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    Emma By Jane Austen

    Hi to all!

    I am trying to translate a novel by Jane Austen. As you see it is called "Emma". Now I want to know about several things. First of all is this line:

    he was a much older man in ways than in years

    I suppose that it means that his ways or manners are tranditional.
    what's the meaning of it?
    Please help me.


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    Re: Emma By Jane Austen

    NOT a teacher!

    I think that he just wasn't only older, he also behaved that way. It should emphasise his maybe old fashioned behaviour, whilst his appearance wasn't so clearly indicating his age.

    But as I said - no teacher!

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    Emma By Jane Austen

    Quote Originally Posted by virus99 View Post
    NOT a teacher!

    I think that he just wasn't only older, he also behaved that way. It should emphasise his maybe old fashioned behaviour, whilst his appearance wasn't so clearly indicating his age.

    But as I said - no teacher!
    Thank you for your reply.
    any body can give me more help, please?

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    Re: Emma By Jane Austen

    His way of behaving was that of an older man than he actually was. For example, perhaps he was 50. From his manner and behaviour you might have thought he was 60, or older.

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    Re: Emma By Jane Austen

    Thanks again.
    I have another line in here:

    before Christmas brought the next visit from Isabella and her husband, and their little children, to fill the house, and give her pleasant society again.

    what is the meaning of the sentence above which I underlined it? Please help me dear friends

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    Re: Emma By Jane Austen

    NOT A TEACHER

    The pleasant society in this context is the group of pleasant people you enjoy spending time with. The people who visit her provide her with company. That's how I interpret it.

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    Re: Emma By Jane Austen

    THank you for the reply.
    Could any one interpret it more, please!?

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    Re: Emma By Jane Austen

    Rover and I "liked" the post - that means we agree.
    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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