Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
1
Language Questions / love you so much
« Last post by navi on September 17, 2021, 12:47:07 pm »
1) I don't know why I love you so.

Does that mean:
a) I don't know why I love you the way I do.
or
b) I don't know why I love you so much.

In this case, at the end of the day, the difference is immaterial, I suppose, but the question is whether 'so' can be used instead of 'so much'.

Could
2) I don't know why the police questioned me so.
mean
2a) I don't know why the police questioned me so much.

Gratefully,
Navi
2
Language Questions / Re: ---- Lamartine meanderings
« Last post by admin on September 10, 2021, 09:49:39 am »
Once again I am no expert but it would seem that Alphonse de Lamartine spent much of his life searching for God. It would not have been a straight path but one that meandered. Presumably Madame Bovary was of similar ilk.
3
Language Questions / Re: ---- offer one's suffering
« Last post by admin on September 10, 2021, 09:45:01 am »
I am not an expert but maybe this will help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8n41-m70MA
4
Language Questions / ---- Lamartine meanderings
« Last post by t k on September 08, 2021, 05:01:29 am »
She let herself glide along with Lamartine meanderings, listened to harps on lakes, to all the songs of dying swans, to the falling of the leaves, the pure virgins ascending to heaven, and the voice of the Eternal discoursing down the valleys. ( Madame Bovary, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/2413/2413-h/2413-h.htm )

Please explain "Lamartine meanderings".  Thanks.  --- tk
5
Language Questions / ---- offer one's suffering
« Last post by t k on September 08, 2021, 04:50:11 am »
What does "offer one's suffering to God" mean?  Thanks.  --- tk
6
Language Questions / Re: be excited
« Last post by Takashi on September 04, 2021, 01:51:19 pm »
Thank you very much indeed, Darryl!

Everything is clear now.

I really appreciate your showing me a better sentence.

Takashi
7
Language Questions / Re: be excited
« Last post by Darryl on September 04, 2021, 12:10:45 pm »
Yes, it means as you suggest, that since the drama ending is in the future (will end), she is longing to learn how the drama will end.
However, the sentence is a little unnatural, I think.
Perhaps 'Mary is keen to learn how the drama will end'.
8
Language Questions / be excited
« Last post by Takashi on September 03, 2021, 04:22:42 pm »
I'd appreciate it if you could help me with the following sentence.

"Mary is excited to learn how the drama will end."

Could you tell me if it means "Mary is longing to learn how the drama will end" or "Mary is excited because she has just learned how the drama will end."

If the sentence were "Mary was excited to hear the news," it would mean "Mary was excited when she heard the news," not "Mary was longing to hear the news."

Thank you very much.

Takashi
9
Language Questions / Re: Readings in "Can he always be wrong?"
« Last post by Nananara on September 02, 2021, 06:19:24 am »
Thank you so much.
10
Language Questions / Re: guarantee satisfaction for customers, or to customers
« Last post by admin on September 01, 2021, 04:31:22 pm »
Thanks Bertha
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10