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    P.S.—I am sending this to await you at Seville. Remember me to Mrs. J.


    (From Mrs. Craddock by W Somerset Maugham)

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/47470...-h/47470-h.htm

    What does “I am sending this to await you at Seville.” mean ?

    According to the context, it is impossible for the writer of the letter to wait at Seville for the addressee.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 28-May-2020 at 16:11. Reason: Fix formatting.

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    Re: await

    I'm sending this to your Seville address. It will get there before you, so it will be "waiting" for you.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: await

    Who does "Mrs. J." refer to?

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    Re: await

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Jiong View Post
    Who does "Mrs. J." refer to?
    The sentence Remember me to Mrs. J means "give my regards to Mrs. J," a character the reader is presumably familiar with. I haven't read the book, so I have no idea who that is.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: await

    The letter will wait in Seville. Not the letter's writer.
    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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    Re: await

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Jiong View Post
    Who does "Mrs. J." refer to?
    And of course, Mrs. J. is a woman whose last name begins with "J".
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