-In the office there were a cat and a man. The man was studying at the desk. The cat slept on the sofa.-
Knock, knock."May I come in?"
"Hello, Rickey,"a woman came in.
"I have a question about the international situation."
Mary is a lecturer too and came to the university recently. She is apparently the same age as Rickey and an active woman.
"Have you got used to living in this city?" Rickey talked.
"More or less I have got used to it. But I sometimes lose my way in the campus."
Rickey has fallen in love with her. He did at first sight. It seems he wants to ask her for dinner but he hasn't said anything yet. Nothing will happen unless he talks to her.
-The point 1-
Mary is a lecturer too and came to the university recently.
"Mary is a lecturer too" means she is also a lecturer or I'm a lecturer and she is the same. This "too" means "Me, too." or the same. It is put on the end of the sentence.
She is pretty.
I think so too.
I like tuna.
I like meat too.
By the way, "too" is used in the affirmative sentence, when in the negative sentence, "either" is used.
My keeper doesn't have a driver's license.
Rickey doesn't have a driver's license either.
My keeper doesn't want to get a driver's license.
Rickey doesn't want to get a driver's license either. He gave up.
-The point 2-
Have you got used to living in this city?
"Get used to" means we think it as usual life which did not suit us, or I did not like it but now I like it.
After "to", the nouns or the ing verbs are put on.
Have you got used to working in the office?
You'll soon get used to working in the office.
There are a lot of students in the university.
You'll get used to it.
Moreover, "be used to" is similar to it. "Get used to" means the active, for example, I couldn't do it before but I can do it these days.
"Be used to" means the stative, for example, I have already been …. After "be used to", the nouns or the ing verbs are put on.
It was hard to get used to being a stray cat.
But I'm used to it.
My keeper bought a new cat food. But I haven't got used to it.
Did you leave any?
Yes. I left a little. But I am used to that food.
-The point 3-
It seems he wants to ask her for dinner but he hasn't said anything yet.
"It seems A." means I think it is probably A. After "seems", the sentence is put.
I hear he failed the exam.
Yeah, it seems he didn't study hard enough.
Why was Libre left? Do you know, Sherry?
Yes. It seems it was prohibited to have a cat as a pet in the new house.
Moreover, "sound" is the same. The adjectives or the nouns are put after it, but when the sentence is put, "like" is put before this.
How about a Japanese restaurant?
Sherry, Libre, let's go to the sports stadium.
That sounds great!
-The point 4-
Nothing will happen unless he talks to her.
"Unless he talks to her" means if he does not talk to her. This "unless" is used as "if not." After it, the sentence "the subject + the verb" is put.
Did you listen to the weather report?
Yes. It will be cloudy. Unless it rains, the game will start.
Rickey has fallen in love with her. He did at first sight.
"Rickey has fallen in love with her." means his heart is taken by her. "Fall in live with…" means someone loves.
Moreover, "He did at first sight" means he did it when he saw at the first time. And this "did" means the previous sentence "fallen in love with her." Thus, "fall in love with…at first sight" means someone loves….soon when s/he saw…at the first time.
When Rickey saw her for the first time, he fell in love with her at first sight.
I have a question about the international situation.
"I have a question." in the above means I want you to hear my question. We can ask someone with it.
And "May I ask a question?" is also used as more polite expression.
I have a question, Libre.
What do you eat everyday?
Any other questions?
I don't have any questions.
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