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one more time

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:40 am
by navi
1) They talked to me rudely one more time.
2) They talked to me rudely, one more time.

3) They talked to me one more time rudely.
4) They talked to me one more time, rudely.

In which of the above cases:

a) They had talked to me rudely before and then they talked to me rudely again.
and in which cases:
b) They had talked me before, but not rudely, then they talked to me again and this time they did it rudely.
and in which cases:
c) On some occasions they had talked to me without being rude, on other occasions they had talked to me rudely and this time they talked to me rudely.

Gratefully,
Navi

Re: one more time

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:14 pm
by Bobinwales
I don't think that a native speaker would use any of those in normal speech.

Re: one more time

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:31 am
by Erik_Kowal
Bobinwales wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:14 pm I don't think that a native speaker would use any of those in normal speech.
I agree. Much more likely would be something like "Once again, they spoke to me rudely".