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Tiffany offers to deliver a letter to Nikki, if in return he will be her partner in an upcoming dance competition.

What is the meaning of confusing sentence?

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I guess the confusing bit is if in return.

When you do something for somebody, you might expect them to do something for you as well. You are expecting them to do something in return.

Often this is agreed in advance, for example:

Me: Can you pick up my dry cleaning on the way home?
You: Sure, I can do that- if you bring some pizza for dinner in return.

What the confusing sentence means is that Tiffany offers to deliver Pat's letter to Nikki if Pat agrees to be Tiffany's partner in the dance competition.

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