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Good English Thread

This thread is for those who wish to improve their English vocab.
There are so many great teachers on this board who surely can teach us non-native speakers some "nice" English expressions.
CC, today, taught me one of the most valuable and intelligent words. I will try and use it whenever the opportunity arises.
So here, you native English speakers (you don't have to be a native speaker as long as you're just as good or good enough) teach us expressions you think are "useful" for us, learners.
Isn't it a great thread??
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Actually, maybe it's best if you don't use that word.
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You're right, wanton whore is more fun.
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Just post one word or expression with its meaning aside. It doesn't matter how useful, polite, rude, tabooed or whatever it is. I'm sure we all are sinsible enough to tell where and when they should be employed.
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Or for those who have any questions about English, you can also ask them here.
My question: what's the difference between "for" and "to" when they are used in a sentence like "it's too difficult to me". Or does it have to be ......... for me?
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My sister is better versed...but, "it's too difficult to me," just doesn't sound right. "It's too difficult for me," is the correct way to say it.

oh, also, "wanton" (pronounced WON-ten) means gratuitous and excessive. So, "wanton" whore means you're excessively slutty.
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Or for those who have any questions about English, you can also ask them here.
My question: what's the difference between "for" and "to" when they are used in a sentence like "it's too difficult to me". Or does it have to be ......... for me?
It has to be 'for me'. You Would say 'Its difficult to me' you wouldnt use the TOO in that sentence. if you wanted to use the TOO, you would say 'Is TOO diffcult for me'--

WHEW HEW, sorry I got BOLD happy.......

Come back EVENTUALLY Cappy!! Ok this clearly was written back in a day when I still had faith..


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My sister is better versed...but, "it's too difficult to me," just doesn't sound right. "It's too difficult for me," is the correct way to say it.

oh, also, "wanton" (pronounced WON-ten) means gratuitous and excessive. So, "wanton" whore means you're excessively slutty.
wow, i'm surprised you never used that word with me
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wow, i'm surprised you never used that word with me

nah, the expression implies you've *ahem* come through on your inuendos.
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What about these sentences?
They all have a girl friend.
They have girl friends.
Do they mean the same?
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What about these sentences?
They all have a girl friend.
They have girl friends.
Do they mean the same?
Nope.

"They all have a girlfriend (one word)," means every person has one girlfriend.

"They all have girlfriends (again, one word)," means every person has MORE than one girlfriend.
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I used to be good at this kinda stuff. but then i dropped out of school
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I used to be good at this kinda stuff. but then i dropped out of school
You're English is excellent, joe. So shut your trap
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You're English is excellent, joe. So shut your trap
well for someone that didn't go past the 9th grade, it's ok i guess lol
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Nope.

"They all have a girlfriend (one word)," means every person has one girlfriend.

"They all have girlfriends (again, one word)," means every person has MORE than one girlfriend.

No, I didn't say "They all have girl friends".
I'm comparing the first one with "They (no all) have girl friends."
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