14. Describing People

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Hi Melkayra,

Yes, “You got to give me the details” means”You must give me the details”.

This is very informal and the proper (also informal) phrasing is “You have got to give me the details.” Often “have ” is left out when speaking with friends or when we are excited. We use “got” instead of “get” because it’s paired with “have”. Even if we drop “have”, we still use “got”.

I hope that makes sense!
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“You got to give me the details” what does “got to”
mean in this sentence? It means you must give me the details? If the answer is yes why they don’t say ” you get to give me the details ? I mean why they use got instead of get? Why v3?

Thank you

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Hi Kate.

I’m sorry, but in this case Mike did intend to spill the coffee on Susan’s ex-boyfriend. By doing so, he made the ex-boyfriend very angry and made himself look better by staying calm. It was a sneaky trick to get to know Susan better, but it worked :sunglasses:

If you have any other questions, please ask!

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Hi Rabab!

‘Low key’ means quiet and relaxed, so in this case it means a coffee shop that isn’t busy or really popular.

To ‘hit if off’ with someone means to get along well with them. If you meet somebody for the first time and you are quickly talking like old friends, then you have ‘hit it off’ with them.

If you have any more questions, please ask!

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avatar Rabab

hello ,
well the lesson is very interesting but i have questions about something i couldn’t understand at the introduction

what is the meaning of ‘’Go somewhere low key for coffee ‘’ i don’t get the meaning of low key
and the meaning of ‘’ if you hit it off ‘’

thanks in advance :) :heart:

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Hi there~
Thanks for the intersting lesson.But I do have a question abt this conversation below:
Joey: You didn’t spill the coffee on her boyfriend on purpose, did you?Mike:Actually, I did! It works every time!
Personally,Mike didn’t mean to spill the coffee on Susan’s Ex-boyfriend. His target was Susan.So he should’ve said “Actually, I didn’t”. Why he uses “I did” in that situation?Am I wrong?

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I don’t understand went Daniel say “Sounds like Susan and Mike went to a cafe for the
old meet-up-for-coffee-first-non date.” i didn’t understand the joke…

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Hi Katherine,

Thank you for your question. It’s an interesting one.

Essentially, both the gerund and the infinitive are verbal nouns.

The gerund is a verb made into a noun by attaching ing to the end.

For example, run becomes running.

The infinitive is a base form of the verb and starts with “to”

run -> “to run”

Because they are nouns, they can be used in different parts of the sentence where nouns are used.

We usually use gerunds as the subjects of sentences:

Running is good for you.

But you can use both the infinitive and the gerund as objects of certain verbs.

I hate running.

I love to run.

They can also be used in the sentence in a variety of ways. What gets used well often depends on usage and what sounds more natural.

It’s a great question — Please let us know if you have any others!

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I would like to know about The grammar point of The infinito and using The gerúndio may YOU explain for me ,please!

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Keep studying!

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