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    "the extraordinary honour of marrying me".

    Hi!
    I came across a statement when I watched a movie yesterday. It stated "Would you do me the extraordinary honour of marrying me?"
    The problem is that it leaves me confused with what it really means? Does that mean for you to marry me is an extraordinary honour or to marry me is an extraordinary honour?
    And also can you please explain me what's the other meaning of "of" itself other than expressing a relationship between 2 things.
    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: "the extraordinary honour of marrying me".

    It means "For you to marry me is an extraordinary honour". He's definitely not saying the second sentence.

    There are many meanings of 'of'. It would be best to look them up in a dictionary, and post a specific question if you don't understand a certain meaning.

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    #3

    Re: "the extraordinary honour of marrying me".

    Note that it is the speaker who will be honoured.

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    Re: "the extraordinary honour of marrying me".

    Quote Originally Posted by xoleoni971 View Post
    to marry me is an extraordinary honour
    If this were the intended meaning, the speaker would have to say something like My marrying you would honour you greatly. It would also be an extraordinary thing to say to someone.

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    Re: "the extraordinary honour of marrying me".

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If this were the intended meaning, the speaker would have to say something like My marrying you would honour you greatly. It would also be an extraordinary thing to say to someone.
    It's certainly an extraordinarily complicated way of saying "You'd be damn lucky to have me!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "the extraordinary honour of marrying me".

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If this were the intended meaning, the speaker would have to say something like My marrying you would honour you greatly. It would also be an extraordinary thing to say to someone.
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's certainly an extraordinarily complicated way of saying "You'd be damn lucky to have me!"
    Just for the pure arrogance of it - how about "Would you do yourself the honor of marrying me?"
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    Re: "the extraordinary honour of marrying me".

    Do you have friends who are successful bigamists?

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