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What does "particular " mean?

But this particular howler monkey seemed to be alone, and walking slowly, and pausing frequently to sit on its haunches. The monkey had something in its mouth. As Guitierrez came closer, he saw it was eating a lizard. The tail and the hind legs drooped from the monkey's jaws. Even from a distance, Guitierrez could see the brown stripes against the green.

What does "particular " mean in the words, "But this particular howler monkey "?

For learning: Korean
Base language: Korean
Category: Language



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    As Ed Sanchez says, "particular" means "specific." In this usage, it makes one howler monkey the focus of the sentence, and distinguishes it from other howler monkeys.



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