Wu Ting
How would you explain ‘Sweeney’ in the context? Staying on for fall term is contingent on passing the summer classes. Bull’s Eye says they should pay us more for pearl diving. “We should go and march with the Bonus Army.” Bull’s Eye laughs. “Tell it to Sweeney.” How would you explain ‘Sweeney’ in the context? Thanks!
Mar 18, 2014 2:23 PM
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From this context, I would guess that Sweeney is a person. Sweeney is probably the person's last name, but it could be a nickname. Note: when I say guess, I do not mean to stress that I am stupid and all I can do is guess. I am stressing that an important reading skill is to try to guess at a meaning.
March 18, 2014
I would assume it's a last name, someone they know, maybe a boss.
March 18, 2014
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