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    kingston_123 is offline Senior Member
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    We should be part of it

    Earlier of that day, Chris and Jack saw a car in the woods. They call ambulance and in that car girl and Driver are there. Chris said these words to Jack.


    This morning, he was alive. Now he's dead. Just hard to make sense of it. We should be part of it. We're so f****** delicate people. Die so easy.

    What is "it" in the "part of it"?


    Does it means "car in the woods" or "dead"?

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    Re: We should be part of it

    Quote Originally Posted by kingston_123 View Post
    Earlier (delete "of") that day, Chris and Jack saw a car in the woods. They called ambulance, and in it were a girl and a driver. Chris said (delete "these words") to Jack:


    This morning, he was alive. Now he's dead. Just hard to make sense of it. We should be part of it. We're so f****** delicate people. We die so easy.

    What is "it" in the "part of it"? Whatever the dead person was involved in that got him killed.


    Does it means "car in the woods" or "dead"? No.

    Source: Boy A 2007
    Notice Chris's bad grammar. Instead of "easy," what word should Chris have used?
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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