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    the weekend

    I couldn't enjoy the weekend because I was broke.

    * Is this a good sentence?

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    Re: the weekend

    Yes. Now tell everyone what "broke" means.

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    Re: the weekend

    Is there something wrong with "broke" here?

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    Re: the weekend

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    Is there something wrong with "broke" here?
    No. I said it was a good sentence.

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    Re: the weekend

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    No. I said it was a good sentence.
    Thanks for that, but I don't get what you mean by : Now tell everyone what "broke" means. Could you please enlighten me.

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    Re: the weekend

    Really? I am surprised you don't understand that sentence.

    Many students here probably don't know what "broke" means in your initial sentence, so you should explain the meaning of "broke" in that sentence.

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    Re: the weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    Really? I am surprised you don't understand that sentence.

    Many students here probably don't know what "broke" means in your initial sentence, so you should explain the meaning of "broke" in that sentence.
    I see. I thought there could be a hidden implication in that sentence.

    Sorry to misjudge your sentence, there were just times that I get lost in your(natives) expressions. I think that "broke" is such a simple word that I couldn't imagine you asking me to still explain it to everybody. But I think you're right, I also don't know what it means before.

    Here it is:

    Broke - completely without money

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    Re: the weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I see. I thought there could be a hidden implication in that sentence.

    Sorry to misjudge your sentence, there were just times that I get lost in your(natives) expressions. I think that "broke" is such a simple word that I couldn't imagine you asking me to still explain it to everybody. But I think you're right, I also don't know what it means before. I also didn't know....

    Here it is:

    Broke - completely without money You can also say 'having no money (at all)'.
    2006

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    Smile Re: the weekend

    :-d

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    Re: the weekend

    "Broke" is slang or very colloquial.
    More formal, but correct in ordinary speech:
    "I didn't have any money."

    edward

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