LifeDeath wrote:So, I noticed you used "explain me" many times. But I guess you should say "explain to me". What do you think about it? What do native-speakers can say?
Perceptor wrote:"Explain me" is incorrect (as noted, and with exceptions noted, below), but it is an incredibly common turn of phrase among native speakers of Romance and Slavic languages, and perhaps other languages too, isn't it?
LifeDeath wrote:I'd like to know an opinion of native-speakers native speakers' opinions on if/whether it's possible to say "explain me" фтв and in which kinds of situations.
Perceptor wrote:Yeah, i'd like that, too =)
Perceptor wrote:"Explain me" is incorrect (as noted, and with exceptions noted, below), but it is an incredibly common turn of phrase among native speakers of romance and slavic languages, and perhaps other languages too, isn't it?
Yes, it is. However, saying "the opinion" or "opinions" or "the opinions" makes it sound better. And there is no hyphen in "native speaker"; it's just an adjective and a noun, like "small apple" or "good friend".LifeDeath wrote:Is the line "I'd like to know an opinion of native-speakers" ungrammatical?
I don't know why, but it sounds really wrong all the same.LifeDeath wrote:Why can't I say it that way?
Yes, I think so.LifeDeath wrote:In other situations like that, should I also say it using " 's"?
LifeDeath wrote:So, I've been thinking about it for a long time and I aslo was trying to find anything on Russian websites about that. But I found nothing.
In this case, "whether" and "if" are interchangeable, but that isn't always true. This site explains the differences well. They say not to use "if" after prepositions, which would change my correction to "native speakers' opinions on if whether it's possible". I tend to agree with them, but for some reason, your sentence doesn't sound too bad with "if". Admittedly, it sounds better with "whether". If you follow their instructions, you shouldn't go wrong on "if" versus "whether".LifeDeath wrote:So, I think that I can use "whether" as good as as a synonym to / interchangeably with "if". I used "if" but you suggested me to that I use "whether" as a possible alternative possible option in that case. So, I've been thinking about it for a long time, and I also was trying to find anything on Russian websites about that. But I found nothing. Sometimes I met some people saying that there's no difference between them. Sometimes it's really hard to find an the information you need by searching some websites, because they have really much/a lot less worthy useful (?) information about that. Having said that, I really want you to explain to me: what is the difference between "if" and "whether"? Maybe there's some situations when one options sounds bad despite being used, but in another other cases when it sounds really good. Please, answer tell me what you think about it.
Perceptor wrote:Hi. It's me again. Want to ask you somewhatthing. There's a phrase: "But now you want to best of me".
"You don't want me to yourself" means that the person (you) doesn't mind "sharing" the singer with other people. Does that make sense?Perceptor wrote:Oh sorry, it was an incorrect wrong text. There's no phrase "you want to best of me". There's "the" instead of "to".
I was misinformed
http://www.jooov.net/text/171268501/Vag ... Lisa.htmls - the text.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7visFnK57E - the song.
But what can you say about this phrase: "You don't want me to yourself"?
Does it mean: "You don't want that i'll me to be yours" or something like this or no? Is it correctly?
There is nothing special about that sentence. "To long" is a somewhat poetic verb meaning "to desire greatly". (To use it with a noun, say "long for" [I long for friendship.])Perceptor wrote:If it doesn't complicate things, you can you similarly also explain to me the phrase: "Let your soul take you where you long to be"? Not a translation but this method to do of using an adverb instead of a verb. (Where you want to be for a long time, for example)
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