Jordana
Question Hi, there Could you help me with a few questions? 1) Let us say I've recently eaten too much and then I say : Next week I will go all out (on my workout)" or maybe "Next week I will go hard"... Do they sound odd? 2) Does it sound odd to say "We will have the floors/flooring replaced in the bathroom, the kids' room and mine"? What about "We will have porcelain tile floor laid in the kids' room and mine"? 3) Do you say ceramic tile floor, ceramic tile, or ceramic flooring? 4) Let us say you go to a friend's house and your friends ordered two pizzas and didn't leave you any. Could you say something like: "This is (pretty) lame." or "This is bullshit"? Are both odd? 5) One last thing: Does it sound odd to use the verb "get" like this: "Step back or you will get water on you" or "You got my phone all sticky"? Please, I really need help Thank you a lot, guys!
Feb 23, 2017 6:34 PM
Answers · 2
Hello, an American-Canadian here... here are my thoughts: 1) I think both of those sounds fine. I might also say "Next week I'll get back on track." meaning back to my normal routine (or at least what I want my routine to be). 2) I might say "We will (or 'are going to') have the floors/flooring replaced in the bathroom, the kids' room, and my room." and "We will have porcelain tile (not need for 'floor') laid in the kids' room and my room." Saying "the kids' room and mine" is ok, but it could be interpreted that you and the kids share the same room. 3) 'Ceramic tile floor' is the floor itself - "My bathroom has a ceramic tile floor." 'Ceramic tile' is what is covering the floor - "We are putting ceramic tile in the bathroom". I wouldn't use 'ceramic flooring', but 'ceramic tile' instead. 4) Both are fine. "This is (pretty) lame." sounds more like like disappointment, whereas "This is bullshit" sounds more angry. It depends on how you and your friends usually talk to each other. 5) Yes, both uses work. Being picky in that first sentence, I would say "Step back or you will get wet." :-) -Shane
February 23, 2017
1. GO HARD definitely works for this context. 2. The parallel structure in the sentence "We will have the floors/flooring replaced in the bathroom, the kids' room and mine" is not violated, so this sentence is ok. The second sentence We will have porcelain tile floor laid in the kids' room and mine" is also ok.
February 23, 2017
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