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Discussion in 'English Only' started by germanictamoon, May 31, 2011.

  1. germanictamoon Senior Member

    India, West Uttar Pradesh
    Hindi (West Uttar Pradesh)
    Dear sirs and madams, there is a sentence from an American novel set in New York. The sentence is as follows: ''I used to pull the wagon back and forth to the grocery and liquor store, and meet arriving guests.'' What is the meaning of sentence 'pull the wagon back and forth to the grocery and liquor store' ? Is it an idiomatic phrase?
    Thank you very much.
     
  2. Myridon

    Myridon Senior Member

    Texas
    English - US
    Why do you think it might be?
    From what you have given us, there is no reason to think it is not literal.
    When quoting from a published work, you should give the title and author. You are allowed to quote up to four lines and you can paraphrase the story to give us more context.
     
  3. pob14 Senior Member

    Central Illinois
    American English
    I agree with Myridon. When I was a baby, my mother had a little red wagon like this one that she pulled to the grocery store and the laundromat (she didn't go to the liquor store much :)), with me in it. She didn't drive, so that was how she got groceries home.
     
  4. germanictamoon Senior Member

    India, West Uttar Pradesh
    Hindi (West Uttar Pradesh)
    Thank you very much pob14. Actually here in Indian milieu I was unable to understand what a wagon ( and Wikipidea article about wagon was not corroborating with the wagon mentioned in the sentence ) is.
     

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