Watching TV

Have you ever been hooked on a television programme? What type of programme?


Mehmet Erdem

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Once I've been hooked on a TV serie. But I've watched almost all episodes on the internet. The serie is called Prison Break . The main character was a genius engineer. I do think that it affected me when I was choosing department for university.

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Once ----> ALWAYS Past Tense! The action took place in the past.

Once I was hooked on a TV series called Prison Break. - Sg. series, Pl. series

I watched almost all episodes....

'genius' is a noun. You can write: The main character was an engineer, he was a genius.  Better: ...a gifted / talented engineer.

I think (do isn't necessary here) that...when I decided what to study / which department at university to attend.

....when I was choosing - Past Progressive doesn't make sense here without another verb.

Can't think of a good example in which 'I was choosing' would make sense.

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Thanks teacher!

I have a question. I watch American economy channels and attendees  often say :"I do belive that..........I do think that........."

What is the mission of  "do" there?    

 

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to do is used in:

1) questions,

2) negative sentences

3) to stress something.

'Do be quiet!' is stronger than simply 'Be quiet!'

They said they wouldn't help but then they did help him. --- Here 'do' expresses 'indeed', 'surprisingly'.

When you hear 'I do believe', don't take it too seriously. This is a kind of fixed expression which some speakers love to use. I often listen to BBC Radio on the internet. Lately I've often heard people begin nearly every answer with 'To be honest' or even 'to be brutally honest' and then something harmless follows. It's just a (silly) way of pepping up what you want to say.

Das deutsche Wort für solche festen, nichts sagenden Ausdrücke ist 'Floskel'. Das Wörterbuch gibt auf türkisch an ' basmakalıp'. Ist das sinnvoll?

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Anladım hocam tekrar teşekkürler!

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Absolutely agree with Marie.Luise's comments, she is a brilliant corrector.