Both a & b sound like orders rather than wishes. You might get away with a if you preface it with "Don't worry!"
A favorite person says, "I wish you well, my friend." It always sounds so sincere.
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- Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:52 pm
- Forum: Usage and Writing
- Topic: more books than you've seen
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It also reminds me of a time when my sister brought home a friend who looked in awe at the books lining the hall and the kitchen and declared that there were more books in our kitchen than in his public library. We've had a similar response to our books. The living room & entry way have built-in bo...
The literal meaning is roughly "Yes, I've heard that". In this context, it seems to me to have a rather sarcastic edge: something along the lines of "I've had enough of people telling me that," but with the thought expressed more indirectly. And if the speaker is being sarcastic, something along th...
- Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:47 pm
- Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
- Topic: Is the sky really blue? Some hunter-gatherers don’t describe colors the same way most people do
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Some of us don't see colors the same way as others! I like the color in my bathroom & told the contractor I wanted the same shade of pale green in the kitchen. Which is when I found out it isn't green - it's silver gray. Since then I've been dragging people into the bathroom & asking them what color...