Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. wynnmyintuu's Avatar
    Junior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Burmese
      • Home Country:
      • Myanmar
      • Current Location:
      • Myanmar

    • Join Date: Sep 2009
    • Posts: 64
    #1

    Question Help requested concerning anaphoric reference

    What does "there" in the following sentences refer to?
    They looked for their friend in the forest. And there atop a tall bael tree was their astrologer friend, sitting tight.
    Is the underlined word just an introductory "there"? Or does it refer to something? Please help me.

  2. Lisa Marie's Avatar
    Junior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 38
    #2

    Smile Re: Help requested concerning anaphoric reference

    I think "there" is just referring to the tall tree one of the friends is sitting on.


    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 394
    #3

    Re: Help requested concerning anaphoric reference

    I agree. It refers to a place...atop a tall bael tree.

    Greg

Similar Threads

  1. Asking a teacher for a reference during winter break?
    By Presley19 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Sep-2009, 07:49
  2. reference time
    By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Dec-2007, 08:48
  3. Reference number
    By ahkeyliao in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2006, 01:45
  4. Simple past without defined time reference in AE
    By Jens in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-Jun-2005, 22:04
  5. Focus on writing: Reference
    By jinx83 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-Apr-2004, 00:37

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
  •