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Penz
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:12:52 AM

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Context- Harry and all are walking down a tunnel.
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'Well... your parents appointed me your guardian,' said Sirius stiffly. 'If anything happened to them... '
Harry waited. Did Sirius mean what he thought he meant?

Does "waited" mean stop speaking or stop moving and why?


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Sirius turned right around to look at him;

Does "right" mean immediately or "completely" and why?


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Silently they tramped through the grounds, the castle lights growing slowly larger.

Tramp means "to walk noisily or heavily" but here "silently" is stated? And walking with weariness also don't fit in the context.


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But then, out of the darkness, they heard a yelping, a whining; a dog in pain...

I looked them up on YouTube and they sound almost the same! Is there any difference?


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He was crouched in all fours, his hands over his head.

If the person was crouching on all fours, including the hands, how would the hands be, at the same time, over their head?
thar
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:48:30 AM

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Penz wrote:
Context- Harry and all are walking down a tunnel.
Quote:
'Well... your parents appointed me your guardian,' said Sirius stiffly. 'If anything happened to them... '
Harry waited. Did Sirius mean what he thought he meant?

Does "waited" mean stop speaking or stop moving and why?


Quote:
Sirius turned right around to look at him;

Does "right" mean immediately or "completely" and why?


Quote:
Silently they tramped through the grounds, the castle lights growing slowly larger.

Tramp means "to walk noisily or heavily" but here "silently" is stated? And walking with weariness also don't fit in the context.


Quote:
But then, out of the darkness, they heard a yelping, a whining; a dog in pain...

I looked them up on YouTube and they sound almost the same! Is there any difference?


Quote:
He was crouched in all fours, his hands over his head.

If the person was crouching on all fours, including the hands, how would the hands be, at the same time, over their head?




said Sirius stiffly. 'If anything happened to them... '
Harry waited. Did Sirius mean what he thought he meant?
This is all about him talking.
The ..... shows Sirius didn't finish the sentence. Harry waited for him to say more. To explain.


right around
it modifies around, how far he turned to look at him directly, rather than looking at him sideways

tramped generally means effort, so whatever is tiring, in the context.

yelp and whine are pretty onomatopoeic. Like the sounds of the words. So a yelp is sharp and rising (you just trod on your dog's paw) and a whine is longer, softer (the dog is complaining, is hurt)


Penz
Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021 1:23:53 AM

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Quote 1
Harry wasn't waiting for him to end his speech. He was just thinking what he had heard as he was surprised. Does this mean he stopped walking down the tunnel or just waited a few seconds to reply?

Quote 2
So the "right" means "completely" rather than "immediately" when used in turn right around?

I think you missed the last quote (Sirius had just turned into human again).

Thank you so much!
Audiendus
Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021 1:50:34 AM
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Penz wrote:
Quote 1
Harry wasn't waiting for him to end his speech. Wasn't he? I think he probably was. He was just thinking what he had heard as he was surprised. Does this mean he stopped walking down the tunnel or just waited a few seconds to reply? I don't think he stopped walking. There would be no reason for him to do so.

Quote 2
So the "right" means "completely" rather than "immediately" when used in turn right around? Yes.
Penz
Posted: Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:08 AM

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Thanks a ton!
Now just the last quote.
Context - Black has just turned man from a dog.
Penz
Posted: Saturday, October 16, 2021 4:15:18 AM

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Is there not enough context in the last quote?
Penz
Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2021 1:32:30 PM

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Please answer.
Audiendus
Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2021 8:46:03 PM
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Penz wrote:
Quote:
He was crouched in all fours, his hands over his head.

If the person was crouching on all fours, including the hands, how would the hands be, at the same time, over their head?

I don't know. It does seem strange.
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