Wu Ting
How would you interpret the ‘sons’ in the context? “They fly all over my washing,” said Mrs. Jimmy Hyder, a housewife recently sighted on Charlotte Street mounting her offensive. Sons Harold and Alter led the infantry with badminton rackets, and Mrs. Hyder followed with the pump-atomizer, dousing the battlefield with insecticide. Weekly sprayings may tip the balance against the enemy, but Mrs. Hyder complains, “They’ll keep on flying into you for no good reason, down to the last one.” She warned other Victory Gardeners to expect heavy losses from the enemy this year, especially in the tomatoes and runner beans. How would you interpret the ‘sons’ in the sentence: Sons Harold and Alter led…? Does it mean that Harold and Alter were Mrs. Jimmy Hyder’s sons? Thanks! PS: this paragraph is taken from a newspaper article.
Nov 30, 2014 1:34 PM
Answers · 2
Yes, they are her sons.
November 30, 2014
Yep, that's right.
November 30, 2014
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Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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English