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    #1

    She knows the women's lefts.

    I would like to know the meaning of the next sentence.
    She knows the women's lefts.



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    Re: She knows the women's lefts.

    'Women's rights' are those things to which they are entitled.

    We can speak of a punch thrown by a boxer with his right hand as 'a/his right'.

    Dennis is jokingly saying that Maragaret is not only a feminist but a good fighter - she has just given him a black eye, with a 'left', a punch with the left hand.

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    Re: She knows the women's lefts.

    Women's rights -- what women are entitled to. In other words, girls have equal privileges as boys.

    The joke is that he used the word "rights" as a reference to boxing, where getting hit with the right hand would be a "right" and getting hit with the left hand would be a "left."

    Sounds like Dennis said something about girls to Margaret and she didn't' appreciate it, so she punched him with her left hand.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: She knows the women's lefts.

    I took too long to type! We think alike!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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