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    ngabriel is offline Newbie
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    Default What is she really saying here?

    Hello.

    I was watching Him & Her and I noticed something. In this particular sentence (video below), she says 'Shall I just sign it and we fill in later?' to my ears but then I put the subtitle and it said 'Shall I just sign it and we CAN fill IT in later?'.

    What I think that's happening here is the following: she is saying the sentence in a very spoken-english kind of way, with some words (can and it) being omitted because it's obvious by the context. I'm not sure about that, though.

    So, am I wrong?

    Here's the video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/se3oo824ac...he%20Fight.avi

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    Default Re: What is she really saying here?

    Most people will not download files for security reasons. If you upload it to something like YouTube or SoundCloud, you'll get people listening to it.

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    ngabriel is offline Newbie
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    Default Re: What is she really saying here?

    It doesn't need to be downloaded...

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    Default Re: What is she really saying here?

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    Sounds like, "Shall I just sign it and we fill it in later?"
    I don't hear a 'can'.

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    Default Re: What is she really saying here?

    Quote Originally Posted by ngabriel View Post
    It doesn't need to be downloaded...
    Correct ... unless you want to hear it.

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    Default Re: What is she really saying here?

    Quote Originally Posted by ngabriel View Post
    It doesn't need to be downloaded...
    My bad- sorry. I hear the same thing as SlickVic9000- I can hear it, but not can.

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    Default Re: What is she really saying here?

    Shall I just sign it (and) we'll fill it in later?

    Note that "Shall I" has been somewhat swallowed and sounds like "Sh'I", the "and" is almost not there and the "ll" of "we'll" is not really pronounced.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: What is she really saying here?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Shall I just sign it (and) we'll fill it in later?

    Note that "Shall I" has been somewhat swallowed and sounds like "Sh'I", the "and" is almost not there and the "ll" of "we'll" is not really pronounced.
    Thank you all for the answers and is there a difference in meaning if I don't speak the ''ll''?

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    Default Re: What is she really saying here?

    Quote Originally Posted by ngabriel View Post
    Thank you all for the answers and is there a difference in meaning if I don't speak the ''ll''?
    No. It's simply not pronounced. It's still there. The grammatical version of that sentence is "We'll fill in it later" (to denote the future). When speaking quickly (or in a "common" accent), the "ll" can just disappear.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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