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    Smile difficult sentences

    dear all in these sentences
    1)DiNozzo... you've been reassigned.
    why they use present perfect continous

    2)Paid cash up front,18 weeks.
    i've not understood paid cash up front
    Not curious you didn't
    see him all that time?

    Life in the park bleeds
    the curiosity out of you.
    please what is the meaning of bleed
    3)Body's been in that trailer at
    least four and a half months.
    why they use is been
    4)Failed to report for duty back
    in May,four and a half months ago.
    what is the meaning of duty back
    5)Well,there are other reasons why men take
    their clothes off to go to bed,Jethro.
    what is the meaning of take their clothe off
    thank you

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    Re: difficult sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    dear all in these sentences
    1)DiNozzo... you've been reassigned.
    why they use present perfect continous This is present perfect, not p p continuous

    2)Paid cash up front,18 weeks.
    i've not understood paid cash up front Paid cash in advance.
    Not curious you didn't
    see him all that time?

    Life in the park bleeds
    the curiosity out of you.
    please what is the meaning of bleed
    3)Body's been in that trailer at
    least four and a half months.
    why they use is been "Body's" here is a contraction of "body has"
    4)Failed to report for duty] [back
    in May,four and a half months ago. Break it up like this to understand it.
    what is the meaning of duty back
    5)Well,there are other reasons why men take
    their clothes off to go to bed,Jethro.
    what is the meaning of take their clothe off "Se déshabillé"
    thank you
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    Re: difficult sentences

    Life in the park bleeds
    the curiosity out of you.
    please what is the meaning of bleed

    In other words: You've been living (working) in the park and, gradually, you are losing interest in being there, you are becoming bored with the life there.

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