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    The sound of little feet

    What is the meaning of "The sound of little feet".

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    Re: The sound of little feet

    It's a reference to children.

    Usually used in things like "Soon we'll hear the pitter-patter of little feet" to mean "We're having a baby."

    You could also say "I hear the sound of little feet" to mean that the children of the household are awake and on the move. And probably hungry. And perhaps breaking something. Or coloring on the walls. Or giving the cat a bath in the toilet. Or... anyway, they are up and about.
    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.

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    Smile Re: The sound of little feet

    Thank you Bard for your prompt response to my question. It's so nice to have my first learning experience with this website.

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    Re: The sound of little feet

    Sorry, I didn't realize it was your first post or I would have welcomed you to the forums. So, "Welcome to Using English!" (a little bit late).
    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.

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