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    my lines

    I always feel more confident if I have practiced my lines before the audition.

    What does it means by my lines in the sentence?
    Are they some words that someone prepare for a presentation?

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    Re: my lines

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    I always feel more confident if I have practiced my lines before the audition.

    What does it means by my lines in the sentence?
    An actor's lines are those parts of a play that his/her character has to speak.

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    Re: my lines

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    I always feel more confident if I have practiced my lines before the audition.

    What does it means by my lines in the sentence?
    Are they some words that someone prepare for a presentation?
    And if it's a speech or solo presentation, it means the words you have to say. While the words occur in temporal order during the actual speech, they are written in a spatial order, which, as you probably know, are arranged in lines. Your message has 3 lines. My reply also has 3 lines (on my screen).

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    Re: my lines

    Thank you. Now I understand it.
    Another question about the word "line".
    I found somewhere they wrote "What line are you in?"or"What line are you..................? or something like that which they intended to mean the word line as a kind of business or work.
    Please give me a correct sentence.

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    Re: my lines

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    Thank you. Now I understand it.
    Another question about the word "line".
    I found somewhere they wrote "What line are you in?"or"What line are you..................? or something like that which they intended to mean the word line as a kind of business or work.
    Please give me a correct sentence.
    If you want to use that line in a conversation, you should say, "What line of work are you in?"

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    Re: my lines

    Quote Originally Posted by Suthipong View Post
    I always feel more confident if I have practiced my lines before the audition.

    What does it means by my lines in the sentence?
    Are those some words that someone prepare for a presentation?


    Now, I would like to correct some grammar mistakes in your post

    I always feel more confident, if I practise my lines before the audition.

    What does it mean by 'my lines' in the sentence?

    Are these some words that someone prepare for a presentation?[/QUOTE]
    Last edited by kannanvv07; 09-Jan-2011 at 09:15.

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    Re: my lines

    Quote Originally Posted by kannanvv07 View Post
    Now, I would like to correct some grammar mistakes in your post

    1. I always feel more confident, if I practice my lines before the audition.

    2. Are these some words that someone prepares for a presentation?
    1. The original words are correct and natural:
    "I always feel more confident if I have practiced my lines before the audition."
    Your 'correction' is also correct, although it has a slightly different meaning.

    Being British, I use 's' in the verb: - practise, but 'c' is correct in AmE.

    Those is perhaps less natural than these, but is not incorrect. If prepare is present simple, it needs '-s'. A present perfect form has prepared or present progressive form is preparing would be more natural
    Last edited by 5jj; 09-Jan-2011 at 13:42. Reason: typo

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    Is the "c" correct in the verb in AmE, or just commonly used?

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    #9

    Re: my lines

    Quote Originally Posted by kannanvv07 View Post
    Now, I would like to correct some grammar mistakes in your post

    I always feel more confident, if I practice my lines before the audition.
    Yours is correct, but I prefer the original.
    "I always feel good in the morning if I've had a good night's sleep:

    What does it mean by 'my lines' in the sentence?
    "What does "my lines" mean in this sentence?"

    Are these some words that someone prepare for a presentation?
    Are they [some] words that someone [has] prepared for a presentation?
    [/QUOTE]
    I hope you don't mind me correcting your corrections.

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    Re: my lines

    Thanks to everyone.

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