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    bagged any game, dead or alive

    The sportsmen never saw a tiger, nor did they shoot anything else, though they saw number of deer, peacock, and wild board. They were giving up all hope of finding a tiger, and were beginning to shoot at jackals, when Grandfather, strolling down the forest path at some distance from the rest of the party, discovered a little tiger about eighteen inches long, hiding among the intricate roots of a banyan tre. Grandfather picked him up, and brought him home after the camp had broken up. He had the distinction of being the only member of the party to have bagged any game, dead or alive.

    This is third paragraph in my lesson. For first two paragrahph you can refer here (http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...t-courses.html].

    Please explain the highlighted group of words.
    Also, tell me, here they refer to whom. I guess, it is -- the hunters who went for expedition.
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    Re: bagged any game, dead or alive

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    The sportsmen never saw a tiger, nor did they shoot anything else, though they saw number of deer, peacock, and wild board. They were giving up all hope of finding a tiger, and were beginning to shoot at jackals, when Grandfather, strolling down the forest path at some distance from the rest of the party, discovered a little tiger about eighteen inches long, hiding among the intricate roots of a banyan tre. Grandfather picked him up, and brought him home after the camp had broken up. He had the distinction of being the only member of the party to have bagged any game, dead or alive.

    This is third paragraph in my lesson. For first two paragrahph you can refer here (http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...t-courses.html].

    Please explain the highlighted group of words.
    Also, tell me, here they refer to whom. I guess, it is -- the hunters who went for expedition.
    Sportsmen - the men who were on this shooting party
    intricate roots - you must have seen a banyan tree with its mass of roots going in all directions?
    http://tinyurl.com/3c9srd

    the only member of the party to have bagged any game, dead or alive = NHe was the only person to have managed to shoot anything.

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    Re: bagged any game, dead or alive

    sportsmen = hunters
    intricate roots- have a look at this picture: http://www.livius.org/a/1/alexander/banyan.JPG
    bag = catch
    game = hunted animal
    They- you're right


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    Re: bagged any game, dead or alive

    Snap!


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    Re: bagged any game, dead or alive

    Thanks to both Anglika and Tdol.

    What you mean `NHe'?


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    Sorry - was in a hurry and didn't read my post - typing error = He

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