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Some questions to trouble you friends ;)

Posted by Sphinx on August 18, 2003

HI folks,
Again here comes several points which make me confused. Hope them don't disturb you much!

1.(what is the difference between "subject of" and "subject to" here?)

The couple adopted the small boy and regarded him from the very beginning both their child and his own person. They paid studious attetion to this new subject of their affection -- not just to their affection.

2. What is a
"science distribution requirement"?

3.(What does "gives substance to " mean?)
the author gives substance to this passage using opinions and personal observations.

4.(What part of speech is home in "first home"?)
He is the first home of the walkathon in just 1 hour.

Many thanks!