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    But there's just so many times you can hit the snooze button.

    I would like to know the meaning of the next sentence.
    But there's just so many times you can hit the snooze button.
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    Re: But there's just so many times you can hit the snooze button.

    Do you know what a snooze button is?

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    Re: But there's just so many times you can hit the snooze button.

    A sit-up is a kind of exercise. The joke is that he "sits up" in bed to hit a button on his alarm clock so he can go back to sleep. He's saying that he would do more of those sit-ups if he could, but the alarm clock only lets him hit the snooze button (the ten-minute delay button) five times.

    Note that "there's" isn't grammatical. It's a common mistake. It should be "there are."
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    Re: But there's just so many times you can hit the snooze button.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Note that "there's" isn't grammatical. It's a common mistake. It should be "there are."
    There's means "there is" or "there are" in conversational American English. I wouldn't advise an ESL student to use it for a plural object, but it's used nearly universally in speech.
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    Re: But there's just so many times you can hit the snooze button.

    It would be good if members would refrain from answering a question if another member has asked the OP something.
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