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    I, Robot = I am a robot?

    Hi,

    Maybe some of you guys have seen the sci-fi film - I, Robot already.

    What doest the title of I,Robot mean or stand for actually?

    I, Robot = I am a robot? Am I right? Or does it stand for something else?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I, Robot = I am a robot?

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtime View Post
    Hi,

    Maybe some of you guys have seen the sci-fi film - I, Robot already.

    What doest the title of I,Robot mean or stand for actually?

    I, Robot = I am a robot? Am I right? Or does it stand for something else?

    Thanks.
    Yes, it means "I am Robot". It's usually used at a beginning of a sentence with a person first identifying themselves. For example in oaths.

    I, Susan, swear to blah, blah, blah.

    In your example, the title means to stress that a robot has self-awareness and is "a person". The Robot is capable of saying "I, Robot". This is actually the theme of the movie (sorry if I'm spoiling it for you).



    PS

    The movie is actually based on a collection of stories by Isaac Asimov also titled "I, Robot".

    Another famous use of such a title is a novel by Robert Graves, "I, Claudius". This was also a highly regarded BBC serial also called "I, Claudius".

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    Re: I, Robot = I am a robot?

    Thank you again for this thorough explanation. Thanks!

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    Re: I, Robot = I am a robot?

    To me, it means "I, who am Robot".

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    Re: I, Robot = I am a robot?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    To me, it means "I, who am Robot".
    Yes, I, (who am) Bhaisahab agree

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    Re: I, Robot = I am a robot?

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    I tend to say:
    Yes, I, (who am) Nightmare, agree.

    Is there any good reason not to use the last comma?
    Or differently asked, "Is it wrong to use the last comma?"

    Cheers!

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    Re: I, Robot = I am a robot?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    I tend to say:
    Yes, I, (who am) Nightmare, agree.

    Is there any good reason not to use the last comma?
    Or differently asked, "Is it wrong to use the last comma?"

    Cheers!
    No, it's not wrong.

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