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I don't really get the meaning of this sentence. Are he saying to look at the teeth? why is the past tense "looked" used here?


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He's using the past tense "looked" since he's trying to process that's what he just did. He uses the word "look" to mean "examine" or "check," so he had completed the process of examining the dog's big teeth. He says it out loud because it's so strange, and not someone does every day. This is also noted with the word "just," which indicates that it's an action that happened in the immediate past. Ex: Just ordered a new, expensive dining room table for my house. It'll arrive tomorrow. Ex: Just spoke to Harry Styles. What a wild moment.

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