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What is it about? What is it about no personal phone calls that you don't get? What is it about..? Is this sentence pattern used to express anger? How would you use it?
Jun 12, 2019 4:41 AM
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Yes, the “what is it about” construction is usually used in sarcasm or anger. The idea is that some idea should be simple to understand, but the person is acting like he/she does not understand it. Example: “What is it about the word ‘no’ that you don’t understand?”, means “I told you ‘no’ but you keep asking; stop it, ‘no’ means ‘no.’ “. Or, to a person walking their dog in a no dogs allowed area: “What is it about ‘no dogs allowed’ that you don’t understand?”
June 12, 2019
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