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4 April, 02:14

In the following description, the narrator describes the relationship between Rip and his wife, Dame Van Winkle. Which underlined phrase shows how the Dame's behavior comically affects Rip? "Morning, noon, and night, her tongue was incessantly going, and everything he said or did was sure to produce a torrent of household eloquence. Rip had but one way of replying to all lectures of the kind, and that, by frequent use, had grown into a habit. He shrugged his shoulders, shook his head, cast up his eyes, but said nothing. This, however, always provoked a fresh volley from his wife, so that he was fain to draw off his forces, and take to the outside of the house-the only side which in truth belongs to a henpecked husband." Question 5 options:

A. her tongue was incessantly going

B. a torrent of household eloquence

C. He shrugged his shoulders, shook his head, cast up his eyes, but said nothing. D. a fresh volley from his wife

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  1. 4 April, 03:13
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    C. He shrugged his shoulders, shook his head, cast up his eyes, but said nothing.
  2. 4 April, 04:00
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    C. He shrugged his shoulders, shook his head, cast up his eyes, but said nothing.

    Explanation:

    These phrase shows how the Dame's behavior comically affects Rip because it describes the actions he did to pretend that he was listening to his wife. The intensive hours a day he had listened to her were enough to make from his actions a custom, so he had to shrug his shoulders, shake his head, cast up his eyes, but say nothing. In addition, he preferred to stay outside, far away from her domain.
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