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muni



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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 9:02 am    Post subject: leave Reply with quote

please correct this sentence
"who are you chatting with" and
when i am chatting with a friend and i have to go off the net then what should i say that
"i have to leave" or "i have to go" which one is better
and if i am sitting with my friend and we are talking and I have to go somewhere at certain time then what should I say ,can I say that
"I have to leave"
redards
muni
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dduck



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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Location: Scotland/Mexico

PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2003 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think both are acceptable, but "I have to go" is more common in everyday usage.

For me at least "I have to leave" has more emphasis, it might also imply that you won't return.

Iain
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muni



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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if I am with a teacher and I want to leave then what should I say to get a permission to leave.
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dduck



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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2003 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

muni wrote:
if I am with a teacher and I want to leave then what should I say to get a permission to leave.


This depends on a number of things. Your ages, cultures, general social etiquette and even whether you like each other!

The very casual version is "I'll be back in a mo'." mo' = moment.
The run of the mill (= standard) version is "Excuse me. I need to ..."
The very polite version is "Excuse me. May I leave? I need to ...".

With friends I'd use the first example, whereas in a normal classroom situation I'd use the second example. If the teacher was really strict or the social rules where you are are strict, I'd use the third example to keep him/her happy.

Iain
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Diana



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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dduck wrote:

This depends on a number of things. Your ages, cultures, general social etiquette and even whether you like each other!

The very casual version is "I'll be back in a mo'." mo' = moment.
The run of the mill (= standard) version is "Excuse me. I need to ..."
The very polite version is "Excuse me. May I leave? I need to ...".

With friends I'd use the first example, whereas in a normal classroom situation I'd use the second example. If the teacher was really strict or the social rules where you are are strict, I'd use the third example to keep him/her happy.

Iain


Hi Iain,
It's good to see back. I agree with you. It does depend on a number of things such as age, culture, and other factors. In our elementary, middle, and high schools, the third version are always taught to our students. In our culture, it is required for children to mengingi adults (especially the elderly). Mengingi is a form of respect that is taken seriously in our culture. Students attending college may use the second version.

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Diana
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