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    cold, then at home

    Hello everyone,

    Two people are talking in a public place.

    - Excuse me, can I smoke here?
    - No.
    - Where can I smoke?
    - Outside.
    - It is cold outside.
    - Cold, then at home.

    Is the sentence "Cold, then at home" correct?
    The intended meaning is: If it is cold outside, then smoke at your house/flat/apartment.

    Thank you.

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    Re: cold, then at home

    No, it's not correct. You could say, "If it's cold, smoke at home."

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    Re: cold, then at home

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's not correct. You could say, "If it's cold, smoke at home."
    Thank you, bhaisahab, could I ask one more thing: in a very colloquial style, can the "If it's" part be omitted (cold, smoke at home)?

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    Re: cold, then at home

    You could if you make "Cold" into an informal question.

    "Cold? Well, smoke at home then."

    "Cold?" could be deemed a shortening of "Oh, so you think it's cold, do you?" or "You're cold, are you?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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