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Austen answers

By Debra Dobbins


Answers to yesterday's quiz questions: The gerund is “flattering.” The quote comes from Chapter 14 of Pride and Prejudice.

Oh, in case you're wondering, here is Mr. Collins' reply to Mr. Bennet's question:

`They arise chiefly from what is passing at the time, and though I sometimes amuse myself with suggesting and arranging such little elegant compliments as may be adapted to ordinary occasions, I always wish to give them as unstudied an air as possible.''

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