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Language Questions / Re: thinking about John
« Last post by admin on Today at 04:03:37 pm »
I think you need to reduce the level of ambiguity.

For example: I didn't sleep because I was thinking about John.
I spent all night dreaming about John.
etc
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Language Questions / Re: ---- the Great Agony
« Last post by admin on Today at 04:01:35 pm »
She was totally dedicated to writing poetry - it possessed her and she could not struggle to do anything else.
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Language Questions / Re: ---- he splayed us
« Last post by admin on Today at 04:00:27 pm »
He moved their legs apart
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Language Questions / Re: happend part II
« Last post by admin on Today at 03:58:38 pm »
Only a works here. And even that needs a little correction. You cannot leave "before" hanging - it needs to be "before then" or something similar.
Or you could change it to: ... must have started dieting earlier.
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not true = false
The things you tell me can’t be true and false at the same time, in other words: they are either true or they are not true but they cannot be both.
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Language Questions / happend part II
« Last post by navi on Today at 06:32:13 am »
Tom says: My God, Jeff, you have lost a lot of weight!
Jeff replies: New Year's resolution.
Tom says:
a. This can't have happened since New Year's. You must have started dieting before.
b. This hasn't happened since New Year's. You must have started dieting before.
c. This didn't happen since New Year's. You must have started dieting before.


Are the sentences a-c grammatically correct and can they be used in this context?

The idea is that all this change couldn't have happened in such a short time and therefore the process of losing weight began before New Year's.

Many thanks
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Language Questions / ---- he splayed us
« Last post by t k on Today at 04:11:28 am »
She offered him her piece of ice and before we knew it, he was running toward us. He knocked the ice out of her hand into the dirt and shoved us both into the car. First he displayed us, then he splayed us. All our lives were like that: he would parade us like virgins through Babylon, then humiliate us like whores in Babylon.  (from Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison; a larger context is here; use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "he splayed us".  Thanks.  --- tk
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Café / Re: Fires in Australia
« Last post by davel on January 20, 2020, 02:20:23 pm »
Great news about the rains!

Another aspect that has been in the press here in Britain is the devastating effects on the wildlife and how some species may take decades to recover.
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Language Questions / Re: "starting a new job"
« Last post by LouisHuman on January 20, 2020, 12:37:34 pm »
Most of the difficulties of the net are faced here for the users. The natural way of the how to receive a credit card payment is identified for the field. The posture is ensured for humans. The skills are vital for the field. The tips did for humans. the monitoring is owed for humans. the skills are empowered for the field ND such goals.
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Café / Re: A bit dusty today.
« Last post by Bertha on January 20, 2020, 11:43:52 am »
Oh, my goodness.  The only silver lining to that is there was some rain following.  Take care.
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