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    mansion, a matter for

    Dear teachers,

    I have two questions to ask:

    No.1
    Is mansion British English for American English "apartment"?

    No.2
    He smiled as though it were a matter for grief.
    Could you please explain the meaning of the underlined part?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    jiang


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    Re: mansion, a matter for

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    dear teachers,

    i have two questions to ask:

    No.1
    is mansion british english for american english "apartment"? no. A flat is the bre form for apartment. A mansion is a large house. In many cities there are mansion flats, which are blocks built specifically with rather smart flats in them.

    no.2
    he smiled as though it were a matter for grief.
    could you please explain the meaning of the underlined part? as though it was not a happy matter.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
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