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Turnpike
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 8:35:42 AM
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There are too many variations of "to have" here.
Can you please paraphrase the sentence in bold letters?

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He is expectant because London may give them the chances they want. For himself, he
feels confident. His fear is around his wife. Yet it is in order not to
disappoint her that he has come. Already in London he is acting
despite his own wishes. Already he is going along with a plan he has
not made. For the wife, London has become all that she has never had,
all that she does not know. But the he reckons that although the fruit-bottling factory where she
works pays badly, much of what she has had is worth having.
He fears to disappoint her and he fears not
to take a good chance for them both.
thar
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 8:42:23 AM

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much of what she had [the benefits that she possessed, in the past]
is worth having [is valuable, worthy]

subject verb complement
much of what she had is worth having
Turnpike
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022 8:50:39 AM
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thar wrote:


much of what she had [the benefits that she possessed, in the past]
is worth having [is valuable, worthy]

subject verb complement
much of what she had is worth having

"Much of what she had is worth having" is still meaningless but not unmeaningful. :)
Thank you Thar.
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