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    mumble

    <My sweet and respected teachers>
    Can we use ''to'' after ''mumble''
    For example: ''He mumbled to me about something'' correct?
    ''He bounces me into going to the party'' what does it mean?
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    Re: mumble

    Yes, to mumble to. If you want to clarify the direction of his mumbled remarks, you'll have to use to.

    He mumbled to the wind.

    If you don't need the direction or recipient of his underbreath comments, then it would be He mumbled about something.

    The bounces expression is not familiar to me. From context, it seems he has persuaded you to go to the party, in a playful way. If it was an online discussion (a language all its own), he might have "bounced" or "bumped" an invitation to the top of a forum by making a comment on a buried and forgotten thread.


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    Re: mumble

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    <My sweet and respected teachers>

    ''He bounces me into going to the party'' What does it mean?
    Regards!
    "To bounce someone into doing something" means to force somebody to do something that they do not want to do.

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    Re: mumble

    Thanks Anglika.I wish you could tell me about 'mumble' as well.Because you have magical power to teach a student or make him understand.


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    Re: mumble

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    <My sweet and respected teachers>
    Can we use ''to'' after ''mumble''
    For example: ''He mumbled to me about something'' correct?
    Yes, you can and do use "to" after "mumble", if you are saying that one person is mumbling [muttering very quietly] something to another person.

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