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    how I'm built

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    Does "that's how I'm built" mean "that's what I am"?

    E.G. "Why do you keep teasing me?". "Because that's how I'm built".


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    Re: how I'm built

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It's more of what your body looks like and how it is formed. For example, a well built man would have large shoulders and a narrow waist.
    OK. But can it also have a different meaning; the one that I mentioned in my original post?

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    Re: how I'm built

    "Why do you keep teasing me?". "Because that's how I'm built".
    This suggests that the person has no choice in the matter- they have to tease because that is their nature and they cannot control it. However, like Gillnetter, I'd use 'That's the way I am'- it isn't something I have heard people use as an expression.

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