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    Default You'd think they'd get the message

    Hi,

    There is a conversation in my book.
    "You'd think they'd get the message"
    What does the speaker mean by saying "message"
    I know what a message is but it refers to whose message?

    Here is the picture of the page of the book.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: You'd think they'd get the message

    I presume they had previously complained, along with some other people, about the lines (I guess because the airport is understaffed at certain times of the year), but the lines are still there, which means the airport management did nothing about it (that is, they ignored the message=complaints and did not hire anyone else for support.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: You'd think they'd get the message

    Besides the literal meaning, 'get the message' as an idiom means

    to understand what someone is trying to tell you, even if they do not say it directly.

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    don't want to see him any more. Why doesn't he get the message?


    (Macmillan)

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    Default Re: You'd think they'd get the message

    Thank you.
    As you know this sentence "You'd think they'd get the message" refers to the future.
    Then, why it's not written "You will think they will...."
    I mean can we write it by "will" or it' incorrect to do so?

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    Default Re: You'd think they'd get the message

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thank you.
    As you know this sentence "You'd think they'd get the message" refers to the future.
    Then, why it's not written "You will think they will...."
    I mean can we write it by "will" or it' incorrect to do so?
    No, "will" would be incorrect.

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