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Moises de SouzaSuper Member!


Could you explain the meaning of the sentence (in bold). I didn’t understand.

She had a lot of hooks to draw upon, the chief one being that she had desired anonymity. Her attempt to hide behind a pen name had, instead, made her more intriguing. 

Thank You!

06:12 PM Aug 05 2015 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

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Hi there,

A “hook” is something that gets attention. To “draw upon” (or “draw on”) means to use something that you have saved. What the writer is saying in the above sentence is that the fact that the woman wanted to be anonymous and write using a “pen name” actually brought more attention to herself.

It’s an unusual sentence! I hope this helps.



06:08 AM Aug 09 2015 |