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    Your time is up

    How to understand this expression "Your time is up" ?

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    #2

    Re: Your time is up

    Take a look at these examples from the FrazeIt website:

    your time is up - FrazeIt Search

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: Your time is up

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    How to understand this expression "Your time is up" ?
    Paulys, for someone who says he is keen to improve his English, you make remarkably little effort to form correct questions. 'How to understand ...' may be acceptable as a title, but it is not a question. If you cannot make some attempt to put into practice what people tell you, I, for one, will not make any attempt to bother with your questions.

    With the exception of the BE used as a full verb and, for a tiny minority of speakers, HAVE as a full verb, we form questions with all full verbs using an auxiliary verb; the construction is: ( question word) auxiliary verb (n't) + subject + full verb:

    Can you tryharder?
    Where will you be this time next year?
    Hasn't the leader of the opposition spoken yet?
    Why aren't you doing your homework?

    If there is no auxiliary verb in the affirmative, then we use part of DO as the auxiliary in the question form:

    Do you understand this?
    How do you pronounce'awry'?
    Why didn't Lindsay come to my party last Saturday?

    As I noted above, BE is an exception - we don't use DO to form questions:

    Is'nt that Henry's French teacher?
    Where were you yesterday?

    The only exception to what I have written above is when the question word is the subject of the sentence:

    (Emma saw Luke): Who did Emma (subject) see? Who (subject) saw Luke.
    (The cat ate the mouse): What did the cat (subject) eat? What (subject) ate the mouse?


    Last edited by 5jj; 24-Jul-2011 at 00:06. Reason: typo

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    Re: Your time is up

    I know, I am frustrated... But I did not know how to ask any question in English correctly cause I do not has got any English teacher and I cannot do everything very well, but I every single day try to be a little bit better than last day. One day I will be very good in English, but not today maybe tomorrow, but seriously not today. I know that I am troublesome, but please do not judge me. Thank you everyone who helped me specially fivejedjon
    I do not know how to thank you.

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    Re: Your time is up

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    ... I did not know how to ask any question in English correctly cause I do not has got any English teacher .
    You are pushing it too far, Paulys. Even the most gullible are going to cotton on soon.

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    Re: Your time is up

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    ... cause I do not has got any English teacher
    Yes, that was the part of the last post that made me very suspicious. There is absolutely no way that anyone who can construct the types of perfectly correct sentences that we have seen from Paulys would make this ludicrous error.

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    #7

    Re: Your time is up

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    You are pushing it too far, Paulys. Even the most gullible are going to cotton on soon.
    I just have. And I am pretty gullible.

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    #8

    Re: Your time is up

    There seems to be general agreement: "Paulys - your time is up".

    Over to you, administrators.

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    #9

    Re: Your time is up

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    There seems to be general agreement: "Paulys - your time is up"..
    Actually, given that 201 people, including 11 members, were viewing 'Ask a Teacher' when I wrote that, general agreement is possibly a slight exaggeration when only three of us have expressed a view on this so far..

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    #10

    Re: Your time is up

    All right, I leave this forum :)

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