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  1. matilda
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    Talking 259- two questions about a conversation

    Hello all

    Look at the following conversation.

    ---How is Professor Martin?
    --He doesn't speak loudly, but otherwise he is great.
    ---Do you mean he's soft spoken?
    --Yes. He's really soft spoken.

    1- What does (soft spoken) mean?
    2- Does (He's) mean [He is] or [He has]?

    Thanks all

    Matilda

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    Re: 259- two questions about a conversation

    I'd use a hyphen in soft-spoken.
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    'Soft-spoken' is an adjective used to describe someone's voice or manner of speaking. (The link for the definition is above.)
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    In view of that, what do you think "he's" means?

  3. matilda
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    Talking Re: 259- two questions about a conversation

    i'm not sure about the second question. does it ean: he is really soft spoken
    or he has really soft spoken?


    help me plz. i'm really confused

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    Re: 259- two questions about a conversation

    Do you say 'he is happy' or 'he has happy'?
    (Sorry, but I'm keeping to Philly's methods)

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    Re: 259- two questions about a conversation

    I have just looked up Philly's profile. I could have sworn that she was a teacher and in fact I was proved right! I was a teacher for twelve years - teaching Pure Maths!

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