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#1 User is offline   Khanna 

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:10 PM

Hey everyone. I have a question. I'm reading Gardens of the Moon right now. There's a sentence somewhere that I just can't understand. (English in not my native language.)


... "It was the only possible explanation for this farce of a man rating the kind of ervice the agent was about to deliver. In person. yet." ...


What does that "in person, yet" mean? I know the meaning of the individual words but the sentence itself doesn't make any sense to me.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:18 PM

Might make more sense if you could provide the context and the paragraph(s) it belongs to.

Certainly looks like clunky writing. But English isn't my first language either.
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:20 PM

View PostAptorian, on 05 June 2019 - 07:18 PM, said:

Might make more sense if you could provide the context and the paragraph(s) it belongs to.

Certainly looks like clunky writing. But English isn't my first language either.


Jeezus, english isn't even your EIGHTH language Apt.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:34 PM

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:56 PM

View PostKhanna, on 05 June 2019 - 07:10 PM, said:

Hey everyone. I have a question. I'm reading Gardens of the Moon right now. There's a sentence somewhere that I just can't understand. (English in not my native language.)


... "It was the only possible explanation for this farce of a man rating the kind of ervice the agent was about to deliver. In person. yet." ...


What does that "in person, yet" mean? I know the meaning of the individual words but the sentence itself doesn't make any sense to me.


If i recall the scene correctly, it means the agent went, in person, to make the delivery.
They could not use a messenger, or just leave a message somewhere. It suggests the agent's time is too valuable for this nonsense, but the man is someone who requires it.
CHASE: Paw Patrol is ready for action Mr Pust sir!
PUST: *pauses ranting* What does that mean?
ZUMA: It means let's dive in, dude!
PUST: What? What is a dude? WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?????
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:06 PM

Think of "In Person. Yet" as "In Person. Really!! WTF?"
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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:11 PM

View Postnacht, on 05 June 2019 - 08:06 PM, said:

Think of "In Person. Yet" as "In Person. Really!! WTF?"


or maybe an unwritten sentence ike this.

"In Person. This can't be true because this person is not important to deserve this, Yet, here I am doing exactly this."

Yet! is an interjection signifying confusion.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:11 PM

It's a typo of Yeti. Referring to the Yeti that appears later in the book. More of that long game foreshadowing only SE can do.
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:44 PM

View Postworry, on 05 June 2019 - 10:11 PM, said:

It's a typo of Yeti. Referring to the Yeti that appears later in the book. More of that long game foreshadowing only SE can do.


dammit worry, SPOILERS.
CHASE: Paw Patrol is ready for action Mr Pust sir!
PUST: *pauses ranting* What does that mean?
ZUMA: It means let's dive in, dude!
PUST: What? What is a dude? WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?????
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 08:45 PM

Oops my bad!
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Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:47 AM

Yep.
Report for ritualistic flogging tomorrow.
CHASE: Paw Patrol is ready for action Mr Pust sir!
PUST: *pauses ranting* What does that mean?
ZUMA: It means let's dive in, dude!
PUST: What? What is a dude? WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?????
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Posted 07 June 2019 - 02:07 AM

What is this, the Wheel of Time forum?!
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