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India - Hindi
We generally like folks to try and be specific about their questions rather than ask for a blanket explanation, Michael. Is there a particular word or phrase in this sentence that you aren't sure about?

What is the meaning of `folks to try' and `blanket explanation'?

I could not understand this sentence with dictionary meaning.

Could you explain it?
  • Old Novice

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    "Folks" is an informal word for people. So "folks to try" means for people to try. A "blanket explanation" is a single explanation that explains a lot, as opposed (in this context) to specific explanations that provide the answers to specific questions.
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