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Re: [Czechlist] "Tak, ja jdu!"

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  • James Kirchner
    I think it s the then that makes those phrases sound British. We don t use then to soften a phrase as much as you folks do. Jamie ...
    Message 1 of 23 , Aug 30, 2012
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      I think it's the "then" that makes those phrases sound British. We don't use "then" to soften a phrase as much as you folks do.

      Jamie

      On Aug 30, 2012, at 12:09 PM, Melvyn wrote:

      > How does something like "I'll be on my way then" or "I'll be off then" sound to American ears? To me they are considerably less immediate than "Okay, I'm on my way" or "I'm off", which really sound like you have your hat and coat on.

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