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    A Sketch of Francis Urquhart's

    In British TV drama--House of Cards, Francis Urquhart is a sophisticated politican whose arrogance is in his blue blood, though he looks very reliable to his colleagues and boss--the Prime Minister. He is an iron fist in a velvet glove. Whenever it's ready, he will give anyone who is in his way, even his lovers and the King, a deadly punch without any hesitation. He is reserved. His catchphrase is 'you might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment'.
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    Re: A Sketch of Francis Urquhart's

    Quote Originally Posted by tree123 View Post
    In British TV drama--House of Cards, Francis Urquhart is a sophisticated politican whose arrogance is in his blue blood, though he looks very reliable to his colleagues and boss--the Prime Minister. He is an iron fist in a velvet glove. Whenever it's ready, he will give anyone who is in his way, even his lovers and the King, a deadly punch without any hesitation. He is reserved. His catchphrase is 'you might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment'.
    1. There should be a space before and after a dash.
    2. He is has an iron fist...
    3. Whenever it's ready He will give anyone who is gets in his way, even...
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: A Sketch of Francis Urquhart's

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    1. There should be a space before and after a dash.
    2. He is has an iron fist...
    3. Whenever it's ready He will give anyone who is gets in his way, even...


    Can I keep 'whenever it's ready? What I mean is he waits for the right time to do it, rather than taking an action immediately.
    Last edited by tree123; 20-Sep-2020 at 05:15.

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    Re: A Sketch of Francis Urquhart's

    Quote Originally Posted by tree123 View Post


    Can I keep 'whenever it's ready? What I mean is he waits for the right time to do it, rather than taking an action immediately.
    I think whenever it's ready doesn't go with without hesitation. Anyway, the former phrase is redundant to me.
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    Re: A Sketch of Francis Urquhart's

    Your reference to "the King" is an anachronsim. The story is set in the last quarter of the twentieth century when the United Kindon had a female monarch.
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