Interested in Language
I would like to know what does the following sentence mean (it can be found at the beginning of the Katherine Mansfield' s story " A cup of tea"):
"....She had a duck of a boy". I presume that many foreign readers have made the same question.
Thank you for the attention,
I am not a teacher.
Note my corrections above. Be careful with your spacing around punctuation. Don't put a space after an apostrophe, before the "s". Don't put a space after opening quotation marks.
Edit: I've just seen Matthew's response and link above. However, I'm not sure that there is a connection between that use of "ducky" as an adjective and this phrase. I have never heard it used as an adjective. I have heard "ducky" and "duck" used as terms of endearment or as greetings from friends who come from Lincolnshire.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.