bread and salt

Status
Not open for further replies.
A

Anonymous

Guest
Dear Sir/Madam:

I do not know what the following sentence means: He took bread and salt.

Thanks.
 

RonBee

Moderator
Joined
Feb 9, 2003
Member Type
Other
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
The meaning of a sentence depends on its context. "He took bread and salt" could mean that he stole bread and salt. It could mean that he chose those items from a larger selection. It could mean that he ate bread and salt.
 

Tdol

Editor, UsingEnglish.com
Staff member
Joined
Nov 13, 2002
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
Japan
They could also symbolise hospitality. ;-)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top