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"...that they are" "They are rich, that they are, but yet they gave us only two bushels of oats" What does the "that they are" mean in this sentence?
Sep 22, 2019 11:15 AM
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In this sentence the "writer" is making sure that their readers understand that they are "rich" by confirming a second time "that they are" rich. By doing this the writer is baicly letting you know that they are very rich. other examples They are poor, that they are. = very poor They are hungry, that they are. = Very hungry They are learning English, that they are. = Really putting a lot of effort into learning it. I hope this helps, Jerry (Teacher/Tutor)
September 22, 2019
It means confirmation that they are really rich.
September 22, 2019
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