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XINLAI-UE

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Hi, these my two questions, thanks for your help.
1. In American English, what does "properly" mean in this sentence? Does it
mean correctly, or really?

Clerk: Can I help you?
Man: Yes, I bought this briefcase last week, but there's something something with lock, I can't get it close properly.
Clerk: Let me see, yes, I see what you mean, the lock seems to be jammed or something, I'll give you another one, sorry about that?


2. Does "loved ones" mean ones who you love?


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Hi, these my two questions, thanks for your help.
1. In American English, what does "properly" mean in this sentence? Does it
mean correctly, or really?

Clerk: Can I help you?
Man: Yes, I bought this briefcase last week, but there's something something with lock, I can't get it close properly.= in a satisfactory way, correctly
Clerk: Let me see, yes, I see what you mean, the lock seems to be jammed or something, I'll give you another one, sorry about that?


2. Does "loved ones" mean ones who you love? more context please


Have a nice day!:-D
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David L.

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properly : the case won't close in the way that it should, in the way that it was meant to close when designed by the manufacturer.

2. Yes.
 

XINLAI-UE

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Hi,banderas,

the context's here,

Man: Can I ask you something? Why have you denied any familiy or loved ones to be there for you in the end?
Lincoln: Why would I let them watch me die?
Man: May be it's not about them watching you die.
Lincoln: May be it's about me watching them live. That the final torture?
.....

Thanks.:-D
 

banderas

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Hi,banderas,

the context's here,

Man: Can I ask you something? Why have you denied any familiy or loved ones to be there for you in the end?
Lincoln: Why would I let them watch me die?
Man: May be it's not about them watching you die.
Lincoln: May be it's about me watching them live. That the final torture?
.....

Thanks.:-D
Yes, I garee with David here.
 
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