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Language Questions / Re: a long walk and tennis lesson
« Last post by Darryl on Today at 12:12:57 pm »
What a difference an a makes.  :)
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Language Questions / Re: a long walk and tennis lesson
« Last post by admin on Today at 12:07:26 pm »
1. Every day, he has a long walk and tennis lesson.
2. Every day, he has a long walk and a tennis lesson.
vive la différence
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Café / Re: Two men in a desert
« Last post by admin on Today at 12:02:48 pm »
 :D
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Café / Re: Two men in a desert
« Last post by Darryl on Today at 12:00:25 pm »
… because of all the sandwiches there.
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Language Questions / Re: a long walk and tennis lesson
« Last post by Darryl on Today at 11:59:20 am »
Since he can't have the walk and tennis lesson at the same time:
Every day he has a long walk followed by a tennis lesson.
That wouldn't necessarily make the tennis lesson long, would it?
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Café / Re: Two men in a desert
« Last post by Bertha on Today at 11:55:34 am »
It was a dessert bazaar!
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Café / Two men in a desert
« Last post by admin on Today at 11:33:50 am »
Two men are wandering the desert. They've been there for days, and can't remember how they got there; the only thing in their minds right now is that they need water to survive another day in this scorching heat.

Midday passes, and the men are succumbing to despair - but wait, what's this? They see a shimmering outline of a wall in the distance. This is the first sign of life they can remember seeing, and so they rush over to it. They find it's one of the walls of a small market town.

Overjoyed, the men rush through the gates and see that the only things inside the walls are three battered market stalls, each manned by a single trader. They rush over to the nearest one.

"Please, kind stranger, we've been wandering the desert for days and we desperately need water, do you have some?"

The stranger pauses for a moment, then replies, "No sirs, I do not have any water. But I can give you some of this delicious strawberry jelly."

The men let out a small simultaneous sigh, thank the man for his offer (whilst kind, they really need water rather than food) and rush over to the next stall in the hope that the next merchant has some, any, water.

Again they repeat their plea: "Please, kind stranger, we've been wandering the desert for days and we desperately need water, do you have some?"

This next merchant pauses and regards the men, before saying, "No sirs, I have no water. Only this fine and tasty custard to offer you."

The men sigh even deeper this time - custard is too thick and too solid to sate their growing thirsts. They quickly thank the man for his time and desperately rush over to the last stall in the town.

In a pleading voice they cry, "Please, kind stranger, we've been wandering the desert for days and we desperately need water, do you have some?"

This trader pauses for the longest time, and just when the men are about to turn away, he says: "No, I am sorry, gentlemen, but I have no water; however, if you would like, I sell tasty whipped cream which you might like."

The men cry out aloud in despair; no water is to be found in this town, and their hopes have been dashed on the rocks of insupply. They trudge wearily out of the small market town, hoping against hope that they can find a place with water before the day is out.

Five hundred paces from the walls, one man turns to the other and asks:

"Did you notice that that market was a little strange?"

The other replies,

"Yes, it was a trifle bazaar."
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Language Questions / Re: Tomorrow the whole day
« Last post by admin on Today at 11:01:11 am »
Convention
1. I shall be free tomorrow for the whole day.

2. I shall be free the whole day tomorrow.

3. I am free tomorrow.
Statement of fact - not speculation
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Language Questions / Re: for oneself
« Last post by admin on Today at 10:59:04 am »
They can do it for other people but not for themselves
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fluffs some spittle
Cough up into his hanky

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