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    selection box & each

    We've got apples and oranges, nuts, a selection box, a key ring and two christmas crackers each. We pull one.

    I. What's the selection box ? Pls.

    II. "each" here means what? Pls.

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    Re: selection box & each

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    We've got apples and oranges, nuts, a selection box, a key ring and two christmas crackers each. We pull one.

    I. What's the selection box ? Pls.

    II. "each" here means what? Pls.
    A selection box is a box of chocolate bars which contains a variety. e.g. a bar of fudge, a small block of chocolate, a small Mars bar, a small Kit Kat and so on.

    Using "each" tells us that both people (or all the people) got the same. i.e. There wasn't a total of two crackers - there were two crackers for each person. (Same with the fruit, nuts, selection boxes and key rings).

    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Re: selection box & each

    I appreciate it. Thanks.

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