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    Dear teachers,
    I posted the question yesterday at midnight but can't find it this morning. I am posting it again. The following sentence is from a passage:

    So they leave it to the advertiser to find eleven ways of makin git appal to purchasers after they have finished it.

    Why 'eleven ways'? Is it a number chosen at random or there is a reason behind it, say idiomatic usage?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    I posted the question yesterday at midnight but can't find it this morning. I am posting it again. The following sentence is from a passage:

    So they leave it to the advertiser to find eleven ways of makin git appal to purchasers after they have finished it.

    Why 'eleven ways'? Is it a number chosen at random or there is a reason behind it, say idiomatic usage?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang
    That number has no special significance. It sounds as if it was chosen at random -- small enough to be practical but large enough to highlight the silliness of the idea. :wink:

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    :)
    Thank you very much for your explanation.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Jiang



    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,
    I posted the question yesterday at midnight but can't find it this morning. I am posting it again. The following sentence is from a passage:

    So they leave it to the advertiser to find eleven ways of makin git appal to purchasers after they have finished it.

    Why 'eleven ways'? Is it a number chosen at random or there is a reason behind it, say idiomatic usage?

    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Jiang

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    :)
    Thank you very much for your explanation.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Jiang


    You're welcome, Jiang. :wink:

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