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    #1

    I was never ready for you to leave me

    Hello everybody!

    Does "I was never ready for you to leave me" mean "I never expected you to leave me" or "I never accepted the fact that you could leave me" or "I never came to terms with the fact that you could leave me"?

    Do you agree or not?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I was never ready for you to leave me

    None of them. It means "At no point was I prepared for the fact that you would leave me".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I was never ready for you to leave me

    Is "to be ready for somebody/something to do something" acceptable English?

    Should it not be "I was never ready for you/your leaving me"? Is my version unnatural?

    Thank you.

    (Edit) On second thought, my version is strange.

    Tom was never ready to leave you.
    Tom was never ready for me to leave you.
    I was never ready for you to leave me.

    I think I got it.
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 06-Nov-2016 at 15:49.

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