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    #1

    That's three times she's beaten me — I must be slipping!

    slip
    BECOME WORSE
    5. intransitive
    to fall to a lower level; to become worse
    That's three times she's beaten me — I must be slipping!
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    I can't understand -- whether being slipping is a reason of being beaten or it's a result (she beats me and so I get worse)
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    #2

    Re: That's three times she's beaten me — I must be slipping!

    His skills are slipping. That is the reason he is getting beat.

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    Re: That's three times she's beaten me — I must be slipping!

    That should be her/she.

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    Re: That's three times she's beaten me — I must be slipping!

    I am not a teacher.

    That should be getting beaten.

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    Re: That's three times she's beaten me — I must be slipping!

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That should be her/she.
    Why...?
    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    That should be getting beaten.
    What does "that" refer to...?


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    #6

    Re: That's three times she's beaten me — I must be slipping!

    I am not a teacher.

    In my case, that refers to 'that which was written in the second sentence of post #2'

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    #7

    Re: That's three times she's beaten me — I must be slipping!

    In my case, your sentence referred to she. Dave referred to "he".

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    Re: That's three times she's beaten me — I must be slipping!

    I am not a teacher.

    The person who is doing the beating is a she. The gender of the person being beaten is unknown.

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