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    To be given

    Please explain to me the meaning of "to be given" in the text below. Please also explain to me why the word ""restaurant" sits before the clause beginning with "it's". Thank you.

    11/21/2014
    Tried this place today for lunch with coworkers and it was delicious! We called in a to go order and it was ready before the time I was given. The food was yummy, I had no problem with my food at all and everybody else enjoyed their food. The chili sauce was really good, everybody loved it. I ordered the beef fried noodles.

    The restaurant it's is also very clean.

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    #2

    Re: To be given

    There is no "to be given" in the text you provided. "It's" in the last sentence should not be there.

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    Re: To be given

    I am not a teacher.

    The writer called the restaurant to order take-away food (a to-go order), and the restaurant said it would be ready at a certain time. In fact, it was ready earlier than the time the person was given (by the restaurant).

    It's is a mistake. It should be either, 'The restaurant is also very clean' or, 'It's also very clean'.

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    #4

    Re: To be given

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Svetlana:


    Please do not be too astonished if you occasionally hear native speakers say (or sing) something like:

    "The restaurant it is also very clean."

    That unnecessary "it" is an example of something called pleonasm. (When you get an extra minute, you may wish to google that word.)

    One of my favorite songs (from the 1960s!) has a line that goes something (!) like this:

    "And James he doesn't know anything."




    James

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    Re: To be given

    Calling it "pleonasm" makes it sound intelligent, but it is actually only unnecessary, redundant, and superfluous.

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