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    jasonlulu_2000 is offline Senior Member
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    a puzzling sentence

    "The pause between the doctor and the patient was dreadful."

    This sentence makes no sense at all to me. I suspect there is a typo in it.

    Am I right?

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason

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    Gillnetter is offline Key Member
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    Re: a puzzling sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    "The pause between the doctor and the patient was dreadful."

    This sentence makes no sense at all to me. I suspect there is a typo in it.

    Am I right?

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason
    The sentence means that there was a short period when neither the doctor or the patient talked, and that one, or both of them felt bad. Another way of saying this is that the silence between the doctor and the patient was dreadful.

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