Site Feedback

Resolved questions
What's the meaning of this sentence?

The rest of his life he’d spent with me. Ten months, give or take, from the time he appeared next to me in formation that day in New Jersey with the snow so high over our boots that our left and right faces made only a whisper in the snow. Ten months, give or take, from that day to the day he died.
What's the meaning of "with the snow so high over our boots that our left and right faces made only a whisper in the snow"? Why does the writer use "so...that.."here?
Thanks!

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

Share:

0 comments

    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

     

    Answers

    Sort by:

    Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker
    A "left face" or "right face" is a movement in military formation. The snow was high enough that the movement of their feet had little effect on it. The phrase "so...that" is just a grammar construction. The word "that" could be omitted here.

    Submit your answer


    Please enter between 2 and 2000 characters.

    If you copy this answer from another italki answer page, please state the URL of where you got your answer from.

     

    More open questions for learning English