Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 109
    #1

    the potential problem he had become

    Here is a conversation from a fiction:

    'If your intention is towards the kind of genetic engineering we've been discussing I must warn you that--'

    'It's not like that! No.' Piggy held up his hand, suddenly panic-stricken. 'Please, it's not like that. The child will be just the way nature intended it.'

    'I'm relieved to hear it,' replied Dancer, crossing to the sitting area and pouring himself a coffee so as to get away from Piggy and the potential problem he had become. 'I thought you intended to break the law and wanted us as your accomplices.'

    My question is who's "he" in the underlined part? Piggy or Dancer?

    My guess is "Dancer" because Dancer is quite angry with Piggy, and the "problem" may be that Dancer would do sth. bad to Piggy.
    But it's only a guess, so please help me out, thanks a lot!

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,629
    #2

    Re: the potential problem he had become

    Quote Originally Posted by iemmahu View Post
    Here is a conversation from a fiction:

    'If your intention is towards the kind of genetic engineering we've been discussing I must warn you that--'

    'It's not like that! No.' Piggy held up his hand, suddenly panic-stricken. 'Please, it's not like that. The child will be just the way nature intended it.'

    'I'm relieved to hear it,' replied Dancer, crossing to the sitting area and pouring himself a coffee so as to get away from Piggy and the potential problem he had become. 'I thought you intended to break the law and wanted us as your accomplices.'

    My question is who's "he" in the underlined part? Piggy or Dancer?

    My guess is "Dancer" because Dancer is quite angry with Piggy, and the "problem" may be that Dancer would do sth. bad to Piggy.
    But it's only a guess, so please help me out, thanks a lot!
    "He" is Piggy, who has become a potential problem for Dancer.

Similar Threads

  1. Four tenses problem
    By ben9108 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2010, 03:49
  2. Potential or Potentials
    By Deepurple in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-Feb-2008, 13:09
  3. Problem / Uncountable
    By jack in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27-Nov-2004, 13:29
  4. Potential Problem in Listening English as a Foreign Language
    By fariha in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Aug-2004, 07:47

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •