Posted by Bob on September 14, 2003
In Reply to: But the full story has 1,100 words; I have to give up posted by sphinx on September 14, 2003
: : : : If you have got the book "The Multicultural Workshop" by Linda London Blanton & Linda Lee (published by Heinle & Heinle Publishers), you can see the article "A Lucky Traffic Light" inside by Irving Stern, in which my "cut" and "apple" questions come out of.
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: : : : So does "cut" mean "get 100 in that new job"?
: : : : Who is called an apple?
: : : Sorry, sphinx, I don't have the book. Concerning "cut", were you quoting directly from the "Lucky Traffic Light" story, or paraphrasing? The word didn't make sense to me in the context you gave; can you quote a few sentences directly? (I don't recall your "apple" question--what was the date?)
: : I found it--Sept 7, "some phrases":
: : "6.What kind of person could be called as an apple?"
: : No idea, again. Quote something that gives context.
Don't give up, but realize that often we need a complete sentence to interpret a single word; the context of the whole sentence makes it clear. Often, we need more than a sentence, if there are connected thoughts that refer to each other over the length of a paragraph ... but we do need at least the full sentence in which the phrase appears.