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    Default He perched Son on the top railing

    Hello, I would like to know up to what extent this expressions are correct.


    • He perched Son on the top railing.
    • Lily put her arm around Husband's shoulders.


    Instead of saying "his son" or "her husband's", the writer capitalize the person and omits the possessive pronoun. Is that an old fashion way of talking?

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    Default Re: He perched Son on the top railing

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    Hello, I would like to know up to what extent this expressions are correct.


    • He perched Son on the top railing.
    • Lily put her arm around Husband's shoulders.


    Instead of saying "his son" or "her husband's", the writer capitalize the person and omits the possessive pronoun. Is that an old fashion way of talking?

    Thank you !
    It's not at all natural. Where did you find it?

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    Default Re: He perched Son on the top railing

    In an old CPE test. Here are the snippets.

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    Default Re: He perched Son on the top railing

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    In an old CPE test. Here are the snippets.

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    Who is the author?

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    Default Re: He perched Son on the top railing

    I have no idea. Someone at Cambridge I imagine.

    The snippets are from the second test, reading paper of this book : isbn 0521799937. Paste it in google, I cannot put a link to it or it would be spam.

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    Default Re: He perched Son on the top railing

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    I have no idea. Someone at Cambridge I imagine.

    The snippets are from the second test, reading paper of this book : isbn 0521799937. Paste it in google, I cannot put a link to it or it would be spam.
    Was no author credited?

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    Default Re: He perched Son on the top railing

    I found it!

    Brown and Company: Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo.

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    Default Re: He perched Son on the top railing

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    I found it!

    Brown and Company: Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo.
    It seems to be an attempt to render Chinese thought and speech into English.

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