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    #1

    Troubles keep passing by.

    Hi :)

    What do you understand by this phrase?

    "Troubles keep passing by"

    Well, basically I want to express that troubles seem to appear into my life like NON-STOP ;)

    Can I use this phrase? Tq.

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    #2

    Re: What do you understand by this phrase?

    Your original phrase could be read two ways. If the "troubles keep passing by", that should be a good thing, unless they stop to annoy you.

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    #3

    Re: What do you understand by this phrase?

    Quote Originally Posted by ediblegrammar View Post
    Hi :) Please stop writing this — especially as it's incorrectly punctuated.

    What do you understand by this phrase sentence?

    "Troubles keep passing by."

    Well, basically I want to express that troubles seem to appear into my life like NON-STOP. ;)

    Can I use this phrase? Tq.
    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Nov-2016 at 09:42.

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    #4

    Re: What do you understand by this phrase?

    Also note that "Tq" is not acceptable. If you mean "Thank you", then that is what you should write. We discourage the use of textspeak/chatlish here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Troubles keep passing by.

    Quote Originally Posted by ediblegrammar View Post
    Hi :)

    What do you understand by this phrase?

    "Troubles keep passing by"

    Well, basically I want to express that troubles seem to appear into my life like NON-STOP ;)

    Can I use this phrase? Tq.
    I get the opposite of your intended meaning. It sounds like you're glad the troubles that approach you always move past you instead.
    I am not a teacher.

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