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    #1

    Houston, we have lifted up

    Good evening everoyne!

    I have heard several times a phrase: "Houston, we have lifted up", but I know just a phrasal verb "lift off".

    I can give you a video where I have heard this phrase. Maybe I mixed up and the video maker said another phrase instead of "lifted up"

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    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: Houston, we have lifted up

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Good evening everoyne!

    I have heard several times a phrase: "Houston, we have lifted up", but I know just a phrasal verb "lift off".

    I can give you a video where I have heard this phrase. Maybe I mixed up and the video maker said another phrase instead of "lifted up"

    Thanks in advance.
    Nickle.
    The actual statement was/is, "Houston, we have lift off".

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    Re: Houston, we have lifted up

    Then, if I give you the video where I have heard that phrase, can you tell me: what the author says?
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    #4

    Re: Houston, we have lifted up

    Possibly.

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    #5

    Re: Houston, we have lifted up

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    The actual statement was/is, "Houston, we have lift off".
    This is a convention in some contexts (eg aeronautics). 'We have lift-off' means 'We have [successfully achieved] lift-off'.

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    Re: Houston, we have lifted up

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Then, if I give you the video where I have heard that phrase, can you tell me: what the author says?
    Please post a link to the video. You've piqued my interest!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Houston, we have lifted up

    Bronze League Heroes - Episode 6 - FineIsFine vs Hyperjig - I REGRET EVERYTHING - YouTube 1:45-2:00 you can hear that phrase

    God damn, I am so sorry: the author says "Houston, we have lifted off". It's my fault. Sorry again, I try to improve my listening skills, but how I see now they are awful
    If I have made any mistakes, please tell me about them. I need to improve my English anyway and I hope you'll help me.

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    Re: Houston, we have lifted up

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicklexoxo View Post
    Bronze League Heroes - Episode 6 - FineIsFine vs Hyperjig - I REGRET EVERYTHING - YouTube 1:45-2:00 you can hear that phrase

    God damn, I am so sorry: the author says "Houston, we have lifted off". It's my fault. Sorry again, I try to improve my listening skills, but how I see now they are awful
    Don't feel too bad. The speaker dropped his volume significantly when he got to the "off" part. I think it was lift-off, not lifted off. Lift-off is a noun in that use.

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    Re: Houston, we have lifted up

    There is no reason to use "God damn." Reference another recent thread, it may go unnoticed by some, but others find it quite offensive.

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    #10

    Re: Houston, we have lifted up

    I watched the video. I heard no drop in volume. He clearly said "Houston, we have lift-off". Don't feel too bad about it though, nicklexoxo - listening comprehension is pretty hard!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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