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    #1

    well armed? stood off? on either part?

    The third day out a pirate overhauled us, but when she saw us well armed she stood off after some shooting of arrows on either part.

    Source: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C S Lewis.

    well armed? stood off? on either part?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Mar-2015 at 14:55. Reason: Added the source

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    #2

    Re: well armed? stood off? on either part?

    "well armed" = having a lot of weapons.
    "stood off" = stayed away, in a nautical sense.
    "on either part" = from both sides, in the context.

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    #3

    Re: well armed? stood off? on either part?

    Polyester, please tell us where you read this sentence.

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    Re: well armed? stood off? on either part?

    The author is C.S Lewis.
    The book is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    Please help.

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    #5

    Re: well armed? stood off? on either part?

    I have edited the first post to add the source. Polyester, please give the source in post #1 from now on, even if all your quotes come from the same book.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: well armed? stood off? on either part?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    The author is C.S Lewis.
    The book is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    Please help.
    I thought I had helped, in post #2. Did you not understand my answer?

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    Re: well armed? stood off? on either part?

    Yes.

    But, is the word "either" a conjunction,determiner or adverb here?

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    #8

    Re: well armed? stood off? on either part?

    What do you think, Polyester?

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    #9

    Re: well armed? stood off? on either part?

    I checked out the dictionaries. I prefer a conjunction.

    Am I correct?

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    Re: well armed? stood off? on either part?

    I consider it a determiner, but I am not a teacher.

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