Mon 6 May, 2013 08:54 am
A book's text: In superlatives, the fairest of her daughters Eve is still with us: Sir E. Cassel's Christmas gift to the hospitals of $50000 is only the latest of many acts of splendid munificence by which he has benefited his fellows before now; this gift is no more(latest or not) of those 'before now' than Eve is her own daughter.
I have several questions, but it seems not good to splash them out at once, so one after another; could you tell me what it means by IS STILL WITH US?
It means that Eve is still alive (amongst the living ...with us ... on earth). She is not a dead parrot.
When people are dead, some people prefer to say they are "no longer with us".
But after reading the text 3 times, I still can't get a handle on why the writer condemns the usage; why does he say?:
this gift is no more(latest or not) of those 'before now' than Eve is her own daughter.