he'd been back there

< Previous | Next >

dichelson

Senior Member
Italy/Italian
Hello: In the following excerpt I'm not sure about the meaning of "he'd been back there":

"He came to the dirt road that veered off the highway just past the grove of cottonwoods. It was blocked, of course, but now he'd been back there, he knew the way, and he could make it quickly on foot".

Does that mean that he had already been there? Thank you
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    Yes. You should be wary of copying some of these phrasings in your own writing, I would note. This is not the way many people would have phrased it. This phrasing, rather, suggests a man that thinks rapidly and speaks abruptly and in an informal and loose manner.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top