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    You win/won

    If we play electronic machine game, when the game is over, the machine would show ‘you win”when we have got a high score. I suppose it is a past action if we have won, why does it show “you win”?

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    Re: You win/won

    It means 'You are the winner' (at this moment).

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    Re: You win/won

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It means 'You are the winner' (at this moment).
    Thanks Rover,

    If Tom played tennis with John, Tom have won two points.(They have finished the match). Can we say, "Tom win", meaning Tow is the winner? Is it natural to say, "Tom wins" or "Tom won"? Should we use present tense or past tense?

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    Last edited by Winwin2011; 03-Sep-2012 at 12:52.

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    Re: You win/won

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks Rover,

    Can we say, "Tom win", meaning Tow is the winner?
    No, 'Tom win (the game)' is an ungrammatical sentence because the verb form takes an "s" in third person singular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
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    No, 'Tom win (the game)' is an ungrammatical sentence because the verb form takes an "s" in third person singular.
    Thanks Chicken Sandwich.

    Can "Tom wins" mean "Tom is the winner"?

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    Re: You win/won

    At the moment of winning, you can say 'Tom wins two sets to love.' (And yes — it means 'Tom is the winner'.)

    After that moment, you say 'Tom won . . . .'

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    At the moment of winning, you can say 'Tom wins two sets to love.' (And yes it means 'Tom is the winner'.)

    After that moment, you say 'Tom won . . . .'

    Rover

    Thanks Rover,

    1. Does "At the moment of winning" mean "the match is still carrying on"?
    2. Does "
    After that moment" mean "the match has finished"?
    Last edited by Winwin2011; 03-Sep-2012 at 13:27.

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    Re: You win/won

    * And as the last shot goes in/out, Tom can say 'You win'. (The person claiming victory can also say 'I win' - although in some circles that might be regarded as 'bad form').

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    PS *to Rover
    Last edited by BobK; 03-Sep-2012 at 13:17. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: You win/won

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    * And as the last shot goes in/out, Tom can say 'You win'. (The person claiming victory can also say 'I win' - although in some circles that might be regarded as 'bad form').

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    PS *to Rover
    Thanks BobK,

    Do you mean if "the match has finished", we can say "You win"?

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    Re: You win/won

    Yes, if you're packing up your things - before you go for a shower!

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