What does this sentence mean? Mike is a Jim in disguise?
Nov 11, 2017 1:50 AM
Answers · 7
Is JIm trying to hide his identity? (look like something or someone else)
November 11, 2017
I think the "a" changes the meaning. "Mike is Jim in disguise." would simply mean Jim is pretending to be Mike. "Mike is *a* Jim in disguise." implies this person thinks of the name Jim as a specific personality or something and thinks Mike's personality/characteristics make him seem like he should be named Jim instead.
November 11, 2017
Maybe Jim is supposed to be "gem", like "Mike is a gem in disguise". Meaning his worth is not apparent to everyone
November 11, 2017
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language