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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:14:18 AM
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Oh, thought Max, has any hedgehog ever had a more horrible headache? The last bang I got made me talk a bit funny and I expect this one's made things even worse. I'd better try saying something.'Oh,' said Max, 'has any hedgehog ever had a more horrible headache?' max considered this. It sounded fine. Suddenly he felt fine.
I have read the above in "The hodgeheg" by Dick king-smith.
Please explain the use of both "oh" in the above.
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Please explain the use of the interjection "Oh" the above.
Oh has been used so many times throughout the book.
Isn't he talking to himself?
https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/oh_1#:~:text='%20for%20showing%20an%20emotion%20such,Interjections%20of%20surprise%20and%20shock
Which meaning of "Oh" fits here?
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Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:28:42 AM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
Oh, thought Max, has any hedgehog ever had a more horrible headache? The last bang I got made me talk a bit funny and I expect this one's made things even worse. I'd better try saying something.'Oh,' said Max, 'has any hedgehog ever had a more horrible headache?' max considered this. It sounded fine. Suddenly he felt fine.
I have read the above in "The hodgeheg" by Dick king-smith.
Please explain the use of both "oh" in the above.
https://ibb.co/kyZXCWs
Please explain the use of the interjection "Oh" the above.
Oh has been used so many times throughout the book.
Isn't he talking to himself?
https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/oh_1#:~:text='%20for%20showing%20an%20emotion%20such,Interjections%20of%20surprise%20and%20shock
Which meaning of "Oh" fits here?


It’s being used to expression an emotion.
Max feels sorry for himself, he has a horrible headache.
The second “oh” is the same he is repeating out loud what his inner monologue had already expressed to make sure his voice is still working properly.

If I am right you work in healthcare for the NHS, have you ever met someone that has had a stroke they cannot express their words correctly.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 2:37:56 AM
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Thanks! Yes, I have seen it.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 11:49:06 AM
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https://wordtype.org/of/oh
Which definition or uses of "Oh" fit in my example according to the above link?
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Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:26:41 PM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
https://wordtype.org/of/oh
Which definition or uses of "Oh" fit in my example according to the above link?


I think number 7 (exclamation for drama or emphasis).
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:50:49 PM
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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:38:25 PM
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5. A word to precede an added or comment or afterthought.
"Oh, and don't forget your coat."
Does the above no 5 fit the context?
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Posted: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:06:56 PM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
5. A word to precede an added or comment or afterthought.
"Oh, and don't forget your coat."
Does the above no 5 fit the context?

I don't think so. "Has any hedgehog ever had a more horrible headache?" is not an added comment or afterthought ("Oh, and...").

(In the link, "added or comment" should read "added comment".)
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