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    Dear teachers,

    I have difficulty in understanding the following sentence:

    I had almost grown into the rock where I sat, but I didn't want to stir.

    Could you please kindly explain it to me?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    I had almost grown into the rock where I sat, but I didn't want to stir.
    I see two possible readings:

    I had been sitting on the rock for so long that my body was becoming a part of it; my body felt as if it were part of the rock.

    (1) It was uncomfortable, and I wanted to get up and go, but I didn't want to make any slight movements (in case the bear noticed my presence, and attacked me).

    (2) It was comfortable, so comfortable, in fact, that I didn't want to move, not even an inch.

    "to stir", to cause X to move slightly

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    Dear Casiopea,

    Thank you so much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    I see two possible readings:

    I had been sitting on the rock for so long that my body was becoming a part of it; my body felt as if it were part of the rock.

    (1) It was uncomfortable, and I wanted to get up and go, but I didn't want to make any slight movements (in case the bear noticed my presence, and attacked me).

    (2) It was comfortable, so comfortable, in fact, that I didn't want to move, not even an inch.

    "to stir", to cause X to move slightly

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