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    Smile My tummy did a quick flip

    My tummy did a quick flip--was my ad for the DIB(a dog) going to work? Actually, maybe doing ads was something I was talented at!

    What do the line in bold refer to? Thanks.

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    Re: My tummy did a quick flip

    The person experienced a rapid change in emotion- a sudden fear or doubt.


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    Smile Re: My tummy did a quick flip

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The person experienced a rapid change in emotion- a sudden fear or doubt.
    Thanks, Tdol, for the comment.
    Yes, according the context, the speaker was experiencing a rapid change in emotion, but is it possible to mean a sudden happiness or surprise?
    Thanks.

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    Re: My tummy did a quick flip

    It's possible, but I read it as a quick doubt, then a change, with 'actually' returning the person to being positive. Normally, stomach reactions are negative ones emotionally.


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    Smile Re: My tummy did a quick flip

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's possible, but I read it as a quick doubt, then a change, with 'actually' returning the person to being positive. Normally, stomach reactions are negative ones emotionally.
    From what I've read, your instinct perfectly matches. You're really awesome.

    Thanks, Tdol. I feel greatly awed.

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