It kept on crashing for me!

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What is the meaning of the sentence "It kept on crashing for me!"?

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I presume it means that the computer kept crashing (when it stops working). Without more context, I assume it's a computer as they are the most common things that can keep on crashing.;-)
 

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tdol said:
I presume it means that the computer kept crashing (when it stops working). Without more context, I assume it's a computer as they are the most common things that can keep on crashing.;-)

Hopefully, it wasn't a car. :wink:
 
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What is the meaning of the sentence "It kept on crashing for me!"?

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P. Fogg

"For me" specifies that it was crashing on your behalf; since that is unlikely, the more appropriate sentence would be:
"It kept crashing on me!"
 
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MikeNewYork said:
tdol said:
I presume it means that the computer kept crashing (when it stops working). Without more context, I assume it's a computer as they are the most common things that can keep on crashing.;-)

Hopefully, it wasn't a car. :wink:

No, it wasn´t a car. It was a computer.

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You're welcome. ;-)
 

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P. Fogg said:
MikeNewYork said:
tdol said:
I presume it means that the computer kept crashing (when it stops working). Without more context, I assume it's a computer as they are the most common things that can keep on crashing.;-)

Hopefully, it wasn't a car. :wink:

No, it wasn´t a car. It was a computer.

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WASTHEBEST said:
P. Fogg said:
What is the meaning of the sentence "It kept on crashing for me!"?

Thank you in advance and best regards,

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"For me" specifies that it was crashing on your behalf; since that is unlikely, the more appropriate sentence would be:
"It kept crashing on me!"

That reading of "for" is certainly possible. It is also possible to read that "for me" as "when I was using it" (as opposed to when someone else was using it"). :wink:
 

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People often feel that a computer has a grudge against them as an individual and reserve crashes especially for them. It's a kind of anthropomorphism. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
People often feel that a computer has a grudge against them as an individual and reserve crashes especially for them. It's a kind of anthropomorphism. ;-)

With some folks, it does seem to be true. :?
 
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