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Autor:  Dale
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Data:  13/FEV/2005 5:03 AM
Assunto:  Tom/Re: Meaning of words
 
Mensagem:  "Cut-down entrance posts to the fort."

Tom, my intiial reaction was the same as yours. But...compare what you wrote with the sentence above. "Cut-down entrance posts to the fort." does not appear to an order at all. If it were an order, you would expect "Cut down" instead of "cut-down" and "the entrance posts" instead of "entrance posts". I interprete the phrase as an incomplete sentence which describes the entrance posts to the fort as being "cut-down" (meaning that the poles had been removed entirely with a saw or ax, or that the poles had been shortened significantly but left standing).

Am I off base (again)? - Dale


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Meaning of words  –  Julia  10/FEV/2005, 8:15 AM
Re: Meaning of words  –  Tom  10/FEV/2005, 10:01 AM
Re: Meaning of words  –  Julia  10/FEV/2005, 8:29 PM
 Tom/Re: Meaning of words  –  Dale  13/FEV/2005, 5:03 AM

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