Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Brian"

The meaning of "Brian" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does You are to answer to Brian, to take your orders from him. mean?
A: Brian is in control.

You answer to Brian = you have to explain your actions to him

You take your orders from Brian = he can tell you what to do
Q: What does He’s no Brian in Payroll. mean?
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Synonyms of "Brian" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Brian needs to get his story straight before he can tell Jen what happened yesterday. and Brian needs to get his story straight before he tell Jen what happened yesterday. ?
A: In my opinion:
I think the second one is correct
He tells Jen. And before that he should have his story straight.

The correct form of the first one would be: he needs his story straight "so that" he can tell Jen.
If he doesn't get it straight, he can't tell Jen. "Telling Jen" won't happen

In the second one, he will tell her anyway. It's just better for him to have his story straight.
Q: What is the difference between Brian and Samantha don't studied for the test. and Brian and Samantha didn't study for the test. ?
A: When "do" is used as an auxiliary verb, then "do" changes with the tense or person and the main verb (study) does not change.

They do not study.
He does not study.

As amyheartsjapan said, these sentences mean the people do not study. Present tense can refer to habits.


They did not study.

This is the past tense.

Q: What is the difference between Brian's been dead 5 years now? and Brian's been dead for 5 years ?
A: They mean the same / similar
Q: What is the difference between ask for Brian and ask Brian ?
A: Ask Brian means to ask the question directly to Brian.

Ask for Brian can mean to ask on behalf of Brian, or it can mean to request to speak to Brian.

Translations of "Brian"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Brian washes the dishes.(into question)
A: Did Brian wash the dishes? (question about a past event- washing the dishes, done by brian)

Is Brian washing the dishes? (question in present continuous, meaning the action is still happening and unfinished)

Can Brian wash the dishes?
(question about Brian's ability to wash the dishes or it may also mean a request for brian to wash the dishes)

Should Brian wash the dishes?
(question about giving a suggestion or opinion)

These questions are answerable by yes or no. 😊





Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Brian
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Brian
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Brian é uscito sabato sera ed è tornato a casa tardi. non ho letto il giornale ieri e quindi non sapevo dello sciopero. grazie mille a chi risponderà
A: Brian went out last Saturday night and got back late.
I didn't read the newspaper yesterday, so I didn't know about the strike.

Other questions about "Brian"

Q: Brian was only six years old when both of his parents died influenza.

Is the English word order correct?
A: Yes, that is correct
Q: You don't think I could get a Brian? = You think I couldn't get a Brian?
A: Correct!
Q: Brian stands up and leaves the table. Mary can’t hide the smile on her face, seeing his back. Does this sound natural?
A: Oh okay I see! You could try something like: "Mary couldn't help but smile as he walked away." or "Mary couldn't hide her smile from his back as he walked away."
Q: Depressed, Brian puts his forehead on the table. Does this sound natural?
A: I don't agree, actually, that put is used for present tense. "put" is for past tense only and "puts" is for present tense only. I've never heard of "put" as present tense.
Q: "Hey Brian, how tall are you?"

"Six foot one"

Does this sound natural?
A: You can drop "foot" and just say "six, one," but either way sounds natural.

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