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Hi,

Awhile back I watched the movie "Enemy of State" which had English subtitle. At a scence of the conversation of 2 constituters, one scolded the other "Are you blackmailing me? You ambition s...h...i...t".

I think the word "you" above should be "you are" or "your", i mean in writing. But I dont think it was the "typo" with the subtitle. Or it is the way of speaking English in real life?

Someone please explain, thank you in advance for spending your time!Emotion: smile
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Hi,

.... the conversation of 2 constituters (not the right word, I don't fully understand), one scolded the other "Are you blackmailing me? You ambition s...h...i...t".

I think the word "you" above should be "you are" or "your". But I dont think it was the "typo" with the subtile. Or it is the way of speaking English in real life? I don't think it necessarily has to be 'your' or 'you are'. To say to someone, 'You ambitious s..h..i..t', is rather rude but is still a grammatically correct exclamation. It's similar grammatically to saying to someone 'You fool!'

Best wishes, Clive
At a scence of the conversation of 2 constituters


It seems to me that the subtitle should have read Are you blackmailing me, you ambitious (little) s..h..i..t..?

CJ
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CliveIt's similar grammatically to saying to someone 'You fool!'
Is it necessary to use you in this kind of phrases, when you insult someone:

Don't press the red button! You fool!
Don't press the red button! Fool!

Don't go away with my tank of oxygen! You idiot!
Don't go away with my tank of oxygen! Idiot!
"Ambition" can be a verb too... But it doesn't quite make sense.
Pieanne"Ambition" can be a verb too... But it doesn't quite make sense.
Can you give an example of 'ambition' as a verb? I've never encountered that use of the word.
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It's here: http://www.hyperdictionary.com/search.aspx?define=ambition

If you google "he ambitions", you get some examples, some correct, some not...
PieanneIt's here:

If you google "he ambitions", you get some examples, some correct, some not...

Thanks for the source. It is not one that I will use often. Emotion: sad