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    This is the first time I have had to sit quietly and write you back.


    The meaning of this sentence is not clear to me. Please say what the sentence means.

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    Re: meaning

    It's badly written. It means "This is the first opportunity I have had to sit quietly and reply to your letter/email".
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    Re: meaning

    No, no, no- it means: Never before have I been forced to remain calm and reply to your message.





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    Re: meaning

    Azah, note that K&K Tutoring's wink in the emoticon indicates that his answer is tongue-in-cheek.

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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Azah, note that K&K Tutoring's wink in the emoticon indicates that his answer is tongue-in-cheek.

    And a very unhelpful answer it is, too.
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    Re: meaning

    Please note that a better title would have been to sit quietly and write you back.

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

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