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    Any closer to a name?



    In an American TV series - the Good Wife, a woman-A was asking a pregnant woman-B who was telling that her fetus started kicking, "Any closer to a name"?

    B answered, " No yet, we wanna make sure we are all fine first".


    Does "any closer to a name" mean do you find a name for the baby? If yes, why is 'comparative degree -closer used ? If I say, "have you found a name for the baby"?, is it wrong?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Any closer to a name?

    It's have they decided on a name. Are they closer to a decision?

    "Find" isn't really the right word. You choose or decide on a name.

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    Re: Any closer to a name?

    Quote Originally Posted by cheers100 View Post
    If yes, why is 'comparative degree -closer used ?
    Perhaps they have discussed the matter before, when B had no idea about the name.

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