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    Hi Guys,

    - How go the repairs?
    - Give my all.
    - So say we all.

    Shouldn't those be?

    -How do the repairs go?
    -Give all of me.
    -So we all say.

    Or are both lists correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahi93 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    - How go the repairs?
    - Give my all.
    - So say we all.

    Shouldn't those be?

    -How do the repairs go?
    -Give all of me.
    -So we all say.

    Or are both lists correct?
    The third sentence of the first list is coorect but it has a different meaning than the correct one from the second list.

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    Default Re: Heard on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Mahi93 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    1- How go the repairs?
    2- Give my all.
    3- So say we all.

    Shouldn't those be?

    a-How do the repairs go?
    b-Give all of me.
    c-So we all say.

    Or are both lists correct?
    They are all correct, and they are all used.
    1. is an archaic form of a. that is still used for casual, but mock-formal snippets of conversation.
    2. means 'give my everything', 'give everything I've got'.
    3. is a formulaic response, based on an outdated style. It means c.

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    Default Re: Heard on TV

    Thanks for the response guys

    Raymott, I heard these sentences, 1,2 and 3, in an episode of "Battlestar Gallactica".
    We've never learned this word-order in the English language lessons, hence my surprise, it is exactly the way these sentences are build in Flemish, my native language.

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