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    Hi,

    I have question about this word-understood in this context. Why does Paul use the past tense? He says understood.

    If he says understand, or Yeah, I get it. Then is there a difference among them?

    Thanks for your help.


    V: Hello?
    Paul: We have a small complication. There's a lawyer poking around.
    V: Veronica Donovan.
    Paul: Yes.
    V: You can handle a girl who graduated in the middle of her Baylor law school class. At least I'd like to think so, given the stakes of what we're dealing with here. Anyone that's a threat to what we're doing is expendable. Anyone.
    Paul: Understood.
    V: Then do what you need to do to make this go away.

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    This is Participle. He is not saying "I understood" but "It is understood" - short "Understood"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladybird987 View Post
    This is Participle. He is not saying "I understood" but "It is understood" - short "Understood"
    Hi, ladybird987,

    Thanks for your help.

    So "It is understood" in this case means " You made it clear", right?


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    Yes, that's right.

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