Leap in the dark

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Per entrare nel meccanismo del gioco bisogna pronunciare all’inglese il nome e cognome dell’autore e ricavarne il significato nascosto.

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Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

11 thoughts on “Leap in the dark”

  1. Hi Tony, but why “Heaven help you” and not “Heaven helps you”? Maybe have I misunderstood the meaning of the sentence?


    1. It’s a subjunctive form (one of the few remaining in English) that expresses a wish or desire; in this case the wish that Heaven (God) will help you. It’s a bit like “che Dio ti aiuti” in Italian. The full original was probably, “May Heaven help you.”


      1. P.S. When you use “maybe” in that way, use the affirmative form (it’s not really a question): “maybe I have misunderstood the meaning of the sentence?” and make it sound like a question with your voice.


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