Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    41
    Post Thanks / Like

    What's the meaning of "say" here?

    Dear All,

    What's the meaning of "say" here in the sentence?

    Would you lend me some money, say, five thousand dollars.

    Does "say" here mean "let us say"----for example or else?


    Thanks a lot for your kind assistance!!

    Best Regards,
    Cicily

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    12,970
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: What's the meaning of "say" here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cicily21
    Dear All,

    What's the meaning of "say" here in the sentence?

    Would you lend me some money, say, five thousand dollars.

    Does "say" here mean "let us say"----for example or else?


    Thanks a lot for your kind assistance!!

    Best Regards,
    Cicily
    Hi Cicily,

    say is an adverb in that context. It means, approximately or for instance. It doesn't mean, Let's say. That's a supposition.

    All the best, :D

Similar Threads

  1. UNDERSTAND MEANING...please help
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2005, 05:49
  2. "What's the meaning of the phrase?"
    By Cicily21 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 24-Sep-2004, 15:46
  3. Meaning
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 28-Oct-2003, 03:45
  4. the difference between Past & P.P. in the meaning
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Feb-2003, 17:06

Posting Permissions

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