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    Newspaper English,please help....

    Hi Everybody,

    I read the newspaper today, I don't understand what it means, please advise.

    Newspaper Topic: Police follow epilepsy clue after fatal minibus horror.

    Part of Content: A woman was killed and her daughter seriously injured in Ma On Shan late on Monday when they were run down by a minibus whose driver apparently suffered an epileptic fit.

    Question: What is the meaning of "epilepsy clue"? Is it a man or object?
    Question: What is the meaning of "late on Monday"?
    Question: What is the meaning of "suffered an apileptic fit?

    I have searched the dictionary, but I still don't quite understand the exact meaning of them.

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    Re: Newspaper English,please help....

    They followed a clue related to epilepsy.

    It happened late in the day on Monday.

    He had a seizure.
    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.

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