At a post office
Post Master: Now, here’s the number 4768 for your parcel, and I’l put the registration sticker on as well.
Man: Oh, could a bad dog bite a parcel like it bit your leg?
Post Master: Oh, sure it could, especially if it were chocolates and the dog had a sweet tooth. Ha, ha, ha.
Post Master: Now, we’ll write the same number 4768 on your registration receipt and you keep this receipt and I’ll keep your parcel.
… especially if it were chocolates and the dog had a sweet tooth.
1- What does “the dog” refer to?
Does it refer to “bad dog”?
… and the dog had a sweet tooth. <<<
2- Is the basic form of the above sentence like this:
- “and if the dog had a sweet tooth.”