Interested in Language
A paper owner is busy discussing some front page stuff. One employee shows up and reports:
-- Mr. Jameson there's a page six problem.
-- We have a page one problem, shut up.
The employee leaves but in a couple of seconds shows again and says:
-- These are really important clients, they can't wait.
-- They're about to.Spider-Man, movie
Does he mean:
1. They're about to wait anyway.
2. They're about to be recieved by me.
They're about to wait anyway. This construction always continues the thought in the sentence it responds to:
A: They can't wait!
B: They're about to [wait, whether or not they think they can.]
I am not a teacher.