I married her a year ago," said John, "I told you I built a house in the East end

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''I married her a year ago," said John, “I told you I built a house in the East end. The belted -I mean the Colonel-is there, too,”
(a) Who is the speaker here?
(b) Who married whom?
© Which word in the extract is a synonym of ‘constructed’?


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(a) John A Pescud is the speaker.
(b) John married Jessie.
© The word is ‘built’.