What's the use of "delicate-like","personal-l

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eiris
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What's the use of "delicate-like","personal-l

Post by eiris » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:46 am

"He is that delicate-like--He gave his mother a new coat last Christmas--but he wouldn't think of giving me anything so personal-like."
What's the use of "delicate-like","personal-like"?

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Re: What's the use of "delicate-like","person

Post by byron » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:31 pm

eiris wrote:"He is that delicate-like--He gave his mother a new coat last Christmas--but he wouldn't think of giving me anything so personal-like."
What's the use of "delicate-like","personal-like"?
Unfortunately less well educated native English speakers have a tendency to add the word 'like' to sentences. It is almost as if they are using the word as a punctuation mark. It is meaningless and is best ignored unless you want to use it as a rough guide as to their level in society.

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