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Can you expand on the meaning of "in my bloody opinion"?I looked back at my first post and I am going to tell you the following:
I knew that in BrE the definite article should be omitted in front of church, prison, home etc.
Nowadays, and in my bloody opinion, the the shouldn't be omitted in front of prison or church when used with the simple past for we do not live in the 16th century when only one either church or prison was in the city or the village.
I did say, your English is simply not good enough.In the second sentence the prison is used. I am not sure it can be used together with the present perfect tense. My opinion is that it shouldn't be used with the present perfect. She's gone to some prison., would be better, much better, I think.
Grammar is not a matter of "in my opinion".
Buy a good grammar book or have a look at the excellent exercises on this very page. I am sure, they will do you much good!
Last edited by RonBee; 29-Jul-2008 at 23:17. Reason: inappropriate language; insulting other members
Getting back to the subject, I would expect "He has gone to prison" or "He went to prison" to mean that the person went there of their own volition. On the other hand, I would expect "He has been sent to prison" or "He has been taken to prison" to mean the person went unwillingly and was imprisoned.
Please remember how important context is (very) and that no sentence really means anything outside of context.
(e2e4, please make a greater effort to makes your posts understandable, and confine your remarks to the topic at hand.
I still find you strict. So you are (strict)
Ps.Please participate in the vote 'Would you like to live in the USA?'. We need to see your beautiful opinions about living in the USA! Hopping that you'd set the stage for having a good conclusion!
And you have no right to tell that this is going to be your the last comment on this matter. That's awful.
Last edited by e2e4; 30-Jul-2008 at 10:45.