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    #11

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    I would not use the adjective "opulent" to describe a TV.

    "Expensive/high-end/most advanced" might be more appropriate.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #12

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I would not use the adjective "opulent" to describe a TV.
    I disagree. The speaker/author may be deliberately being sarcastic by using the pompous "opulent." That's how I interpreted Matthew's sentence in post #7.

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    #13

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    I confirm the above interpretation.
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    #14

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    Without the sarcasm, Ted's adjectives work well.

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    #15

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
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    Is this what you mean?

    Tom was talking to Tim while resting his hand on Tim's TV. Tim didn't want Tom's hand on his TV so he removed it.

    To physically remove someone else's hand from a piece of furniture seems quite rude, unless done in a joking way.
    Perhaps: "Tim didn't want Tom's hand on his TV so he asked him to remove/move it", or " asked him to take it off".
    Yes.

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    #16

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Tim does seem a little finicky. Why would anybody worry about someone's hand on their TV?
    He is a kind of insecure about his household articles.

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    #17

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
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    Is this what you mean?

    Tom was talking to Tim while resting his hand on Tim's TV. Tim didn't want Tom's hand on his TV so he removed it.

    To physically remove someone else's hand from a piece of furniture seems quite rude, unless done in a joking way.
    Perhaps: "Tim didn't want Tom's hand on his TV so he asked him to remove/move it", or " asked him to take it off".
    He is rude.

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    #18

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    He is a kind of insecure
    He is kind of insecure....

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    #19

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    So, effectively, the upshot is this - Tim's neurotic about his belongings, Tom had the temerity to put his hand on Tim's TV while they were chatting so Tim said something to the effect of "Oy, get your grubby little mitts off my lovely telly".

    May I ask, tufguy, what is the purpose of this surprisingly lengthy thread? Do you have a friend who doesn't like people touching his stuff? At what point, in your foreseeable future, are you going to have to use anything that's been demonstrated here? I'm really not sure you've taken to heart our request to stick to real-life situations so that we can help you with practical usable English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #20

    Re: A "took B's hand off" or "remove B's hand from" TV.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    So, effectively, the upshot is this - Tim's neurotic about his belongings, Tom had the temerity to put his hand on Tim's TV while they were chatting so Tim said something to the effect of "Oy, get your grubby little mitts off my lovely telly".

    May I ask, tufguy, what is the purpose of this surprisingly lengthy thread? Do you have a friend who doesn't like people touching his stuff? At what point, in your foreseeable future, are you going to have to use anything that's been demonstrated here? I'm really not sure you've taken to heart our request to stick to real-life situations so that we can help you with practical usable English.
    I saw this happen that is why I asked you. There is a kid who does it. For example If somebody touches their laptop so that kid says take your hands off that laptop it is my father's laptop.
    Last edited by tufguy; 04-Jan-2017 at 07:36.

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