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Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-10, 21:05
by france-eesti
Hum, no, I have some other ways to punish myself for my sins :lol:

What's the person after me's worst deadly sin?
(mine is pride)

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-11, 12:14
by tiuwiu
Hmmm, okay ... During the winter, I'm so good at lying on the couch and watching TV :blush: So I think sluggishness is probably my worst deadly sin at the moment.

The person after me prefers watching movies than series.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-11, 16:35
by linguoboy
tiuwiu wrote:The person after me prefers watching movies thanto series.

(You could also say "...would rather watch movies than series.")

I really don't watch anything these days.

The person after me reads a hundred books a year or more.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-12, 7:22
by france-eesti
I read a lot of books but a hundred would an exaggerated amount. Moreover, some are really long (1000 pages or so) so I cannot really have then finished within a week or so.
For the moment I found in my company's library "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and I gotta say I'm having fun with it :partyhat:

The person after me loved to learn poems off by heart when they were school pupils.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-13, 11:45
by tiuwiu
No, No and No.


The person after me drinks at least two liters of water daily.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-14, 16:11
by france-eesti
I'm actually closer to 4 liters and I have to be careful I don't climb to 5 liters... :doggy:

The person after me can create and maintain pivot tables on spreadsheets.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-15, 16:31
by tiuwiu
I don't know, I've never needed to create a pivot table.


The person after me watches the Simpsons regularly.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-15, 19:01
by dEhiN
tiuwiu wrote:The person after me watches tThe Simpsons regularly.

If I'm not mistaken, the full title is The Simpsons, in which case the is always capitalized. With titles like this, sometimes people just drop the and use Simpsons instead. The same thing happens quite often with The Beatles.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-18, 10:51
by france-eesti
I no longer watch them but I did in the past :)

The person after me often smiles at strangers in the street.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-18, 11:14
by Antea
Not so often. Maybe when I am with my children, because people tend to smile a lot to children and parents, and so I can smile back.

The person after me likes petting other people dog’s in the street. (I don’t know if it’s possible to say that, it seems weird :hmm: )

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-18, 15:19
by dEhiN
Antea wrote:The person after me likes petting other people dog’s in the street. (I don’t know if it’s possible to say that, it seems weird :hmm: )

Yeah, it's possible, except the apostrophe is in the wrong place: people's dogs. You also could say "likes to pet". Sometimes the infinitive or the gerund are interchangeable, I think especially when following the verb like. Also, both in/on the street work in this case. I feel like street is one of those locations where in and on both get used often, and it seems dependent on the speaker's preference.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-18, 15:58
by linguoboy
dEhiN wrote:I feel like street is one of those locations where in and on both get used often, and it seems dependent on the speaker's preference.

I have a distinction: "on the street" means "in the space between buildings" (so including sidewalks, parking lots, etc.) whereas "in the street" means literally in the roadway itself. YMMV.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-18, 16:11
by dEhiN
linguoboy wrote:
dEhiN wrote:I feel like street is one of those locations where in and on both get used often, and it seems dependent on the speaker's preference.

I have a distinction: "on the street" means "in the space between buildings" (so including sidewalks, parking lots, etc.) whereas "in the street" means literally in the roadway itself. YMMV.

I guess I make that distinction too, but I feel like I've heard native English speakers use "in the street" synonymously with "on the street", so to mean, for example, "on the sidewalk". That's why it doesn't phase me when I see "in the street" in what seems to be a general sense, rather than literally on the road. Though, oddly enough, if someone said to me, "when I was growing up, we would be out playing in the street all the time", my mind would picture kids playing on the road itself.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-01-22, 19:43
by tiuwiu
Antea wrote:The person after me likes petting other people dog’s in the street.


No, I never pet dogs I don't know and (maybe I'm overreacting but) I'm fed up with people coming over and touching my dogs without permission.


The person after me is training for a triathlon.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-02-07, 9:55
by france-eesti
:lol: Cycling 12 km a day + clarinet lessons + Hungarian lessons, is that a triathlon? :silly:
Then yes!

Does the person after me prefer cynism or sarcasm to reply to an intentional verbal attack?

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-02-07, 16:29
by linguoboy
france-eesti wrote:Does the person after me prefer cynicism or sarcasm to replywhen replying to an intentional verbal attack?

Are the two mutually exclusive?

The person after me uses sarcasm so much sometimes they aren't even sure if they mean something sincerely or not.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-02-12, 15:36
by tiuwiu
:yep: oh yes, that sounds like me

The person after me sometimes acts like a drama queen.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-02-13, 19:12
by france-eesti
YES this is one of the greatest pleasures of my life! :partyhat:

Why did the person after me stop wearing a wristwatch?

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-02-13, 19:13
by linguoboy
It seemed unnecessary after I got a cellphone. I never wore one for fashion but simply for the practicality of knowing what time it was.

The person after me has never gotten the hang of telling time with a 24-hour clock.

Re: The person after me game (2)

Posted: 2019-02-18, 17:17
by tiuwiu
I actually understand the 24-hours-system quite well but I hardly never use it. Therefore, it can happen that I say thirteen o'clock when I mean fifteen o'clock, or nineteen instead of twenty-one.

The person after me never uses the voice function on their mobile.