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    Pull up in your fast car.

    Does this sentence mean:
    You drive your car like crazy.

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    Default Re: Pull up

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    Pull up in your fast car.

    Does this sentence mean:
    You drive your car like crazy.
    No. Asking someone in a car to "pull up" is not a comment on their driving.

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    Default Re: Pull up

    I don't think this is an order,
    I think she is describing him.
    Last edited by bagzi94; 26-Nov-2011 at 15:10.

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    Default Re: Pull up

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    I don't think this is an order,
    I think she is describing him.
    I'm sorry, but there is no possible way that "Pull up in your fast car" could be a description of someone.
    "He always pulls up outside my place in his fast car" could be part of describing someone's habits.

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    Default Re: Pull up

    I can't see how this could be a description either.

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    Default Re: Pull up

    NOT A TEACHER

    Pull up is a particular phrase meaning to stop a motor vehicle such as a car or van. I'm not sure where it comes from, but possibly the action of pulling up the handbrake once stopped?

    Another sentence for you (a request to the driver of a car by a passenger):

    Pull up outside the shop, I need to buy some milk.

    Make sense?

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    Default Re: Pull up

    You're right. It is part of describing someone's habits.

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    Default Re: Pull up

    Quote Originally Posted by bagzi94 View Post
    You're right. It is part of describing someone's habits.
    No it isn't. Only the completely different sentence that I wrote could be.
    Your sentence "Pull up in your fast car." remains an imperative statement telling the driver what to do.

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