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Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Date: Oct 08 2018

Topic: Reading

Author: englishteacher24/7

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La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Hi Mr. Alston,


I have encountered the same problem while posting my last comment, but kept trying though,and rewrote the review until it got posted.

12:02 PM Feb 21 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Can’t post yet.

04:09 PM Feb 20 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

You’re welcome, Fatemeh. I’ll keep trying to post the lesson.

07:48 PM Feb 16 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much 🙏

09:49 AM Feb 16 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Can’t post next lesson, will try again later.

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson No. 15.9 Explanation:


Let bygones be bygones=To forgive someone and start a new relationship.


A bone to pick with you= Having a grievance that needs to be talked out.


Reached out to me= Made an effort to make contact.


Have my back= To protect someone from harm.


Set the record straight= To provide a correct version of something.


Heads up= To give an alert or advance notice.


Next lesson, Bill continues his dialogue.

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi.Mr. Alston 


Thank you for correcting my mistakes.I edited 

12:36 PM Feb 12 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Sabaan Nee- Change to:”and let’s forget the past and restart our relationship” and “your sister contacted me” Good job.


Fatemeh- Change to: “that’s annoying me” and “your sister made contact with me to lessen any hurt feelings from you.” Very good job.


Amira- Excellent explanation.


Bora- Change to: “and will forget it as well.” Also, “when you made your decision” and “to avoid a misunderstanding.” Very good effort.

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Mr.Alston,


Janet ,I’ve forgiven you and will forget it  as well. However,I have a problem and want to discuss with you.


- Janet: What is it ?


- Bill : When you made your decision decision your sister called me for my emotions.It wasn’t a romantic thing.I want to explain in order to avoid a misunderstanding.


-Janet : Thanks for your warning


La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Hi Mr. Alston,


“Janet, I accept your apology and will throw it behind my back. However, I do have something to tell you.”


Janet: What is it? 


Bill: At the time of your decision, your sister tried to get in touch with me to support me emotionally, it wasn’t a romantic thing. I want to make things clear on this point.


Janet: Thanks for telling me.”

05:34 PM Feb 11 2019 |

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson 🙏
My answer is:
Bill: Janet, I forgive you and I will forget the events of the past. However, I want to talk to you about something that annoying me.
Janet: What is it?
Bill: At the time of your decision, your sister made contact with me to hurt my feelings for you. I want to make the true facts of this event clear.
Janet: Thanks for your advance notice.

03:42 PM Feb 11 2019 |

sabann_nee

sabann_nee

Turkey

Hi Mr.Alston


Bill: I accept your apology and we let’s forget the past and restart our relationship. However, I have an issue to solve with you.


Janet: What is it?


Bill: At the time of your decision, your sister contacted with me to come back. It wasn’t a romantic thing. I want to resolve this misunderstanding on this point.


Janet: Thank you for your enlightenment.

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson No. 15.9 “Reading between the lines”


Bill talks to Janet:


“Janet, I accept your apology and will let bygones be bygones. However, I do have a bone to pick with you.”


Janet: What is it? 


Bill: At the time of your decision, your sister reached out to me to have my back emotionally, it wasn’t a romantic thing. I want to set the record straight on this point.


Janet: Thanks for the heads up.


Question: Can you explain this dialogue?

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bora, you’re welcome, and thanks for your appreciative words.

06:24 AM Feb 11 2019 |

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bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hello Mr. Alston


I would like to thank you for helping us.


Have a great Sunday.


Regards

05:00 AM Feb 10 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson No. 14.8 Explanation:


Throwing you under the bus= To betray a friend or ally for selfish reasons.


Beg your pardon= Saying you’re sorry for making a mistake.


Get the better part of me= To allow something to take over you.


On the double= To do something very quickly.


You all did a very good job on your explanations, we’ll move on to Bill’s response on the next lesson.

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bora, very good explanation. Change to “I truly regret my wrong decision, delete “am”.

09:32 AM Feb 09 2019 |

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hello Mr. Alston 


Janet means I  truly regret my wrong decision,I am sorry about what happened,I want to resume our dating

01:16 AM Feb 09 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Sabann Nee – Good explanation; “she let her emotions” was in the past tense. Correct yours to “I listened to the voice of my emotions.”


Fatemeh – Overall good explanation, change “selfishly” to “selfish.” Change your sentence to “I thought I could control my emotions.”


Amira – Very accurate explanation, keep up your good work.


Good job everyone. Next lesson, boyfriend Bill talking to Janet.

09:52 PM Feb 08 2019 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Hi Mr. Alston,


“I deeply regret leaving you behind and I hope you forgive me. I let my emotions drive me, even knowing that you would have been here beside me when I needed you. Can we continue from where we stopped?”

10:14 AM Feb 06 2019 |

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