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    Question Is "since" right here?

    Since you had not intended to sentence her to me,why did you fool me by

    puting her forward to me?


    1)Is "since" right here?If it is right,what does it mean?

    2)In this sentence ,can "by" be left out?

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    Re: Is "since" right here?

    1) yes. it means 'because' or 'as' though u can't really substitute them in. If it helps, I think (not sure) it means 'ji ran' in Mandarin. e.g. "ji ran zhe bu shi zhen de..." to mean "since it's not real."

    2) no

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    Re: Is "since" right here?

    Quote Originally Posted by ppippi
    1) yes. it means 'because' or 'as' though u can't really substitute them in. If it helps, I think (not sure) it means 'ji ran' in Mandarin. e.g. "ji ran zhe bu shi zhen de..." to mean "since it's not real."
    2) no

    I need suggestion in English from non-Chinese speaker,thank you all the same.

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    Re: Is "since" right here?

    "Since" here means: "In view of the fact that..." The speaker is saying, "OK, you didn't intend to sentence her to me; but if that's the case, then why did you fool me?"

    I don't think "by" can really be omitted here. It indicates the method by which the person addressed intended to fool the speaker. Without this preposition, it could mean that the person intended to fool the speaker at the same time as this person was putting the woman forward. "By" makes the relationship between the two events clear.

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    Re: Is "since" right here?

    Quote Originally Posted by rewboss
    "Since" here means: "In view of the fact that..." The speaker is saying, "OK, you didn't intend to sentence her to me; but if that's the case, then why did you fool me?"

    I don't think "by" can really be omitted here. It indicates the method by which the person addressed intended to fool the speaker. Without this preposition, it could mean that the person intended to fool the speaker at the same time as this person was putting the woman forward. "By" makes the relationship between the two events clear.

    Thanks a lot,rewboss.And anybody has more suggestions ?
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    Re: Is "since" right here?

    help!help!

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    Re: Is "since" right here?

    Welcome, ppippi.

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    Re: Is "since" right here?

    I agree with rewboss on "Since" and "by".

    Freddie, what do "sentence her to me" and "putting her forward to me" mean?

    EX: Since you had not intended to sentence her to me, why did you fool me by putting her forward to me?

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    Smile Re: Is "since" right here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    I agree with rewboss on "Since" and "by".

    Freddie, what do "sentence her to me" and "putting her forward to me" mean?

    EX: Since you had not intended to sentence her to me, why did you fool me by putting her forward to me?

    Haha,Casiopea.Ur~,They include some personal privacy.

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    Re: Is "since" right here?

    Well, nevertheless, it doesn't make all much sense (to me). You may want to reword your sentence. Pun intended.

    All the best.

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