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    Hello,I want to ask that we usually tell others do not" put your finger in the pie."

    Can I say " put my finger in the pie ."

    Or" none of my business." "none of our business".

    Is it ok to change on the saying?

    Thanks!!


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    #2

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    You can use any possessive adjective you want!


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    #3

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    Hi,
    May you tell me what dose it mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poran View Post
    Hi,
    May you tell me what dose it mean that means?
    The red words in the OP are possessives. You can use my, your, her, his, its, our, or their. Depending on the grammar of the context you could also use a possessive pronoun: 'It's no concern of mine/yours...' etc.

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    Last edited by BobK; 03-Sep-2010 at 13:43. Reason: Correction


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    Hi
    Thank you Bobk
    But I mean, what 'put your finger in the pie' means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poran View Post
    Hi
    Thank you Bobk
    But I mean, what does 'put your finger in the pie' means?
    If I'd met it, I'd think it meant 'interfere'. But I tend to hear the 'pie' metaphor used chiefly in a descriptive way: "There are lots of people with fingers in that pie" [='lots of people are involved/have an interest in it']. I wouldn't mention "pie" at all if I wanted to say 'Don't interfere'. I'd say something like 'Mind your own business' or 'Keep your nose out [of other people's business]'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The red words in the OP are possessives. You can use my, your, her, his, its, our, or their. Depending on the grammar of the context you could also use a possessive pronoun: 'It's no concern of mine/yours...' etc.

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    Hy. how do i know when i /[DO I]have to use "does it mean" or simply "means"? Thank you!
    Also is the red variant correct or the first one? I believe it is when do I have to.. because it's a question but I am not sure. Thx again!

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