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    Question What is meaning of "more British"?

    Dear Teacher,
    Here is a sentence: What could be more British? I do not know its meaning. Help explain it, please. Thanks.
    Its context is:"Upon arriving Mother decided (she was always the one to decide and Dad, reluctantly, to agree) that we three children should go to boarding school. (What could be more British?) The Stamford Hill school, because of the air-raids, had moved to Stoke, just outside Guildford."

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    Re: What is meaning of "more British"?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghoujun View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    Here is a sentence: What could be more British? I do not know its meaning. Help explain it, please. Thanks.
    Its context is:"Upon arriving Mother decided (she was always the one to decide and Dad, reluctantly, to agree) that we three children should go to boarding school. (What could be more British?) The Stamford Hill school, because of the air-raids, had moved to Stoke, just outside Guildford."
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I think it means that sending children to boarding schools are quite common, if not typical (characteristic) for British nation.
    Therefore I think that sentence above is just a rhetorical question, asking what could be more British.

    I'll give you another example to make myself clearer.

    'You have such a big mouth, you have let the secret out. This is so you.'
    This is so you, means that it happens to you all the time (on the regular basis), and you are well known for this. We all know that you can't keep a secret.

    Please note: I am not a teacher.

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    Re: What is meaning of "more British"?

    Hello, Mr./Lady Misiania ,
    Thank you very much for your kind help and detailed explanations. It can help me understand that sentence.

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    Re: What is meaning of "more British"?

    You are more than welcome

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    Re: What is meaning of "more British"?

    Thanks for your reply

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    Re: What is meaning of "more British"?

    2 pieces of advice:
    (A bit off-topic).

    I would write:
    Help to explain it, please.
    It can help me to understand that sentence. or
    It can help me understanding that sentence.
    (Those are your sentences which I've corrected (I hope they are correct now.))

    Cheers!

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    Re: What is meaning of "more British"?

    You've corrected my that sentence!

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