mailing list For webmasters
Welcome Guest
the strain began to tell Options
alibey1917
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 11:50:39 AM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/19/2018
Posts: 315
Neurons: 6,403
"Having successfully resurrected his career as ambassador to Con‑ stantinople and single‑ handedly wrecked Spain’s détente with the Ottomans, Harborne was now faced with the colossal task of engin‑ eering an Anglo‑ Ottoman naval attack on Philip II’s Mediterranean fleet. He clearly believed that the undertaking was impossible, and inevitably the strain began to tell."

What does the emphasized phrase mean here?
thar
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 2:23:33 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 7/8/2010
Posts: 22,793
Neurons: 92,591
The problems of being faced with this impossible task began to have an effect on him, physically and mentally.

Tell = to have a visible effect, to become evident.

Tell

Quote:
9. VERB
If an unpleasant or tiring experience begins to tell, it begins to have a serious effect.
The pressure began to tell as rain closed in after 20 laps. [VERB]
The strains of office are beginning to tell on the prime minister. [VERB on noun]
Synonyms: have or take effect, register [informal], weigh, have force




Ie he became ill or mentally distressed
alibey1917
Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 3:02:20 PM

Rank: Advanced Member

Joined: 9/19/2018
Posts: 315
Neurons: 6,403
thar yazdı:
The problems of being faced with this impossible task began to have an effect on him, physically and mentally.

Tell = to have a visible effect, to become evident.

Tell

Alıntı:
9. VERB
If an unpleasant or tiring experience begins to tell, it begins to have a serious effect.
The pressure began to tell as rain closed in after 20 laps. [VERB]
The strains of office are beginning to tell on the prime minister. [VERB on noun]
Synonyms: have or take effect, register [informal], weigh, have force




Ie he became ill or mentally distressed


Thank you thar, I got it.
Users browsing this topic
Guest


Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.