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    shedding a lining and blood

    What does "shedding a lining and blood" mean?

    "At twelve I knew a few basic fact about menstruation - it somehow involved babies and shedding a lining and blood everywhere - and was possessed by an unholy fear of it".

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    Re: shedding a lining and blood

    Not a teacher.

    "Shedding a lining and blood" is not one idea in that sentence. It is one of three:

    She knew it involved:

    a)babies
    b)shedding a lining
    c)blood everywhere

    It's not a well-constructed sentence.

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    Re: shedding a lining and blood

    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia Garett View Post
    What does "shedding a lining and blood" mean?

    "At twelve I knew a few basic fact about menstruation - it somehow involved babies and shedding a lining and blood everywhere - and was possessed by an unholy fear of it".

    Thanks.
    I think the sentence is almost okay. But I would have two sentences, and we need to add 'I' before "was possessed".
    At twelve, I knew a few basic facts about menstruation. It somehow involved babies and shedding a lining and blood everywhere, and I was possessed by a unholy fear of it. (as 'Dave' indicated)


    "What does.........mean?"

    babies - being now able to have a baby
    shedding a lining - shedding the innermost layer of the uterus
    blood everywhere - vaginal bleeding
    Last edited by 2006; 06-Sep-2010 at 06:00.

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