Hello. The dialog below is from a book.
1. I'm wondering what the underleand parts mean.
Are they same as 'pulling your leg? Please help!!
2. Is "0/10" a wrong answer for 0.1 or something?
Edward: My neighbor, Mrs Dodson, helped with my homework last night. She told me that parsing means putting all the sentences in order to make a story.
Teacher: I'm afraid Mrs Dodson was pulling your leg, having a lend of you, giving you a bum steer, having you on. She doesn't know much about decimals eigher, does she?
"No." said Edward, with his eyes on the 0/10 for decimals on his homework sheet.
Last edited by frindle; 26-Feb-2010 at 08:15. Reason: adding one more question
Yes, they are various versions of the first phrase, 'pulling your leg'.
2. No, I think you've misunderstood this part. At least, I read it this way:
Mrs Dodson has given him a score of 0/10 for his maths homework - which is incidentally on decimals. Since some of his answers are correct, and she's given him no marks, she doesn't know much about decimals. I think there is no connection between the score and decimals as such. But the wider context might suggest otherwise.