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    He was telling me how most people thought it was better to plant tulips in the fall and how that wasn't true, when I came right out and said it.

    In the sentence above, what do the words in bold mean?

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    Re: I came right out and said it

    "I came right out and said it" refers to something to something the speaker was thinking of saying.

    What was said?


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    #3

    Re: I came right out and said it

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    He was telling me how most people thought it was better to plant tulips in the fall and how that wasn't true, when I came right out and said it.

    In the sentence above, what do the words in bold mean?
    It means you couldn't help yourself saying it; you couldn't stop yourself; you thought Damn the consequences! You didn't beat around the bush, you didn't um... and er... you came right out and just said it. "What do you know about tulips, you silly old git!?"

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    #4

    Re: I came right out and said it

    Where did you get that from? It is definitely better to plant tulips in the autumn (fall for Americans).

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    Re: I came right out and said it

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    "I came right out and said it" refers to something to something the speaker was thinking of saying.

    What was said?

    The text below is an excerpt from The Kitte Runner.

    He was telling me how most people thought it was better to plant tulips in the fall and how that wasn't true, when I came right out and said it. "Baba, have you ever thought about getting new servants?"

    I will try give you more details about the text. I will appreciate if you correct my writting.

    In the text above, is Amir who is speaking. He is a coward (lache), and he has witnessed his servant, Hassan to be raped, and he did nothing to avert it. Now, he feels terribly guilt, and he cannot live with that, so he has decided that he must get rid of Hassan in order lo live in peace. But his father like Hassan, and he knows that.

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    Re: I came right out and said it

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    The text below is an excerpt from The Kitte Runner.

    He was telling me how most people thought it was better to plant tulips in the fall and how that wasn't true, when I came right out and said it. "Baba, have you ever thought about getting new servants?"

    I will try give you more details about the text. I will appreciate if you correct my writting.

    In the text above, it is Amir who is speaking. He is a coward (lache), and he has witnessed his servant, Hassan, being raped and he did nothing to stop it. Now, he feels terribly guilty and he cannot live with that, so he has decided that he must get rid of Hassan in order lo live in peace. But his father likes Hassan, and he knows that.
    I have read this book, The Kite Runner, it's excellent.

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    Post Re: I came right out and said it

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I have read this book, The Kite Runner, it's excellent.
    Why is avert incorrect? From avert definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta

    avert: prevent something from happening: to prevent something from occurring, especially something harmful

    He had have the opportunity to do something before and during the act.

    I will appreciate if you correct my writting.

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    Re: I came right out and said it

    If you see something happening it is too late to prevent it, but you can stop it.

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    #9

    Re: I came right out and said it

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Where did you get that from? It is definitely better to plant tulips in the autumn (fall for Americans).
    Yes, I would have thought so. But the person in the example was saying that that wasn't true.
    "He was telling me how most people thought it was better to plant tulips in the fall and how that wasn't true".

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