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

The meaning of "Someone" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does to give someone attitude mean?
A: Você tem um contexto? É uma expressão muito abrangente.

Poderia ser:

1) agir de maneira rude/desrespeitosa com alguém
• "Don't give me an attitude."
= "Não aja dessa forma comigo."
= "Não me desrespeite."

2) desprezar alguém
• "He acted so cocky yesterday and now he wants to be my best friend. I love it when someone needs me after they gave me an attitude."
= "Ele agiu de uma maneira tão arrogante e agora ele quer ser meu melhor amigo. Eu adoro quando as pessoas precisam de mim depois de me desprezarem."

3) deixar uma pessoa "rebelde"/"mal-educada"
• "I wasn't allowed to watch that show because my mom said it gave me an attitude."
= "Eu não podia assistir esse programa porque minha mãe dizia que ele me 'deixava rebelde'."
Q: What does to cut someone down mean?
A: It depends on context. It could mean literally cutting someone down from the gallows, where they were hung. It could mean simply insulting them, saying something bad about them to damage their reputation in some third person's eyes. It could mean other things -- but it all depends on context.
Q: What does to take to someone mean?
A: It usually 'caer bien' or possibly 'gustar'. Another similar expression is 'hit it off'. It is very positive.

My Mom really took to my girlfriend! The first time they met they talked for hours. They really hit it off!!

I never really took to Trump, but I voted for him because I hate everybody and he seems like the best fit for mu personality.
Q: What does to take to someone mean?
A: are you saying ‘to talk to someone’ which means to have a conversation with another being. ‘ take to someone’ means to bring something to another person (eg I will take this cheese cake to someone)
Q: What does to caution someone mean?
A: it means warn someone

Example sentences using "Someone"

Q: Please show me example sentences with straight balling, to get someone effed up, Y'ain'tive, You's a clown, Y'all straight boolin .
A: lol these are all really silly things to say. I can tell you what they mean but seriously just don't say them it's ridiculous >__>
Q: Please show me example sentences with Blurt someone out.
A: 'John blurted out the answer before the teacher could call on him'
'Nobody asked for her opinion, yet she blurted it out anyway'
Q: Please show me example sentences with Could someone clarify when people use Though at the end of a sentence and what is the meanin of it?.
A: "Though" operates the same way as "but", for example:

"Did she tell you the truth?"
"She promised she would. She didn't, though" = this sentence could also be written as "She promised she would, but she didn't" and it would have the same meaning

"He's a big star. Have you seen him?"
"No. I've heard of him, though" = this sentence could also be written as "No, but I've heard of him" and it would have the same meaning

"Did you go to the extra class?"
"I didn't have time. I wanted to go, though" = this sentence could also be written as "I didn't have time, but I wanted to go" and it would have the same meaning
Q: Please show me example sentences with at someone ' s fingertips .
A: @M2001:

"Jane has John at her fingertips." (John is always there for Jane, and obeys her every request and command.)

"She has the world at her fingertips." (She is free to do what she likes with the world.)

"Spotify's music player has every song you want, right at your fingertips." (You have full control over what songs you want to listen to.)

I hope this helps!
Q: Please show me example sentences with hang someone out to dry.
A: It means, to abandon someone who is in need or in danger.Bob goofed off all week, so when he was seriously behind come Friday, his colleagues hung him out to dry. (I.e. They did not help him catch up with his work.)

Synonyms of "Someone" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between someone and sombody and anyone and anybody ?
A: someone and somebody are interchangeable between themselves .

You will use anybody in a negative or interrogative sentence.
Is there anybody in there?
I do not know anybody like that guy.

Hey, somebody put something in my drink!!
I lost someone.
Q: What is the difference between someone and somebody ?
A: More or less. The only distinction I can think of is that "someone" can carry the connotation that you have a specific person in mind (like the phrase "a certain someone/somebody"), whereas "anyone" is more general and is better to use if you don't have a specific person in mind.
Q: What is the difference between Put someone up and Drop in ?
A: I have to admit, I'm not sure about "put you up," I'd need more context on the conversation.
"Drop in" means to go see the person anytime with out an appointment or letting them know that you're coming by. The phrase "Drop in appointment" is commonly used by businesses like hair salons where you can get a service done without making an appointment first.
Q: What is the difference between "if someone said -." and "if someone was to say-." ?
A: The second phrase is more hypothetical, and we usually use it when talking about more unlikely situations. "If someone were to say 'I've always loved you' to your face, how would you feel?" The first is more conditional, e.g. "If someone said 'Hi' to me on the street, I would say 'Hi' back." You could use "If someone said" for hypothetical situations too, though, in casual English.
Q: What is the difference between have someone do something and get someone to do something ?
A: It's pretty much the same meaning. I guess the difference is "get them to do it" is active like u go out and persuade them. "Have someone do it" is passive

Translations of "Someone"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I hope someone can help me to correct the grammatical mistakes in one of my documents.If you like,I can send the document to your email,thank you.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? if someone has great service mind and conversation skill, he can do work well as a cabin crew whether he has high toeic score or not / is here any problems?
A: If you’re looking for someone who can handle customer service, has excellent conversation skills, and can work effectively as part of a cabin crew, I am available to work this Monday.

(If this is part of a résumé, don’t mention your TOEIC score. It’s not necessary. (You may have to provide your education; where you attended school and when.) Try to only mention your attributes).
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? "oh well, I need someone to accompany me to watch disney's animated movie." is this sounds natural?
A: It is grammatically correct, but "accompany" sound very formal and stiff.
A more natural way to say this is :
"oh well, I need someone to come with me to see disney's new movie."

(I'm assuming that the movie is a new one.)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Could someone please help me with this?
What does this “LUGAR” mean?

Also is that common way to spell “foto” for “photo”?

A: Lugar means place
Foto means photo.

and yes it correct way to spell foto for photo.

if you want to say photograph it'd be fotografía.

I hope this helps :)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Please let me know if someone who took IELTS or TOEFL courses. I want to know any details about that! これは正しいですか?
A: know if ----> know of
about that ----> about them/it

Other questions about "Someone"

Q: When someone says “I passed the exam. “, which does s/he mean,1 or 2?

1. I succeeded in the exam .
2. I refused to take the exam.

My guess is No.1, but is No.2 possible ?
A: No 2 would be "I passed on the exam"
Q: can someone please tell me when do natives use "to tell someone off" please? I know it's like cussing but is it just that Or does it have multiple uses?
A: To scold someone for their bad behavior. It's stronger than scolding.
Q: 'I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully accuse someone'

Please, what does the above sentence mean?
A: The person wonders ( thinks surprisingly in a way ) that how it feels to wrongfully accuse ( lable someone wrongfully for a thing he / she hadn't done ) ...
Q: Can someone tell me some verbs, nouns, adjectives or expressions that could impress a teacher in an oral or writing test?

Like for example "ravenous" instead of "starving", "thrilled" instead of "happy", "albeit" instead of "although", etc.
A: Hi

I was going to give a list - but really, why reinvent the wheel?
(edit: actually, I've added a lot more in the meantime)

I think you should look at this site and pick out ones that tickle your fancy:
(following the links, there must be thousands of examples)
This is how I started my reply, until common sense kicked in:

What does overarching mean in writing?
When something is overarching, it affects or includes everything.
While your novel touches on a lot of subjects and ideas, its overarching theme is the importance of friendship.
When it's used figuratively, this adjective describes a quality that influences every single part of something.

The irony is not lost on me.

It beggars belief that ....

To say that it can get hot in Seville would be an understatement

It goes without saying that..

All things being equal, ......

All things considered, ...

In the grand scheme of things, ..

In broad strokes, .... (to generalise)

Paradoxically (the strength of capitalism is, paradoxically, also its weakness)

Not to put too fine a point on it, the country is banjaxed.

The straw that broke the camel's back for Microsoft appears to be a law due to come into force on 1 November

The devil is in the details

The lion's share.

rather fortuitous(ly)

Speaking of the devil, the Bible is a wealth of very useful quotes.


....., but as the good book says, let he who is without sin cast the first stone. (none of us are perfect)

He who lives by the sword, shall die by the sword
The writing is on the wall
By the skin of your teeth
The eleventh hour (In the fight against global warming, we are now at the the eleventh hour, and some would argue we've gone beyond that)

Kiss of death: The population is so deeply anti-Western that any government cooperation with America can be the kiss of death.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
A leopard cannot change its spots
A labour of love
A law unto themselves

and so on.


There's no such thing as a free lunch!

You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours!
(the back being a very hard spot to reach, so not an ideal place to have an itch. You might need someone's help)

There's something in Spanish that's driving me crazy, and that's the use of the subjunctive in situations where really it does not make any sense.

For example:

Fue a casa después de que saliera del bar.

IMO it makes no sense that 'después de que' should trigger the subjunctive - after all, aren't we dealing with fact here?? (a rhetorical question)

Don't spend time on this.
On YouTube the only explanation I could find was that it is something you inherited from Latin, but then that begs the question 'why did the Romans use the subjunctive?'!!

One last question:
While holidaying in Tenerife, I've sometimes eaten in guachinches named 'Donde Alberto', 'Donde Mario', and others in that vein.

¿Donde Alberto qué?

Donde Alberto atiende/sirve ?

Again, don't knock yourself out over this.
You wouldn't be the first not to know, and it's no big deal.
(hopefully, soon I'll be in a position to ask the owner him or herself)

btw; I Googled 'women's trousers' and got plenty of hits (including many from Zara).
Just bear in mind that regional differences exist, but I doubt that it's just Ireland where the word 'tousers' has such a strong male connotation.
Women here say pants, slacks or jeans.
Q: Can someone tell me some verbs, nouns, adjectives or expressions that could impress a teacher in an oral or writing test?

Like for example "ravenous" instead of "starving", "thrilled" instead of "happy", "albeit" instead of "although", etc.
A: Peeve: to annoy or irritate
Brawn: strength and muscles especially when compared to brains
Ineffable: to extreme to describe
Noxious:harmful, toxic
Impudent: disregard for other, cockiness,impolite
Impertinent: no respect
Queasy: nausea
Intrepid: fearless, adventurous
Obtuse:slow to understand
Progeny: descendants
Propriety/decorum: accepted moral behavior
Surly:bad tempered and rude

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