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    #11

    Re: You ever tried to hug your kitty .......

    "Back when Poland used to be a centrally-planned economy, people frequently queued up to a store for hours only for someone to walk out of it and tell the rest outside they could go home because there was nothing left to buy."

    Is that sentence correct?

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    #12

    Re: You ever tried to hug your kitty .......

    The use of the phrase in question is very nice.

    Change the preposition to.

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    #13

    Re: You ever tried to hug your kitty .......

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Change the preposition to.
    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    "Back when Poland used to be a centrally-planned economy, people frequently queued up outside a store for hours only for someone to walk out of it and tell the rest outside they could go home because there was nothing left to buy."
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    #14

    Re: You ever tried to hug your kitty .......

    I would use "in front of".
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #15

    Re: You ever tried to hug your kitty .......

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    I would use "in front of".
    I thought "outside a store" would fit "to walk out of it" better.

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    #16

    Re: You ever tried to hug your kitty .......

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    I thought "outside a store" would fit "to walk out of it" better.
    Imagine that you have queued up in front of the door of a store for hours only for someone to walk out and tell you the bad news.
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #17

    Re: You ever tried to hug your kitty .......

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Tdol, it's not that they regard you as a threat.
    I apologise for daring to post something that might seem like I know what goes on in a cat's head.

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    #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I apologise for daring to post something that might seem like I know what goes on in a cat's head.
    Nobody, even the cat, knows what goes on in a cat's head.

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    #19

    Re: You ever tried to hug your kitty .......

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    "Back when Poland was a centrally-planned economy, people frequently queued up to a store for hours only for someone to walk out of it and tell the people outside they could go home because there was nothing left to buy."
    I think you are recounting what really happened, but I can't be sure. (It's hard to understand.)
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    #20

    Re: You ever tried to hug your kitty .......

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I think you are recounting what really happened, but I can't be sure. (It's hard to understand.)
    It's hard for someone who never experienced it to imagine how hard everyday life was in the Soviet-bloc countries. Consumer goods were unimaginably shoddy, but that didn't matter too much because they were often nearly impossible to get. The terrific Robin Williams film Moscow on the Hudson shows a glimpse of it, but when I asked a cousin who immigrated from Moscow a couple of years before the film was set whether it was a realistic portrayal she said "No. Life was much worse."

    Just one example: sanitary napkins were unavailable in communist Czechoslovakia. Women had to use rags. Apparently nobody in the responsible ministry was female or had any female relatives.
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