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    #1

    a split

    Is it like a break-up?

    ''How are you?"

    "Not so good. I'm getting over a split."

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    Re: a split

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    Is it like a break-up?

    ''How are you?"

    "Not so good. I'm getting over a split."
    It probably is but I've never heard it.

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    Re: a split

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It probably is but I've never heard it.
    "And these days, getting over a split may be tougher than ever."

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    Re: a split

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "And these days, getting over a split may be tougher than ever."
    Perhaps, yes.

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    Re: a split

    I've just split (up) with my girlfriend.

    My wife and I split (up) twelve years ago. I haven't seen her since the split.

    Fine as a verb, and as a noun with the definite article but, like bhaisahab, I haven't met it with the indefinite article in this sense.

    In a non-relationship meaning, it's possible:

    There has been a split in the ranks of the Liberal Party.

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    Re: a split

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I've just split (up) with my girlfriend.

    My wife and I split (up) twelve years ago. I haven't seen her since the split.

    Fine as a verb, and as a noun with the definite article but, like bhaisahab, I haven't met it with the indefinite article in this sense.

    In a non-relationship meaning, it's possible:

    There has been a split in the ranks of the Liberal Party.
    It's an extract from "COSMOPOLITAN".

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    Re: a split

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    It's an extract from "COSMOPOLITAN".
    So?

    Bhaisahab said he'd never heard it.
    I said I hadn't met it.

    Neither of us said that it was wrong.

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