My first language is Spanish and I can't understand this question about a book (The butterfly lion):

What dot did he have at school?

The story is about a kid who have some troubles in school with his professor and colleagues, that's all what I can say after reading two pages.

Does the term 'dot' make sense here? Or is a mistake? I'm sure this is not referring to the school marks.

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    Offer some more context, please. – emsoff Jul 16 '14 at 0:03
  • Done, that's all what I can say. – cdonts Jul 16 '14 at 0:09
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    It would help if you could excerpt the sentences preceding this one, and indicate what book or at least what kind of book you have found it in. – choster Jul 16 '14 at 0:19
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    It's not a pointless question to a non-English speaker, but it is nonsensical English without more information. – John Deters Jul 16 '14 at 1:05
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    I've read the first chapter and a few pages into the second (whatever Amazon lets me read for free) [far enough that he has run away from school, met a woman and apparently started on his adventure] and a dot makes no sense. It's got to be a typo in your teacher's material. – Jim Jul 16 '14 at 2:17

It is definitely a mistake if the question is referring to the narrator's experience (in the first chapter). The word dot was probably supposed to be diet ("of Latin and stew and rugby and..."). There are not dots of any sort, real or metaphorical, to be found in the chapter.

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