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    Hi there,

    In the following sentence, there are two parts (the underlined) I canít figure out. Can anyone help me out? Thank you very much in advance.

    ďThe Brix of the carrots is 16.9. Itís extraordinarily high number, even as the cooks, being cooks, drifted away to get back to work

    Thank you for your attention.

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    #2

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    The second sentence makes no sense. The first clause, which is flawed, appears to bear no relation at all to the second. Where did you find this?

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    #3

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    Actually, the underlined part is the only part that does make sense. The cooks want to get back to work. They want to do their jobs
    It's what they know.

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    Re: being cooks & drift away to...

    Quote Originally Posted by IQU3838 View Post
    Hi there,

    In the following sentence, there are two parts (the underlined) I can’t figure out. Can anyone help me out? Thank you very much in advance.

    “The Brix of the carrots is 16.9. It’s extraordinarily high number, which Jack made sure I understand, even as the cooks, being cooks, drifted away to get back to work.”

    Thank you for your attention.
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    #5

    Re: being cooks & drift away to...

    I wish someone could make sure that we understand what on earth "The Brix of carrots is 16.9" means.

    The second part still isn't a grammatical sentence. Are you sure it doesn't start "It's an extraordinarily high number ..."?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: being cooks & drift away to...

    Hi,

    1. Brix is the sweetness scale or sugar content. And 16.9 is very high in terms of carrots.
    2. About the grammatical error, yes, you are right,
    It's an extraordinarily high number...


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    Here's a link - doesn't give much background though: Brix.

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