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Old 11-28-2009, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Zoe View Post
But suppose that before that sentence, the author had been describing the activities of Thanksgiving Day. He had just described the noon meal. And then: "The snow fell nor did it cease to fall."

Wouldn't you have a fairly good idea of what the writer meant?
I don't see how that setup clarifies the meaning. I could understand that sentence only in the sense that I can understand these sentences:

I don't have no money.
Don't be going nowhere without telling me.

Which is to say, I had to make inferences to draw a reasonable conclusion about what the speaker could possibly have meant since the sentence at face value doesn't make sense.