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Hi, I don't understand what this "once" in the following sentence means:
"There were once two brothers, John and Robert Hessian. John was 52 years old, Robert 49. ".
Please explain it, is it necessary to use "once" here ?
Is the use of "Robert 49" correct ?
Thank you very much !
It means that the time it happened in is not relevant, unless it's stated, as in "Once, when Henry VII was King, there lived two brothers ..."
You need to use a comma in 'Robert, 49'.