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    What's the difference among...

    Hey guys,

    When I'm talking about relationships

    What's the difference among make out (with sb), hang out, seeing someone and hook up with sb?

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    Re: What's the difference among...

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    Hey guys,

    When I'm talking about relationships

    What's the difference among between make out (with sb), hang out, seeing someone and hook up with sb?
    No so sure about make out, so I'll leave that to others.

    hang out is spend a relaxed time.
    see
    , apart from its transparent meaning in I'll see you this evening means have an ongoing relationship with, as in: I've been seeing Mary for six months now.Two people who are seeing each other are not living together.
    hook up with is meet, get together with.

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    Re: What's the difference among...

    Thank fivejedjon for your help

    But, why "between"? Is it impossible I use "among" in that sentence?

    Between = in or into the space which separates two places, people or objects

    Among = more than two places, people or objects

    So, another question:

    "Hook up with" would be a fleeting relationship, for example: One guy met one girl at a party, they spend time together, kissed each other and so on... after all.... they could not to keep in touch anymore, right?

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    Re: What's the difference among...

    Quote Originally Posted by guliver View Post
    But, why "between"? Is it impossible I use "among" in that sentence?

    Between = in or into the space which separates two places, people or objects

    Among = more than two places, people or objects

    You are right in that it is normally between two things and among more than two; however, with 'difference' we always use between.

    So, another question:

    "Hook up with" would be a fleeting relationship, for example: One guy met one girl at a party, they spend time together, kissed each other and so on... after all.... they could not to keep in touch anymore, right?
    No. My understanding (others may correct me) is that it's simply making the contact. Whether a lasting relationship develops or not is not part of the meaning of the expression.

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    Re: What's the difference among...

    My understanding of the current use is that a hook up is what we used to call a one-night stand. (That's a noun.)

    They hooked up = they had sex without the intention of a long-term relationship.

    Making out=mashing=snogging=kissing+maybe a bit more.
    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: What's the difference among...

    So,

    what does "I do not hook up" mean in Kelly Clarkson's song?

    Doesn't she have sex?

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    Re: What's the difference among...

    I don't know the song.

    Maybe she did, but she thought it was a relationship, not a "hook up."
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    Re: What's the difference among...

    I wish we could append a text like "18+ only" to the end of the title of this thread.
    Last edited by crazYgeeK; 02-Nov-2010 at 19:20.

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    Re: What's the difference among...

    hahahaha

    This is the lyric:

    KELLY CLARKSON - I DO NOT HOOK UP LYRICS

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    Re: What's the difference among...

    She wants a relationship that lasts, not a quick fling.
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