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    #1

    Wink listen to me good

    Dear teachers, I listened that sentence on a movie. Shouldn't it be
    Listen to me well?

    another question:
    What's the difference between movie and film? people say both all the time.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Offroad; 02-Sep-2008 at 14:53.

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    Re: listen to me good

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Dear teachers, I heard that sentence on a movie. Shouldn't it be
    Listen to me well? ()

    another question:
    What's the difference between movie and film? people say both all the time.

    Thank you.
    You're right, but most people wouldn't say that. They might say "Pay close attention"; but colloquially they might well say "Listen to me, and listen good" (after "listen to me" it doesn't sound natural to have either "well" or "good" - although "well" is grammatically better in formal/academic use).

    And as to "movie" and "film", in the use you have in mind they are effectively the same, but 'film' can have other uses ('a film of dust/dirt/grease...'). I suspect that 'movie' is preferable in Am E(?anyone?...) , and in Br E "movie" used to be regarded (and sometimes avoided) as 'American'. (I remember a rather pretentious friend in the '70s who talked about "movies"; I associated it with 'arty' films at the time, because that was the sort he used to go to.)

    But today people in the UK use them interchangeably.

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    Last edited by BobK; 02-Sep-2008 at 15:04. Reason: tweaked format; added reminiscence

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    #3

    Re: listen to me good

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Dear teachers, I listened that sentence on a movie. Shouldn't it be
    Listen to me well?

    another question:
    What's the difference between movie and film? people say both all the time.

    Thank you.
    Often good is used for well, colloquially. Don't be surprised if you hear other similar phrases.

    A movie is a film. Naturally there are different usages for other contexts.

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