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    Post What' s the meaning of'in that respect'?

    the sentence:
    I heard Betty wants to go out with you. Have you ever thought of her in that respect?
    What's the guy's meaning? Is the meaning 'Have you ever thought about it?'
    Thank U.


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    Re: What' s the meaning of'in that respect'?

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamFounder View Post
    the sentence:
    I heard Betty wants to go out with you. Have you ever thought of her in that respect?
    What's the guy's meaning? Is the meaning 'Have you ever thought about it?'
    Thank U.
    It means as a potential dating partner rather than as just a friend, DF.

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    Re: What' s the meaning of'in that respect'?

    ok,I've know the guy's meaning and could you give me another sentence use'in the respect' so that I can understand the phrase better? Thank U.


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    Re: What' s the meaning of'in that respect'?

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamFounder View Post
    ok, I ['ve] know the guy's meaning [and] so could you give me another sentence using [use] 'in the respect' so that I can understand the phrase better? Thank U.
    Okay, here goes, DF.

    A: Do you know Carol?

    B: Uh-huh. Why?

    A: Do you want to sleep with her?

    B: I've never thought of her in that respect. She's like a sister to me.

    A: Geeze, I didn't know you knew her that well.

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    Re: What' s the meaning of'in that respect'?

    "In that respect" means "in that way".

    It's one way of expressing a point of view.

    Frank: "I saw the reports, and I'm glad that profits are up."
    Nancy: "Profits are up, true, but it took a lot of overtime pay to increase our productivity. The increased profits go right back into payroll."
    Frank: "Now that you mention it, I guess you're right. I hadn't looked at it in that respect."

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