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    drag someone down


    From now on, If I see a customer who has a need, I don't care if then buy from me or someone else, I will drag them down and beg them to buy from someone.



    I whould like to know the meaning of the underlined words. to my knowledge it means to force someone to do something, keeping them under (emotional) pressure. Am I right?

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    Last edited by Sepmre; 25-May-2016 at 14:29.

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    Re: drag someone down

    Something that drags you down makes you feel weak or depressed.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: drag someone down

    The word is "custo​mer", not "costumer".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: drag someone down

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post

    From now on, If I see
    customers who have needs, I don't care if they buy from me or someone else, I will drag them down and beg them to buy from someone.

    Thanks
    Here, it basically means grab them, tackle them.

    The phrase "a customer" requires singular pronouns: he, she, him, her, his, hers. The word "customers" requires plural pronouns - they, them, theirs. Sentences also need verb agreement, such as has versus have and buy verus buys.

    The rule is often broken in conversational English. But it's still a rule.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: drag someone down

    Extremely useful and informative explanations.

    Thanks

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