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    Did you understand all / everything?

    If someone says:
    Listen to me. Take the phone now, call John, tell him that the money are in the drawer, under my notebook. Tell him to buy bread, and not to go away untill I'll be back at home.
    Did you understand all / everything?


    What should one say at the end - all or everything?
    (And please correct my mistakes! )

    And one more question:
    One can say "Go to hell!". Can one say "Go to hell from here!" ?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Did you understand all / everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    If someone says:
    [i]Listen to me. Take the phone now, call John, tell him that the money are in the drawer,

    maybe: tell him that the money is in the drawer

    under my notebook. Tell him to buy bread, and not to go away until_ I'll be back at home.


    maybe: I'm back __ (no at) home.

    Did you understand all / everything?

    What should one say at the end - all or everything?
    (And please correct my mistakes! )

    Maybe:

    Did you understand it all?

    or

    Did you understand everything?





    And one more question:
    One can say "Go to hell!". Can one say "Go to hell from here!" ?

    I don't know???


    Thanks in advance!

    Scott

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    Sorry Scott, but what does "maybe" mean???

    I didn't understand "I don't know???" either.
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    Re: Did you understand all / everything?

    One can say "Go to hell!". Can one say "Go to hell from here!" ?
    What about "Get the hell out of here!" Does that sound right?

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    Re: Did you understand all / everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    If someone says:
    [i]Listen to me. Take the phone now, call John, tell him that the money is in the drawer, under my notebook. Tell him to buy bread, and not to go away untill I'll be back at home.
    I would say:

    "Did you get all [of] that?"

    And one more question:
    One can say "Go to hell!". Can one say "Go to hell from here!" ?
    No.

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    Thank you scotcher!
    What do you think about "...untill I'll be back at home"? Isn't it wrong?
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    Oh sorry, I thought I'd corrected that!

    No, "... until I will be back at home" isn't right. It is grammatically correct, and it must be a natural mistake for a Russian speaker since my wife says things like that all the time, but it's not idiomatic at all.

    What you're looking for here is

    "... until I'm home" or "... until I get back"

    both of which use a present tense to describe a future event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Sorry Scott, but what does "maybe" mean???

    I didn't understand "I don't know???" either.
    "Maybe" means it's just a suggestion.

    "I don't know?" means that I do not know the answer.

    Scott

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    Well, if you are telling someone to "Go to hell" it doesn't matter from where they are departing, huh?



    I would also say "Do you understand everything" - not put it in the past tense. That may just be me, though.

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    Scott, why the deprecation? All your corrections were correct? Aren't you a native speaker?

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    Some say: "Get the hell out" or "get the hell out of here". Agree with Scotcher otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    Oh sorry, I thought I'd corrected that!

    No, "... until I will be back at home" isn't right. It is grammatically correct, and it must be a natural mistake for a Russian speaker since my wife says things like that all the time, but it's not idiomatic at all.
    No it's not grammatically correct, the tense is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    Scott, why the deprecation? I don't know.

    All your corrections were correct? There's different ways of saying basically the same thing.

    Aren't you a native speaker? Yes I'm a native speaker of American English.
    Scott

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