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BSG3
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 12:11:16 AM

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Hi, I want to know is the grammatically correct? Thank you.

A welcome home surprise! This one totally surprised me right after my 5 days of vacation with my family. Couldn’t be more happier. My boyfriend surprised me with an iPhone X as a welcome back gift. He immediately stole my heart.
Romany
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 6:04:34 AM
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Hhmm. Well, it should be: "Couldn't be more happy" or "Couldn't be happier" grammatically.

But also the idiom "to steal someones heart" is incorrectly used here. If it's someone's boyfriend then they stole one's heart already. They wouldn't BE their boyfriend if they hadn't done so.

So to use the sentence as it is above seems as though her boyfriend is someone she was just with, but didn't care about much. It was only when he gave her an expensive present that she declared her love for him. Which makes her sound like a really nasty person.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, September 14, 2018 12:39:32 PM

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I agree with Romany -- "Couldn't be more happy" or "Couldn't be happier" works better. As for the last line, you could say, "He has my heart", meaning he has all your love.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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