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    Default prophetic manner

    One of these days,' declared Grandmother in her prophetic manner, `we are going to find Timothy (tiger cub) sitting on Mahmoud's(a cook) bed, and no sign of the cook except his clothes and shoes !'

    prophetic = (adj.) saying correctly what will happen in the future.


    But why `her' is used in front of `prophetic'?

    I guess, it sounds (He used to say in a prophetic manner).

    Please help me.

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    Default Re: prophetic manner

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    One of these days,' declared Grandmother in her prophetic manner, `we are going to find Timothy (tiger cub) sitting on Mahmoud's(a cook) bed, and no sign of the cook except his clothes and shoes !'

    prophetic = (adj.) saying correctly what will happen in the future.


    But why `her' is used in front of `prophetic'?

    I guess it says (He used to say in a prophetic manner).

    Please help me.
    You are on the right track. Her comment is prophetic - she is foretelling what is going to happen. It implies she is in the habit of making these kinds of comment.

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