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    #1

    I am conplicated // This is a complicated issue.

    1. I'm complicated.

    2. This is a complicated issue.

    3. This is a complicating issue.


    I wonder which of them are grammatical and make sense.

    Actually I want to know why sentence 1 does not make sense.

    How do you say when you feel spun out.

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    Re: I am conplicated // This is a complicated issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. I'm complicated.

    2. This is a complicated issue.

    3. This is a complicating issue.


    I wonder which of them are grammatical and make sense.

    Actually I want to know why sentence 1 does not make sense.

    How do you say when you feel spun out.
    NOT A TEACHER

    So do take these remarks with a pinch of salt.

    1. I'm complicated - is grammatically sound and means that your character/personality is complicated (nothing to do with "being spun out"!)

    2. This is a complicated issue - is grammatically sound and means that the issue is ... well, complicated.

    3. This is a complicating issue - is grammatically sound and means that the issue (simple as it might be) has a potential to complicate things.

    To be "spun out" means to be confused, intesely preoccupied with something to the point of not being able to think clearly or focus on other important things and therefore looking lost and ... silly.
    Last edited by JarekSteliga; 07-Dec-2012 at 21:33. Reason: typo

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    #3

    Re: I am conplicated // This is a complicated issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    So do take these remarks with a pinch of salt.
    Your remarks are informed and accurate, so I'll dispense with the salt.

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