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    Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    You're open minded enough to get where I'm coming from,not everyone is.

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    Re: Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Co-co View Post
    You're open minded enough to get where I'm coming from,not everyone is.

    maybe "open minded" is better to be 'open-minded",
    and "where I come from" instead of "where I'm coming from"
    and in written language, there needs to be a "but" before"not everyone is"

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    Re: Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Co-co View Post
    You're open minded enough to get where I'm coming from,not everyone is.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I agree almost 100% with LeTyan's wonderful answer.

    (a) I do feel, however, that "where I'm coming from" is correct.

    (i) In the United States, there is (or at least there used to be) the saying

    "I know where you are coming from," which means "I understand what you

    are saying."

    Tom: Shall I invite the Parser to our party?

    Mona: No.

    Tom: Why not?

    Mona: Well, I do not think that he would like this kind of party.

    Tom: I know where you're coming from. (Translation: I understand

    what you want to say: the Parser is an old man who would not be comfortable at

    a party with beautiful young people like us.)

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    #4

    Re: Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    It's the comma splice in the first one that makes it wrong. You could add a conjunction as suggested, but I'd prefer to sentences.

    PS: Hugh Heffner is proof that old men can be around beautiful young people!
    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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    #5

    Re: Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Tom: I know where you're coming from. (Translation: I understand

    what you want to say: the Parser is an old man who would not be comfortable at

    a party with beautiful young people like us.)
    PS: Are you really an old man?

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    Re: Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post

    PS: Hugh Heffner is proof that old men can be around beautiful young people!

    Especially if they have a lot of money and influence.

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    Re: Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sumon. View Post
    PS: Are you really an old man?

    Yes. I was born in 1937. If I make it to March 31, I shall have lived three-fourths of

    a century. I remember watching TV for the first time in 1950; going on the Internet

    for the first time in 2002; and I got my first cellphone in 2006. (It's designed for

    old folks like me. I use it only occasionally. Otherwise, I do not use it. It is basic --

    no photos or Internet or email.)



    You are a young person. I can only imagine what the world will be like when you

    are 75 years old. Hopefully, it will be a better place. (I wonder if English will still be

    the international language!)

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    Re: Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (I wonder if English will still be the international language!)
    To judge by the way many people communicate today, I think we are close to the stage when chatlish will be the international language.

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    #9

    Re: Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    maybe "open minded" is better to be 'open-minded", Maybe "open-minded" would be better than "open minded", and "where I come from" instead of "where I'm coming from", and in written language, there needs to be a "but" before "not everyone is".
    Please remember to mark your answers that you are not a teacher. There were a few issues with your post (not least the fact that "where I come from" doesn't have the same meaning at all.)

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    Re: Is my sentence grammatically correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please remember to mark your answers that you are not a teacher. There were a few issues with your post (not least the fact that "where I come from" doesn't have the same meaning at all.)
    Thanks for your suggestion. I will keep that in mind!

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