FireTom
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Posted:...what's the difference?

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:What is the meaning of Pie?

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....

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Str8Jakit
Str8Jakit

Dealing in Perception & Probability
Location: On the edge of sunrise and sun...
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Total posts: 135
Posted:spelling

Legal and illegal are a point of view. All that matters is morality.

If there's a shadow in your life, then there is also sunshine. Perception is everything.

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Kyrian
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Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:If you're actually serious...

This refers to something close by, that refers to something farther away. The exact line of demarcation changes with your frame of reference of course.

next?


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Yays!



Another of these threads. I used to like these. They were a fantastic excuse not to do any work, and to increase my post count a whole lot. Now I totally get why people find this annoying. Hohum.



I'd agree with Kyrian, but I'm sure NYC will be along soon to proove her wrong, so I'm gonna keep my mouth shut tongue



*covert hipthrust*


The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Str8Jakit
Str8Jakit

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Posted:Written by: Kyrian

If you're actually serious...



well tom? are you serious? wink


Legal and illegal are a point of view. All that matters is morality.

If there's a shadow in your life, then there is also sunshine. Perception is everything.

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Kyrian
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Location: York, England
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Total posts: 4308
Posted:Written by: Fine_Rabid_Dog

Yays!

Another of these threads. I used to like these. They were a fantastic excuse not to do any work, and to increase my post count a whole lot. Now I totally get why people find this annoying. Hohum.

I'd agree with Kyrian, but I'm sure NYC will be along soon to proove her wrong, so I'm gonna keep my mouth shut tongue

*covert hipthrust*



See? I keep telling people I'm predictable... But do they listen?


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

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FireTom
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Posted:ARRGH - seriousness in chat eek *drops on the floor*

*back to business* okay but then this can't be that or at the most that can only be like this ... as this and that are not the same!... ? and as it depends on the framing, then this can be that for you when to me it's still this... ......... ...................?

confused


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

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Posted:Also This and That can be used in differnt tenses, this being present tense, that being past tense... I think!

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FireTom
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Posted:ach boy - now I'm not just confused with this or that, he has to bring up tension in to this one... umm

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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Str8Jakit
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Posted:it's all perception and probability

Legal and illegal are a point of view. All that matters is morality.

If there's a shadow in your life, then there is also sunshine. Perception is everything.

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:This (Plural these)
1. Used to refer to the person or thing present, nearby, or just mentioned: This is my cat. These are my tools.
2. Used to refer to what is about to be said: Now don't laugh when you hear this.
3. Used to refer to the present event, action, or time: said he'd be back before this.
2. Used to indicate the nearer or the more immediate one: This is mine and that is yours.


THat (plural those)
1. Used to refer to the one designated, implied, mentioned, or understood: What kind of soup is that?
2. Used to refer to the one, thing, or type specified as follows: The relics found were those of an earlier time.
3. Used to refer to the event, action, or time just mentioned: After that, he became a recluse.
2. Used to indicate the farther or less immediate one: That is for sale; this is not.
3. Used to emphasize the idea of a previously expressed word or phrase: He was fed up, and that to a great degree.
4. The one, kind, or thing; something: She followed the calling of that which she loved.
5. those Used to indicate an unspecified number of people: those who refused to join.
6. Used as a relative pronoun to introduce a clause, especially a restrictive clause: the car that has the flat tire.
7.a. In, on, by, or with which: each summer that the concerts are performed.
b. According to what; insofar as: He never knew her, that I know of.


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FireTom
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Posted:meditate gotta breath this one... smile Thanks smile



So is it



"This" or "that kind of money"?



wink

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Gidg
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Posted:Written by: FireTom

So is it

"This" or "that kind of money"?

wink



I don't know ... what country are you in?


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animatEd
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Location: Bristol UK
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Posted:Tom, Are you, as a native speaker of English (i Assume after reading your posts) really finding the difference between the two words SO hard to grasp?



Hmm... Can anyone tell me what this fine Gent is doing? wink




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Be Water My Friend.

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Str8Jakit
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Posted:contemplating if the bird in his hand IS worth the 2 in the bush. biggrin

Legal and illegal are a point of view. All that matters is morality.

If there's a shadow in your life, then there is also sunshine. Perception is everything.

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UCOF
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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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Posted:Or as Cantus once said,
A kiss from a pretty girl is worth two from an ugly one.


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Mr Majestik
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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
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Posted:this is so true

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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Sporky
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Posted:I'm gonna test that theory tomorrow tongue (probably not the best emoticon)

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

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Dut
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Location: Nashville, TN
Member Since: 22nd Mar 2002
Total posts: 380
Posted:Written by: FireTom

ARRGH - seriousness in chat eek *drops on the floor*

*back to business* okay but then this can't be that or at the most that can only be like this ... as this and that are not the same!... ? and as it depends on the framing, then this can be that for you when to me it's still this... ......... ...................?

confused



there's two uses of "that" first of all. you can use the one that refers to parts of sentences in the sentences you use the one that refers to objects -- "this chair, that he had gotten at this auction house i was just telling you about..."

in informal usage, you're also going to see crap like the above, plus --"..., well it shouldn't have been at that auction house by any means." -- where it switches a "this" to a "that" essentially internally, by stepping from inside the story (where the auction house was "this" auction house being discussed) to the real world (to end the story?) and shifting it to "that" auction house (that was discussed in the story). it would be weird to keep using this and that interchangably, but you might be able to think of a way to pull it off. languages are mushy on the insides with stuff like this, i guess. (i could have said "that" there and it would have made 0 difference).

GOOD. LUCK. WITH. YOUR. ENG. LISH. !

ubbloco

-- dut


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FireTom
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Posted:redface no, sorry, I'm a kraut wink (which actually means a certain kind of plant - a) a herb or b) some small grassy plant that is growing and reproducing without any (obvious) use to mankind...)

so to get back to this and that money: if it's "this@ kind of money, it's closer to me and has some kind of a relevance? ("I earned all this money") "that" kind of money is further away? ("I spent all that money")....

Thanks .:star:. and dut for the input...

bounce although I still am not confident - the daily use of words often depends very much on region, status and condition...

@star: hope that/this friend of yours is better hug


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Cantus
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Posted: Written by: UraniumChipOxidationFacility


Or as Cantus once said,
A kiss from a pretty girl is worth two from an ugly one.


Did he? He's witty sometimes that fraggle....


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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