May I ask what the meanings of the following phrases in blue are, please?
"WHEN Bill Gates helped to found Microsoft 33 years ago there was a company rule that no employees should work for a boss who wrote worse computer code than they did. Just five years later, with Microsoft choking on its own growth, Mr Gates hired a business manager, Steve Ballmer, who had cut his teeth at Procter & Gamble, which sells soap. The founder had chucked his coding rule out of the window."
"To choose such formidable new foes in the middle of your life takes bags of self-belief, but it is also pragmatic—and a little poignant."
(Note: Extracts from the latest edition of Economist on "The meaning of Bill Gates".)
Last edited by Deepurple; 27-Jun-2008 at 17:16.
"May I ask what the meanings of the following phrases in blue are, please?"
Can I say,
"May I ask what are the meanings of the following phrases in blue , please?"
Where can I find this kind of grammar lesson online? I don't know what it is called in grammar books? Could you tell me its name as well?
Thanks for advice.