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    "I could see Alex's frown building in the stain of his overalls"??

    HI! :)
    I don't understand the word 'building' within that sentence, can you help me, please?
    Could it mean 'at sight of' or 'when she saw'?
    Thanks a lot. :)

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    Re: "I could see Alex's frown building in the stain of his overalls"??

    Hey, thanks for answering. :)
    No, unfortunately it's "IN the stain" (it's an author from New Zealand, I've just copied his sentence).
    The person who's talking is a man, Alex's husband. Their son was slowly eating an ice-cream, so it melted and now he's thinking about his wife reaction.
    Knowing that this sentence makes no sense is cool!! It doesn't make any sense to me, but telling that to my lecturer the day of my exam is a suicide. ;)
    Mmm, I think I'm going to pretend there's an AT!

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    Re: "I could see Alex's frown building in the stain of his overalls"??

    Quote Originally Posted by kr1s View Post
    Hey, thanks for answering. :)
    No, unfortunately it's "IN the stain" (it's an author from New Zealand, I've just copied his sentence).
    The person who's talking is a man, Alex's husband. Their son was slowly eating an ice-cream, so it melted and now he's thinking about his wife reaction.
    Knowing that this sentence makes no sense is cool!! It doesn't make any sense to me, but telling that to my lecturer the day of my exam is a suicide. ;)
    Mmm, I think I'm going to pretend there's an AT!
    As he looked at the stain on his son´s overalls, he could 'see' the frown that was going to appear on his wife´s face. In the context you´ve just presented, Gillnetter´s response is correct. The sentence now makes sense.

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