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    Smile what does "extra cover" mean?

    I would like to ask teachers a question.

    When I saw a movie, I didn't understand some conversations.

    An driver of his boss was about to go home and then he asked his boss "Will you want the car?"

    Then a butler in the same room said " I will bring an extra cover".

    What does " extra cover" mean?

    Is it that the bulter takes the driver's boss to his house by car in stead of the driver?

    Please tell me.

    Thanks.

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    Re: what does "extra cover" mean?

    Are you 100% sure that was what was said?
    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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    Re: what does "extra cover" mean?

    We need to know more of the context. An extra cover can mean several different things, depending on the circumstances.
    It might mean:
    1. Something to go over and protect the car, or a table, or a chair, perhaps.
    2. In a dining room, a "cover" is a place setting - knife, fork, spoon, etc. It also refers to someone sitting at the place setting, so an "extra cover" might mean someone else coming to dine.
    3 In cricket, "extra cover" is a fielding position between "mid off" and "cover point". That's quite clear, isn't it?

    As I said, we really need to know much more of the context before hazarding a guess about the meaning of the term in this film.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: what does "extra cover" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by extraordinary View Post
    I would like to ask teachers a question.

    When I saw a movie, I didn't understand some conversations.

    An driver of his boss was about to go home and then he asked his boss "Will you want the car?"

    Then a butler in the same room said " I will bring an extra cover".

    What does " extra cover" mean?

    Is it that the bulter takes the driver's boss to his house by car in stead of the driver?

    Please tell me.

    Thanks.
    Depending in the year that the movie was supposed to take place I would assume that the butler offered to bring a quilt (That which you cover yourself with when you go to bed). Early automobiles did not always have windows of even tops. It would be reasonable to take a cover (blanket or quilt) with you when you went for a ride as it could be quite cold.

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