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    Smile keep an eye on my little brother

    Please keep an eye on my little brother for me.

    Which of the following versions is closer in meaning to the above? Thanks.

    Please look after my little brother for me.
    Please pay a bit attention to my little brother.

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    Re: keep an eye on my little brother

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Please keep an eye on my little brother for me.

    Which of the following versions is closer in meaning to the above? Thanks.

    Please look after my little brother for me.
    Please pay a bit attention to my little brother.
    That one!

    finta

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    Re: keep an eye on my little brother

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Please keep an eye on my little brother for me.

    Which of the following versions is closer in meaning to the above? Thanks.

    Please look after my little brother for me.
    Please pay a bit attention to my little brother.
    Angli,

    The two sentences could mean different things.

    'Please look after my little brother for me.' This could mean 'keep my little brother safe while I am not here.'

    Please pay a bit of attention to my little brother. This could mean 'engage my little brother in conversation or involve him in some activities while I am not here.' Spoken to a girl, the older brother may be asking the girl to be flirtatious with his little brother.

    Cheers,
    Amigo4

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    Re: keep an eye on my little brother

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli,

    The two sentences could mean different things.

    'Please look after my little brother for me.' This could mean 'keep my little brother safe while I am not here.'

    Please pay a bit of attention to my little brother. This could mean 'engage my little brother in conversation or involve him in some activities while I am not here.' Spoken to a girl, the older brother may be asking the girl to be flirtatious with his little brother.

    Cheers,
    Amigo4
    Thanks, Amigos, for the sensible explanation.
    But I'm a bit in doubt about "Spoken to a girl." Does it mean "When it is spoken to a girl?" If yes, isn't it a little dangling?

    Regards,

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