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  1. mr.vi.et's Avatar

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    [Meaning]

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    Good morning, everyone. It's good to see you all wide awake. ...
    What does all wide awake mean ?
    I can reasonably infer that all modifies awake to refer that they awaked absolutely.
    But I can't refer anything when combining wide's meaning with awake's meaning.

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    ... wide awake. Remember, this morning's lecture will be included on the midterm exam, so take some good study notes. Also, remember to skim over those note on bald eagle habitats.
    skim ... on bald eagle habitats mean that skim to find points which relate to bald eagle habitats, does'n it?

    • If so, can we use for instead of on ?
    • If not, please show me its meaning and another expression which also use skim ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: [Meaning]

    Think of the first one as "good to see that all of you are awake."

    It sounds like a teacher who comes in to see many alert faces.

    Skim simply means to read over lightly. You can skim the front page fo the newspaper, skim and article, skim your notes before you make a presentation.

    We take notes ON something, so FOR would not work nearly as well in American Englih.

    {not a teacher}

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    I still don't understand. If "you all wide awake" means "all of you are awake" , so having a quantifier quantifying you ? But I know QUANTIFIERS usually comes before a noun so I think all and wide are adverbs that modify awake.

    Can you explain more clearly to me to understand.
    Thanks a lot

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    Re: [Meaning]

    He meant:

    It's good to see everyone wide awake

    or

    It's good to see you entirely wide awake.

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    Are those answers or questions, susiedqq ?


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    Re: [Meaning]

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.vi.et View Post
    I still don't understand. If "you all wide awake" means "all of you are awake" , so having a quantifier quantifying you ? But I know QUANTIFIERS usually comes before a noun so I think all and wide are adverbs that modify awake.

    Can you explain more clearly to me to understand.
    Thanks a lot
    "Wide awake" is a collocation, used here to qualify "you all" (all of you) = in this context >> all the students are alert and listening.

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