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Woman: Oh, boy, there’s another pile of dirty laundry over there.
I forgot that. Do me a favor, would you, Chips, and put that
pile of washing in the washing machine.

Man: Oh, sure, Frankie. I just walk over here and pick up this
washing and put it in the washing machine, there.


What does “walk over here” mean in this dialogue?


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rezaenglishWhat does “walk over here” mean in this dialogue?

The man in the dialog is using the "procedural present" (my name for it), which is the use of the simple present tense to describe a procedure at the same time that it is being demonstrated.

The man walks (over) to the pile of washing. 'over' focuses on motion through a distance, i.e., from one place to another. When he has reached the pile of washing, the washing, from his point of view, is "here". So he walks over to the pile of washing while describing what he's doing, namely, walking over here.

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"Over" of it's over here

CJ

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Thank you so much, CalifJim
Very nice!


I think I got it!
So, "here" is where the pile of washing is. Am I right?

rezaenglishSo, "here" is where the pile of washing is. Am I right?

Correct.

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Sorry CalifJim.

I forgot. I have one more question.


What does "just" mean in this sentence?


Only/merely/simply?
OR
Right now?

simply

I simply walk over here ~ I do something as simple as walking over here

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