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    Silverobama is offline Senior Member
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    Default for one so young

    Hi,

    What does "for one so young" mean in this sentence? Thanks a lot


    She has extraordinary powers of perception for one so young.


    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: for one so young

    It means that this is not suprising in an adult, but is surprising in a young person.
    A sentence with similar structure:
    "He is surprisingly active for a 90-year-old."
    Usually we don't expect 90-year-olds to be very active, so when we come across one that is, it's surprising.

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    Default Re: for one so young

    Thanks for Sato


    for one so young

    What is ''for one so young '' grammatical structure called in English grammar ?

    Appositive ?
    Last edited by duiter; 14-Dec-2010 at 06:56. Reason: add to be '' is''

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    Default Re: for one so young

    Yeah I guess appositive would describe it.
    You could also paraphrase the expression to "for such a young person" without changing the meaning at all.

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