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    lyfen is offline Junior Member
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    Default trying to understand the meaning !

    Hi, could you explain to me the meaning of this sentence " I 'd rather not have bought that makes as i have had nothing but trouble with it" what 's the meaning of the word "makes"? what's its suject ? thanks you !

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    Default Re: trying to understand the meaning !

    In American English make can mean brand, as in What make of car do you drive?.

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    Default Re: trying to understand the meaning !

    "I'd rather not have bought that make as I have had nothing but trouble with it."

    What's the subject?
    The subjects are "I" (of "I'd") and "I" (of "I have had").

    The main verb phrases are underlined:

    Main clause: I would rather not have bought that make/brand
    Subordinate clause: as I have had nothing but trouble with it.

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