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    to give small amount of something to someone

    I want to say to gives small amount of love or affection to someone.

    Is this good?

    She gives me her affection in small doses as if there is a quota on it. She makes me addicted to it but gives it to me drip by drip. As if she has rationed her love. That's who she is:mean-spirited and controlling.

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    Re: to give small amount of something to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I want to say to gives small amount of love or affection to someone.

    Is this good?

    She gives me her affection in small doses as if there is a quota on it. She makes me addicted to it but gives it to me drop by drop. It's as if she has been rationing her love. That's who she is: mean-spirited and controlling.
    That's the changes I would make. Got to go!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-Jan-2021 at 19:17. Reason: Removed a repeated word and added a missing space
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    Re: to give small amount of something to someone

    Why is there a thumbs down? I'm practicing!

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    Re: to give small amount of something to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Why is there a thumbs down? I'm practicing!
    I don't know how that got in there. And I'm not sure how to fix it.
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    Re: to give small amount of something to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I don't know how that got in there. And I'm not sure how to fix it.

    I thought you put thumbs down because you thought the sentence is too mushy or something like that. I was practicing.

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    Re: to give small amount of something to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Quotas are bottom limits. They're floors.

    You're thinking of rationing, which has an upper limit. Rationing creates ceilings.

    That's what you mean, right?
    Yes. So, what do I replace quota with? Ration?

    She gives me her affection in small doses as if there is a ration on it. She makes me addicted to it but gives it to me drop by drop. It's as if she has been rationing her love. That's who she is: mean-spirited and controlling.

    But it's repetitive.

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    Re: to give small amount of something to someone

    She's measly with her affection

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    Re: to give small amount of something to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Yes. So, what do I replace quota with? Ration?

    She gives me her affection in small doses as if there is a ration on it. She makes me addicted to it but gives it to me drop by drop. It's as if she has been rationing her love. That's who she is: mean-spirited and controlling.

    But it's repetitive.
    Oops. Actually, I deleted my comment because I was wrong. I looked up quota, and apparently it can be a floor or ceiling. So — sorry! Carry on!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: to give small amount of something to someone

    Just so I'm clear, is this good?

    She gives me her affection in small doses as if there is a quota on it. She makes me addicted to it but gives it to me drop by drop. It's as if she has been rationing her love. That's who she is: mean-spirited and controlling. She's measly with her kindness.

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    Re: to give small amount of something to someone

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Why is there a thumbs down? I'm practicing!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I don't know how that got in there. And I'm not sure how to fix it.
    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I thought you put thumbs down because you thought the sentence is too mushy or something like that. I was practicing.
    I have removed the thumbs down!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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