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Yağmur
Explain please! "Although she left England a short time after that to teach English she continued to write"
Jan 28, 2011 6:14 PM
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Thanks to Sergey and Uncle 新西兰, my former understanding was incorrect. I do believe a comma is needed before "she continued...". Otherwise would be confusing. Or that's why you don't get it? After that might refer to after some incident/accident happened to the she. Write here refers to write letters. Kinda like an old word game we Chinese play: put punctuations in different spaces and therefore get different meanings, regardless of how much sense it practically makes: Although she left England a short time after that, to teach English, she continued to write. Although she left England a short time after that to teach English, she continued to write.
January 28, 2011
Something happened in the woman's life and a short period of time passed after that and she left England to teach the English language somewhere else (in another country) but she continued to write letters home.
January 28, 2011
一 no "so" in the last sentence. that = an event. she left England after THAT although = even though even though she left England after THAT She continued to write (probably letters) Probably it means letters to the person talking. "Although she left England a short time after that to teach English she continued to write"
January 28, 2011
Yağmur
Language Skills
English, Spanish, Turkish
Learning Language
English, Spanish