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Old July 14, 2010, 03:35 AM
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Hey, that was a nice 'encapsulation', instead of staying 2 solid hours watching the match, one can get the gist, the essence, just right there...
(My only point of 'critique' is the missing karate-kick... reference... Or was it taekwondo?)
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I would like to get more than three or four hours uninterrupted sleep ....
I would like to get more than three or four hours of uninterrupted sleep ....
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I would like to get more than three or four hours' uninterrupted sleep.

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(My only point of 'critique' is the missing karate-kick... reference... Or was it taekwondo?)
Pero ¿qué dices, hombre? 0:48-0:53.
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Old July 14, 2010, 04:17 PM
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Pero ¿qué dices, hombre? 0:48-0:53.
Ostras, es verdad... ahí está... lo que pasa es que visto en pantalla grande en HD, como lo vi en vivo, me recordó más al estilo de Bruce Lee, o David Carradine... Kung-fu... aquí como que no tiene todo el impacto... pero, vale, me desdigo... y 'como cuervo' I mean, I eat crow on this one. O me como mis palabras... o esto, .
En cualquier caso, vaya patadón.
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Old July 15, 2010, 12:57 AM
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I would like to get more than three or four hours' uninterrupted sleep..
Yes, I did wonder about the apostrophe. I couldn't decide what the direct object of 'get' was. Do you get sleep in both cases, or do you get three or four hours in one? I then decided the 'three to four hours' was adjectival, with sleep always the direct object of 'get'.


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Pero ¿qué dices, hombre? 0:48-0:53.
Even I saw that!
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Old July 15, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Yes, I did wonder about the apostrophe. I couldn't decide what the direct object of 'get' was. Do you get sleep in both cases, or do you get three or four hours in one? I then decided the 'three to four hours' was adjectival, with sleep always the direct object of 'get'.
I checked my instinct by dropping the time to one hour: I would certainly say

I would like to get more than an hour's uninterrupted sleep

rather than

I would like to get more than an hour uninterrupted sleep.
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I checked my instinct by dropping the time to one hour: I would certainly say

I would like to get more than an hour's uninterrupted sleep

rather than

I would like to get more than an hour uninterrupted sleep.
Yes, the former is certainly correct. But I might also say the second, without being sure whether it is ungrammatical.

More importantly, is life too short to bother about such niceties?
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I think the apostrophe comes from this type of expansion:
"I would like to get an hour's worth of sleep"
= "I would like to get an hour's sleep"

Controversially, while "I would like to get more than an hour sleep" sounds ok to my ears, removing the unnecessary "more than" ends up with this:
"I would like to get an hour sleep"

I believe it is obvious in the second example that it should be changed to "I would like to get an hour of sleep". The only conclusion I can reach is that it must either be "hour of sleep" or "hour's sleep" but never "hour sleep". Feel free to tell me if I'm wrong about my reasoning though.
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¡Hooooolaaa gambita! Aren't you sad? Os hemos comido con patatas.

Hoy "hace sueño" aquí. Pitos, petardos y ¡hasta vuvucelas! Ya no hay distancias en el mundo.

Bueno, ya lo dijo el pulpo Paul (curioso lo de este pulpo ). Y relacionando, la palabra pulpo significa "muchos pies", del griego πολύπους, y "football" también tiene la palabra "pie" (foot). Igual por eso adivina tanto.

Dicen que ganar el mundial nos elevará el PIB. A ver si es verdad...

@Crotalito, ¿quién es "el niño"?

Jejeje I'm the kid

I don't want to say this, but I lost the game the orange team couldn't win the game against Spain.
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Yes, mainly because the Spanish were playing and the Orange were trying to stop plays... the creativity and skill won over the brute force... and the stoppers... (although Casillas did more than one phenomenal stop/save too...)
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Yes the team Spain is good.

But I don't agree with you Holland had more stopped than Spain although they were murdered for the Spain team.
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