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It means that he’s slightly boring

They would see, he said, only one gentleman there besides himself; a particular friend who was staying at the park, but who was neither very young nor very gay.
– from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

25 June 2009 | English | No Comments

What a difference “a” makes

An “a” can make the difference between having enough money to go overseas, and going hungry.
An example of the former from “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel:
Only I was feeling restless. And I had a little money … So I flew to Bombay …
An example of the latter from “Goldsmith - the Vagabond” in “English […]

18 June 2009 | English | No Comments