Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    bosun is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    610
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default on all too regular of a basis?

    Hello! Can anybody help me to understand the following sentences from an article titled " how to find Mr. Right"?( especailly the red part)

    1. The wrong guy has too much to drink. If he has one too many drinks on all too regular of a basis, he ends up making a fool of himself and everyone around him in the process.

    2. . The wrong guy flirts with everyone he meets. ( what is the exact mening of flirt with ..)He acts as if everyone in the bar is his personal dating black book??????.

    3.This guy has handed his credit card to the bartender for round after round after round. . It's all play money(????) to him and he wants to be certain that everyone in the place knows it.

  2. #2
    Ouisch's Avatar
    Ouisch is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,142
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: on all too regular of a basis?

    1. The wrong guy has too much to drink. If he has one too many drinks on all too regular of a basis, he ends up making a fool of himself and everyone around him in the process.
    Alcohol tends to reduce ones inhibitions. If a man (or woman, for that matter) has too many cocktails, they tend to get loud, obnoxious and irritating. They'll end up embarrassing themselves, and eventually, everyone nearby. He'll make boastful statements that aren't true, and make promises that he can't keep.


    2. . The wrong guy flirts with everyone he meets. ( what is the exact mening of flirt with ..)He acts as if everyone in the bar is his personal dating black book??????.
    When you flirt with someone, you make eye contact, you smile coyly, and you encourage their attention for a possible romantic encounter. A man's "black book" is a pocket-sized address book a bachelor keeps that contains women's names and phone numbers. (Not every man maintains one, but "little black book" has become synonymous with a single man's list of available women.)


    3.This guy has handed his credit card to the bartender for round after round after round. . It's all play money(????) to him and he wants to be certain that everyone in the place knows it.
    The man is showing off; he is paying for drinks on his credit card, and since he's not paying hard currency, it doesn't seem like "real" money to him. (He will think differently when he receives the credit card bill in the mail.) But he wants everyone in the bar to know that he's buying drinks for all, so that he looks like a "player" or a "big spender", that is, a successful guy that will attract the attention of the ladies.

  3. #3
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    11,800
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: on all too regular of a basis?

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Hello! Can anybody help me to understand the following sentences from an article titled " how to find Mr. Right"?( especailly the red part)

    1. The wrong guy has too much to drink. If he has one too many drinks on all too regular of a basis, he ends up making a fool of himself and everyone around him in the process.

    2. . The wrong guy flirts with everyone he meets. ( what is the exact mening of flirt with ..)He acts as if everyone in the bar is his personal dating black book??????.

    3.This guy has handed his credit card to the bartender for round after round after round. . It's all play money(????) to him and he wants to be certain that everyone in the place knows it.
    Just a comment on the language in the first sentence.

    "On all too regular of a basis" looks and sounds odd to me. I believe it should be "On all too regular a basis". "All too regular" = adverb + adverb + adjective and that phrase seems to modify the noun "basis". The interposed "of" makes the construction difficult to analyze.

Similar Threads

  1. Regular riot Alice
    By polaris in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 17-Aug-2006, 22:14
  2. On the basis
    By nyggus in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Jan-2006, 12:51
  3. teaching regular and irregular verbs
    By Givingback in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Jun-2005, 08:08
  4. verbs regular and irregular
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-Nov-2003, 09:40
  5. Regular Irregular verbs
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Oct-2003, 03:58

Posting Permissions

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