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    moan

    I wonder why Cindy moaned when they will be lucky to find a good spot on the beach.


    "Hurry up, Bobby?" Cindy shouted.
    "We're going to miss the prime suntanning hours."
    Seeing that her little brother was not coming down the stairs down the stairs,
    Cindy went out to help her parents load the car.
    The trunk was packed with a cooler full of food and cold drinks, a blanket, beach ball, fold-up chairs, and plenty of suntan oil.
    "Mom," Cindy moaned, "Thanks to Bobby we'll be lucky to find a good spot on the beach." "OK, OK," Mom said, "I'll go see what's taking so long."
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    Re: moan

    It means that it's Bobby's fault that they probably won't find a good spot. Maybe they will be lucky enough to find it, but they rather won't. So she moans, i.e. complains.
    I am not a teacher.
    PS:What surprises me is the use of the word moan. I always thought it was a very strong word. We have to wait for an explanation.

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    Re: moan

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    It means that it's Bobby's fault that they probably won't find a good spot. Maybe they will be lucky enough to find it, but they rather won't. So she moans, i.e. complains.
    I am not a teacher.
    PS:What surprises me is the use of the word moan. I always thought it was a very strong word. We have to wait for an explanation.
    I can only assume by her phrase "prime suntanning hours", she is indicating that she wants to develop a malignant melanoma somewhere.

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