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Topic: Heart burns?
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:35:57 PM
Ah, I see. Thank you!

Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?
Topic: Heart burns?
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 3:18:17 PM
Quote:
I got my eyes set on you
My heart is burning red


I don't understand the use of the verb burn here. What is she saying? She's experiencing heart burns? d'oh! The line I got my eyes set on you shows that she's obviously in love with the person whom she's got eyes on. But the next line just confuses me!

Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?
Topic: Why do we say ON a tv show but IN a movie?
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 4:08:54 PM
For example, we say "Previously on Wallander" or "Previously on Lost", ect. If we want to talk about an actor on a tv show, usually we are going to say:

*Insert actor's name* is on *insert tv show*.

Kenneth Brannagh is on Wallander.


But when it comes to feature films we use the word "in":

*Insert actor's name* is in *insert movie title*.

Kate Winslet is in Titanic.



Mmmm Think I've always been curious as to why.


Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?
Topic: Was/Were & Got: do they mean the same thing?
Posted: Thursday, June 2, 2011 4:35:14 PM
The car was stolen
The car got stolen


I got kidnapped
I was kidnapped



Is there a difference in meaning?

Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?
Topic: What does 'I'd rather age' mean?
Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:04:34 PM
You never call or listen to me, anyway
I'd rather age than sit around and wait all day


Does it mean 'I'd rather die than wait for you to call'? Or does it simply mean 'I'd rather get old than do nothing all day'? d'oh!



Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?
Topic: Your -ing or You -ing?
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:14:49 PM
By the way, I heard "I like your being honest" in an episode of 7th Heaven.

Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?
Topic: Your -ing or You -ing?
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:07:12 PM
I don't think my question was clear enough as no one seems to understand what I meant. =/ So here's what I did, I searched other forums/sites for similar questions to mine and here's what I found:

http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/17255-appreciate-you-your-taking-time.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080513125550AAOZ4qr

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=190411

So... did that help understand my question?

Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?
Topic: Your -ing or You -ing?
Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:56:22 PM
Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
I have a hunch that your and you're have been muddled here.

No. I know the difference between your and you're.

Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?
Topic: Your -ing or You -ing?
Posted: Friday, February 18, 2011 8:33:15 PM
I like you being honest.
I like your being honest.

I can't stand him being so mean.
I can't stand his being so mean.

I appreciate your coming here.
I appreciate you coming here.

They didn't like my being there.
They didn't like me being there.


Are both grammatically okay? If so, is one more formal than the other?(Because I have heard both used in different circumstances)


Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?
Topic: please, don't mind my accent
Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 7:04:23 PM
Thanks for the fast replies!

Is it wrong to decide someone is such a great person because they're so much like you?

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