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    Dondre Green glanced uneasily at the civic leaders and sports figures filling the hotel ballroom in Cleveland. They had come from across the nation to attend a fund-raiser for the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Foundation. I was the banquet's featured entertainer. Donre, an 18-year-old high-school senior from Monroe, Louisiana, was the evening's honoured guest.

    Please explain the highlighed ones. Also please tell the `they' refer to whom?
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    Re: sports figures

    civic leaders: leaders of a city

    sport figures filling the hotel ballroom: That the sports figures are entering the room bit by bit and that it starts to get crowded.

    They: "they" is indeed refering to whom

    Fund-raiser: somebody who raises the fund Somebody who has the intention to raise a certain amount of money or goods to support an organisation/ it's for a good cause.

    banquet's featured entertainer: the banquet is the thing that takes place in the ballroom, it's the gadering including all the special guests. A banquet also means a big dinner party. So, in a nutshell; Lots of VIPS and lots of food and champagne

    featured entertainer: That you were the official entertainer.

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    Re: sports figures

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Dondre Green glanced uneasily at the civic leaders and sports figures filling the hotel ballroom in Cleveland. They had come from across the nation to attend a fund-raiser for the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Foundation. I was the banquet's featured entertainer. Donre, an 18-year-old high-school senior from Monroe, Louisiana, was the evening's honoured guest.

    Please explain the highlighed ones. Also please tell the `they' refer to whom?
    civic leaders : the officials from the town

    sports figures filling the hotel ballroom: the many sportsmen and women who had been invited and were coming into the ballroom

    They: the sportsmen and women

    fund-raiser: an event at which it is hoped to raise money for a good cause#

    banquet's featured entertainer. The narrator is going to sing/tell jokes/dance [entertain] the guests at this event; he/she has been advertised.


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    Re: sports figures

    One minor note:
    "They" refers to both the sports figures and the civic leaders.
    ~R

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