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  1. Fleur de mort
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    Couch potato & live wire

    1- What does Couch potato & live wire mean ?

    2- And what does (infinitive) mean?

    3- What is the different between :

    I'm going to byu a new copmuter .
    I'm planning to byu a new copmuter .
    I'd like to byu a new copmuter .

    I'd rather to byu a new copmuter .


  2. Fleur de mort
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    Re: Couch potato & live wire

    check my sentences :
    im I wrong to choose couch potato or live wire?

    I'm going ti walk for more than half an hour today . = live wire .

    I'd like to spend my next holiday lying on a beach doing nothing .= couch potato .

    I'd rather play sport than watch it .= live wire .

    I'm going to play an outdoor sport( e.g.tennis,soccer ) this weekend . = live wire.

    I'd like to spend more time in bed than I normally do . = couch potato .

    In a strange city . I'd rather go sightseeing than stay in my hotel room . = live wire .

    I'd rather take the lift than walk up a flight of stairs . couch potato

    I'm planning to go skiing and/ or surfing sometime this year . couch potato .
    Last edited by Fleur de mort; 05-Aug-2007 at 04:42.

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    Re: Couch potato & live wire

    The couch potato wouldn't go skiing.

    A "live wire" is not really an opposite to a "couch potato." It has more to do with being feisty in personality than active.

    I'm going to buy a new computer. Definite plans.

    I'm planning to buy a new computer. This is your plan. It may or may not happen.

    I'd like to buy a new computer. You would like to, but you have no definite plan to do so.

    I'd rather to buy a new computer. You would rather have a computer than something else, and the listener should have an idea of what that other thing is.

    [a writer, not a teacher]

  4. Fleur de mort
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    Re: Couch potato & live wire

    Thank you Barb_D
    It's helpful .
    But has it some different between I'd rather buy a new computer and I prefer buy a new computer ?
    is there some different ?
    Last edited by Fleur de mort; 05-Aug-2007 at 05:13.


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    Re: Couch potato & live wire

    Quote Originally Posted by Fleur de mort View Post
    Thank you Barb_D
    It's helpful .
    But is there some difference between I'd rather buy a new computer and I prefer to buy a new computer ?
    is there some difference ?
    There is no difference - they both mean that you would prefer a new computer than struggling with the old one.

  5. Fleur de mort
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    Re: Couch potato & live wire

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    There is no difference - they both mean that you would prefer a new computer than struggling with the old one.
    Thanks a lot
    you are an angel

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