1.I did not give homework/I did not give you any homework.???
2. I gave him two pieces of homework. Is it ok? Can I say it also differently?
3.I don't want to talk about me/myself. ???
Thank you a lot!
(1) is something a teacher says to the students, in either version. A student would say something like "I didn't do/hand in/submit any/my homework".
(2) is perfectly all right. If you want to be more precise, perhaps "I gave him two separate exercises [pieces of homework]"?
(3) I don't want to talk about myself. "Me" is an error people learning the language should take care to avoid. But "I didn't want to talk about me" is in fact a loose and common idiom, at least in N. America, that strongly emphasizes the subjectivity, the "me". It is certainly extremely non-standard.
PS. If I may: thank you very much, or thanks a lot.
Last edited by abaka; 23-Jan-2009 at 21:48.
Reason: reformulated (3)