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Moon Shine

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Vietnamese
Hi everyone. There is a thing that I can't understand when reading this sentencen. It was from a book named "If you find me" by Emily Murdoch. I hope you guys can help me figure out. Thanks a lot.

"Mama had groom worried enough to disguise her youngest daughter as “Robin” for the day and whisk her off to the speech therapist in town, a smart- lookin’ woman who diagnosed Jenessa with a condition called “selective mutism.”

I don't understand the meaning of the word "groom" here.

I don't know if it's a mistake (and the correct would be "grown" for example) or this is the intention of the author. Is there anyone reading this book?
 
  • Enquiring Mind

    Senior Member
    English - the Queen's
    My sister don’t talk much. When she does, it’s only to me, in moth-winged whispers, and only when we’re alone. By the time Ness turned six, Mama had grown worried enough to disguise her youngest daughter as “Robin” for the day and whisk her off to the speech therapist in town, a smart-lookin’ woman who diagnosed Jenessa with a condition called “selective mutism. (pgcmls.info)
    I agree with MBK. "Groom" makes no sense here.
     
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