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    haggle over

    Please check out the following paragraph.

    (1) My secret is looking for an ideal friend; however, I haven't found one.
    (2) I hope my ideal friend can discuss homework with me, and he doesn't make a fuss about our scores.
    (3) I hope my idea friend can duscuss homework with me, and he doesn't haggle over our scores.

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    Re: haggle over

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following paragraph.

    (1) My secret is looking for an ideal friend; however, I haven't found one.
    (2) I hope my ideal friend can discuss homework with me, and he doesn't make a fuss about our scores.
    (3) I hope my idea friend can duscuss homework with me, and he doesn't haggle over our scores.

    You haggle over something when you're negotiating something, like a price or terms of a deal.

    I haggled with the butcher over the price of the lamb chops.

    You can complain or whine to your friend about your grades.

    You can haggle over a grade with your instructor if you try to promise to do extra work for a higher grade or anything that involves negotiating a higher grade.

    This word has negative connotations. If you're haggling here (in my part of the world), you're being petty and annoying.

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    Re: haggle over

    Is #2 acceptable?

    (2) I hope my ideal friend can discuss homework with me, and he doesn't make a fuss about our scores.

    Which is better, marks or scores?

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