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    Question Some points in general


    Hi, I’ve enumerated some points here and appreciate your sharing views with me.


    • To whom or what the following pronouns refer? Maybe “you” refers to the sun
    whose rays “embraced” her lovers “over autumn’s proud treetop”.
    By the way, what does “lied” here mean? I think it should be “lay” not “lied”.

    I am awaiting the sunrise
    Gazing modestly through the coldest morning
    Once it came you lied
    Embracing us over autumn's proud treetops
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    • What is the function of the underlined part? An adverbial or an adjective clause?
    A book says it functions as an adverb:

    Frail and seemingly disoriented at times, he is looking vulnerable.


    • what’s wrong with the following sentence. Some say “burn” is wrong. If it is so,
    what should we put there instead?

    All of a sudden, she gave a shriek and rushed off to the kitchen, where she could smell her cake burn.

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    Chester

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    Default Re: Some points in general

    Hi chester_100

    1. To whom or what does the following pronouns refer?
    2. "lied", verb, past tense: to tell an untruth.
    3.
    Is he (a) looking 'frail and seemingly disoriented at times' or (b) he is 'frail and seemingly disoriented at times'?
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    What's your opinion?

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    Default Re: Some points in general

    Dear Soup,

    Thank U very much. Still, I seem to be in need of some more clarification:

    2. I know for sure that lie means to be or speak untruthfuly; yet I don't get the point of the poet. If we paraphrsed it, it would seem something like:

    "Once it (the sun or the morning) came and you told a lie, then embraced us over autumn's proud treetops"; what may it mean???

    4. All of a sudden, she gave a shriek and rushed off to the kitchen, where she could smell her cake burn.

    Maybe "burn" should be "burning" here , but I'm sure they are both correct; However,
    a book, without giving any furthur explanation, says that "burn" is wrong here!!!!

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