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    A day's journey ....

    Whould you please describe the meaning of this sentence?

    A day's journey from Edinburgh there was a different world. Lanark was a village .......

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    Re: A day's journey ....

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Whould you please describe the meaning of this sentence?

    A day's journey from Edinburgh there was a different world. Lanark was a village .......
    There was a village. The name of the village was Lanark. Lanark was different from Edinburgh. The travel time from Edinburgh to Lanark was a day, or, it took one day to travel from Edinburgh to Lanark.

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    Re: A day's journey ....

    So 'there' referes to Lanark and 'different world' refers to the journey, yes?

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    Re: A day's journey ....

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    So 'there' referes to Lanark and 'different world' refers to the journey, yes?
    No. "there was" is used the same way we start a sentence with "There is a village in Scotland ..." - it just denotes that the place exists. "A different world" is used tO show that the village was a very different place from Edinburgh - Lanark is probably small, quaint, cute, quiet etc, as opposed to the city of Edinburgh.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A day's journey ....

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    So 'there' refers to Lanark (There was a village called Lanark) and 'different world' refers to the journey, yes? NO. The difference is between city life and village life.
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    Re: A day's journey ....

    A day's journey from Edinburgh there was a different world. Lanark was a village .......

    First I thought it means: A day's journey from Edinburgh to Lanark (there) was a different world.
    But with your help I got the original idea which is:
    After a day of riding they found a new place, called Lanark, which was a really different world from Edinburgh. Yes?

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    Re: A day's journey ....

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    A day's journey from Edinburgh there was a different world. Lanark was a village .......

    First I thought it means: A day's journey from Edinburgh to Lanark (there) was a different world.
    But with your help I got the original idea which is:
    After a day of riding they found a new place, called Lanark, which was a really different world from Edinburgh. Yes?
    I have no idea if they rode there (horses? motorbikes?) but whatever method they used, the journey took one day. Without knowing the story or the context we don't know if "they found" Lanark. The piece you posted simply states that there is a place called Lanark, which takes one day to get to from Edinburgh, and that it is a very different place from Edinburgh
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A day's journey ....

    Lanark is 32 miles (51km) from Edinburgh, so they must have been on horseback.

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