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    yet once more

    Please help me with the sentence below:

    "My mercy will be strained yet once more to give the boy another chance"

    I don't understand to which part of the sentence "yet once more" refer - to my mercy or to the boy.

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    Re: yet once more

    It's an adverbial phrase and refers to "will be strained": your mercy will be strained one more time. "Yet" is an intensifier: will be strained INDEED/"AT LEAST" one more time. At least one more time you will have to fight your desire to punish the boy.

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    Re: yet once more

    Quote Originally Posted by tmarinova View Post
    Please help me with the sentence below:

    "My mercy will be strained yet once more to give the boy another chance"

    I don't understand to which part of the sentence "yet once more" refer - to my mercy or to the boy.
    yet once more = again

    Your mercy will be strained again.

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