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I'd like to open the floor to the questions now.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by sihubiera, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. sihubiera Junior Member

    taipei
    mandarin
    I suppose "open the floor to the questions" means that people are welcome to ask questions. But my question is that do the native speakers use this expression often, o you have different expressions? Thank you all in advance.
     
  2. nesnej Junior Member

    Canada
    English, Canada
    It is quite common however, the expression I have heard used is "open the floor for questions"
     
  3. Franzi Senior Member

    Astoria, NY
    (San Francisco) English
    I agree that 'for' is more common than 'to' here. This is the standard set phrase that people use when starting the question period of a formal talk. If you're giving a less formal talk, you might just ask if anyone has any questions.
     

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