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    Can you change "to" with comma?

    Hello. So as the title says, can you change "to" with comma? Can you say something like this "I'm happy, give you a hug" or something like this...

    Thank you.

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    Re: Can you change "to" with comma?

    No, you can't do that.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Can you change "to" with comma?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deh33 View Post
    Hello. So as the title says, can you change "to" with comma? Can you say something like this "I'm happy, give you a hug" or something like this...

    Thank you.
    Your title and question should have been "Can you change "to" to a comma?"

    If you want to use "with", you could say "Can we replace "to" with a comma?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can you change "to" with comma?

    Thank you for your answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your title and question should have been "Can you change "to" to a comma?"

    If you want to use "with", you could say "Can we replace "to" with a comma?"
    Yeah, you're right. Thank you for pointing that out.
    The question still remains. Instead of making up examples, I will give you the sentence that I don't really understand and maybe you can help me figure it out and point out the key elements of this sentence to it's true meaning.
    "Trouble is the pain grows double, give a d*mn what you say"
    It's a sentence from a song, and I don't understand the full meaning of it. Does it mean that it is a trouble that the pain is growing and that there is a trouble to give a d*mn? Is the word "double" key element that connects phrase after comma with the phrase before it? Because in my opinion the artist says that he doesn't give a d*mn but I'm just trying to figure it out how do you make phrase negative without say don't/doesn't. I hope you'll understand what I was trying to say and I apologize if I made some mistakes in my post, I'm still learning.
    Thank you for your help.

    P.S. Moderators, I tried my best to censor the bad language in this sentence so if I didn't do enough, can you edit instead of not posting the post? I think the idea of what word should be in it is pretty clear. Thank you.

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    Re: Can you change "to" with comma?

    " give a d*mn what you say"
    This doesn't make sense. It's a song lyric, it's not supposed to make sense.
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    Re: Can you change "to" with comma?

    "Trouble is the pain grows double, give a d*mn what you say"

    I understand that as "the trouble is, the pain is twice as bad as it was. You should (or possibly 'I don't') care what you think."

    "The trouble is x" means "x is what bothers me."
    I am not a teacher.

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