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    Talking baking

    Hello!

    I need your help please!

    Can we say:

    -It's very hot in this room, I'm BAKING like a chicken!

    -"Are you kidding?" or do we have to say "Are you kidding ME"?

    -Next week, I'll have many things to tell you! OR "Next week I'll have many things to tell you ABOUT! ?"

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: baking

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello!

    I need your help please!

    Can we say:

    -It's very hot in this room, I'm BAKING like a chicken!

    -"Are you kidding?" or do we have to say "Are you kidding ME"?

    -Next week, I'll have many things to tell you! OR "Next week I'll have many things to tell you ABOUT! ?"

    Thanks a lot
    1) I don't see why not, but you don't need to specify "like a ......". You can simply say "It's very hot in here. I'm baking!"

    2) "Are you kidding?" is absolutely fine.

    3) "Next week, I'll have lots to tell you" is a better way of putting it.

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    Re: baking

    You can also say:

    It's very hot in this room, it is baking.

    just as you say:

    It is very cold in this room, it is freezing.

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    Re: baking

    I've certainly said "I'm melting" and "I'm roasting" but I've never said "I'm baking."
    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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    Re: baking

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I've certainly said "I'm melting" and "I'm roasting" but I've never said "I'm baking."
    Maybe that's because you are American?

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