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    -SOme other questions

    1) What is the difference between a Congressman and a Senator?
    2) I don't understand the words in bold:
    "As the public disapprobation would weigh heavily on him, were he conscious of deserving it, the author begs leave to say, that he carefully read over the introductory pages....."
    "And now, beyond my deserts, I was happy enough to find a listener or two on the former occasion- I gain seize the public by the button, and talk of my three years' experience in a Custom house."
    "He has been a husband of three wives, all long since dead"

    3)What is the name of these signs?
    %, @, ` , ', " , ;

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: -SOme other questions

    1) What is the difference between a Congressman and a Senator?
    There are two houses in the US legislative branch. There are two senators from each state, and they serve for six-year terms. The number of representatives in the House of Representatives is based on the state's population. They serve two-year terms.


    3)What are the name of these signs?

    % - percentage or percent sign
    @ - at sign
    ` - single open quote
    ' - apostrophe / vertical apostrophe
    " - quote or quotation mark
    ; - semi colon


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    Re: -SOme other questions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    2) I don't understand the words in bold:
    "As the public disapprobation would weigh heavily on him, were he conscious of deserving it, the author begs leave to say that he carefully read over the introductory pages....." The author asks permission to say that he....

    "And now, beyond my deserts, beyond what I deserve I was happy enough to find a listener or two on the former occasion- I can seize the public by the button, and talk of my three years' experience in a Custom house."

    "He has been a husband of three wives, all long since dead" All three wives died a long while ago.
    ..


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    Re: -SOme other questions

    Are they all idioms, Anglika? I couldn't find them in any dictionary
    What is the difference in usage of ' and " ?
    So a Congressman is one of the house of representatives?

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