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    #1

    just people not being considerate of other people

    Hello everybody. Could you help me please?

    I've heard two men talking to each other in this way:

    Shopkeeper: so much when they buy one cup of coffee and not even got the change.

    Customer: just people not being considerate of other people .what makes you angry?

    There are two questions sorry:

    1: If got means have in the sentence Above?(...and not even got the change).

    2: why the customer uses the form ing form ( being) here?What does the sentence means?(just people not being considerate of other people ).
    if it's a countinus form, please tell me where's the verb to be gone?
    Shouldn't it be just people are not being considerate of other people?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: just people not being considerate of other people

    It sounds like an extremely informal conversation, to the extent where "so much when" and "what makes you angry?" don't really make sense to me here.

    Generally you would hear a conversation more like this:


    Quote Originally Posted by ssmass View Post
    Shopkeeper: I hate it so much when they buy one cup of coffee and haven't not even got the right change.

    Customer: It's just people not being considerate of other people. Doesn't it what makes you angry?

    1. So yes, "got", means "have" in this sentence. It means that, the customers don't have the right change needed to buy the coffee and present the shopkeeper with a larger currency note, which in Britain would be something like a ten, or twenty, pound note. This means that the shopkeeper will soon run out of change in their till and then will either, have to go to the bank, or close the shop if they can't get any more change. That's why small businesses hate it.

    2. Yes, you spotted this. It is a contracted form where speakers know the meaning of what is being said, even when words needed in more formal versions of English are left off. Several variants could be used to correct this. I have shown the simplest.

    Where did you hear the conversation?
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 24-Jul-2015 at 13:06.

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    Re: just people not being considerate of other people

    Thank you so much friend.
    Well actually they were from Britain.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Jul-2015 at 18:41. Reason: Delting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: just people not being considerate of other people

    Customer: It's just people not being considerate of other people. Doesn't it what makes you angry?

    So friend. The above substitute sentence is one of your suggestion. Now please tell me
    Could I say it in this way:
    It's just like people are not being considerate of other people , so tell me what makes you angry?

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    Re: just people not being considerate of other people

    The sentence below doesn't need "what" in it. Although it is a question, it is actually being used more in the form of a statement, about which you are just seeking agreement from the other person.

    Quote Originally Posted by ssmass View Post
    Customer: It's just people not being considerate of other people. Doesn't it what makes you angry?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssmass View Post
    Could I say it in this way:
    It's just like people are not being considerate of other people
    Not really, because in that phrase you already have "It is" at the start of the sentence, so you shouldn't have "are" in it as well.

    It could work in these forms, amongst others:
    "It's just like people not to be considerate of others/other people".
    "People are just so inconsiderate of others/other people".
    "People are just not considerate of others/other people".


    Quote Originally Posted by ssmass View Post
    "so tell me what makes you angry?"
    We wouldn't use this at all in this context. "so tell me what makes you angry?" would be an invitation to the shopkeeper to tell him everything that annoys him. However, it may be a new slang form, which I haven't heard of.

    Again it is not really a question, merely a statement being said by the speaker in agreement or confirmation. Often these sorts of statements are naturally made to keep a conversation going. The other person then might say "yes", "no" or "not really" in response, and then carry on if they have anything else to say on the matter.

    Instead of, "so tell me what makes you angry", you may more commonly hear things like:
    "Doesn't it make you angry/mad?"
    "It's so infuriating, isn't it?"
    "I know, it really annoys me too".
    "What can you do about it?"

    There are many more like this. All of them are statements really, even though some are phrased as questions. They don't really require a response from the other person, but are generally seen as an invitation to keep the conversation flowing.
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 24-Jul-2015 at 14:57.

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    Re: just people not being considerate of other people

    Thank you very much Eckaslike.
    Now I'm convinced.
    You've spent a lot of time.
    Thanks a lot for your kind and patient.
    Last edited by ssmass; 24-Jul-2015 at 20:01.

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