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Dear teachers,
I posted the question yesterday at midnight but can't find it this morning. I am posting it again. The following sentence is from a passage:

So they leave it to the advertiser to find eleven ways of makin git appal to purchasers after they have finished it.

Why 'eleven ways'? Is it a number chosen at random or there is a reason behind it, say idiomatic usage?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Have a nice weekend.

Jiang
 

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jiang said:
Dear teachers,
I posted the question yesterday at midnight but can't find it this morning. I am posting it again. The following sentence is from a passage:

So they leave it to the advertiser to find eleven ways of makin git appal to purchasers after they have finished it.

Why 'eleven ways'? Is it a number chosen at random or there is a reason behind it, say idiomatic usage?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Have a nice weekend.

Jiang

That number has no special significance. It sounds as if it was chosen at random -- small enough to be practical but large enough to highlight the silliness of the idea. :wink:
 

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:)
Thank you very much for your explanation.

Have a nice weekend!

Jiang



jiang said:
Dear teachers,
I posted the question yesterday at midnight but can't find it this morning. I am posting it again. The following sentence is from a passage:

So they leave it to the advertiser to find eleven ways of makin git appal to purchasers after they have finished it.

Why 'eleven ways'? Is it a number chosen at random or there is a reason behind it, say idiomatic usage?

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you in advance.

Have a nice weekend.

Jiang
 

MikeNewYork

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jiang said:
:)
Thank you very much for your explanation.

Have a nice weekend!

Jiang

You're welcome, Jiang. :wink:
 
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