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  1. Cap1034
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    What does this "with" mean?

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    Re: What does this "with" mean?

    These sentences appear to be dated. Where did they come from?

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    Re: What does this "with" mean?

    War and Peace but it is from Amazon, and copyrighted so I can't post the original.
    But you can check it out http://www.amazon.com/dp/1400079985/...t_sb_ti_hist_1

    The first few parapgrahs.

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    I tried to read that a couple of times and tried to watch the movie once. I fell asleep each and every time.

    The first sentence means that servant sent it or delivered it.

    I have little to say about the second.

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    Re: What does this "with" mean?

    It could mean that the servant was going out anyway and took the letter with him.

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    Re: What does this "with" mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap1034 View Post
    Through courtesy I could discern mockery.
    'He sounded polite but I sensed sarcasm.'

    If you've only just started 'War and Peace', I fear we're all in for a long haul.

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    Re: What does this "with" mean?

    I recommend that you read War and Peace all the way through without asking us any questions. If you found you enjoyed it enough to try it again, start it again and then you can ask us to clarify sentences you cannot fathom at all.

    It's a very long book and it will take you the rest of your life to read it if you want to understand the exact meaning of every sentence you encounter. You will probably get the gist of about 90% of it the first time round.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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