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    asking refer to

    "Their was their friend,astrologer,sitting tight on that branch."
    The question is " why are you staying on there for?"
    In that question I wanna know what does there refer to?
    Most of the students think there refers to on the tree or on the branch.
    Is that right?

    Please could someone explain me.

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    Re: asking refer to

    Quote Originally Posted by soekothu View Post
    "Their There was their friend, the astrologer, sitting tight on that branch."
    The question is " why are you staying on there for?"
    Why are you staying on there? or
    What are you staying on there for?
    Why? = What for?

    In that question I wanna want to know what does there refers to?

    Most of the students think there refers to on the tree or on the branch.
    Is that right?
    Yes it is. The sentences are rather strange.
    Please could someone explain it to me.
    It has to refer to the branch since nothing else is mentioned.
    The question appears to mean "Why are you sitting on that branch?"
    R.

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