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    car lamps

    At one point along an open road, I came to a crossing with a traffic light. I was alone on the road by now, but as I drove near the light, it turned red and I made a stop. I looked left, right and behind me. Nothing. Not a car, no suggestion of car lamps, but there I sat, waiting for the light to change, the only human being for at least a mile in any direction.

    What does the underlined sentence mean in this passage?


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    Re: car lamps

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    At one point along an open road, I came to a crossing with a traffic light. I was alone on the road by now, but as I drove near the light, it turned red and I made a stop. I looked left, right and behind me. Nothing. Not a car, no suggestion of car lamps, but there I sat, waiting for the light to change, the only human being for at least a mile in any direction.

    What does the underlined sentence mean in this passage?


    Thanks!
    Jason
    It means that the writer couldn't see the light from any other car headlights in any direction ("car lamps" is a rather strange term although some people do refer to them as "headlamps").

    By saying there was "no suggestion" of headlights, he/she means that there was not even the slightest hint of any light that could be coming from a car with its headlights on.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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