Maggie
question He stopped. Not too far ahead of him, on the other side of the blacktop highway, was a woodchuck. A damned fat one. Sleek and sassy, too. Instead of scurrying off into the high grass, it was coming on ahead. There was a fallen birch sticking its top half out onto the shoulder of the road, and Barbie was betting the woodchuck would scurry under there and wait for the big bad Two-Legs to go by. If not, they would pass each other like the ramblin guys they were, the one on four legs headed north, the one on two headed south. Barbie hoped that would happen. It would be cool. Question: Barbie was betting the woodchuck would scurry under there and wait for the big bad Two-Legs to go by. == Barbie was betting ON the woodchuck SCURRYING under there and wait for the big bad Two-Legs to go by. ? If not, could you tell me the difference between them?
Nov 27, 2017 9:49 AM
Answers · 2
That's the general idea, although if you rewrite it, you also should change the verb form of wait to waiting. I think it's more an abbreviation of 'Barbie was betting that the...' And of course, he's not betting at all really. He's just doing it in his head.
November 27, 2017
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