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    #1

    Keeper

    Hello,
    What does the word keeper mean in this sentence?
    From all guys she has dated this one is the keeper.
    (That's not how exactly they said it, but I cannot find the scene anymore.)

    Is keeper in this case a bad or a good word?
    I tried to use some dicts but I don't see the sense.

    Ah and what is correct?
    What does the word keeper mean in this sentence?
    What does the word keeper in this sentence mean?

    Cheers!

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    #2

    Re: Keeper

    It means that she is interested in continuing her relationship with him.

    Not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Keeper

    Think about fishing. You catch a fish -- it's too small. You throw it back. You catch the next fish -- it's big enough. You keep it. That second fish is "a keeper."

    Now think of it as a metaphor for dating. It's not that they are too small or large enough, but good enough so you don't want to throw that one back and try to hook another.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #4

    Re: Keeper

    Okay thank you, I understand it now

    Cheers!

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    #5

    Re: Keeper

    Sorry, but what about this one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Ah and what is correct?
    What does the word keeper mean in this sentence?
    What does the word keeper in this sentence mean?
    I'm still unsure.

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    Exclamation Re: Keeper

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Hello,
    Ah and what is correct?
    What does the word keeper mean in this sentence?
    What does the word keeper in this sentence mean?

    Cheers!
    The first one with the right structure of an interogative sentence, is correct .
    Last edited by sarat_106; 10-Mar-2010 at 12:29.

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    #7

    Re: Keeper

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Ah and what is correct?
    What does the word keeper mean in this sentence?
    What does the word keeper in this sentence mean?

    Cheers!
    Either one. You have the verb following the subject in both so the position of "in this sentence" can be flexible.
    In this sentence, what does the word "keeper" mean?
    What does the word "keeper" mean in this sentence?
    What does the word "keeper" in this sentence mean?
    What, in this sentence, does the word "keeper" mean?

    etc.

    I find What does the word "keeper" mean in this sentence? to be the most natural to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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