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    I check you

    Parent: Do you know what is the result of 200 times 3?
    Kid: 600.
    Parent: Good job. How about 199 times 2?
    Kid: ???
    Parent: Now I check you.

    Can I use 'I check you' in the scenario above?

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    Re: I check you

    No. I don't even know what you are trying to say.

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    Re: I check you

    Quote Originally Posted by jokaec1 View Post
    Parent: Do you know what is the result of 200 times 3 is?
    Kid: 600.
    Parent: Good job. How about 199 times 2?
    Kid: ???
    Parent: Now I check you.

    Can I use 'I check you' in the scenario above?
    I have absolutely no idea what "now I check you" is supposed to mean!

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    Re: I check you

    jokaec, what dictionary definition of 'check' have you found that makes any sense in your sentence?

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    Re: I check you

    I think jokaec1 is probably using "check" in the form of "to stop" or " to block" as in chess.

    Where we might naturally say, "Ah, now I've got you!".

    But we'll see what jokaec1 says about it.

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    #6

    Re: I check you

    I guess the OP means 'I have stumped you', but I am not a teacher.

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    Late's all wait for jokaec to reply before we have any more guesses.

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    Re: I check you

    Quote Originally Posted by Eckaslike View Post
    I think jokaec1 is probably using "check" in the form of "to stop" or " to block" as in chess.

    Where we might naturally say, "Ah, now I've got you!".

    But we'll see what jokaec1 says about it.
    Yes, what I want to express through 'I check you' is that I am about yo beat you at something and stop you from beating me at something. e.g. chess.
    It would be likely 'Eckaslike' 's guess is correct and I should say 'I've got you!'.

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    Re: I check you

    You could use a variety of phrases in that context. I expect some of the others will have some good ideas.

    You could use Matthew's suggestion of "Now I've stumped you", or as "Now I have you stumped / foxed". (Foxed is used here in the sense of "confused"). http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...sh/fox?q=foxed

    You could also use "baffled". e.g. "Now I've baffled you!".
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...ffle?q=baffled

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    Re: I check you

    In such informal contexts, I would simply say gotcha!
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...british/gotcha


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