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    You're welcome. :D

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    Are these correct? What do they mean?

    1. Don't get your hopes up.
    2. Don't get your hope up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? What do they mean?

    1. Don't get your hopes up.
    2. Don't get your hope up.

    1. is correct. 'get your hopes up' is a set phrase. 'hopes' refers to expectations.

    All the best, :D

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    1. is correct. 'get your hopes up' is a set phrase. 'hopes' refers to expectations.
    I still don't get the explanation for this. Can you explain this in another way or make it more thorough? Thanks.

    I sitll don't get why this is wrong:

    1. Don't get your hope up. (The sentence is grammatically correct?)
    2. Don't get your expectation up. (Correct? Why can't I do it for 'hope'?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    1. is correct. 'get your hopes up' is a set phrase. 'hopes' refers to expectations.
    I still don't get the explanation for this. Can you explain this in another way or make it more thorough? Thanks.

    I sitll don't get why this is wrong:

    1. Don't get your hope up. (The sentence is grammatically correct?)
    2. Don't get your expectation up. (Correct? Why can't I do it for 'hope'?)
    My hope/wish is that something will happen in my favor. I have one hope/wish, but when I talk about raising/lifting up my hopes (i.e., expecting a positive result/expecting thesituation to go my way/to go in my favor), I use the plural form "hopes". The reason being, I don't really know. That's why it's a set phrase, I guess.

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    Woohoo, I get it now. Thank you.

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    Are these correct? If not, why?

    1. It makes me feel resentment toward it.
    2. It makes me feel resentment towards it

    3. Stop screamimg on top of your lungs. (why is 'lung' plural?)
    3. Stop screamimg on top of your lung.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why?

    1. It makes me feel resentment toward it.
    2. It makes me feel resentment towards it

    3. Stop screamimg on top of your lungs. (why is 'lung' plural?)
    3. Stop screamimg on top of your lung.

    And I thought yo said you'd got it.

    Think about this: How many lungs do you have?

    The first one, I don't think it makes any difference. It's also not a noun, and so a little different to the rest of your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why?

    1. It makes me feel resentment toward it.
    2. It makes me feel resentment towards it

    3. Stop screamimg on top of your lungs. (why is 'lung' plural?)
    4. Stop screamimg on top of your lung.
    toward (AmE) and towards (BrE)are interchangeable. :wink:

    4. is fine if the person has one lung. If not, it's odd. It's like saying, "Stop counting on that one finger."

    All the best, :D

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