Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 150
    #1

    Smile it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    Hello. Would you please tell me what the underlined two sentences mean in the context below?
    I understand the speaker awoke because of stomachache. But I don't understand the next one, "but I wasn't done yet."
    What does it mean? Thank you.

    (from A Bird on Water Street by Elizabeth O. Dulemba)
    "I bet I could eat this whole thing in three bites," Piran said.
    "I bet I could too, but I'm not gonna," I replied.
    I only had enough money for one burger and planned on making it last as long as possible.
    I took tiny, little bites to prove it.
    When I got home, I actually took a nap. I felt like a baby doing it, but being so full knocked me right out.
    I awoke several hours later with my stomach growling.
    Okay, maybe it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

  1. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,819
    #2

    Re: it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    Rover_KE answered the same question years ago.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...l=1#post636680

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 150
    #3

    Re: it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    Thank you. Then, could it mean, "I awoke several hours later with my stomach growling.
    I thought it was a stomach upset, not because of hunger, but my stomach kept growling"?

  2. tzfujimino's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 2,697
    #4

    Re: it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    What does it say after "I wasn't done yet"?


    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Sep 2013
    • Posts: 150
    #5

    Re: it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    Thank you. That is the last sentence of the chapter.

  3. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #6

    Re: it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    Yes, the first sentence should have said "more upset than hunger".

  4. tzfujimino's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 2,697
    #7

    Re: it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    @frindle2
    I see.
    In that case, what happened after that would probably be described in the next chapter.

    @Mike
    "it was more upset than hungry"
    What does 'it' refer to in the context? Is "it" his/her stomach or something else?
    (The 'upset' looks like an adjective to me.)

  5. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #8

    Re: it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    It refers to "upset" and "hunger". "Hungry" was wrong because it is an adjective.

  6. tzfujimino's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 2,697
    #9

    Re: it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    What about the 'upset'? Is it a noun in the context?

  7. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 24,983
    #10

    Re: it was more upset than hungry, but I wasn't done yet.

    Yes it is. Like a stomach upset.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Word that is more upset than upset?
    By eyefordetail in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Aug-2013, 19:40
  2. hungry
    By puzzle in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Apr-2011, 13:16
  3. Hungry
    By whitetail in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Oct-2009, 16:22
  4. feel hungry/feeling hungry
    By magdalena in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 28-Jun-2007, 23:52
  5. hungry
    By Shad in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30-Sep-2006, 11:05

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •