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    #1

    Smile shuffle the way

    Good afternoon,

    may you tell me what means "I shuffle my way"?

    thank your for answering me?

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    Re: shuffle the way

    When we play a card game, the dealer must first mix up the cards, and we call that shuffling. There are many ways to shuffle cards, and there can be many ways to do other, similar tasks. The speaker is saying, "There are many ways to do the referenced task, and this is my way of doing it."

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    Post Re: shuffle the way

    so when I am going to decide about something, for instance I don't know if I have to be off or not, I can say:

    I have shuffled my way, so I leave!
    correct?

    thanks
    Luigi

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    Re: shuffle the way

    Welcome to the forum, scrooge.

    J&K Tutoring has given one explanation of the meaning of your words. There are other explanations. You need to give more context before we can be sure which explanation is appropriate.

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    Smile Re: shuffle the way

    you have been very polite and exhaustive.
    really outstanding
    thanks for your answer.
    see you
    Luigi

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    #6

    Re: shuffle the way

    Quote Originally Posted by scrooge1974 View Post
    Good afternoon,
    may Can you tell me what means "I shuffle my way" means?
    Thank your for answering me?
    Luigi


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    So when I am going to decide about something, for instance I don't know if I have to be off or not, I can say:

    "I have shuffled my way, so I leave!"

    Is that correct?
    Thanks
    Luigi

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    You have been very polite, exhaustive and really outstanding
    Thanks for your answer.
    S
    ee you.
    Luigi
    Please see the amendments I have made to a copy of all three of your posts in this thread. Do you see a pattern?

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    Smile Re: shuffle the way

    Well, I would go deeper to the question. The statement we are talking about is:
    "I shuffled my way down the hall".
    I hope it's exhaustive.
    Thanks again
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    Re: shuffle the way

    Well, I would go deeper to the question. The statement we are talking about is:
    "I shuffled my way down the hall"
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    This is a perfect example of why it is important to give the context for a phrase that you're asking about. The full sentence is quite short but provides the crucial information needed by somebody wanting to help you with a good answer. J&K has given a clear answer to your first post but unfortunately it is for a different sense of "shuffling". This is not J&K's fault.
    Here, "shuffling" means walking with short steps and not properly lifting your feet off the ground. So the phrase means that the speaker moved down the hall in this manner.


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    Re: shuffle the way

    This is a fairly fascinating sentence. It might easily appear in speech or fiction, probably in a really lighthearted way, but would be unlikely to show up in a journalist's account or an academic paper.

    Why is this so. I'm not certain, but cases in which the usage, "I (verbed) my way" is always fine for any sort of context generally involve resistance or conflict. "He sliced his way through the whole block of cheese." "He fought his way to the top of the hill." "She argued her way into the courtroom." These could easily appear in a college paper or a newspaper.

    When the verb does not clearly involve resistance, though, the use of the pronoun phrase, "his way" is a sort of usage that just wouldn't be present in formal speech or academic or formal writing. I'm not positive about this analysis, but it's very interesting.

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    Smile Re: shuffle the way

    Thanks a lot to everybody.
    I feel (get) satisfied of your answers.
    I'm going to use your explanations "as a rule of thumb"!
    Greetings from Italy
    Luigi

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