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    Dear teachers,

    It had come from the chest-nut oak sprounts and the mattered green briars on the cliff.

    As the word "mat" can be used as a verb, which means "to cover something like a mat" is the word "mattered" used as a past participle which mean "briars covered with green color". Or does it mean the green briars were not neat?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: comprehension

    The past participle of the verb mat and the adjective formed from it is matted, meaning tangled.

    There is no n in sprouts. It means shoots.

    Note that The mattered green briars on the cliff would have been a better thread title, despite the typo.

    Rover

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    Chestnut (no hyphen) and oak are two different species.

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    Re: comprehension

    Hi Rover_KE,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The past participle of the verb mat and the adjective formed from it is matted, meaning tangled.

    There is no n in sprouts. It means shoots.

    Note that The mattered green briars on the cliff would have been a better thread title, despite the typo.

    Rover

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    Dear bhaisahab,

    Thank you very much for pointing it out. I feel puzzled. Both spelling chestnut oaks and chest-nut oaks are used in the same text. I have surfed the Internet and It seems oaks' chestnut is a little different from chestnut. So chestnut grows in a chestnut tree while fruits of oaks are called chestnut oaks. Is that right?

    chestnut

    chestnut oak


    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Chestnut (no hyphen) and oak are two different species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,

    Thank you very much for pointing it out. I feel puzzled. Both spelling chestnut oaks and chest-nut oaks are used in the same text. I have surfed the Internet and It seems oaks' chestnut is a little different from chestnut. So chestnut grows in a chestnut tree while fruits of oaks are called chestnut oaks. Is that right?

    chestnut

    chestnut oak


    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    No, the fruits of oak trees are called acorns. "Chest-nut" is incorrect.

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    Re: comprehension

    Dear bhaisahab,

    Thank you so much for the explanation. Then could you please tell me the meaning of "chestnut oak" in this text?Or is it a mistake. The expression is from Love written by Jesse Stuart.

    Jiang


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    No, the fruits of oak trees are called acorns. "Chest-nut" is incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,

    Thank you so much for the explanation. Then could you please tell me the meaning of "chestnut oak" in this text?Or is it a mistake. The expression is from Love written by Jesse Stuart.

    Jiang
    I've no idea what a "chestnut oak" is. To the best of my knowledge there is no such thing.
    Edit. Apparently it does exist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_prinus

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    Dear bhaisahab,

    Thank you very much for sending me the website. Unfortunately there is no picture that can help me distinguish chestnut oak with chestnut. So I simply understand it as a kind of fruit. Or is it a kind of tree?

    Jiang



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    I've no idea what a "chestnut oak" is. To the best of my knowledge there is no such thing.
    Edit. Apparently it does exist: Quercus prinus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: comprehension

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear bhaisahab,

    Thank you very much for sending me the website. Unfortunately there is no picture that can help me distinguish chestnut oak with chestnut. So I simply understand it as a kind of fruit. Or is it a kind of tree?

    Jiang
    The chestnut oak is a kind of oak tree, it's fruits are called acorns, the same as with other oak trees.

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