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    is this correct-formal?

    "how do you doing?" i hear this a lot when two native english speakers speaking. is that correct? musn't it be "how are you doing?" or "how do you do?" ?
    thanks

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    Re: is this correct-formal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssendur
    "how do you doing?" i hear this a lot when two native english speakers speaking. is that correct? musn't it be "how are you doing?" or "how do you do?" ?
    thanks
    I'm a native speaker, but I have never heard that use. Are you sure you heard it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssendur
    "how do you doing?" i hear this a lot when two native english speakers speaking. is that correct? musn't it be "how are you doing?" or "how do you do?" ?
    thanks

    Hi. I think what you are probably hearing is slurring. Native speakers tend to blend words, dropping word endings in the process. I'm sure that must make deciphering the spoken language a night mare for non-native speakers.
    What you are hearing is most likely, "Howr you doin?" Pretty awful, I know! But, when we are speaking rapidly, we aren't as careful as we should be. This same habit seems to be found among speakers of other languages as well. Have a nice day.

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    Re: is this correct-formal?

    thanks gjo123, that one worked, i got it know.

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    Re: is this correct-formal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssendur
    thanks gjo123, that one worked, i got it know.
    Friend, the response would be, "I have it now," not "I got it know."
    Have a nice day!

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    Re: is this correct-formal?

    <gjo123: What you are hearing is most likely, "Howr you doin?" Pretty awful, I know!>

    Awful? Why?

    Would you suggest that thease are also awful?

    What's for dinner?

    Doesn't he care?

    Who's he bringing to the party?


    They're not so happy as you think.

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    Re: is this correct-formal?

    i didnt understand why you say" would you suggest that these are also awful?" m56.
    by the way, doesn't " i got it" mean " i understan it"? why did gjo123 oppose to my way of saying " i got it", i meant that i understood it. wrong?

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    Re: is this correct-formal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssendur
    i didnt understand why you say" would you suggest that these are also awful?" m56.
    by the way, doesn't " i got it" mean " i understan it"? why did gjo123 oppose to my way of saying " i got it", i meant that i understood it. wrong?
    I think that gjo123 must ne a nonnative speaker of English if he/she says that "How're you doin'?? sounds awful. It's very common and well-understood by millions of native speakers.

    As for, "I got it.", when used as "I understood.", there is nothing at all incorrect about that. "Get" has many meanings and "understand" is one of them.

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    Re: is this correct-formal?

    yeah, i agree with you m56 because i was in u.s in florida for 2 mounts and there i had a couple of friends. each of them used to say " gotcha" instead of " i understand" so that is why i recieve it wierd when 123 said "i have it" as correct use of it. of course, gotcha is an abreviated form of "got you". so i think too that nothing is awful with it.by the way, one you suggested that i go and record my voice and send it to you to get my pronounciation evaluated, but what address can i send the mp3 file. this forum allows only ~90kb of attachment, so if you have anyother email or ftp folder i can use, i will send my voice to you for evaluation.
    thanks

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    Re: is this correct-formal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssendur
    i got it know.
    Personally I've never heard nor read this particular expression.

    I've just googled and found that this expression is used.
    M56, would you kindly explain its meaning and usage to me?
    Thanks a lot, in advance!
    Last edited by Roro; 25-Oct-2005 at 16:13.

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