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    #1

    got me

    Is this sentence correct:

    She has got me with nothing to win and nothing to lose.

    If it is, what does it mean?

    Does it mean she has brought me to a condition where I have nothing to win and nothing to lose, or does it me she has found me, trapped me at a time when I have nothing to win and nothing to lose (my having nothing to win or to lose is not her doing)?
    Last edited by navi tasan; 29-Apr-2005 at 23:39.

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    #2

    Re: got me

    Both.

    [1] She has got me (right where she wants me) with nothing to win and nothing to lose.

    [2] She has got me (i.e., caught me at a time) when I have nothing to win or nothing to lose.

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    #3

    Re: got me

    Thanks Cas,
    But does your first sentence necessarily mean she stripped me of everything, that she has deprived me of all I had to win or lose. To me it sounds like she has trapped me there.

    They got me into the room with my hands tied.

    Does this imply that they were the ones who tied my hands.

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    Re: got me

    You're welcome.

    [1] "trapped", like a cage animal. Lack of freedom to choose.

    [2] Mmm. It's one possible reading. Again, context is very important. Sentences on their own can have more than one meaning.

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