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    TurkishDelight44 Guest

    Unhappy What Type of sentence..

    Is "take the reins?"

    I am attempting to analyse a sentence which just isn't working.. any ideas?
    "Rather than letting him take the reins, slip in some of your own sexy ideas.."

    I am writing about the tone of a problem page i am analysing but i need to write about the above sentence. any ideas would be greatly appareciated.
    Thanks

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Default Re: What Type of sentence..

    Hello TD,

    1. Rather than letting him take the reins, slip in some of your own sexy ideas.

    "To take the reins" = "to take control of the situation".

    "Slip in" means "discreetly mention", and is an imperative.

    The first clause presents the course of action the addressee should not take; the second clause presents the speaker's suggestion for an alternative course of action.

    Thus you might paraphrase the sentence as:

    2. Instead of allowing him to take control, discreetly mention your own sexual preferences.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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