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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    That's my point about English since language is a tool for communication and rules are set according to their application in day to day human interaction.
    That's an excellent comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    But to my surprise, a native speaker from Canada doesn't see eye to eye with me on this point. She said this thinking is stupid and hates to see participant of such mentality in their room. In fact, I still think it is an irrational thinking of a non-English speaker
    It seems to me that in this case it's the English speaker that is being irrational. (Perhaps that is what you intended.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    That's my point about English since language is a tool for communication and rules are set according to their application in day to day human interaction.
    That's an excellent comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    But to my surprise, a native speaker from Canada doesn't see eye to eye with me on this point. She said this thinking is stupid and hates to see participant of such mentality in their room. In fact, I still think it is an irrational thinking of a non-English speaker
    It seems to me that in this case it's the English speaker that is being irrational. (Perhaps that is what you intended.)

    : :?
    What a serious typo :P I meant to say ' rational ' :P

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    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Which is correct?
    I also think "he did the job well" or "he did a fine job" but the others are incorrect

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    I don't like any of the options given in the poll, and I'm a BE speaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valtango
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Which is correct?
    I also think "he did the job well" or "he did a fine job" but the others are incorrect
    Try saying it with a Cockney accent- that's what I heard and, while I wouldn't use it, it sounds fine there. ))))

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    Wouldn't that make it "He done the job fine."?
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    Even 'better'.

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    What are you guys talking?...BE, AE?what are they?

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    In Viet Nam.....many people often mistake when sayinng : " big job "......Why don't use its ? " fine job" and " good job" which diflicult how ?

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