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    eleven ways

    Dear teachers,

    The following sentence is from a passage:

    So they just leave it to the advertiser to find eleven ways of making it appeal to purchasers after they have finished it.

    I am interested in 'eleven ways'. Why 'eleven' instead of ten or twenty, etc? Is there a reason for choosing 'eleven' or no reason at all?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang

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    It seems to me to be an arbitrary number. Maybe somebody just likes the sound of the word eleven.

    :)

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    :D
    Nice to hear from you again!

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    It seems to me to be an arbitrary number. Maybe somebody just likes the sound of the word eleven.

    :)

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