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

The meaning of "Sb" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Could sb tell me what 'I've heard worse ideas' mean here?? mean?
A: It's a common phrase used. It means that there have been worst ideas but this one is okay or better. It seems that this was used in a kind of teasing way. So she actually wants to go to his room.
Q: What does to cost sb a pretty penny - is it dated, old-fashioned ? mean?
A: Yes, it is old fashioned. If something costs a pretty penny it means it's expensive. For example:

My new laptop cost me a pretty penny, but it has all the features on it that I want.
Q: What does to let sb in on sth mean?
A: 'to let somebody in on something'

to tell them a secret :)
Q: What does to wait sb out mean?
A: to wait sb out is to allow time to go past until somebody does something, in this context it is the police waiting until the sniper is done
Q: What does "to fail sb" mean?
A: To fail somebody. To disappoint someone. To not be able to do something for a person.

Example sentences using "Sb"

Q: Please show me example sentences with 'make/have sb do' and 'be made to do'.

“They made me kill him”
“I made him kiss me”
Q: Please show me example sentences with How to wish sb success in exam..? .
A: I hope you do well on your exam.
Good luck on your exam.
All the best with your exam!
Q: Please show me example sentences with get the better of sb.
A: "In the semifinals of U16 soccer championships, Zack got the better of Jamie in the last 30 seconds and won the game by scoring a goal.
Q: Please show me example sentences with to sb's credit.
A: "Well, to his credit, he tried to keep his attitude professional."

"To her credit, Anna didn't respond in anger."

"He loved his kids more than she gave him credit for."

It's a compliment to someone's self-control or personality. Think of it as if there's a scoreboard between people in a fight. "To someone's credit," means they get a point for being good. :D

Synonyms of "Sb" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between spoil sb and spoil sb rotten ?
A: There is one worse than the other
•He is spoiled rotten
•He is spoiled
The term "rotten" adds to the negative side of the sentence
A person that is "spoiled rotten" could seem as badly educated, and thinking he has all the rights
But "spoiled" is kind of softer
Q: What is the difference between ask sb sth and ask sb about sth ?
A: Not really a difference, although “ask something ” implies that there will be one question, and “ask about something” hints that there may be more than one question
Q: What is the difference between marry sb and get married to sb ?
A: Maybe Somebody?
The difference is very small. With 'get' it suggests it's in the future sometime. With the first one, you know you will marry them but there's no specific time.
"I will get married to him"
"I will marry him"
Q: What is the difference between "dissuade sb from doing sth" and "persuade sb not to do sth" ?
A: In that context they mean the same thing, but persuade is used to get someone to do something and dissuade is used to get them to not do something. Dissuade would be more natural to use here, but both answers would be fine.
Q: What is the difference between give sb a hand and give sb five fingers ?
A: I think you mean give someone a high five? I've never heard the "give someone five fingers" expression. "Give sb a hand" means to help them (麻烦你帮我个忙 = can you give me a hand?). "Give sb a high five" is the action of slapping someone's hand palm to palm in order to congratulate them. Search for "high five" images to see it visually.

Translations of "Sb"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? i want to ask sb our class finished or not
A: Yes you may say it that way but don’t forget to add “has”. “Has finished or not?”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? when sb, specially babies, let their saliva out of their mouths (in a colloquial way)
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? sb thik ho jayega
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what is give sb credit mean?is It trust someone?
A: It's like 'appreciate' or 'admire'. Here's an example: The team didn't win the race, but I guess we have to give them credit for trying. (We admire what they did even though they didn't win.)

Other questions about "Sb"

Q: maybe i can take you fishing.
take sb sth
jack can't take him to the game today.
take sb to sth.
why don't they have the same model?
A: The "sth" in the first example (fishing) is a verb, therefore you don't need a "to."

The "sth" in the second example (the game) is a place, so you would need the "to."
Q: When sb asks me my evaluation of my work with what sentence can I convey this mean : It was better than what i thought it would be?
(I'm not sure if my question is clear)
Like I had a former idea about it before doing it and now after doing it i think that it was better than what i thought it would be.
A: OK, then "it was better than I thought it would be". I can't think of any other way to say it. on second thought, "it was better than I expected" works better when it's someone else's work, like a movie.

the reason I asked about when you were saying it is because if they had asked you what you thought before you gave the presentation, you would say "it is" better.
Q: 3【satisfy】

to make sb certain sth is true or has been done.

Original sentence1from dictionary:
Her explanation did not satisfy the teacher.

This evidence did not satisfy the detective.

Original sentence2:
People need to be satisfied of the need for a new system.

Teenagers need to be satisfied of the need for reading.

Original sentence3:
Once I had satisfied myself (that) it was the right decision, we went ahead.

Once she had satisfied herself (that) you deceived her with fair words, she broke up with you.

Q: Are these sentence I imitate natural? If not, please help me correct them without changing its meaning and losing 'satisfy'.
Thank you.
A: 1. Natural and correct

2. This is a very rare way to use the word "satisfied" -- even the original sentence. I'd avoid using it this way, but your sentence is okay.

3. The way you wrote the sentence feels unnatural to me, but it's hard to explain why. A better way to say this would be, "Once she was satisfied that her suspicions about your deception were correct, she broke up with you."

Sorry if that wasn't as helpful. This definition of the word "satisfy" is not as common, and is mostly used like the first sentence.
Q: when sb answer you questions here and you are still not understand it fully, how do you keep on asking him/her further? hate to say i found no button or option to do that..
A: You reply to your own question, it notifies every other person who replied.
Q: Can sb show me the best way to learn phrasal verbs? I have trouble discriminating among the prepositions of verbs.
A: Looking back now, I think those words would be called directional complements. I can't remember the exact phrase, though. Still, I'd focus on the basic meaning of the preposition when used in conjunction with certain verbs. It makes it way easier to guess the meaning of a new phrase that way. For instance, "down" in "calm down," "cool down," and "settle down" expresses a sort of fall from an excited state in all of the examples.

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