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    #1

    Can I use "what called" ?

    Hello teachers.
    For example, my friend always asks me anything. I can't stand him/her. I say:
    "I have never heard about what called "thinking machine". Let do it yourself."
    Can I say that?
    Please help me to correct any my mistakes.
    I very appreciate your help!
    I am a newbie.
    If my comment is incorrect, please help me to edit it.
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Can I use "what called" ?

    I'm sorry but I can't understand what you mean.

    You have a friend but you don't like this person? How is he or she your friend?

    There is an expression "so-called" which means some people refer to something by that name but you don't think it is a good way to refer to it.

    However, your sentence is not grammatical.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Can I use "what called" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    I say:
    "I have never heard about what called "thinking machine".
    I have never heard of a "thinking machine."

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    Let do it yourself
    Your intended meaning is unclear, but I'll try!

    Why don't you find out what it is?
    Why don't you make one yourself?


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    Re: Can I use "what called" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm sorry but I can't understand what you mean.

    You have a friend but you don't like this person? How is he or she your friend?

    There is an expression "so-called" which means some people refer to something by that name but you don't think it is a good way to refer to it.

    However, your sentence is not grammatical.
    Temporarily not about meaning, I just correct my grammar:

    I have never heard of so-called 'thinking machine'.

    That's ok?

    I am a newbie.
    If my comment is incorrect, please help me to edit it.
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    Re: Can I use "what called" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I have never heard of a "thinking machine."


    Your intended meaning is unclear, but I'll try!

    Why don't you find out what it is?
    Why don't you make one yourself?

    I meant I am not a thinking machine, so please do it yourself.
    I am a newbie.
    If my comment is incorrect, please help me to edit it.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Can I use "what called" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    please do it yourself.
    I'm afraid the meaning is still unclear. What do you mean by "do it yourself?"

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    Re: Can I use "what called" ?

    Do you mean that your friend frequently tries to get you to give him/her the answer to questions but you want him/her to work it out on their own?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can I use "what called" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I'm afraid the meaning is still unclear. What do you mean by "do it yourself?"
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you mean that your friend frequently tries to get you to give him/her the answer to questions but you want him/her to work it out on their own?
    Yes, I mean that for example, my friend often asks me to answer or to do something and I don't want to do it, I want her/him to do their works.
    I am a newbie.
    If my comment is incorrect, please help me to edit it.
    Thank you.

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    #9

    Re: Can I use "what called" ?

    "You need to work that out for yourself."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Can I use "what called" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    "You need to work that out for yourself."
    I think that I heart from somewhere that "You need to do it by yourself"
    So this sentence is incorrect?
    I am a newbie.
    If my comment is incorrect, please help me to edit it.
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