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    Meaning of the sentence

    The state of my farther's health fluctuated from day to day week to week. There were long periods of time when he might talk and behave as before, only to be inerrupted by sudden spells of disjointed, repetitive speech, of confusion and isolation from the family.

    What does the underlined phases/words mean???

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    Re: Meaning of the sentence

    His behaviour was normal for long periods, but then suddenly he would have problems talking and relating to his family. His speech was not connected and repeated itself, so he was confused and isolated from his family because he couldn't communicate.

    inerrupted = interrupted

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    Re: Meaning of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    inerrupted = interrupted
    If I may add something: farther = father (even if the communication trouble brought him somewhat farther away from his family).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Meaning of the sentence

    A better title would have been ...only to be interrupted....

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