The now-abandoned rule changes

LQZ

Senior Member
Mandarin
The now-abandoned rule changes were initially flagged in late 2008 when Australia was on the edge of recession.

Dear all,

I have trouble with the subject of the quoted text. Could you tell me what it exactly means? Thanks.


LQZ


 
  • JulianStuart

    Senior Member
    English (UK then US)
    Changes were proposed (flagged) to the rules in late 2008.
    However, those proposed rule changes were abandoned sometime later.
    Today, they are therefore now-abandoned changes (the words are hyphenated to make a single unambiguous adjective for "rule changes").
     
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