Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 1,618
    #1

    What does 'underground' mean?

    What does 'underground' mean in the sentence 'Number seventeen was -of all things - underground'? (This sentence, without any context, is taken from COLLINS COBUILD ENGLISH USAGE, in the part of PUNCTUATION, dash.)
    Is it the underground railway system?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,480
    #2

    Re: What does 'underground' mean?

    It might be or it might not — it doesn't matter. The point of the sentence is to illustrate the use of the dash (as my sentence does).


    `

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] travel by the underground
    By heyt in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-Jan-2011, 10:16
  2. descended into the underground
    By motico in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Nov-2010, 21:09
  3. Underground intensity
    By Bushwhacker in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 16-Jan-2009, 02:09
  4. to have gone underground.
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Mar-2007, 13:46
  5. on the underground
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Dec-2004, 22:18

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •