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English lessons

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ernest, Sep 2, 2004.

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  1. ernest

    ernest Well-Known Member

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    (ernest @ 07 Sep. 2004, 5:31) So better talk with people better than me (or I am ?) than making exercices half of the time and listening the teacher the other half ?.... I will study grammar by myself. One does not need a teacher to improve that I guess. The professor is not better in some ways as she does not know about Jermyn street and Savile Row. The school is called Language, Culture and Civilisation...Very funny joke. I talked about you guys.... GET BY = what does it mean?
    I think that the best way to learn how the language is spoken and to really pick it up you need both the speaking with others (living the language) in real life or simulated experiences, as well as mastering the grammer.  If you think that you will really read the grammer books then you can do better by speaking in class for that will give you the hands on experience needed. I have picked up more Italian while in the country than in through any other medium. "Getting By" means managing  with something although usually it is used to indicate just barely managing. JJF
    managing? like beeing a manager?
     
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    "Getting By" means managing  with something although usually it is used to indicate just barely managing. JJF
    managing? like beeing a manager?
    To manage means to be able to be in control or in charge of something, so a manager of a store is in control or in charge. He runs it and not the other way around. When one is managing with his life it means he is in control of his life and in charge of it. Things are going the way he wants them to. The use of managing to explain "getting by" means that Yes, you are controlling it and on top of the situation but just barely" Got it? JJF
     
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    (ernest @ 07 Sep. 2004, 10:08) Quote "Getting By" means managing  with something although usually it is used to indicate just barely managing. JJF
    managing? like beeing a manager?
    To manage means to be able to be in control or in charge of something, so a manager of a store is in control or in charge. Â He runs it and not the other way around. When one is managing with his life it means he is in control of his life and in charge of it. Â Things are going the way he wants them to. The use of managing to explain "getting by" means that Yes, you are controlling it and on top of the situation but just barely" Got it? JJF[/quote] Thanks I just bought a good dictionnary and he say to manage . I have also bought a book of Idiom's...I will use these new words here. I get my last shirt for a song
     
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    Close, but no cigar.
     
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