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    I was too terrified to do anything but shriek for my father I knew we'd left behind

    Hello everybody!

    When we were in the water, we could hear people rushing about on the deck. That's when the panic must have started when they found there weren't any lifeboats left. I was terrified. I didn't know what a shipwreck would mean or how long it would take but I was too terrified to do anything but shriek for my father I knew we'd left behind.

    The general meaning of this bolded fragment means, in my opinion, the following:

    Knowing that we had left behind my father, all I could do was shriek for him (father).

    Do you agree that there is 'that' or 'who' hidden in the sentence.

    I was too terrified to do anything but shriek for my father who/that I knew we'd left behind.

    Do you agree with my conclusions?

    Thank you.

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    Re: I was too terrified to do anything but shriek for my father I knew we'd left behi

    Yes, "who" is implied/hidden/omitted.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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