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    What do these sentences mean?

    Hello guys, could you explain what these sentences mean and gimme some examples?

    a) get burned
    He got burned.

    b) in so far as
    In so far as English is used, almost no one knows how to speak it fluently.

    C) so much so that
    She really upset me… so much so that I never spoke to her again.

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    Re: What do these sentences mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Hello guys, could you explain what these sentences mean and give me some examples?

    a) get burned
    He got burned.

    Something happened [a can of petrol blew up] and he got burned = He was burned by the flames from the exploding can of petrol

    b) in so far as
    In so far as English is used, almost no one knows how to speak it fluently.

    In so far as = in considering something

    In so far as I understand you, this is clearly not true.



    C) so much so that
    She really upset me… so much so that I never spoke to her again.

    So much so = to such a great degree



    Thanks in advance
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    Re: What do these sentences mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    a) get burned
    He got burned.

    Something happened [a can of petrol blew up] and he got burned = He was burned by the flames from the exploding can of petrol.
    yeah, but I was guessing this could be something like this:

    1) He was pretending to be someone else, but he got burned, everyone found out who he was. It means he don't succeed.
    They was trying to rob a bank, but he got burned. It means the bank manager had him under rest.

    Am I right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    b) in so far as
    In so far as English is used, almost no one knows how to speak it fluently.
    In so far as = in considering something
    In so far as I understand you, this is clearly not true.
    Does it mean something like 'although'?
    Although I've understood you very well, this is clearly not true.
    Although English is deeply used, almost no one knows how to speak it fluently.
    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    C) so much so that
    She really upset me… so much so that I never spoke to her again.
    So much so = to such a great degree
    I got this. Thanks
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    Re: What do these sentences mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Originally Posted by marciobarbalho
    Hello guys, could you explain what these sentences mean and give me some examples?

    a) get burned
    He got burned.

    Something happened [a can of petrol blew up] and he got burned = He was burned by the flames from the exploding can of petrol.

    yeah, but I was guessing this could be something like this:

    1) He was pretending to be someone else, but he got burned. Everyone found out who he was. It means he didn't succeed.

    They were trying to rob a bank, but he got burned. It means the bank manager has him under arrest.

    Am I right?

    I see what you are getting at. It has quite a number of possible uses, usually meaning that you suffer unpleasant results. I have not met it in contexts such as your sentences, though they make sense. Another example is "He got burned last night when playing poker. He lost everything".


    b) in so far as
    In so far as English is used, almost no one knows how to speak it fluently.

    In so far as = in considering something

    In so far as I understand you, this is clearly not true.

    Does it mean something like 'although'? Not really. It is saying that from the facts I have, this is what I understand.
    Although I've understood you very well, this is clearly not true.
    Although English is deeply used, almost no one knows how to speak it fluently.
    Your sentence would make better logical sense as "In so far as English is used [In considering the use of English], it is unusual for anyone to speak it fluently". It is implying that English is not used very much somewhere.



    C) so much so that
    She really upset me… so much so that I never spoke to her again.

    So much so = to such a great degree

    I got this. Thanks
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    Re: What do these sentences mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    b) in so far as
    Your sentence would make better logical sense as "In so far as English is used [In considering the use of English], it is unusual for anyone to speak it fluently". It is implying that English is not used very much somewhere.
    In so far as English is used, almost no one knows how to speak it fluently.
    In so far as English is used, it is unusual for anyone to speak it fluently

    Both the sentences are right. Now they make sense to me. Thanks Anglika.


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    Re: What do these sentences mean?

    You're welcome!

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