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    #1

    Meaning of These 4 Phrases and Two words?

    Hello Guys,
    I am again stuck with the following phrases :


    1. auf wiedersehen
    2. slap your vote
    3. get up on your gerunds
    4. wearing shies


    And definitions :

    1. Gerunds
    2. Shies


    Thank You in advance!

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    Re: Meaning of These 4 Phrases and Two words?

    Quote Originally Posted by prattsishunk View Post
    Hello Guys,
    I am again stuck with the following phrases :


    1. auf wiedersehen - This is German, not English.
    2. slap your vote - Looks like an Indian thing; it doesn't really mean anything to me.
    3. get up on your gerunds - This is not a phrase I'm familiar with.
    4. wearing shies - Again, this is not familiar sounding.


    And definitions :

    1. Gerunds - gerund
    2. Shies - skis?
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    Re: Meaning of These 4 Phrases and Two words?

    Please, please, PLEASE give us the context in which you see phrases when you need help understanding them.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Meaning of These 4 Phrases and Two words?

    Barb_D is right, we need context.

    But "gerund" means the -ing form of an English verb: doing, following.

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    Re: Meaning of These 4 Phrases and Two words?

    And please, Please, PLEASE, ask only one question in each thread.

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