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    Smile do for nothing.

    Hello~ Whould you help me how to say this naturally please?



    A: Sorry what did you say? I was thking other, didn't get it.

    B: Huh, I talked for 5mintus for nothing! That's it. I don't want say anymore.

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    A: Did you go and see the room?

    B: The landlord said he would be there but the door was locked.
    I went for nothing.

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    A: Did you give her ring and ask here out?

    B: All came to nothing. I'm so blue.

    A: Haha~ I told you, don't trouble for nothing.

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    #2

    Re: do for nothing.

    In my dialect of English, the responses in your dialogs (I did such and such for nothing) are perfectly natural.


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    Re: do for nothing.

    Thans for the information..


    Would you tell me if the sentence I wrote is all correct.. and if I can use like this?

    Thanks~

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    Re: do for nothing.

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Whould you help me how to say this naturally please?



    A: Sorry what did you say? I was thinking of something else. I didn't get it.

    B: Huh, I talked to 5mintus for nothing! That's it. I don't want say anymore.

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    A: Did you go and see the room?

    B: The landlord said he would be there but the door was locked.
    I went for nothing. Good as is

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    A: Did you give her a ring and ask here out?

    B:It all came to nothing. I'm so blue.

    A: Haha~ I told you, don't trouble yourself for nothing.
    These are my suggestions for making the sentences sound more natural. Other teachers may have different suggestions.

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    Re: do for nothing.

    A: Sorry what did you say? I was thinking about something else. I didn't hear what you said.

    B: Huh? I talked for 5 minutes for nothing! That's it. I'm done talking.


    A: Did you go to see the room?
    B: The landlord said he would be there but when I got there the door was locked. I went for nothing.


    A: Did you give her a ring and ask her out?
    B: It all came to nothing. It was a waste of time.

    A: Haha. I told you not to waste your time.


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    Re: do for nothing.

    Many thanks for helping me

    I was wondering ,, can I say..

    It all came for nothing instead of It all came to nothing?

    because all the sentences are using 'for nothing' so.. was wondering.. what if I say 'came for nothing.."

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    #7

    Re: do for nothing.

    No, it "came to nothing." Nothing resulted from it.

    (I don't think it's a very nice friend who laughs and minimizes how sad the person must be that the girl he asked to marry him said "no.")

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    Re: do for nothing.

    I thought this would be a good party, but I came for nothing.

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