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    Question What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    Hi, everybody
    I have got a question!
    Somewhere at a movie I heard somebody said "You have checkmate".
    Did he mean that you had won the chess or vice versa?
    Please help
    Thanks in advance
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    Re: What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    Usually, it would mean that the other person won the match.

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    Re: What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Asgarpour View Post
    Somewhere in a movie I heard somebody say "You have checkmate".
    Did he mean that you had won the chess game or vice versa?
    I have edited out the unnecessary words from your post, Asgarpour.

    I disagree with Mike. For me, you have won the game.

    If somebody said 'You are in checkmate', your opponent would have won.

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    Re: What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    If one wins, I would expect I have checkmate.

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    Re: What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Somewhere in a movie I heard somebody say "You have checkmate".
    Did he mean that you had won the chess game or vice versa?
    I am not a native speaker. So I am very keen to know why "say" would be correct than "said" in my phrase?
    I really need to know. Please explain me.
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    Re: What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Asgarpour View Post
    I heard somebody say "You have checkmate".
    The main verb in that sentence is "heard", while "say" is a bare infinitive.

    The pattern here is: subject (I) + verb (heard) + object (somebody) + bare infinitive (say)


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    Re: What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    The main verb in that sentence is "heard", while "say" is a bare infinitive.

    The pattern here is: subject (I) + verb (heard) + object (somebody) + bare infinitive (say)

    Yes, you are absolutely right. But my original phrase was "I heard that somebody said".
    Last edited by Asgarpour; 29-Jun-2015 at 14:28.
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    Re: What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Asgarpour View Post
    I heard somebody said "You have checkmate".
    Hmm, not that I can find it!

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    Re: What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    My question has not been answered yet! Finally, what is the meaning of "You have checkmate"?
    Is it "You have won the chess game" or the other way around?
    Somebody help.
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    Re: What does it mean when says "You have checkmate"?!

    You've had some opinions. There appears to be no consensus. It's not something that is common to say, and therefore each person can only say what they would take it to mean. Not everything has a "real" meaning.

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