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    “Hmm, so your dad lives there. Well, what does he do there?”

    “He's on duty.”

    Ella would dogmatize it but Joseph apparently was a bit curious.

    I can't find the right word here. Ella's father is a Governor but she is a very humble person and doesn't want to tell him that her father is the famous Governor of Suriname.

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    “Hmm, so your dad lives there. Well, what does he do there?”
    “He's on duty.”
    Ella would dogmatize it but Joseph apparently was a bit curious.
    I can't find the right word here. Ella's father is a Governor but she is a very humble person and doesn't want to tell him that her father is the famous Governor of Suriname.


    Perhaps Ella is trying to "downplay" her father's position.

    not a teacher

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    Default Re: dogmatize

    Hi,

    Here's what I found on "dogmatize": dogmatize - WordReference.com Dictionary of English

    If Ella is a humble person, my feeling is that she just says "he's on duty" as a way to avoid being questioned any further. She'd rather have Joseph supposing anything he likes (for instance: "if he's on duty he must be a doctor/army officer") rather than him asking anything else.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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