from 80 to 100 tons burden.’
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