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Linger

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:45 pm
by Stevenloan
- Hi guys! After talking to me for half an hour at my place, my friends is hungry and wants to go home for dinner. I want to tell him to stay and talk with me for a few more minutes because I have something else important to discuss with him. Are the following sentences used correctly in this situation?

1. Could you please spend a couple of more minutes for me? I have something else important to discuss with you.
2. It would be great if you could linger here for a few more minutes? I have something else important to discuss with you.

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: Linger

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:19 pm
by Erik_Kowal
Stevenloan wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:45 pm
1. Could you please spend a couple of more minutes for with me?
Everything else is fine, except that no question mark is needed in 2) because you have framed your preamble as a statement of opinion, not as a question.

Re: Linger

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:50 am
by BonnieL
Linger sounds romantic - are you proposing? :D

Re: Linger

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:06 pm
by Stevenloan
Erik : Thank you so much for your answer. BonnieL: No, I'm not. You are funny. :D

StevenLoan