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    in that dressed out

    Dear teachers,

    I have problem understanding the following sentence so I am trying to put it into sense groups. If I am right then what's the meaning of the second group?

    "How would you like to see me bring one‘ “ in that dressed out ” “over a thousand pounds”?

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

    Jiang

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    Re: in that dressed out

    That is meaningless to me. Try giving us the sentence with its original punctuation - and add the sentence or two that preceded it.
    Last edited by 5jj; 29-May-2012 at 16:40.

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    Re: in that dressed out

    You still talking about fish?

    Try:

    "Bring one in" -- catch a fish

    "That dressed out" -- cleaned so that the guts and head, etc. are removed.

    "Over a thousand pounds" -- the weight of the fish, after being cleaned.

    Context helps.

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    Re: in that dressed out

    Well, clearly there was absolutely no way that anyone on here who doesn't have an intimate knowledge could have helped out with that one! How very specific!
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    Re: in that dressed out

    There was no cast net and the boy remembered when they had sold it. But they went through this fiction every day. There wa no pot of yellow rice and fish and the boy knew this too.
    "Eighty-five is a lucky number," the old man said. "How would you like to see me bring one that dressed out over a thousand pounds?“
    "I'll get the cast net and go for sardines. Will you sit in the sun in the doorway?"

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    Re: in that dressed out

    Dear SoothingDave,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I understand it. I got confused by "dressed out". Shouldn't it be "was dressed out'?

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

    Jiang

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    Re: in that dressed out

    Shouldn't it be "was dressed out'?
    No.

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    Re: in that dressed out

    That context at the beginning would have made it much easier. Soothing Dave has virtually explained the meaning - How would you like me to catch/bring home one cleaned and gutted like that, weighing over a thousand pounds?

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    Re: in that dressed out

    Thank you very much for your explanation.
    Jiang

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