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    Dear teachers,


    I told him I had a Triumph TR-2--- a big engine for a small chassis---he remarked, "Get us the manifold pressure in one of those and you can really roll".

    My question is:
    Does what he remarked imply "peopel needed pressure in life"?



    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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    Default Re: roll

    Note that You can really roll would have been a more helpful title.

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    Default Re: roll

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    My question is:
    Does what he remarked imply "people needed pressure in life"?
    Not really.

    "really roll" in this case means:"really move/go very fast"

    I'm not a car mechanics specialist, but I suspect that, with the Triumph TR2 sports car, the limitation on its power would be the amount of air/fuel that could be "aspirated" into it.

    "Getting the manifold pressure" (i.e. a higher air inlet manifold pressure) would increase the volume of air (and hence fuel sucked in via the carburettor) which would give higher engine revs and hence more power/speed.

    Hope this helps
    R21

    PS I am happy to be corrected by anyone with more experience in car mechanics!

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    Hi, Route21,

    Thank you very much for your help. This is from a test. And the multiple choices are based on the following sentence:

    I told him I had a Triumph TR-2--- a big engine for a small chassis---he remarked, "Get us the manifold pressure in one of those and you can really roll".

    The choice is to decide which of the four choices is not true. I can decide two of them are true and one is not true. But I can't decide this one:
    Hemingway thought people needed pressure in life.

    Since the quoted sentence is the only part of the passage that has something to do with the choice I thought he compared "manifold pressure" to pressure in life". That's why I asked the question.

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Not really.

    "really roll" in this case means:"really move/go very fast"

    I'm not a car mechanics specialist, but I suspect that, with the Triumph TR2 sports car, the limitation on its power would be the amount of air/fuel that could be "aspirated" into it.

    "Getting the manifold pressure" (i.e. a higher air inlet manifold pressure) would increase the volume of air (and hence fuel sucked in via the carburettor) which would give higher engine revs and hence more power/speed.

    Hope this helps
    R21

    PS I am happy to be corrected by anyone with more experience in car mechanics!

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    Hi Jiang

    It would really help if you provide the full question and the given multiple choice answers! Even the extra information in your subsequent posts doesn't give a clue to either.

    Without full information, we can't advise whether the answers that you now believe are true or false are indeed true or false. Equally well, there is no hint as to where [Ernest] Hemingway fits into the picture.

    Please clarify so that your post (and any future ones) can be quickly and properly answered.

    Regards
    R21

    PS The same principle applies as in your [2] posts labelled "Comprehension", with the comments by 5JJ and JohnParis

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    Hi R21,

    Thank you so much for your help. The following is all the information:

    (context: The following is what happened after the previous context. He wen to Hemingway and said "the young lady at the bar table and I would lkie you to join us for a drink, if you have time. Hemingway said"I've got another phone call to make, and then I'll joun you." The following is what happened after Hemingway joined them)

    Hemingway told us he was going down to Spain for the bullfights. He said he had fully recovered from injuries suffered when his small plane has crashed in the African jungle a few months before. He asked me what kind of car I drove, and when I told him I had a Triumph TR-2---a big engine for a small chassis--he remaked,"Get us the manifold pressure in one of those and you can really roll."
    They chatted for a few moments. Then he looked at his watch and said, "I'd like to stay longer, but I've got a dinner date. Nice talking to you."
    (When the young man wanted to pay for the drinks the waiter said Mr. hemingway had paid for them.)

    Which of the following is NOT true with Hemingway according to the passage?

    a. Hemingway was too busy to find time to talk to common people. (F. He talked with the two young people)
    b. He was polite and considrate. (True. He talked with them and paid for the drinks.)
    c. Hemingway was injured a few months before. (True. In the air crash.)
    d. Hemingway thought people needed pressure in life.

    Since there is only one correct answer, I consider this true. But I can find the clue to it. Could you please kindly explain that to me?

    PS: I posted it as a new thread just now.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang


    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Hi Jiang

    It would really help if you provide the full question and the given multiple choice answers! Even the extra information in your subsequent posts doesn't give a clue to either.

    Without full information, we can't advise whether the answers that you now believe are true or false are indeed true or false. Equally well, there is no hint as to where [Ernest] Hemingway fits into the picture.

    Please clarify so that your post (and any future ones) can be quickly and properly answered.

    Regards
    R21

    PS The same principle applies as in your [2] posts labelled "Comprehension", with the comments by 5JJ and JohnParis

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