Page 2 of 2 First 1 2
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Jan 2012
    • Posts: 143
    #11

    Re: "The Message Nver Sent" (a detective story)

    "On [the] third day, mate, next week, two hours before [the] new day, I am leaving [the] prison."

    What would "mate" mean in this context?
    Is it a friendly way of addressing somebody? I'm confused.

    WW

    [Edit] I think I've got it.
    on / prison / third / leave / day / I / next / day / week / new / two / before / hours

    I've removed "mate" and "am".

    On [the] third day, next week, two hours before [the] new day, I leave [the] prison.

    Would a present simple with a future meaning work here?
    Last edited by Walt Whitman; 15-Jul-2016 at 11:08.

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 70,109
    #12

    Re: "The Message Nver Sent" (a detective story)

    Mate is a friendly way of addressing someone.

  3. Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Jan 2012
    • Posts: 143
    #13

    Re: "The Message Nver Sent" (a detective story)

    Could you have a look at the new answer key, with "mate" and "am" removed?
    Do you think it works?

    By the way, thank you so much for all of your suggestions.

    WW

  4. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 70,109
    #14

    Re: "The Message Nver Sent" (a detective story)

    Quote Originally Posted by Walt Whitman View Post
    Would a present simple with a future meaning work here?
    It would, but I find it haard to see the correct answer. Maybe other native speakers will.

  5. Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: Jan 2012
    • Posts: 143
    #15

    Re: "The Message Nver Sent" (a detective story)

    I'm afraid I don't understand.
    Why is it hard for you to see the correct answer?

    WW

Page 2 of 2 First 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •