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    Hi everyone,
    I'm confused about these sentence below,

    While Obama and his aides have been quick to dispel the notion this week's trip amounted to a "containment tour," the President's announcements throughout his visit mostly military in nature made clear the White House knew Beijing was watching closely.


    What does this sentence mean?
    Last edited by Polyester; 01-May-2014 at 01:42.

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    Default Re: i felt confused between these sentence

    "Containment was a United States policy to prevent the spread of communism abroad." (Wikipedia)

    Obama and his aides are denying that the above was purpose of the tour. Nevertheless, the remarks he has been making seem to indicate that he was sending a message to China that he would side against them if they tried to spread their power to other countries.

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    Default Re: i felt confused between these sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Hi everyone.
    I felt am confused between about/by these the sentence below.

    While Obama and his aides have been quick to dispel the notion this week's trip amounted to a "containment tour," the President's announcements throughout his visit — mostly military in nature — made clear the White House knew Beijing was watching closely.


    What does this sentence mean?
    Please remember to follow the rules of written English carefully.

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: i felt confused between these sentence

    What about this below?

    "Instead,he smiled,raised a hand in farewell,turned around and led the way out of the station towards the sunlit street,with Uncle Vernon,Aunt Petunia and Dudley hurrying along in his wake."

    Especially, i don't understand the sentence which is underlined as above.
    Please help me on this,thank you!

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    Default Re: i felt confused between these sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    What about this below?

    "Instead,he smiled,raised a hand in farewell,turned around and led the way out of the station towards the sunlit street,with Uncle Vernon,Aunt Petunia and Dudley hurrying along in his wake."

    Especially, i don't understand the sentence which is underlined as above.
    Please help me on this,thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    - Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular).
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Re-read the two rules of written English I have requoted above. Then look at your post quoted at the top. Have you followed those rules?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: i felt confused between these sentence

    I am not a teacher.

    Look at definition 2. here.

    In your sentence, "wake" is used figuratively. It could be in the wake of someone important or famous, where their entourage would typically be following along behind, or someone causing a physical disturbance, due to size or clumsiness, as they move.

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    Default Re: i felt confused between these sentence

    Polyester, your sentence with "hurrying along in his wake" is the last line of the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The three characters that are mentioned followed directly after him as he left the station. The trail behind the leader is his "wake".

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    Default Re: i felt confused between these sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Re-read the two rules of written English I have requoted above. Then look at your post quoted at the top. Have you followed those rules?
    Hello, I have observed the rule here.
    Last edited by Polyester; 30-Apr-2014 at 02:38.

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    Default Re: i felt confused between these sentence

    Yes, MikeNewYork. but I don't understand the sentence mean.

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    Default Re: i felt confused between these sentence

    Which part?

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