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  1. zoobinshid's Avatar
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    Exclamation The meaning of this sentence

    Hello everyone,
    Does anyone know the meaning of this sentence?

    (you`re thought about a lot today!)

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: The meaning of this sentence

    It's a variation of "You were thought about a lot today." That is, today people were thinking about you.

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    Re: The meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by zoobinshid
    Hello everyone,
    Does anyone know the meaning of this sentence?

    (you`re thought about a lot today!)

    Thanks in advance,
    Unless the speaker has made an error with the "to be" form, the "today" there means "the present time or age" or "in these times.

    Same as:

    These days, you're thought about a lot.

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    Re: The meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    It's a variation of "You were thought about a lot today." That is, today people were thinking about you.
    How do you know that an error has been made with the "to be" form? The sentence could be correct as it is.

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    Re: The meaning of this sentence

    Present: You are thought about a lot today. ('today' isn't over yet. People will continue to think about you now and later today.)

    Past: You were thought about a lot today. ('today' is over)

  6. Steven D's Avatar
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    Re: The meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Present: You are thought about a lot today. ('today' isn't over yet. People will continue to think about you now and later today.)

    Past: You were thought about a lot today. ('today' is over)

    Depending on the context, "today" could be a reference to "the present time".

    It's possible to use "today" in place of "these days" and "nowadays".

    Today, they are remembered as ... ...

    These days, they are remembered as ... ...

    Nowadays, they are remembered as ... ...

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    Re: The meaning of this sentence

    Additionally, present tense also expresses a fact:

    You are thought about a lot today.

    All the best,

  8. Steven D's Avatar
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    Re: The meaning of this sentence

    Today can also be used more generally to mean now rather than in the past: People are more worried today than ever before.

    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...day*1+0&dict=A

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