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    What is the meaning of the red sentence in this conversation?


    Mr. 'N' nodded.


    "It was a blackbird singin'," he said.


    "Blackbirds," answered Mr. 'T', "I prefer them to thrushes myself; more body in the note." And he looked at Mr. 'N' in an almost friendly way.


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    Re: meaning

    Dear sio:

    Quote Originally Posted by sio View Post
    What is the meaning of the red sentence in this conversation?


    Mr. 'N' nodded.


    "It was a blackbird singin'," he said.


    "Blackbirds," answered Mr. 'T', "I prefer them to thrushes myself; more body in the note." And he looked at Mr. 'N' in an almost friendly way.


    Thank you.
    Mr. T is telling Mr. N. that he prefers blackbirds to thrushes (a type of songbird), because the song of the blackbird has 'more body' (its song has a richer, more substantial sound).

    I hope this is useful,

    Petra

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    Re: meaning

    Sir,
    Do you think that this sentence 'he prefers blackbird to thrushes' means he prefers the bird than the song??

    I prefer tea to coffe.

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post
    Dear sio:



    Mr. T is telling Mr. N. that he prefers blackbirds to thrushes (a type of songbird), because the song of the blackbird has 'more body' (its song has a richer, more substantial sound).

    I hope this is useful,

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    Re: meaning

    Dear sio:

    A thrush and a blackbird are two different birds. The speaker prefers the blackbird, because he finds the song of the blackbird more pleasing than the song of the thrush.

    All best wishes,

    Petra

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