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    #1

    Please, help me to find the correct verb!

    Hi eveybody, I'd like you to help me to find the correct verb for this situation or the correct sentence to make me undestand.
    If I know that a pretty girl is coming to my town to visit it and I know that she's single and I want to tell her I'd like to "book myself" to stay with her and to do her special guide without any other guy in my way (is this sentence correct?), how can I tell it to her? ( PLEASE CORRECT THESE SENTENCES I WROTE IF THEY'RE WRONG).
    This dialogue can be helpfull:

    Me: So, do you think to come here and visit my town?
    Her: Yes, I'm gonna come there on Semptember.
    Me: This is great! I'm looking forward to meeting you.
    Her: Me too.
    Me: Aren't you engaged any more, are you?(smiling)
    Her: Nope, I'm single now.
    Me: I see, so since you're single, I wanna "book myself" to let you visit my town.
    Her: All right, It'll be a pleasure for me.


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    Re: Please, help me to find the correct verb!

    You could say, "I hope you'll let me be your exclusive personal tour guide," or "I'd like to sign up as your tour guide." Or you could just ask her for a date while she's in town.

    "Do her special guide" is incorrect--I'd write "be her special guide" or "give her a special tour." But "without any other guy in my way" is correct and crystal-clear :)

    Dialogue:

    Are you thinking about/ Are you planning to come and visit my town?

    Yes, I'm gonna come there in September.

    That's great! I'm looking forward to meeting you.

    Me too.

    You aren't engaged any more, are you?

    Nope, I'm single now. [Single really means not married rather than not engaged; she'd probably be more likely to say, "We broke up."

    I see. So, since you're single, I want to sign up to give you a personal tour. [But---would you not have offered your services as a friendly tour guide if she were still engaged?]

    All right. I'll look forward to it. ["it will be my pleasure" is usually said when you are going to be the one providing the service. "Thanks for saying you'll pick me up at the airport next week." "No problem, it will be my pleasure."




    [native speaker and writer, not a teacher]
    Last edited by Delmobile; 17-Jul-2007 at 16:22.

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    #3

    Re: Please, help me to find the correct verb!

    Thanks so much!!!

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