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    Cool Bring/Put/Do her friends down?

    Hello amigos!

    Anna loves to bring/put/do her friends down.

    Do these three verbs have the same implication in this sentence?

    Thanks,

    Sam


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    Re: Bring/Put/Do her friends down?

    Quote Originally Posted by sambistapt View Post
    Hello amigos!

    Anna loves to bring/put/do her friends down.

    Do these three verbs have the same implication in this sentence?

    Thanks,

    Sam

    Anna loves to bring her friends down. = make them sad or depressed by saying negative things which do not have to do with them personally though they could.

    Anna loves to put her friends down. = say nasty/bad things about them personally which could cause others to feel that they are not good people.

    I've never heard 'do' used this way though it could be a new slang term for some age groups or a dialectal difference.
    put/do her friends down[/COLOR].

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    #3

    Re: Bring/Put/Do her friends down?

    Anna loves to bring her friends down.
    When she goes down she likes to take her friends with her. (?)

    Anna likes to put her friends down.
    She is not much of a friend herself.


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    #4

    Re: Bring/Put/Do her friends down?



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    Re: Bring/Put/Do her friends down?

    Still doesn't ring any bells for me, in the sense of recollection. It's interesting that the example seems that it could be one of a more formal register. Like Banderas, I'm now interested in finding out just where this is used.

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