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    meaning

    Dear all,
    I really couldn't figure out the meaning of the following sentence (marked in blue) from a story. Could you please explain it to me? Thank you!

    "No, no, I never eat anything for luncheon. Just a bite, I never want more than that, and I eat that more as an excuse for conversation than anything else."

    Does the expression in blue mean that I eat one more bite simply because I want to prolong our conversation, I want to talk to you? Otherwise, if I don't eat one more, probably we will finish the meal pretty soon. Then, we can't talk anymore.

    Is my understanding correct?

    Vivian

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivianlin View Post
    Dear all,
    I really couldn't figure out the meaning of the following sentence (marked in blue) from a story. Could you please explain it to me? Thank you!

    "No, no, I never eat anything for luncheon. Just a bite, I never want more than that, and I eat that more as an excuse for conversation than anything else."

    Does the expression in blue mean that I eat one more bite simply because I want to prolong our conversation, I want to talk to you? Otherwise, if I don't eat one more, probably we will finish the meal pretty soon. Then, we can't talk anymore.

    Is my understanding correct?

    Vivian

    ***** A NON-TEACHER'S OPINION *****


    Ms. Lin,


    I believe that you are 100% correct.

    I congratulate you on your excellent reading comprehension.

    Have a nice day!

    ***** A NON-TEACHER'S OPINION *****

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