as someone who lived for 100 years.

chopin7

Senior Member
Albanian
Hello

It's the movie "Hummingbird project".
At the end, someone is wondering if his life was only 16 milliseconds and so on and how he would process this fact.
The other one says to him,
"I don't know! I think your life would feel exactly as long
as someone who lived for 100 years."

The formulation seems a bit wrong.
Is he saying simply, "You would feel like you have lived 100 years"?

Thank you
 
  • Jektor

    Senior Member
    English (UK)
    Is he saying simply, "You would feel like you have lived 100 years"?
    .
    Yes.
    or
    "You would feel as if you had lived for a hundred years"

    People often do not talk in a strictly logical or grammatically correct manner in general conversation.
    See my similar answer here:
    People often talk in an abbreviated manner in conversation. Written language is usually more structured and more formal, as you see in books and newspapers...
    forum.wordreference.com - full-container-of-bicycles-/post-18282884
    .
     
    Last edited:
    < Previous | Next >
    Top