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    confusing in getting the meaning two sentences

    What is the meaning of these two sentences? What is the difference between the two coloured parts. It seems they have same meanings. What is the use of the word "so" in the second sentence.
    I would be grateful if you give me clear answers to these questions seperately.

    Then he listened for his guest's breathing, become heavier and more regular. He listened to that breath so close to him and mused without being able to go to sleep.

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    Re: confusing in getting the meaning two sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by hossein31 View Post
    What is the meaning of these two sentences? What is the difference between the two coloured parts. It seems they have same meanings. What is the use of the word "so" in the second sentence.
    I would be grateful if you give me clear answers to these questions seperately.

    Then he listened for his guest's breathing, become heavier and more regular. He listened to that breath so close to him and mused without being able to go to sleep.

    Thank you.
    "breathing" is more of a sound/movement. Imagine taking care of an accident victim. You would watch and listen for them 'breathing' but if you were not sure, you might put your face close to their's to feel their 'breath' on your cheek.

    Try using 'very' instead of 'so' in the second sentence and see if that works for you.

    Does that make sense?

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