Student or Learner
Quoted from Out of Africa by Isak Dinensen
"If I know a song of Africa,—I thought,—of the Giraffe, and the African new moon lying on her back, of the ploughs in the fields, and the sweaty faces of the coffee-pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Would the air over the plain quiver with a colour that I had had on, or the children invent a game in which my name was, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or would the eagles of Ngong look out for me?"
Dear Teachers, please tell me whether the underlined words - had on - is from "have sth on mind"?
Thanks for your teaching/explaining.
No. "The colour I had on" = "The colour of the clothes that I was wearing".
What colour coat did you have on yesterday?
Why do you think the bull attacked you?
I imagine it was because I had bright red trousers on.
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