I was reading an essay written by Sir Neville Cardus on a cricket player William Gilbert Grace. I could not understand the words in bold letters. Can somebody help telling me the meaning of it, which is in bold.
1) Grace was a comanding figure. His word was law. Even the umpire used to change his decision after W.G.'s intervention. Once a friend of W.G. was declared out by the umpire. Grace shouted from the pavilion, "Shan't have it; can't have it; and won't have it."He was as powerful as Dr. Samuel Johnson was.
2) Is word "em" is the synonym of "them" ? eg. Catch' em young and watch' em young.
3) He sworn in as Chief Minister of ...........
Can somebody tell me the meaning of "as" here ?
Last edited by rajan; 20-Jun-2007 at 11:58.
shall not have it; shan't have it.
can not have it; can't have it.
will not have it; won't have it.
Catch them; catch 'em
Watch them; watch 'em
Preposition, in the role, capacity, or function of: acting as a mediator; sworn in as Chief Minister.
Does that help?
Thanks for your reply.
But what is the meaning of these three sentence in the context 1) shall not have it, canot have it and will not have it. I guess the meaning of have here is "take"
Originally Posted by Casiopea
Here's my understanding,
I'm not obligated to accept it,
I can't accept it, and
I'm determined not to accept it.
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