English

Look at this cell phone. It's like a chameleon.
- What do you mean by that?
-It changes its color accoring to the temperature. It's yellow now, but when it's hot, it becomes red. But when it's cold, it changes into blue.
- Wow! I just can't believe it!
====================
In this dialogue what is the meanings of the following expressions:
1. when it's hot.
2. when the cellphone is hot.
3. when the weather is hot.

4. when it's cold
5. when the cell phone is cold
6. when the weather is cold

(What does 'it' refer to? the cellphone or the weather or the temperature? Does 'it' refer to the cell phone? Or does it refer to the weather because 'it' is an impersonal pronoun which doesn't refer to anything.)

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 97
asked by rfvv
  1. It is meant to refer to the weather, but also can be interpreted to refer to the cellphone. If the air temperature is hot or cold, whatever is in that air gets hot or cold, too. In this case, it probably means both the air and the phone, but really refers to weather/air temperature.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0
    posted by Reed

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. English

    1. The cell phone vibrates when somebody calls me. 2. The cell phone vibrates when someone calls me at the phone. 3. The cell phone vibrates when a text message comes/arrives. 4. The cell phone vibrates when a text message is sent

    asked by rfvv on October 18, 2017
  2. Statistics

    The proportion of students who own a cell phone on college campuses across the country has increased tremendously over the past few years. It is estimated that approximately 90% of students now own a cell phone and 10% do not own

    asked by Mackenzie on December 3, 2014
  3. English

    Look at this cell phone. It's like a chameleon. - What do you mean by that? -It changes its color accoring to the temperature. ================ Can we use "What's that supposed to mean?" instead of 'What do you mean by that?" Are

    asked by rfvv on April 4, 2016
  4. English

    1. The cell phone vibrates. 2. The specific cell phone (I showed you before) vibrates. 3. Any cell phone vibrates. 4. The cell phone is vibrating. [Does #1 mean #2 or #3? In #4, the specific phone is vibrating. So, no problem.

    asked by rfvv on October 17, 2017
  5. Statistics

    Q1:(a) Make a relative frequency table of the data. Enter your answers to three decimal places. Cell Phone Owned Relative Frequency Android smartphone iPhone smartphone Blackberry smartphone Cell phone not smartphone No cell phone

    asked by Robert on March 13, 2017
  6. Statistics

    Professor does not teach from a book so am not sure how to apply this problem to the regression equation. Thanks in advance. Problem below. Cell Phone Mins= 3.5*cost + 25 where cell phone mins measure the number of minutes per

    asked by SROBSON on April 17, 2011
  7. Statistics

    I have a take home test I am working on. Any help would be appreciated. Professor does not teach from a book so am not sure how to apply this problem to the regression equation. Thanks in advance. Problem below. Cell Phone Mins=

    asked by SROBSON on April 17, 2011
  8. Economics

    The strongest argument to favor government regulation of cell phone service grids is that A. there are too many cell phone service towers B. the government could provide better cell phone service C. in some metropolitan areas

    asked by Bailey on May 22, 2014
  9. Statistics

    12. The proportion of students who own a cell phone on college campuses across the country has increased tremendously over the past few years. It is estimated that approximately 94% of students now own a cell phone. Twenty five

    asked by Rodney on April 19, 2012
  10. English Expression

    Have you got your health checked? We have to go the hospital to get your medical certificate. After the 5th period, let's go out. He doesn't seem to have classes after 5th period(class). As I don't have classes as well, we can go

    asked by John on April 17, 2008

More Similar Questions