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I have a question about English. I am reading a book about Chinese culture English, and I am trapped in this problem. I don't know why the sentence bellow used the word "before"? What is "before"here meaning? One copy even passed before the critical eyes of Qing Emperor Qianlong(r. 1736-1795).
Oct 10, 2018 1:11 PM
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In this case the meaning is "in front of" - the emperor saw that one copy.
October 10, 2018
Well, it just means that Emperor Qianlong read the book. He held the book in front of his eyes. Got it ?
October 10, 2018
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Other), English, French
Learning Language
English, French