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Itasan



Joined: 05 Nov 2003
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Location: Yokohama, Japan

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: a pot of soup Reply with quote

"A pot of soup bubbled away on the stove."
1. Is the pot itself on the stove? Or does it
show the quantity of the soup - a potful of soup?
2. Just the steam went up and the soup stays, right?

Thank you.
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markkarina



Joined: 19 May 2007
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Location: Denver Colorado

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:16 am    Post subject: somewhat Reply with quote

I can tell this is from a book you are reading. It means that while people were busy doing something else a pot of soup bubbled away on the stove in the background. The phrase is used to create an image or setting in the back ground.
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Itasan



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much. Do you think
some of the soup spilled out of the pot?
Anyway, the fire should have been turned
off some time before, right?
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markkarina



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:48 am    Post subject: Maybe Reply with quote

I don't think the soup spilled over and if this is a book then the comment on the soup was just something in the background to make reference to. The comment about the soup probably was meant to show how someone or some people had something more important to do. Like if the person cooking had a romantic visitor and they forgot about the soup!!!
I am sure they would have turned it off later.
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