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    cross that street

    The father is against his son's wish to play golf. Does "cross that street" mean a metaphor? What does it mean? There's not enough context to understand it after.

    5)Francis: I can do this. This is something 1)I am good at. Dad: What if you do? What will you get for your fifty dollars? Huh? (pointing to the golf course across the street) 1)No matter what you do, they will never 2)let you cross that street.

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    Re: cross that street

    Presumably be a member of the golf club. But I don't know.
    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: cross that street

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is "cross that street" mean a metaphor?
    Yes, I'd say Barb is right. 'They' won't let him join. He comes from the wrong sociocultural class, for example.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    It is a golf drama 1)based on the true story of the 1913 U.S. Open2), where 20-year-old Francis Ouimet defeated his hero, 3)Harry Vardon, the 1900 U.S. Open champion.
    This would have been useful to know when answering this question.

    "The Ouimet family grew up relatively poor, and found themselves near the bottom of the economic ladder, which was hardly the position of any American golfer at the time. As far as the general public was concerned, amateur golf was reserved for the wealthy, while professional golf provided competition and income for former caddies, prohibited by the USGA from caddying after the age of 16 or lose their amateur status."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Ouimet
    Last edited by Raymott; 12-Apr-2014 at 03:29.

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