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Offline t k

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---- he rated being taken in as a prisoner
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:53:23 am »
He could not shake the death of the Japanese prisoner. It had been wrong somehow. When the Jap hadn't been killed the first time, he rated being taken in as a prisoner. But it was more than that. He should have stayed.  (from The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "he rated being taken in as a prisoner".  Thanks.  --- tk

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Re: ---- he rated being taken in as a prisoner
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 12:02:46 pm »
He thought being taken prisoner to be a better option than death.
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Re: ---- he rated being taken in as a prisoner
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 01:44:46 pm »
Thanks, Duncan.  If he is thinking about "the Jap" as a prisoner, why not "he rated taking in as a prisoner"?  Thanks again.  --- tk

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Re: ---- he rated being taken in as a prisoner
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 10:20:41 am »
Is 'he' the Jap??

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Re: ---- he rated being taken in as a prisoner
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 05:36:04 am »
Oh, does 'he' point to the Japanese soldier?  Then I understand.  Thanks, Darryl.  --- tk