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I have some questions concerning this paragraph.
There will come a time when Ryan Giggs is stood besuited before the TV cameras on a touchline somewhere in Europe as Manchester United fans sing his name and reminisce in the stands above, as they did for Roy Keane in Lisbon. Mercifully for United time is still waiting and the songs are not just for what the indefatigable Welshman has accomplished for the club in days gone by.
Does "There will come a time" mean "It has been a long time"?
Does the "as" in red in line two mean "when"?
Why did the United fans sing for Roy Keane in Lisbon?
What does the "Mercifully" part mean?
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I thought you meant the first red "a" in line 2. If so, it means "while".
I was referring to the second 'as'. I didn't spot the first.
Posters and responders need to remember that not all screens look the same so referring to line numbers and positioning on screen is not always useful.
I am sorry. When I was posting this thread, the first "as" was in line two and now in line one. I wonder the "as" in line one now means "while"?
Since "There will come a time" means "in the future", does it mean that Giggs will hang up his shoes so that the fans will miss him?
It suggests that Giggs will stop playing, and will become a manager.
means that the aforesaid time has not yet come and United supporters can continue to enjoy his performances on the pitch.Mercifully for United time is still waiting
Note that he will eventually 'hang up his boots' - not his shoes.
As your questions are about Ryan Giggs that would have been a better thread title.
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But it seems that "Mercifully for United time" is not grammatically correct, "mercifully" is an adverd, right?
I still don't understand this part, can you help me further?
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