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    As single as i can be

    If a person is asked: Are you married?
    He or She says: I am as single as I can be.
    What does he/she mean by that? What's the meaning of ''as single as i can be''
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    Re: As single as i can be

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanem View Post
    If a person is asked "Are you married?" and he or she says "I am as single as I can be", what does he/she mean by that? What's the meaning of ''as single as I can be''?
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    Please see my corrections to your post (marked in red).

    I have no idea what the person meant by "I am as single as I can be". He/she is single or married (or in an unmarried relationship). Where did you find this dialogue?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: As single as i can be

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanem View Post
    If a person is asked: Are you married?
    He or She says: I am as single as I can be.
    What does he/she mean by that? What's the meaning of ''as single as i can be''
    Thanks
    Without more context, I assume that this phrase is nothing more than an intensifier. Not only am I single, but I am as single as a person can be: unmarried, unattached, not in a relationship, not dating.

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    Re: As single as i can be

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please see my corrections to your post (marked in red).

    I have no idea what the person meant by "I am as single as I can be". He/she is single or married (or in an unmarried relationship). Where did you find this dialogue?
    I did not find it anywhere, I heard the dialogue. To be more specific of what I have learned after that is that the person is single, never been married before and is not in a relationship. I just wanted to find out if that was the proper way to use this idiom.

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    Re: As single as i can be

    It's certainly not a standard, common or idiomatic response to the question.

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    Re: As single as i can be

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    It's certainly not a standard, common or idiomatic response to the question.
    It is not rare in the US.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Dec-2013 at 14:29. Reason: minor typo

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    Re: As single as i can be

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is not rare in the US.
    Like Rover, I don't find it idiomatic. I don't think I've ever heard it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: As single as i can be

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Like Rover, I don't find it idiomatic. I don't think I've ever heard it.
    You have to hang out in NY bars.

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