Wu Ting
How would you interpret the word “this”? … Listen, I sure was hung up to see what you wrote about our country. Sorry you feel that way, I guess I never really knew you so well. Cats joke around, but I for one still believe in the Patria and I’m just sorry you can’t say the same. I guess coming from another country, you have your reasons. Don’t be a dog about this, right? Nice knowing you but things change. Best for both of us if we shove off and no more correspondence. No one in my present situ knows of our acquaintance. How would you interpret the word “this” in the sentence “don’t be a dog about this”? Does it refer to the following sentences? Or does it refer to the whole letter? I think it’s the former. What do you think? Thanks. And this excerpt is taken from The Lacuna by Kingsolver.
Jun 30, 2015 1:46 PM
Answers · 1
What you said seems right. It could also refer to the fact that the person is about to end correspondence with them and that action is the 'this' they refer to.
July 1, 2015
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Wu Ting
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
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English