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    hold my shoulders

    If a girl said "I want him to hold my shoulders", does it mean asking the guy to put his arms around the girl's shoulders? or is an an expression phrase that means something else?

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    Re: hold my shoulders

    It's not idiomatic English. You'd probably have to ask the girl who said it what she means. "Holding other people's shoulders" is not something we'd normally do.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Jul-2015 at 08:43. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: hold my shoulders

    I heard this on TV, the host was asking what does the girl like.

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    Re: hold my shoulders

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I heard this on TV. The host was asking what does the girl likes.
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    Re: hold my shoulders

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
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    Thanks for correcting the mistake.

    Why is a comma (after the word TV) not suitable for my sentence?

    Is "What does the girl like" correct English if it is a sentence by itself?

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    Re: hold my shoulders

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Why is a comma (after the word TV) not suitable for my sentence?
    Because it is a comma splice.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: hold my shoulders

    With a comma it's a comma splice. It should be two sentences as in Rover's example.
    "What does the girl like?" is a correct sentence.

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    Re: hold my shoulders

    What TV station did you hear that from?
    How about: I want/like him to put his arm around my shoulder?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: hold my shoulders

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    If a girl said "I want him to hold my shoulders", does it mean asking the guy to put his arms around the girl's shoulders? or is an an expression phrase that means something else?
    I would guess that it means to lay his hands on her shoulders and not to put his arms around her- hold me would work for that better. However, it's not a standard phrase, so the meaning is not very clear.

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    Re: hold my shoulders

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    to lay his hands on her shoulders
    I think it means the following, but I am not a teacher.
    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...y5LXGbV7S7-OHg

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