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    Hi,
    the context says"Where she stopped the sign read: 'Mme Sofronie. Hair Goods of All Kinds.' One Eight up Della ran, and collected herself, panting. Madame, large, too white, chilly, hardly looked the 'Sofronie.

    what is meant by one Eight up Della ran? Does it mean that Della went to aparment no. 18 in the building or what?
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybeans31 View Post
    Hi,
    the context says"Where she stopped the sign read: 'Mme Sofronie. Hair Goods of All Kinds.' One Eight up Della ran, and collected herself, panting. Madame, large, too white, chilly, hardly looked the 'Sofronie.

    what is meant by one Eight up Della ran? Does it mean that Della went to aparment no. 18 in the building or what?
    thanks
    Where did you find this?

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    Default Re: one Eight up

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Where did you find this?
    in the short story "the gift of the magi"

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    Default Re: one Eight up

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybeans31 View Post
    in the short story "the gift of the magi"
    Could "eight" be a typo? In context, "flight" (of stairs) would be more likely.

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    Default Re: one Eight up

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybeans31 View Post
    In the short story "The Gift of the Magi" by O Henry.
    Jellybeans, if you ask any more questions about this story please give it the properly capitalised title and name the author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Could "eight" be a typo? In context, "flight" (of stairs) would be more likely.
    Mike is spot on, Jellybeans.

    Read it here.

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    Default Re: one Eight up

    That particular example was a typo. The book was first published in 1906 so it is likely to contain somewhat outdated constructions and words too.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Jellybeans, if you ask any more questions about this story please give it the properly capitalised title and name the author.


    Rover, You have referred to "name the author". Did you remove "of" which I guess should be between name and the? Or is it okay to say with no "of"?

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    "Name the author" is an imperative sentence. It tells you what to do. "Name of the author" is a noun phrase that can function just like any noun.

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    Default Re: one Eight up

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    Rover, You have referred to "name the author". Did you remove "of" which I guess should be between name and the? Or is it okay to say with no "of"?
    No, he's saying to i) give the title and 2) name the author. 'Name" is a verb, not a noun.

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