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    i dont understand some sentences in the story

    Dear Sir,

    I found it quite difficult to understand some of the sentences of the story .Can you please explain it !
    She first told the readers how gentle the nuns behave.
    Then "Short,however,of tiptoeing like a ballerina,it seemed impossible." I dont understand that sentence !

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    Re: i dont understand some sentences in the story

    For the meaning of "short of", look at 1.2 here:
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...-of?q=short+of

    It roughly means "However, apart from trying to tiptoe like a ballerina, the task seemed impossible."

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    Re: i dont understand some sentences in the story

    Thz u so much :) !!

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    #4

    Re: i dont understand some sentences in the story

    Quote Originally Posted by hendrick1224 View Post
    Thz u so much :) !!
    If you are really interested in receiving some help from this forum, you have to be sure that you are familiar with the rules.
    It is not appropriate to write in this way here because other learners can get confused. That's why we will appreciate if you do not write odd contractions in future.

    Not a speaker nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: i dont understand some sentences in the story

    Quote Originally Posted by hendrick1224 View Post
    Thz uThank you so much!
    You're welcome Hendrick!
    There's no need to write a post to say thank you.

    In the future, you can just click Like/Thank if you want to thank someone on the forum.


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    Re: i dont understand some sentences in the story

    Hendrick, please note that a better title would have been Short, however, of tiptoeing like a ballerina.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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