San
Lv 5

What does whole mean?

His parents did not approve of his becoming a voice actor after studying for four whole years in the medical school.

What does "whole" in "four whole years" mean? Is this just for emphasis? Thanks!

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    You're correct it is put in there to emphasize the amount of time, the full 4 years, he spent at medical school. 

     It helps draw a stronger contrast to the field in which he studied in opposition to the career he now has as a voice actor.

  • 3 weeks ago

    It means complete, entire, full, and total.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    It means 4 entire years.

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