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    Hi,

    I have a question about this sentence, "we've been through a lot" in this context. What does it mean? Does Nick actually say, "we've been going through a lot" ?

    Thanks for your help.


    Nick: What are you doing?
    Veronica: I was just looking for some coffee.
    N: Yeah, there isn't any. They belonged to my father, if you were wondering.
    V: How long they been in there?
    N: I don't know, five years. You know, Veronica, we've been through a lot, and, uh, I'm freaking out here as much as you are. But you get this look in your eyes sometimes like... like I'm the bad guy.
    V: I don't know who you are, Nick. You just magically show up like some knight in shining armor, ready to save the day...
    ... ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    Hi,

    I have a question about this sentence, "we've been through a lot" in this context. What does it mean? Does Nick actually say, "we've been going through a lot" ?

    Thanks for your help.


    Nick: What are you doing?
    Veronica: I was just looking for some coffee.
    N: Yeah, there isn't any. They belonged to my father, if you were wondering.
    V: How long they been in there?
    N: I don't know, five years. You know, Veronica, we've been through a lot, and, uh, I'm freaking out here as much as you are. But you get this look in your eyes sometimes like... like I'm the bad guy.
    V: I don't know who you are, Nick. You just magically show up like some knight in shining armor, ready to save the day...
    ... ...
    we've been through a lot is perfectly correct the way it stands. It means "a lot of negative things have happened to both of us."

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    Default Re: we've been through a lot

    we've beenthrough a lot,

    also means:

    we've experienced many things together.

    we have history together

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    Default Re: we've been through a lot

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    Yeah, they gave you the right answers

    It means that they have faced lots of good things and bad things in the past or in earlier period in their lives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    we've beenthrough a lot,

    also means:

    we've experienced many things together.

    we have history together
    Hi, susiedqq,

    It is good to see you again! First, thank you all.

    And, according to these explanation from you guys, I think "we've been through a lot" and "we've been going through a lot" have the same meaning. "go through" also can be used to express "experience or suffer something unpleasant". right?

    What is your opinion?

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    susiedqq, I have another question from Prison Break, I hope you could take a look for me again.

    What is the "society set"? Could you tell me more about this one?

    ... ...
    Veronica: Not if they're not looking for us. They think we're dead, right?
    Nick: I know. How long's that gonna last?
    V: Gotta be quick, be smartabout it. Way I see it, we're just gonna be running in circles if we think we're gonna find exculpatory evidence before the execution, proof he didn't do it.
    N: I've gone up against pretty much every prosecutorin Cook County. A man gets murdered, the first person they wanna talk to, to see who his real enemies were, the wife.
    V: You wanna go after the queen bee herself?
    N: Leslie Steadman. Everyone in town knows the old bird lunches at the Lexington every day. With the society set.

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    go through - experience
    been through - exerienced
    the society set - the "in" crowd; those whose doings make the society pages of the local newspaper





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