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Maura
How to understand this sentence in the paragraph? ??? Simpson wouldn't get rich very fast if you all wore your clothes as long as I do. When did I get this suit, Joe?" paraphraph: Ivy Peters came in, shaking his drinks. "You fellows are like a bunch of girls,—always talking about what you are going to wear and how you can spend your money. Simpson wouldn't get rich very fast if you all wore your clothes as long as I do. When did I get this suit, Joe?" "Oh, about the year I graduated from High School, I guess!" They all laughed at Ivy. No matter what he did or said, they laughed,—in recognition of his general success.
Jul 31, 2019 8:47 AM
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Simpson wouldn't get rich very fast if you all wore your clothes as long as I do. When did I get this suit, Joe? From this we can assume that Simpson has a business selling clothes. Ivy Peters wears the same clothes for years and doesn't buy new ones, so he doesn't spend much money at Simpson's store. If the others followed his example, Simpson wouldn't make a lot of money
July 31, 2019
In addition to what has already been said, 'as long as I do' refers to the amount of years the speaker has been wearing the same clothes, without buying any new ones.
July 31, 2019
Maura
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Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Other), English, French
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