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    Momís sink

    Hi, does "Momís sink" mean that there is a Dad's one and a kids' one or more, and everybody has his/her own sink?
    "Rowley didnít want to get his hair wet, so he wore a shower cap we found underneath Momís sink." (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Double Down, Jeff Kinney).

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    Re: Momís sink

    We can only infer from the quoted sentence that Mom has her own sink. We can't tell how many other sinks there are for the rest of the family.

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    Re: Momís sink

    I wonder if it looks normal to you that Mom (or whoever) has her own sink?
    Last edited by meliss; 30-Jan-2020 at 09:51.

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    The wimpy kid is telling us about his home life. We've no right to judge.

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    I am not judging at all, I just try to learn our culture differences.

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    Re: Momís sink

    Fair enough.

    Knowing nothing about the book, I get the impression that Mom is a strong character and the undisputed boss of the kitchen (in other rooms, sinks are usually called wash-basins).

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    Re: Momís sink

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    I am not judging at all. I'm just trying to learn about cultural differences.
    I think it's atypical that one member of the family has their own sink.
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    Re: Momís sink

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Hi, does "Momís sink" mean that everybody has their own sink?

    "Rowley didnít want to get his hair wet, so he wore a shower cap we found underneath Momís sink." (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Double Down, Jeff Kinney).
    My suggestions.
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