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    to be occupied

    Can a sentence 'my parents were occupied before they had me' mean how they made me or they were very busy persons no matter in what thing?

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    Re: to be occupied

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    Can a sentence 'my parents were occupied before they had me' mean how they made me or they were very busy persons no matter in what thing?
    I think "occupied" is a strange word to use there, especially without 'very'. If you want to mean 'busy', say 'busy'.

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    Re: to be occupied

    Probably means they were very busy with OTHER things before the baby arrived. After the baby came I am sure you were their first concern. Beinig "occupied" does NOT have any sense of "making a baby" in ordinary American English.

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