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Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Do You Understand This English Sentence?

Date: Oct 08 2018

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作者: englishteacher24/7

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englishteacher24/7

United States

Explanation of Lesson #18:


Got it= To understand (past tense of get it).


Let this matter rest= Hesitate to take action.


Play hardball= To act aggressively or ruthlessly to get what you want.


Lay low= Not bring attention to yourself or take it easy.


Good job, everyone!

06:28 AM Mar 24 2019 |

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Thank you Mr. Alston. 🙏

06:46 AM Mar 23 2019 |

englishteacher24/7

United States

Sabann Nee- Very good explanation. Change to “I understand” and delete “to” before mind this issue.


Amira- A superb explanation! Your writing drew me in and made me wish you had continued to write the story.


Bluesky97- Your explanation is very good. Change to “It is better that you not stop…”


Fatemeh- You’re welcome. Your explanation is very good. Your writing is becoming very smooth reading. Keep up the good work!

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much for your new lesson 🙏
My answer:
Bill: Ok, I will forget all the past. Concerning your work situation, you should not be ruthless with management in order to get what you want, so I would advise you to go into hiding and get a plan together to reduce their expenses without letting workers go.

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Bill: OK! Let’s forget what happened between us and focus on your work problem now.  It is better you stop to argue with your manager. We can find a way together to reduce costs rather than expel workers.

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

Hello Mr. Alston,


Bill: I get it! I’ll let this matter go. Concerning your work situation, You can’t get ruthless with the management, so i would advise you to take it easy and get a plan together to reduce their expenses without letting workers go.

06:40 PM Mar 17 2019 |

sabann_nee

sabann_nee

Turkey

Hi Mr.Alston


Bill: I understand! I’ll not  mind this issue. Concerning your work situation, don’t come into conflict with management, so I would advise you to keep low profile and get a plan together to reduce their expenses without losing their job.

englishteacher24/7

United States

Lesson No. 18


Bill: Got it! I’ll let this matter rest. Concerning your work situation, you’re in no position to play hard ball with management, so I would advise you to lay low and get a plan together to reduce their expenses without letting workers go.


Question: Can you explain Bill’s statement?

englishteacher24/7

United States

Pop Quiz #2 Explanation:


The therapist speaks of a little birdie in an anonymous sense (not specific) but Janet knows that it was her mother who told the therapist. Using the grammar indefinite article “a” allows for this.


Janet uses the grammar definite articlethe” little birdie which means a specific person. Bill can read between the lines to know that Janet was speaking of her sister.


Fatemeh, Sabann, and Bora you all passed the quiz test. Congratulations!

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Mr Alston


I think therapist refers special person it means I heard from someone


but Jannet refers anyone it means you know and anyone told you my situation 

sabann_nee

sabann_nee

Turkey

Hi Mr.Alston


I’m on the same page with ’’ inventive2 ’’


a little…: general


the little…:specific

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much 🙏
The therapist doesn’t know this little birdie (Janet’s mother) then he say “A little birdie” but Janet does know this little birdie (her sister) then she say “The little birdie”

englishteacher24/7

United States

Pop Quiz


Question #2:


What is the difference between the therapist saying, “A little birdie told me” and Janet saying, “The little birdie told me?”

englishteacher24/7

United States

According to the text, two people used the phrase “Little Birdie” i.e. the therapist and Janet. The only person Bill spoke to was Janet’s sister. Therefore the little birdie Janet referred to was her sister.


Good efforts, everyone!

bluesky97

bluesky97

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello🌹


I read previous parts of this lesson.


Maybe that birdie was Janet’s sister who talked to bill when he was sad about Janet’s behavior.

sabann_nee

sabann_nee

Turkey

Hi Mr.Alston


Probably, Janet’s mother. Because first her mother gave an advice to see the therapist. Maybe he is their Family Doctor.


But also it could be her sister too, because according to the story, sister is in contact with Bill


I so wonder this little birdie :))  who is this?

englishteacher24/7

United States

Bora and Fatemeh, thanks for submitting your answers. Please state the basis of the reason for your answers.

inventive2

inventive2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hello Mr. Alston. Thank you very much 🙏
I think is Janet’s sister.

bora_78

bora_78Super Member!

Turkey

Hi Mr. Alston


In my opinion likely person is Janet’s mom.

englishteacher24/7

United States

Pop Quiz: 


Question #1


Based on the text of the story, who is the likely person that told Bill about Janet’s situation at work?

06:15 AM Mar 08 2019 |

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