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Evening, dear Englishforum.

I was watching Sherlock Homles movie .

There is the part of the dialoge which is confused me a bit. (<<< Did I write grammatically correct?):

~ Lestrade! Do stop loetiering by the door and come in.
~ How did you know it was me?
~ The regulation tread was unmarkable.

How am I supposed to understand the highlighted part of the sentence.
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He means that policemen walk a certain way, and as Lestrade walks this way Holmes was able to identify him by the sound of his footsteps.
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I was watching a Sherlock Holmes movie .

There is the part of the dialogue which is confused me a bit.
~ Lestrade! Do stop loitering by the door and come in.
~ How did you know it was me?
~ The regulation tread was unremarkable / unmistakable. (I think is should be unmistakable.)

The tread is the pattern on the bottom of the boots.

"regulation" means that the pattern is specified in regulations (probably the police department regulations.)

The boots make a sound when Lestrade walks. Holmes recognizes the sound.



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I was watching a Sherlock Holmes moive < done. Thank you, Alpecca
There is the part of the dialogue which confused me. Done. Thank you, Alpecca

Do stop loitering.. Done

Blue Jay and Alpecca, thank you very much! Now it is totally clear for me.
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I don't think tread here refers to the tread pattern on the sole of the boot. Boots back then didn't have them. I would imagine that policemen at that time wore hobnail boots, which were very common.

First of all, this dialogue is from "the abominable bride". I am from India and here I am to help you getting rid of the confusion. 'Tread' means footsteps and 'regulation' means the act or process of regulating. Therefore, the line, "The regulation tread is unmistakeable" means that 'the pattern of footsteps cannot go unrecognised'. Lestrade told Sherlock, "how did you know it was me?" Consequently, Holmes replied, "The regulation tread is unmistakeable; lighter than Jones, heavier than Gregson."

I hope I can make my point clear. Thank you for reading.

Danilunmarkable

No. This is not what he said. He said unmistakable.

Maybe you were confused by that. I certainly was.

CJ

Whoops! I just realized.

Why am I replying to a post from two years ago?

And why are so many others doing the same?

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