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    #1

    need help in translation

    sentence: I think you that was unfair. (who was unfair? the writer herself or the person who she is writing to?)

    sentence: What that didin't make sense. I think that was unfair. (Does that mean that something didin't make any sense and that was also unfair?)

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    #2

    Re: need help in translation

    Neither one makes sense. Where did you find them?

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    #3

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    Said by person who's from UK.

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    #4

    Re: need help in translation

    They still don't make sense.

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    #5

    Re: need help in translation

    No wonder why I'm so confused then...

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    #6

    Re: need help in translation

    Did you mean "I think that was unfair of you?"

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    #7

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    well if the sentence would have been that what you wrote, I would have understood...

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    #8

    Re: need help in translation

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Did you mean "I think that was unfair of you?"
    Or I think it was you that was unfair. As these are from spoken English, it is possible that the missing words were said in such a way that the listener may have missed them. Or then again, when we speak we often miss out words that would be required in written English, but these examples do sound strange.

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