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    I was reading an essay written by Sir Neville Cardus on a cricket player William Gilbert Grace. I could not understand the words in bold letters. Can somebody help telling me the meaning of it, which is in bold.


    1) Grace was a comanding figure. His word was law. Even the umpire used to change his decision after W.G.'s intervention. Once a friend of W.G. was declared out by the umpire. Grace shouted from the pavilion, "Shan't have it; can't have it; and won't have it."He was as powerful as Dr. Samuel Johnson was.

    2) Is word "em" is the synonym of "them" ? eg. Catch' em young and watch' em young.

    3) He sworn in as Chief Minister of ...........
    Can somebody tell me the meaning of "as" here ?

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    #1
    shall not have it; shan't have it.
    can not have it; can't have it.
    will not have it; won't have it.

    #2
    Catch them; catch 'em
    Watch them; watch 'em

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    Preposition, in the role, capacity, or function of: acting as a mediator; sworn in as Chief Minister.

    Does that help?

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    Thanks for your reply.

    But what is the meaning of these three sentence in the context 1) shall not have it, canot have it and will not have it. I guess the meaning of have here is "take"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    #1
    shall not have it; shan't have it.
    can not have it; can't have it.
    will not have it; won't have it.

    #2
    Catch them; catch 'em
    Watch them; watch 'em

    #3
    Preposition, in the role, capacity, or function of: acting as a mediator; sworn in as Chief Minister.

    Does that help?

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    Here's my understanding,

    I'm not obligated to accept it,
    I can't accept it, and
    I'm determined not to accept it.

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