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    But the rest of his speech was lost in the storm and tumult of clapping hands and cheering voices.

    I think it should be "of " instead of "and" here, right? Pls.

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    Re: word

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    But the rest of his speech was lost in the storm and tumult of clapping hands and cheering voices.

    I think it should be "of " instead of "and" here, right? Pls.
    The writer is saying that the clapping hands and cheering voices caused both a storm and a tumult. In those (storm and tumult), the rest of his speech was lost.

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    Re: word

    I'm so careless in reading. Thanks!

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