Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Meaning...

  1. #1
    Kerim is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    215
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Meaning...

    1. It has got everyone too scared to talk

    2. It has everyone too scared to talk


    Their meanings are the same? And "Scared" is adjactive???

    You'd better explain all of them(meanings).

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    42,661
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Meaning...

    There's little difference between the two. If anything, as a British English speaker, I think the first could imply more of a change- an event that has produced this result, not a general state of affairs, but they could also be used interchangeably.

  3. #3
    Kerim is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    215
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Meaning...

    So first clause means that "It has scared everyone to talk" ???

  4. #4
    Kerim is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    215
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Meaning...

    Help please...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    12,971
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Meaning...

    I agree with tdol. "got" is optional. And, yes, "scared" is an adjective, "too" is an adverb.

    EX: It has (got) everyone too scared to talk.
    => Something has caused everyone to be scared and as a result of that they are afraid to talk.

  6. #6
    Kerim is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    215
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Meaning...

    So is it causative verb???

  7. #7
    Kerim is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    215
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Meaning...

    And why don't i find the meaning of it in dictionaries??? Everywhere is the same: It is only a possession verb....

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    12,971
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Meaning...

    Try Dictionary.com.

    8a.To cause to do something, as by persuasion or compulsion: had my assistant run the errand.

    8b. To cause to be in a specified place or state: had the guests in the dining room; had/[has got] everyone fascinated.

  9. #9
    Kerim is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    215
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Meaning...

    Thanks a lot.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    12,971
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Meaning...

    You're welcome.

Similar Threads

  1. Sense and Meaning
    By Infinity in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-Oct-2005, 10:39
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-Sep-2005, 14:36
  3. the meaning of an adjective
    By sariputra in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Jun-2005, 10:16
  4. UNDERSTAND MEANING...please help
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2005, 04:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •