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Alexander
What does 'It was five-thirty before' and 'set well back' mean in the following sentence: It was five-thirty before they reached the tree-lined shade of Boat Club Road and the calm of Dick’s company house, set well back from the road in its own garden.
Feb 11, 2011 12:39 PM
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It was 5:30 when they reached the house. With "before" it sounds like they were late or later than they wanted to be. Set back from the road is away from the road, not next to the road. Set well back is even further. I can't tell from the sentence, but if you are on the road, the house might not be visible. You have to walk/drive a bit on a walkway or driveway perhaps.
February 11, 2011
'It was five-thirty before' this means before they reached the tree-lined shade of Boat Club Road ,the time was five-thirty.
February 11, 2011
Alexander
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