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    Hi! What does this sentence mean?

    "The jacket felt half the size of my bed."

    (Maybe the jacket was as large as a half of my bed?)

    Thanks everybody. :)

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    Re: Hi! What does this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by kr1s View Post
    "The jacket felt half the size of my bed."

    (Maybe the jacket was as large as a half of my bed?)

    Thanks everybody. :)
    It's a rather odd sentence, but I can only infer the same meaning. I would assume that the jacket was too big - much too big! It was so big that it felt to the writer that it was almost half as large as his bed. It's a strange comparison to make, though.

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    Re: Hi! What does this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by kr1s View Post
    "The jacket felt half the size of my bed."

    (Maybe the jacket was as large as a half of my bed?)

    Thanks everybody. :)
    Shouldn't this have been said

    The jacket's felt half the size of my bed. (the passive voice)

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    Re: Hi! What does this sentence mean?

    Hi! THANKS A LOT for answering my first question here!! :)
    I checked the sentence again - I wrote it down well. It's a short story written by a writer from New Zealand, I've to translate it for an exam (I'm not Anglophone) and sometimes I find some words I'm not used to, so thanks a lot to both of you! :))

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    Re: Hi! What does this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    Shouldn't this have been said

    The jacket's felt half the size of my bed. (the passive voice)

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    No. The sentence could be worded "The jacket felt as if it were half the size of my bed" but "as if it were" can be omitted, without the other words being changed.

    I looked half the height of my brother.
    He seemed a quarter the size of his sister.
    The dog appeared twice the size of the cat.

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