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The driver was a jaded man, but he ran things clean on his bus. He refused to tolerate drunkenness or debauchery or loud voices.
Does "jaded" mean "tired" here or maybe some other interpretation is more appropriate?
"He ran things clean on his bus" - I understand he wanted to keep order
Last edited by GUEST2008; 03-Oct-2010 at 08:48.
See this: Jaded - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Definition of JADED
: fatigued by overwork : exhausted
: made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by surfeit
The second sentence explains what the author meant by saying he ran things clean. People had to behave themselves.
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.