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    "mine as well"

    I say "mine as well," but I think it's really "might as well." Is this true?

    If this is an idiom, can it be added to the list?

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    Re: "mine as well"

    In what sense is that an idiom?

    To pick one you dont use in the US, "Its the dogs bollocks". The sentence is correct (assuming you know what bollocks are). Yet you still cant figure out the meaning from the words.

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    Re: "mine as well"

    Dear Ariel:

    Could you give an example of a sentence using your phrase? Then it would be possible to comment on it. ...mine as well... and ...might as well... are both possible but would mean entirely different things!

    All best wishes,

    Petra

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    Re: "mine as well"

    He said "My dog is very clever." She said "Mine (is) as well."
    He said "What do you think, should we jump over the fence?" She said (we)Might as well."

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    Re: "mine as well"

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    He said "My dog is very clever." She said "Mine (is), as well." Right. Use the comma. Otherwise, you're saying: "Mine (is) as well (as yours is)." And making a hash of it.

    He said "What do you think, should we jump over the fence?" She said (we)Might as well." Also right.
    For what it's worth.

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    Re: "mine as well"

    Quote Originally Posted by ariel1026 View Post
    I say "mine as well," but I think it's really "might as well." Is this true?

    If this is an idiom, can it be added to the list?
    Sure. Add it to the list. Might as well!

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