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    Little Red Riding Hood Fairy Tale Bedtime Story - YouTube

    I don't understand the words "The girl's grandmother loved her more than......? Could you help me
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    The girl's grandmother loved her granddaughter more than kittens love mischief and had made her a beautiful red cloak with a hood.
    I am not a teacher.

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    "The girl's grandmother loved her more than kittens love mischief."

    (Edit: Bumped once again...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    "The girl's grandmother loved her more than kittens love mischief."
    Thank you. Is it a popular idiom?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Thank you. Is it a popular idiom?
    No, I've never heard it before. It's perfectly understandable, though.

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    Kittens do love mischief. Red's grandmother must have loved her a lot for it to be more than a kitten's love for mischief.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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