If ...., I then have to solve a riddle involving a fish and a rake.

What is the meaning of solve a riddle involving a fish and a rake in the above sentence?

  • What exactly do you not understand? – Michael Rybkin Apr 19 '18 at 4:50
  • I know riddle meaning, fish meaning, don't know rake, and don't understand the whole phrase altogether – Maryam Apr 19 '18 at 4:59
  • You should do a dictionary search for "rake". You should also provide the source of the quote. – James K Apr 19 '18 at 6:46

This is how dictionaries define the word rake: a rake is a gardening tool that consists of a pole with a toothed crossbar or fine tines at the end, used especially for drawing together cut grass or smoothing loose soil or gravel. Here's a picture of it:

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The phrase to involve something means to have or include something as a necessary or integral part or result. Once again, I got all that information straight from a dictionary.

Finally, this is what that sentence fragment is saying:

I then have to solve a riddle (a puzzle) that includes (incorporates, contains, consists of) two things: a fish (the kind of fish that swims in water) and a rake.

I think that's as simple as you can possibly break this down.

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