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    shery Guest

    outside the mortgage

    Hi Teacher,

    Would you please help me with the two bracketed phrases? I don't quite understand.

    1. The way it all happened, she can sue my britches off. All she could get
    would be the house [outside of the mortgage.]

    2. Then he borrowed another fifty dollars and Mister Singer [went on the
    note with him.]

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: outside the mortgage

    1. The way it all happened, she can sue my britches off. All she could get
    would be the house [outside of the mortgage.]

    If you like to cook, but you do not like to wash the dishes afterwards, you say:
    Outside of washing the dishes, I like to cook.

    If you like every class in school, but not math, you say:
    I like my classes, outside of math.

    or,

    I like school, but math is too hard... outside of that, I like school.

    So, in your sentence, "they could sue me and win/get my house, but they would not get the mortgage."


    2. Then he borrowed another fifty dollars and Mister Singer [went on the
    note with him.]

    Then <Tom> borrowed another... and Mister Singer promised that if Tom could not pay, Mister Singer would pay.

    I cannot afford to borrow enough money to buy a house, but if my father goes on the note with me, I can. If I do not pay the money back, my father will----he is "on the note" with me.



    Thanks a lot.

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