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    the son

    He was educated at Eton, where he made his first intimate friends-Richard West; Thorns Ashton; and Horace Walpole, the son of the prime minister. After a little over four years at Cambridge he left without a degree to make the grand tour of France and Italy as the guest of his friend Walpole. The death of West in 1742 was a depressing event for Gray, who, having quarreled with Walpole, felt keenly the loss of this gifted and congenial friend..

    Source: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

    Hello teachers,

    The blue word (the son) refers to who? If it refers to the four friends then why itís not written the sons? (I mean plural)

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: the son

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    He was educated at Eton, where he made his first intimate friends-Richard West; Thorns Ashton; and Horace Walpole, the son of the prime minister. After a little over four years at Cambridge he left without a degree to make the grand tour of France and Italy as the guest of his friend Walpole. The death of West in 1742 was a depressing event for Gray, who, having quarreled with Walpole, felt keenly the loss of this gifted and congenial friend..


    Source: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

    Hello teachers,

    The blue word (the son) refers to who? If it refers to the four friends then why it’s not written the sons? (I mean plural)

    Many thanks in advance.
    Horace Walpole was the son of the Prime Minister, Robert Walpole.

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