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"how about you let me talk to somebody who does more than answer/answering the phone"
which one should I use?
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
no I don't have the slightest intention to use it and offend anyone, it just popped up in my head. (Before you put it as ''extremely rude'', I thought it was just rude). Thanks anyway. But is it possible that you could direct me to any part of this side that discusses this kind of construction or could you just elaborate your explanation a little bit?
Thank you for your help.
not a teacher
It is a bit sarcastic too, in a way belittling the person who's job is answering phone calls....somebody who does more than answer the phone.
I think the first part of the sentence is quite innocent, probably comes from a person whose has limited command of English.
Rudeness is relative, maybe it doesn't sound so bad in a place where English is not the native language.
Last edited by tedtmc; 06-Mar-2010 at 12:03.
hi tedtmc. may be you could explain to me that kind of construction?