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    Ow, Bree. He gasped. I'm so sore.

    Ow, Bree. He gasped. I'm so sore.

    What does the sentence mean?

    Book:The Horse and His Boy
    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Apr-2015 at 10:39. Reason: Corrected capitalisation and punctuation in title and author

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    Re: Ow, Bree. He gasped. I'm so sore.

    Which parts of it don't you understand? There are three sentences in your quote, not just one, so you can't say "What does the sentence mean?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Ow, Bree. He gasped. I'm so sore.

    All of them.

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    Re: Ow, Bree. He gasped. I'm so sore.

    Have you looked them up in a dictionary?
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...se-simplified/

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    Re: Ow, Bree. He gasped. I'm so sore.

    "Bree" is someone’s name.

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    Re: Ow, Bree. He gasped. I'm so sore.

    I'm still surprised you didn't understand them, Polyester. You are not a beginner in English and you are reading a full-length novel. I really think you could have worked out most of the meaning. You could have looked up "Ow". It should be clear that "Bree" is a proper noun because it is capitalised and, presumably, the character Bree had already appeared in the book before this point. You could have looked up the verb "to gasp" in a dictionary. You know what "I'm" means. You've probably seen "so" before and you could have looked up "sore" in a dictionary.

    Would you have found it easier if it had been shown as a direct quote?

    "Ow, Bree", he gasped. "I'm so sore."
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Apr-2015 at 10:57. Reason: Sorry. I didn't edit anything. I clicked on the wrong button.
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    Re: Ow, Bree. He gasped. I'm so sore.

    'Ow' is what we say when we feel a sharp pain. There must be a Chinese equivalent.

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    Re: Ow, Bree. He gasped. I'm so sore.

    The Chinese equivalent is 哎唷.
    Even if the sentences were literally translated into Chinese, they would still be understandable to the OP.

    Not a teacher.

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