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    Red face Missing who etc from gazebo R. Carver

    Please teach me the meaning\ structure of the 3 sentences in "Gazebo" by R. Carver

    1. It was Holly had hired her.
    Is this just omitted "who" from: It was Holly who had...

    2. There were words.
    It seems to mean: There were quarrels
    Am I right ? Or sometimes : There were rumors. ?

    3. Maids are like to turn on TV
    Is this casual way of: are apt/ likely to ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Missing who etc from gazebo R. Carver

    1. Yes, "who" is omitted. This is not a standard form.

    2. Yes, "there were words exchanged" means that some sort of argument took place.

    3. Should be "likely." This seems like a typo.

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    Thumbs up Re: Missing who etc from gazebo R. Carver

    Thank you for the answers.
    I 'm clear now.
    Reference info about 3: With internet search, I found the same expression to large degree. In very casual fashion, this usage might have got around.

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