Runner, THANK YOU!
This is precious! You don't know how disarming (in the negative sense) can be to find a sentence you really can't understand...because it doesn't follow an immediate logic. I mean, if don't know it, you don't know it. There's nothing you can do.
I guess I'll use that a lot. In the forum I notice you all tend to use a more colloquial English than the written one (I mean books and magazines) and it's the one I have more difficulties with... so this is a great help!
You're the next one on my wine-present list (if you like wine at all!)