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    What did this sentence mean?

    "He was, Samantha thought, being deliberately obtuse, no doubt in retaliation for her refusal to go to Sweetlove House."
    What did this sentence mean?

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    Re: What did this sentence mean?

    Samantha thought he retaliated by being deliberately obtuse.

    Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 30-Nov-2014 at 11:27.

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    #3

    Re: What did this sentence mean?

    Where did you find that sentence?

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    Re: What did this sentence mean?

    This sentence is captured from "The casual vacancy".

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    Re: What did this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    This sentence is captured taken from "The Casual Vacancy".
    Remember to capitalise book titles correctly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What did this sentence mean?

    What did this sentence mean?

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    #7

    Re: What did this sentence mean?

    Which word don't you understand?

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    Re: What did this sentence mean?

    I suspect it was not a word but the grammatical complexity.

    Samantha thought he was being deliberately obtuse, in retaliation for her refusal to go to Sweetlove House.

    Is that any clearer, Polyester?
    Last edited by probus; 01-Dec-2014 at 05:44.

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    Re: What did this sentence mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Samantha thought he retaliated by being deliberately obtuse.

    Not a teacher.
    Yes, but there is also the question of why she did so.

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    Re: What did this sentence mean?

    If I omit being, the meaning is same as before?

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