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    Default Understood You

    good day!

    my niece asked me to help her with her English homework.

    Her homework is to write a sentence using "understood you" as the simple subject.
    UNDERSTANDING YOU/ TO UNDERSTAND YOU are possible but i just can't come up with a sentence using " understood you" as the simple subject.

    hope you could help me.

    thank you! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisa*** View Post
    good day!

    my niece asked me to help her with her English homework.

    Her homework is to write a sentence using "understood you" as the simple subject.
    UNDERSTANDING YOU/ TO UNDERSTAND YOU are possible but i just can't come up with a sentence using " understood you" as the simple subject.

    hope you could help me.

    thank you! :)


    If I have understood you correctly, you want us to help your niece do her homework.

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    I don't think this is a major 'doing of someone's essay for them' as in some requests in this forum.

    How about a misunderstanding being corrected, and saying:
    "I'm sorry. I understood you to be saying that you ...(weren't going to go.)"

    or
    "Oh Ireland! I understood you were going to move to Iceland!.

    However, 'you' is not, and I can't (in that construction of "understood you") see how 'you' could be made the subject either!
    Last edited by David L.; 15-Mar-2008 at 11:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    I don't think this is a major 'doing of someone's essay for them' as in some requests in this forum.

    How about a misunderstanding being corrected, and saying:
    "I'm sorry. I understood you to be saying that you ...(weren't going to go.)"

    or
    "Oh Ireland! I understood you were going to move to Iceland!.

    However, 'you' is not, and I can't (in that construction of "understood you") see how 'you' could be made the subject either!

    I was trying to be witty and include the target words in my suggested answer.

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    Perhaps I misunderstood what was being asked by "using 'understood you' as the simple subject."

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Perhaps I misunderstood what was being asked by "using 'understood you' as the simple subject."

    I was confused by that too. It's possible that the questioner is using 'subject' as 'the subject of the homework'.

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    Now the penny drops!

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