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    Sorry, I lost your game.

    Hey,

    I just heard the sentence in the title in a movie, with the context being that someone playing a video game gets interrupted by another person and loses. The other person then apologizes by saying "Sorry, I lost your game."

    Is this colloquial? Have you ever heard this phrase and does it sound right to you?

    I would have said "Sorry, I lost you your game." What about that?

    Thanks,
    Steven

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    #2

    Re: Sorry, I lost your game.

    "I made you lose your game" would be more proper.

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    Re: Sorry, I lost your game.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "I made you lose your game" would be more proper.
    Yeah, that sounds good, too.

    But would you deem "Sorry, I lost your game" wrong?

    I was an American who said that, so I guess it is heavily colloquial then?

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    #4

    Re: Sorry, I lost your game.

    Dave and I are both American, and neither one of us (it seems) would say that. Sorry you lost your game. - OK
    Sorry I made you lose your game. -- OK
    Not: Sorry I lost your game.
    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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    #5

    Re: Sorry, I lost your game.

    The wording is odd. If one is a member of a team and one is responsible for the team's loss, you might say "Sorry I lost the game." But if you are not playing, you can't really say that you lost.

    That said, it is clear what the meaning is, it's just a strange way of trying to say.

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