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Postby pdh0224 » Sun Oct 24, 2004 8:35 pm

Dear teacher,

"In fact, we have been planning for an event such as this literally since we walked through the doors of H.H.S. back in 2001," Mr. Thompson said.

Q : What does "back" function in the sentence?

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Postby Alan » Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:18 am

Adverbial. It means 'a long time ago/all the way back (in time)'.

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