Got problems in reading
May 14, 2017 11:24am CST
I have encountered some difficult phrases in reading the book Dune, and then I searched the dictionary and googled it but it did little help ,I still can not figure out their meanings. Oh, I don't know what else can I do to solve these problems . Can you help me? Here is one of them. you entered this with full knowledge of the delicate edge you walked
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@inter4 I'd say that this means that the person has begun something knowing from the start that it would be difficult or dangerous. The word 'edge' indicates that he or she could fall this way or that way, i.e., succeed or fail. I think you should learn to read in a different way. It's not necessary to understand every single word and to be able to translate it into your native language. I know what I'm talking about. English isn't my native language, either, and I taught it a secondary grammar schools for 40 years. Just read on. You'll get the general idea and by and by your vocabulary will grow without you noticing it.
• New Delhi, India
@inter4 'Dune' means a hill of sand on a beach or in a desert.About the sentence you have mentioned in your post, I would like to say I understand it's meaning,but can't explain it in English.English is a foreign language for me.I read the sentence and understood clearly what the writer wants to say,but don't know how to explain it in English.....So sorry.
• Marion, Kansas
If you post the phrases I know that there are people who will try to help you. When you make your post be sure to explain, as you have here, and put any of the phrases in quotes, like this "this is your phrase" so that it is plain you are not plagiarizing from the book.