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    Get a massage from the maid.

    "He gets a massage from his maid every day."

    (Over the phone one friend to another) "you are not feeling well. I will come to see you after some time (like after twenty minutes or half an hour). Take medicine and get a massage from the maid."

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Get a massage from the maid.

    That's okay if the maid is willing.

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    #3

    Re: Get a massage from the maid.

    Say:

    "You are not feeling well."

    Remember to capitalize the first word of a sentence.

    (It does seem rather strange to me to tell somebody else how they are feeling.)

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    Re: Get a massage from the maid.

    Whatever floats your boat.

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    #5

    Re: Get a massage from the maid.

    NOT A TEACHER

    I have noticed that you are very eager to speak natural-sounding English.

    So -- in my opinion -- maybe it would sound more "natural" to say something like:

    "I hear you're not feeling well. I'm coming right over to see you. In the meantime, be sure to take your medicine on time."
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    #6

    Re: Get a massage from the maid.

    How about:

    His maid gives him a massage every day.

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    #7

    Re: Get a massage from the maid.

    Do the maids give massages in India?

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    #8

    Re: Get a massage from the maid.

    My message did not post, apparently. I was talking about the same things as Tarheel.

    A maid cleans your house and perhaps does your laundry. A maid is not a personal care assistant.

    Massage therapists have lengthy specialized training. Expecting a maid to give daily massages is not at ALL in line with a maid's responsibilities.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Get a massage from the maid.

    I may have to reconsider my decision not to hire a maid.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    #10

    Re: Get a massage from the maid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Do the maids give massages in India?
    No way, if she gave massage to an adult person, it would be considered rather obscene. I wrote it down just to learn few new sentences.

    My aunt's (my mom's elder sister, the word for mother's sister in India is "mausi" that means equallent to the mother) maid massages her grandson (my nephew) who is just one and her granddaughter (my niece) who is four at the moment. She gets extra pay for that.

    In India we do massage our infants with oil for their good health and growth.

    My question was about this sentence "I will come to see you after some time (like after twenty minutes or half an hour)."
    Last edited by tufguy; 13-Jul-2016 at 08:10.

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