A kiss to build a dream on

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slovac

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A kiss to build a dream on.
(name of song of Louis Armstrong)

Could i ask how is this gramma case called?
I would like to read explanation somewhere on internet but i dont know how to find it(because i dont know name of it)
thanks
 
  • Biffo

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    English - England
    The title does not form a complete sentence. However the first line of the song does.

    Give me a kiss to build a dream on.

    This means "Give me a kiss on which I can build a dream"

    Does this answer your grammar question or is more explanation needed?
     

    slovac

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    is it standart english or only spoken?
    when i have sentence
    I did it to have money = I did it so that I have money
    a there is
    (You) Give me a kiss on which I?(no You?) can build a dream on
     

    Biffo

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    English - England
    Louis Armstrong is talking to his girlfriend. He says "Give me kiss" (i.e. Kiss me). This is the normal use of the imperative.

    Then he explains that he wishes to "to build a dream" on that kiss. If she kisses him then he believes that his dream of a future with this girl will come true.

    So, she gives him a kiss and he 'builds a dream' on it. (metaphor)
     

    slovac

    Senior Member
    Kiss me to build a dream...
    That gives me sence,
    Give me a kiss to ... - that part confused me
    i dont know that it is possible to substitute "give me kiss" with "kiss me" with same gramma (i know give me kiss = kiss me but i thought that gramma will be changed)
    I havent got any question,I`ve understoon it,Thanks for explanation
     
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