The person after me game (2)

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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby linguoboy » 2020-10-26, 17:21

Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:The person after me goes to a swimming pool sometimes.

No, I find it too much trouble. The only time I swim in a pool is when I'm on vacation and staying at a hotel which has one.

The person after me hates having wet hair in cold weather.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby france-eesti » 2020-10-27, 14:40

I dislike having wet hair anyway. But it's true it's worse in winter than in summer.

What's the person after me's favourite kind of hat?
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby Antea » 2020-10-28, 10:21

linguoboy wrote:[In English, cacao is the plant and the bean and cocoa is the powder made from the beans and the drink made from this powder[*]. Generally we say "hot cocoa" if it's hot and "chocolate milk" if it's cold (and made with milk; nobody I know of drinks it cold without milk).]


Thanks! Interesting explanation, I never knew of this difference.

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What's the person after me's favourite kind of hat?[/quote]

I never wear any hat, so I really don't know.

The person after me often reads feminine magazines in other languages (about fashion and women issues, I don't know if it's called like this :hmm: )

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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby france-eesti » 2020-10-31, 7:42

Antea wrote:I never wear any hat, so I really don't know.

Really? This is so comfortable and pleasant! You should give it a try! I have more hats than shoes and really I rarely go out without a hat (and YES I have a beret, a yellow one and a "Rasta" one :-)

Antea wrote:The person after me often reads feminine magazines in other languages (about fashion and women issues, I don't know if it's called like this :hmm: )

No, Actually I'm too lazy for them. I only read books.

What's the person after me's pronostic for the issue of the Trump VS Biden match?
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby TheStrayCat » 2020-11-01, 14:39

france-eesti wrote:What's the person after me's pronostic for the issue of the Trump VS Biden match?

If I had to bet it would be on Biden (he has a definite edge in almost all polls), but it's too early to say Trump is finished.

The person after me is currently reading at least three books at the same time.

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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby tiuwiu » 2020-11-01, 15:12

Yes, I'm currently reading the last Chris Carter book and two different Good Night Books [or should I say bedtime books] for the kids.

The person after me prefers to read romantic books to thrillers.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby linguoboy » 2020-11-01, 16:12

Antea wrote:The person after me often reads feminine women's magazines in other languages

tiuwiu wrote:The person after me prefers to reading romantic books to thrillers.

Better: either "prefers romances[*] to thrillers" or "would rather read romance novels than thrillers".

[*] "Romantic books" means any books that are romantic. If you mean specifically books which are in the romance genre, we would call those "romance novels" or just "romances".

Actually, I don't really care for either genre. I'm more into litfic and scifi.

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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby france-eesti » 2020-11-01, 16:19

Not at all. Romantic books bore me to death, I need the tension of thrillers to keep me interested :)

The person after me enjoys playing cards but poker isn't their favourite game.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2020-11-01, 16:21

tiuwiu wrote:Yes, I'm currently reading the last Chris Carter book and two different Good Night Books [or should I say bedtime books] for the kids.

The person after me prefers to read romantic books to thrillers.


It depends. In general: yes. Because I'm so easily scared. But I liked Sue Grafton and Nicci French when I was younger. And I don't particularly like hetero-romantic novels.

The person after me owns a Miffy-book.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby Dormouse559 » 2020-11-02, 7:43

linguoboy wrote:
Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:The person after me believes it's wrong to make the contradictiondistinction? between animals and humans because there is no reason why humans would be so different (or better) fromthan animals.

A little late noting this, but "different from" is acceptable in my dialect; personally, it's what I prefer. "Better" complicates things, but in that case I'd use both prepositions: "different from (or better than) animals".

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tiuwiu wrote:The person after me prefers to reading romantic books to thrillers.

I'll point out that, in formal contexts, you'd be advised to use the same the construction for both parts of the comparison, which is called parallelism. In the rephrases of your sentence, that would be: "TPAM prefers reading romantic books to reading thrillers." and "TPAM would rather read romance novels than read thrillers." The remaining one, "TPAM prefers romances to thrillers" is already parallel.

france-eesti wrote:The person after me enjoys playing cards but poker isn't their favourite game.

It's been years since I last played cards, and I've never tried poker. :noclue:

Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:The person after me owns a Miffy-book.

Nope. The style reminds me of Hello Kitty.

The person after me gets to bed at the same time every night.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby france-eesti » 2020-11-02, 8:37

And I also get up at the same time every morning, on week-ends as well. I can hardly remain up after 22:30 and in bed after 7:00.

The person after me's working with Microsoft Teams and hates it with all their guts.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby tiuwiu » 2020-11-08, 9:38

Neither.

The person after me can whistle through their teeth like a bird.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby Antea » 2020-11-08, 21:07

Not exactly like a bird, but yeah, I can make some sounds.

The person after me always did their school homework when they were in school.

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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2020-11-09, 9:37

Mostly yes, because I was on a Dalton school.

The person after me thinks education was better in the past in their country.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby france-eesti » 2020-11-10, 16:02

Doesn't everybody think so as well?

The person after me wouldn't like to be called a reactionary.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby linguoboy » 2020-11-10, 16:19

Antea wrote:The person after me always did their school homework when they were in school.

Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:Mostly yes, because I was onat a Dalton school.

france-eesti wrote:The person after me wouldn't like to be called a reactionary.

Do even reactionaries like being called reactionaries?
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby Osias » 2020-11-11, 2:15

I was once on a web forum like this one when there was a guy who was proud of being that.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby tiuwiu » 2020-11-12, 16:10

france-eesti wrote:The person after me wouldn't like to be called a reactionary.


Right, I wouldn't.

The person after me must have coffee first thing in the morning.
Please correct my mistakes. I'd really appreciate it ❤

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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby france-eesti » 2020-11-13, 8:04

Tea...

The person after me must do yoga first thing in the morning.
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Re: The person after me game (2)

Postby tiuwiu » 2020-11-14, 9:52

Actually, I'm going to the toilet first thing in the morning :oops: :whistle:

The person after me has already injured theirself once while doing yoga.
Please correct my mistakes. I'd really appreciate it ❤


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