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    (Do you) understand? (Is it) understood?

    This is related to https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...and-understood

    Often on the TV, people say "Don't kill people again. Understood?" instead of "Don't kill people again. Understand?"
    1. Why?
    2. Does "
    Understand?" refer to "Do you understand?" and "Understood?" refer to "is it understood?" ?
    3. Must the responder say "(I) understand." and "(It is) understood." respectively?
    (I asked a native speaker, in Los Angeles, who said "understand?" should always be used.)

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    Re: (Do you) understand? (Is it) understood?

    I'd like to welcome you to the forum and answer your question, but that will have to wait until you tell us the truth about yourself in your profile.

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    Re: (Do you) understand? (Is it) understood?

    I told the truth the first time but your web site reset everything after I hit submit and then asked me to start all over again. I was frustrated and just hit where the cursor happened to be. After all you asked too many questions.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Nov-2016 at 23:22.

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    Re: (Do you) understand? (Is it) understood?

    Thank you.

    We'll be glad to answer your questions when you have amended your profile.

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