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About English
« on: May 06, 2013, 06:16:18 am »
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What the difference of someone and somebody?
heh, what is difference "This is" and "It is"? :-\
« Last Edit: May 06, 2013, 09:18:22 pm by Kemaweyan »

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Re: Юмор (Humor)
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 04:11:06 pm »
But this guy reminds me someone on this forum... :-X
Who? Or is it a secret? :D
I don't know his name.

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What the difference of someone and somebody?
heh, what is difference "This is" and "It is"? :-\
This is a demonstrative pronoun. (when you use 'this', you almost point to the thing/person you are talking about)
It is a pronoun.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2013, 06:00:49 pm by Kameyu a Kepekmì »
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Re: Юмор (Humor)
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 06:15:47 pm »
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This is a demonstrative pronoun.
It is a pronoun.
Thank you, but me it nothing means...

Как я пишу по английски:
1. Ищу необходимые слова в "google translate".
2. Расставляю их в правильном порядке, некоторые я знаю где должны стоять, а что не знаю расставляю так, чтоб красивей звучало.  ;D

Что я иногда забываю использовать:
1. is, are, am, have, has и конечно же любимая do. :)
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 10:29:05 am by vitalik_b »

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Re: About English
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 09:20:01 pm »
I think it's an important subject and it's better to create a separate topic for this.
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Re: About English
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 08:49:31 am »
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What the difference of someone and somebody?
heh, what is difference "This is" and "It is"? :-\

I don't think there is any difference at all between someone and somebody. I think it just depends where you are from which one you use, and hear most often.

AS for "this is" vs "it is"... I think it depends on usage. There might be some overlap. Here are the most common uses:

This is my friend, Kemaweyan. (You wouldn't normally say "it is" here if you are introducing him. Using "It is" here would make it an answer to "Who is this guy?")

This tree is huge. It is the tallest one I have ever seen. (Already used this, using "it" to avoid repeating is definitely more common.)

It is raining. (Wouldn't say "this is" here)

It is fun to help people with language. (Much more common to say "it is" rather than "this is" in this kind of sentence)


So I'd maybe say that most commonly, "This is.." is a way to introduce or point to something and then talk about it. "It is.." can then be used to further talk about it. Otherwise "It is.." is a more generic broad idiomatic thing.
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Re: About English
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 06:01:10 pm »
Ok. Thanks.

Next...

I often hear the phrase "are you know". This is equivalent to the phrase "I don't know"?

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Re: About English
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 06:09:12 pm »
Are you know... I never heard nor saw this.
Maybe:
Are you known?
Are you knowing?
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Re: About English
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 06:17:40 pm »
Maybe I am wrong to write this sentence, but it is translated as "I don't know".

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Re: About English
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 08:07:29 pm »
was it "Do you know?" or maybe, "uhhh, you know.."

I've never heard of "Are you know".

Most people just say, "I don't know", or some lazy pronunciation of that if they want to say "I don't know". Or "I have no idea" Or "I haven't a clue" or "No clue/No idea" or "Clueless" or something.

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