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    #1

    lingered on and on

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to help me to make the proper choice of the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The day, hot for March, had lingered on and on, as if reluctant to end and set me free.

    linger = drag on; lengthen


    on and on = without stopping

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 24-Jul-2011 at 15:32.

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    Re: lingered on and on

    I'd go for drag on (and on).

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    #3

    Re: lingered on and on

    Seems a bit redundant to me. Something that lingers, by definition, goes on and on.

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