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ne lynn

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Hi!
In the following sentence, what does the underlined word refer to?

'Off they went to look for him in the forest and there atop a tall bael tree was their friend, sitting tight.

Many thanks.
 

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Hi!
In the following sentence, what does the underlined word refer to?

'Off they went to look for him in the forest and there atop a tall bael tree was their friend, sitting tight.

Many thanks.

I am sure you are not asking about the word "there".

If you are, then please refer below:

adv. 1. At or in that place: sit over there.
2. To, into, or toward that place: wouldn't go there again.
3. At that stage, moment, or point: Stop there before you make any more mistakes.
4. In that matter: I can't agree with him there.
5. In a readily accesible or discoverable state: The answer is out there. All we have to do is look for it.


pron. 1. Used to introduce a clause or sentence: There are numerous items. There must be another exit.
2. Used to indicate an unspecified person in direct address: Hello there.


adj. 1. Used especially for emphasis after the demonstrative pronoun that or those, or after a noun modified by the demonstrative adjective that or those: That person there ought to know the directions to town.
2. Nonstandard Used for emphasis between a demonstrative adjective meaning "that" or "those" and a noun: No one is sitting at that there table. Them there beans ought to be picked.


n. That place or point: stopped and went on from there.


interj. Used to express feelings such as relief, satisfaction, sympathy, or anger: There, now I can have some peace!

If you intented to underline the word "atop", please see below:

Atop: on or at the top of something
 

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Hi!
In the following sentence, what does the underlined word refer to?

'Off they went to look for him in the forest and there atop a tall bael tree was their friend, sitting tight.

Many thanks.

********** NOT A TEACHER **********

Hello, Ne Lynn.

(1) I am very interested in your question. I, too, want to know the

answer.

(2) May I make a guess?

(3) Your sentence is basically:

They went to look for him in the forest, and THERE [the speaker

pronounces "there" strongly] their friend was."

(a) I think (ONLY my opinion) that "there" probably refers to the

forest. In other words:

They went to look for him in the forest, and IN THE FOREST was

their friend, sitting tight atop a tall tree.

(4) Let's see what others say.

***** Thank you. :)
 
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