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    nyggus is offline Key Member
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    Get word of

    Hi,

    A sentence from Roy Peter Clark's "HELP! for Writers":

    We just encountered this strategy in the passage from Charlotte's Web, in which we get word of a little pig about to get the ax.

    Could you please explain the emboldened part of the sentence? Does this sentence mean something like

    We just encountered this strategy in the passage from Charlotte's Web, in which we learn about a little pig [that is] about to get the ax?


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    Re: Get word of

    Yes, exactly.
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    Re: Get word of

    Note: AE ax = BE axe

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    Re: Get word of

    You'll see it with the 'e' in AmE as well.
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    Re: Get word of

    "Axe" is a common men's products line in the US.

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    Re: Get word of

    Double pits to chesty!
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