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    TitoBr is offline Junior Member
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    Default You two-timing bastard

    Hello!

    I understand what 'you two-timing bastard' means. I just can't explain the lack of the verb after the pronoun.

    Cheers,
    Tito

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    Default Re: You two-timing bastard

    It's an invective in the form of addressing someone.

    You can address someone without a verb. It tends to be more often negative than positive.

    You jerk!
    You bumbling idiot!
    You wonderful, sweet, darling man!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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