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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.
Yes, you can write the sentence that way.
This link may help on word order: Word Order in English Sentences