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Windows 7: Wonderful English from Around the World

30 Jun 2010   #51
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Personally, prepositions are the most difficult part of English for me. I never know, or I think I know but I', not sure, if it's in or on, to or for etc.

For instance, take the first sentence of this post. To my ear it sounds correct to say it as I wrote it, but it sounds as correct if I end that sentence in English for me, in English to me or of English to me.
All of the red text is correct, it is just a matter of preference.

Your example is like when I was teaching a scripting class with 40 students. I ask them all to write a simple script. I had 40 different scripts that ALL did the same thing.
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30 Jun 2010   #52
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Some compound words are interesting. A good example is breakfast. Is it because you are fasting when you sleep, when you wake up you break fast?
Again that is correct you are breaking your fast!
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01 Jul 2010   #53
Kari

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Some compound words are interesting. A good example is breakfast. Is it because you are fasting when you sleep, when you wake up you break fast?
Again that is correct you are breaking your fast!
Really? That was meant to be a joke!
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01 Jul 2010   #54
Scotteq

Windows 7 (x64)
 
 

It's correct, Kari - just *very* old usage. Meaning people spoke English like that a few hundred years ago.

Today we usually just 'have breakfast'.
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01 Jul 2010   #55
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Some compound words are interesting. A good example is breakfast. Is it because you are fasting when you sleep, when you wake up you break fast?
Again that is correct you are breaking your fast!
Really? That was meant to be a joke!
That is so funny...you made a joke and it was real. Love it!
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