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    triannen is offline Newbie
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    Unhappy Need to learn !!

    Hello to everybody..

    I have some questions and would be VERY happy if you can give me information.

    1- We are meant to be in the diningroom at 7pm.
    We meant to be in the dining room at 7pm.

    What is the difference in meaning between two sentences? I cannot understand it.


    2- ''I better go'' OR ''I'd better go''

    I hear many times on the television people saying each other I better go or I'd better go.. Which one is right? What is the difference in meaning between two sentences?

    3- I am going to leave the room for a minute and when I come back there'd better be less candles on that cake!

    I saw this sentecen on a birthday card. There'd.. - d .. what does it stand for? would? had?

    and my other question is: Can we use - less with countable and also uncountable nouns? It says less candles on that cake.. Shouldn't be fewer candless instead of less.?

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    Default Re: Need to learn !!

    Triannen, you'll get quicker answers if you ask unrelated questions in separate threads, with titles that give us an idea of what they are about, such as We are meant to be/we meant to be.

    I'll answer that one.

    'We are meant to be in the dining room at 7pm' means 'We are expected to be in the dining room at 7pm (because that's when dinner will be served)'.

    'We meant to be in the dining room at 7pm' means 'We intended to be in the dining room at 7pm (but our clock was slow so we were ten minutes late)'.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Need to learn !!

    Quote Originally Posted by triannen View Post
    2- ''I better go'' OR ''I'd better go''
    The first is incorrect. In speech, you may very well not hear the d.

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