Recent content by Ashraful Haque

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    Make everything about money

    What about my second sentence? A husband brought up his mother-in-law while fighting with his wife, and she said "Don't make this about mom!" Is 'don't make something about somebody' used the same way?
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    If it fits your agenda.

    I'm sorry I wont' be able to provide any context. I was watching a video and heard "if it fits your agenda." I looked up agenda but failed to understand the meaning. According to Cambridge dictionary the meaning of agenda is a 'list of matters to be discussed at a meeting.' I can't quite figure...
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    Make everything about money

    You think I can use 'make everything about money' for someone who associates money with everything? emsr2d2 says I can't . Is this a BrE vs AmE thing?
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    Make everything about money

    Is it only about talking? "Dad thinks money can solve all problems. He makes everything about money." In this example I wanted to say that this guys thinks money is the solution to all problems. It's not like he keeps talking about money all the time. For example if you told him his kids are...
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    Make everything about money

    I don't quiet remember where but I heard someone say "don't make everything about money." If I'm not mistaken it means that something like don't bring money into everything/ don't measure the worth of everything with money. Is it correct to say 'make something about something'? Are the...
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    Little short on stock/inventory.

    I was talking with a customer the other day. She's from another country so we had to speak in English. She wanted to buy several pieces of a product which I wasn't sure how many pieces I had in stock (last I check, we only had a few pieces). So I said- "All the products are available except for...
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    What do you call a person who has never worked their entire life? Retired?

    I'm mot quiet sure how to answer the following questions. I'll be answering the questions on behalf of my grandma who doesn't speak English. So I'm basically going act as her translator. These are some embassy interview questions. 1) What do you do for a living? How much do you earn? My...
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    Sons = Children.

    I don't know anything to be honest. I was just asked to help her because I'm the only one who speaks decent English. And I don't want anything to go wrong because of me, so I thought I should be prepared.
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    Sons = Children.

    As far as I know she already has an American passport. She just doesn't want to stay in the US permanently. I'm sure all the grandmothers in the world are the same. Once you become old and retired, it doesn't matter where you live or what car you drive. I guess the only things that matter are...
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    Sons = Children.

    I'm going to the US embassy to assist my grandma answer the interview questions. I have a few confusions about the following question. How long will you be staying in the US? Answer: Her sons want her stay with them in the US permanently. But she wants to come back after six months because she...
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    Could be worse/ Could've been worse?

    Is there any situation where one would be absolutely wrong?
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    Could be worse/ Could've been worse?

    Say you go to a restaurant without knowing that it's the most expensive place in town. The waiter comes to you with a bill and my friend says: "Could've been worse. At least we can split it." "Could be worse. At least we can split it." Are you saying the first one is the correct one to say in...
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    Could be worse/ Could've been worse?

    According to Macmillan dictionary could be worse means: 'used for saying that a situation is better than it might have been, although it is still bad' Example sentence: Could be worse. At least you didn’t lose any money. The example sentence doesn't sound quiet right to me. Shouldn't it be...
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    Where did you get it (from)?

    Thank you for all the helpful answers. I guess I'll just drop the 'from' from now on.
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    Where did you get it (from)?

    I remember asking this question on another site and everyone said that the 'from' isn't necessary. I was watching a video on Youtube. A native American speaker asked a woman "Where'd you get the mask from?" I feel like saying 'where did you get it' in general is okay. But when you're asking...
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