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    I generally disappoint myself. And everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I generally disappoint myself. And everyone else.

    So, you are anointed as the disappointed?

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    The patron saint.

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    I'm disappointed in Tdol for being so disappointing.

    :wink:

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    Dear All,

    Long time no see :D
    I'm too busy recently

    Wow!! You are amazing for teaching me so much about "disappointed"


    But I am a little confused:
    Why CitySpeak said : So, you are anointed as the disappointed?
    and then tdol answered : The patron saint.

    What did they mean here?
    Why did tdol answer "The patron saint" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicolas
    Dear All,

    Long time no see :D
    I'm too busy recently

    Wow!! You are amazing for teaching me so much about "disappointed"


    But I am a little confused:
    Why CitySpeak said : So, you are anointed as the disappointed?
    and then tdol answered : The patron saint.

    What did they mean here?
    Why did tdol answer "The patron saint" ?
    Starting with "I generally disappoint myself. And everyone else," they were both joking. Tdol is the patron saint of disappointment. Isn't that funny? :wink:

    (A patron saint is a saint that "looks after" people (presumably from heaven) and those people are, generally speaking, a particular group. For example, Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travelers.)

    :)

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    Dear RonBee,

    Thanks :D

    (A patron saint is a saint that "looks after" people (presumably from heaven) and those people are, generally speaking, a particular group. For example, Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travelers.)
    Thanks again! :D

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    You're welcome. :D

    May I make a suggestion? Say:

    • Please feel free to correct what I write.


    The word wrote is more likely to refer to something specific. Use write (simple present) when talking about things in general.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    You're welcome. :D

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    The word wrote is more likely to refer to something specific. Use write (simple present) when talking about things in general.

    :)
    Thank you ! :D

    So if we say "what I done is for you" and "what I do is for you", they are a little different. :D

    Thank you RonBee! You are a good teacher

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    So if we say "what I done is for you" and "what I do is for you", they are a little different.
    Yes, they are different. One is a grammatical sentence. The other isn't.

    :D What I do is for you.
    :( What I done is for you.

    :D I did it for you.
    :( I done it for you.

    (You're welcome. )

    :)

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