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Could you tell me how to say these please?

  • I don't have that terrible a regard for money, but it's hard to value money the same (way) as everyone else.

  • You'll make me fall asleep even more if you talk about things this boring.
Thank you
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BTW, these bullets are a big pain in the butt. They don't respond to formatting.

Hmmm, at least you don't have to commit to how many sentences you've written!Emotion: big smile

This usage of "terrible" doesn't go well with "regard." We usually use it to describe some overwhelming emotion, sensation, or compulsion. "Regard," on the other hand, is a thoughtful, controlled, calculated approach to a subject. (Intellectual, not emotional.)

"But" does not work here either. "But" usually introduces an idea which is in contrast with, or takes exception to the idea which goes before it. But both these ideas are complementary. That is, they agree with each other.

Sometimes we use "terribly" (not "terrible") in a casual, sarcastic, colloquial way. I'm not terribly excited about going to this place! (Adverb, not adjective.)

I don't have that terrible lust for money which everyone else seems to have.

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How much more can you fall asleep? A deeper sleep, perhaps?

You'll put me to sleep even sooner if you continue talking about these boring subjects.

Rgdz, - A. Emotion: smile

"Regard" and "value" may be used as synonyms, both as nouns and as verbs, if that's what you're getting at. I regard / value your opinion. (verb)

Well, the noun sense doesn't lend itself to direct substitution. "Regard" retains the personal view, while "value" doesn't. I hold his opinion in high regard. (You're looking at something.) I place a high value on his opinion. (nouns)
Hello Avangi,

I had a question regarding the first sentence.

I don't have that terrible a regard for money, but it's hard to value money the same (way) as everyone else.

I heard this sentence in an interview. Does it basically mean that he has so much money that he does care about it? Can you say "it's hard to value money"? and do you leave in WAY or not or is it optional?

I don't have that terrible lust for money which everyone else seems to have.

Does your sentence mean what I'm trying to say? an do you not put "have that terrible A lust"?

For the second sentence: "I'm going to fall asleep even more" as in "I'm falling asleep as it is, if you talk about something this boring, I'm going to fall asleep even ____." Whats the word you use?

Thank you
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I don't have that terrible a regard for money, but it's hard to value money the same (way) as everyone else.
"Terrible" here is just a colorful slang intensifier. I don't have that great a regard for money." It has very little connection with the true meaning of "terrible," as in, for example, "a terrible urge."

Contrary to your suggestion, it means that he has no interest in money. Whether he already has everything he needs, or simply doesn't care about "things," or luxury, is not addressed.

"Way" is optional in your sentence.

My sentence is intended to convey the meaning I think you intend.

I drop the article "a" because it's a somewhat different structure. "That" is purely demonstrative.
I respect that great man. (which man?)

"Not that great!" is really an idiom. He is not that great a man. In this case "that" is not really demonstrative. Here, the idiom means, "He is not a very great man."
Some lower register types often say, "He is not that great of a man.'
Anyway, we only use the article following the idiom. You might argue that it's part of it.

I don't have a very great regard for money.
I don't have that great a regard for money.

For the second sentence: "I'm going to fall asleep even more" as in "I'm falling asleep as it is, if you talk about something this boring, I'm going to fall asleep even __." Whats the word you use?

Probably, "even deeper," but it's very sloppy.

In a certain sense, when you're asleep, you don't evaluate what's being said around you. If you do, then you're not really asleep.

As I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping.
The operative word is "nearly." If he were asleep, the tapping might awaken him, but he wouldn't be able to describe it unless it continued after his awakening. (arguable)
Hello Avangi,

I had one question please?

How would you use "disregard" in the money sentence?

I have a disregard for money.
???

THank you
alc24How would you use "disregard" in the money sentence?

I have a disregard for money.
I would say that you've used it correctly.

Context might reveal whether you mean you're careless about it or whether you disrespect or disdain it.

To regard something is to look at it.
"Disregard my last comment" means "don't look at it," or "ignore it."

It can work something like "esteem."
"I hold this person in high/low regard/esteem."

I see a lot of "money" sentences in this thread. Which one are you speaking of?

- A.
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Using disregard in the following sentence;

"...that terrible a regard for money" in the first thread?

and what about "value"

I don't know/have the value of money. Meaning he spends so much he doesn't care how much he spends because he makes so much of it so easily.

Can you use "value" like that? and how would you naturally say it?

Thank you
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