Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: meanings

  1. ChrisChen


    Hi Teacher'

    Could you please tell me the meanings of the bracketed parts of the following sentences?

    1. The sacks were piled on the floor. There were about forty of them, [each
    one depending in size on the need of the receive.]

    2. The people dreamed and fought and slept as much as ever. [And by habit
    they shortened their thoughts so that they would not wander out into the
    darkness beyond tomorrow.]

    Thanks a lot!

  2. Editor,
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 60,190

    Re: meanings

    The first is very strange- it looks wrong to me. I imagine the idea is that the sacks were different sizes because the recipients had different needs.
    In the second, are the people is a war or something? It suggests that their future has become very short- they only think about the next day and getting through it.

Similar Threads

  1. meanings
    By purple in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Jun-2005, 06:53
  2. meanings
    By chris in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Jun-2005, 03:32
  3. meanings
    By Chris in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2005, 03:08
  4. questions on meanings
    By Purple in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-Apr-2005, 03:14
  5. words with identical spellings but different meanings
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-Nov-2003, 21:22


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts