Interested in Language
The sentence which I don't understand as follow:
when the funeral was long since over--Obbo rapped on the front door.
Please explain to me!
Not a teacher
Roughly, it means "Obbo knocked on the door several hours after the funeral." (It may be that the funeral took place in the morning and Obbo rapped/knocked on the door in the evening so a certain "long" while passed between the end of the obsequies and the moment of Obbo´s rapping on the door).
Last edited by Rover_KE; 27-Dec-2014 at 15:40. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.