Sabrina
A sentence from "The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe" Here is a sentence from "The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe".The sentence is "...i found at last that i wanted nothing but i could have made it, especially if i had had tools;however i made abundance of things, even without tools,..." My question is how to understand "i wanted nothing"?
Apr 1, 2011 2:11 PM
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The keyword is "but". "...I wanted nothing but I could have made it..." This means he found he was able to make whatever he needed. "Wanted" in this context has a closer meaning to "needed".
April 1, 2011
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Sabrina
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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