-In the office there were a man and a woman. Beside them a cat was disgusted.-
Take a chance, Rickey! "Meow!"I mewed loudly. At that moment, we were feeling that time had stopped.
"… Ah, would you like to go for dinner with me?"
The atmosphere may have pushed him. Rickey, he finally said.
"Yes,"Mary replied simply as she was smiling.
"Ah, how about a Japanese restaurant near to the university?"Rickey was flooded with happiness.
"That's great. But I went there before. Why don't you go to the new Italian restaurant instead?"
"Yes, let's go."
No matter what restaurant she selects he can't taste because of his nervousness. But he finally said.
-The point 1-
Take a chance, Rickey!
"Take a chance" means don't consider after that or do it without thought. It is used to cheer someone.
It is hard to pass the entrance examination of the university.
Yes. It is famous. Do you challenge?
I'll take a chance.
I want to say I love you.
Do you love someone, Buttered?
If you love someone, take a chance, Buttered.
-The point 2-
… Ah, would you like to go for dinner with me?
This "would you like to …" is used to invite someone to the date etc. After "to", the verbs are put. This is the polite expression.
Oh, the fragrance of coffee.
I'm having a coffee break.
I feel like a coffee.
Would you like to join me?
Would you like to go for a walk with me?
Listen, I want to talk to you. Would you like to go to the fountain?
Between the friends, "why don't you …" is often used. After "you", the verbs are put.
For example, "why don't you go there next time?" means I do not know the reason why you don't want to go there. Thus it is used as shall we go there? or I want to go there with you.
Are you free next Sunday?
I'll be free.
Why don't you play golf next Sunday?
Hey, Sherry. Did Libre see her?
Where is he?
Calm down, Buttered, Roy. Ah, Pina.
I saw Buttered at the fountain. We have waited for you.
We saw her. He took her to the fountain. He'll talk to her there.
Should we wait for him, Sherry?
Why don't we go to the fountain?
Okay! Let's go now!
-The point 3-
Why don't you go to the new Italian restaurant instead?
"Instead" means another choice.
I didn't go and see the movie yesterday.
What did you do?
I went skiing instead.
I didn't see Mary in the canteen. Oh, Robert? I didn't see her but I'll see him instead.
Moreover, "instead of" is used. It means we do not do that but we do… After "of", the nouns or the ing verbs are put.
You are going to go to Tokyo next week, aren't you?
Is it expensive to go to Tokyo by plane?
Yes. I'm going to go to Tokyo by train instead of by plane.
It was very hot yesterday.
Yeah, I thought so, too.
What did you do yesterday?
I went swimming in the sea instead of going fishing in the river.
Buttered wants to say something to someone, too.
Forget it. I need some more time.
I'll say it instead of you.
The perception verb.
"Feel" is called the perception verb. There are "see" and "hear" etc without it.
When the nouns are put after the perception verbs and the past participles are put, it means passive as it is done. Moreover, when the original verbs are put, it means active as it does. And when the ing verbs are put, it means progressive as it is doing.
These forms are as follows.
a. see + the noun + the original verb …
I saw the girl cross the street.
b. see + the noun + the ing verb …
I saw the girl crossing the street.
(She was walking.)
c. hear + the noun + the past participle…
I heard my name called.
(My name was called.)
If we explain the above in detail, for example, (6a) is divided into two as "I saw" and "the girl cross the street."
I saw + the girl cross the street.
we can consider the above to be the two sentences, even if "crosses" is usually used.
(6b) is the same. See the following.
I saw + the girl crossing the street.
We also consider that "be" is put between "the girl" and "crossing."
(6c) is the same.
We can consider that "be" is put between "my name" and "called."
I hear water flowing.
Yeah, Buttered. You'll see the fountain soon.
Students are walking along the street. It will be crowded at the fountain.
I saw a man slapped in the face. Is Libre in the same situation?
Don't worry, Roy. There is no reason why she would slap him.
Oh, it's very crowded.
Yeah, a lot of students are standing and talking.
Where is Libre?
Ah, I see him walking.
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