Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. blueeye's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Serbian
      • Home Country:
      • Serbia
      • Current Location:
      • Serbia

    • Join Date: Sep 2008
    • Posts: 96
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    eighteen hole

    Can anyone help me with the highlighted part of the following sentence?

    ...the hem of his trousers flapping slightly like a flag in a light breeze on an eighteen hole.


    Thank you


    • Join Date: Dec 2009
    • Posts: 576
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: eighteen hole

    (Not a teacher)

    A golf course which has eighteen holes (as opposed to nine, 27, or 36).

  2. SUDHKAMP's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Kannada
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 20,579
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: eighteen hole

    Quote Originally Posted by blueeye View Post
    Can anyone help me with the highlighted part of the following sentence?

    ...the hem of his trousers flapping slightly like a flag in a light breeze on an eighteen hole.


    Thank you
    A golf course has increasing difficulty with every hole. In an eighteen hole course, usually the eighteenth hole is on a mountain and the flag there flutters both ways even in a light breeze. Here it means the trousers were making a light noise......
    Last edited by SUDHKAMP; 04-May-2010 at 13:38. Reason: gold-golf

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 52,376
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: eighteen hole

    I'd say 'eighteenth hole'.

  3. SUDHKAMP's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Kannada
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 20,579
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: eighteen hole

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd say 'eighteenth hole'.
    Everyone aiming for the same!

  4. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 18,886
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: eighteen hole

    Quote Originally Posted by SUDHKAMP View Post
    A golf course has increasing difficulty with every hole. In an eighteen hole course, usually the eighteenth hole is on a mountain
    This may be true for the golf courses you have near you, but it's certainly not a universal truth. The holes do not get increasingly difficult, and the 18th hole will end up right back at the clubhouse. There are many courses with no mountains anywhere nearby.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bulgarian
      • Home Country:
      • Bulgaria
      • Current Location:
      • Bulgaria

    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 5,000
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #7

    Re: eighteen hole

    The Nineteenth hole is a slang term used in golf, generally referring to a pub, bar, or restaurant on or near the golf course.

    Regards,

    V.

Similar Threads

  1. hole or holes
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-May-2010, 00:06
  2. hole up
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-Jun-2009, 07:52
  3. the hole in the wall
    By blouen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Feb-2008, 06:22
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-Nov-2007, 02:22

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
  •