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    #11

    Re: "... is nigh on impossible, ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Then that is what you should say. Or you can say "Beware of ..."
    If you say "take care of" then we read it to mean "to look after".
    If you say "take care with" then that is closer to the correct meaning.
    take care To be careful: Take care or you will slip on the ice.

    take care of To assume responsibility for the maintenance, support, or treatment of.


    Thank you so much. I was deceived by preposition of. I do mean the above one; take care. However, it seems that preposition is the decision maker. Again, thank you for pointing that out.

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    #12

    Re: "... is nigh on impossible, ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please please please do not use the horrible "innit"! It's used by uneducated chavs in the UK and is the bane of many of our lives.
    And besides, the correct question tag here is not 'isn't it?' but 'doesn't it?'

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    #13

    Re: "... is nigh on impossible, ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    And besides, the correct question tag here is not 'isn't it?' but 'doesn't it?'

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    I note your but for the sake of the learners, I want to point out that "innit" is rarely used as a replacement for "isn't it". It is tagged on to the end of just about any sentence you can imagine.

    I robbed a bank last night, innit.
    Where we gonna eat, innit?
    Can you nick me a Ferrari, innit?
    My sister's got four kids by four different blokes, innit.

    I could go on. I won't.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #14

    Re: "... is nigh on impossible, ..."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I could go on. I won't.
    I am relieved, innit?

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