Discussion in 'English Only' started by namlan, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. namlan Banned

    - Love is a luxury thing to me now, so I don't dare think about it anymore.
    - I think ".........a luxury to me now,........." is better, right?

    Thanks a lot!

  2. Trisia

    Trisia Senior Member

    Hi :)

    A month ago you seemed to be pretty sure of the usage :D

    Very far

    And I would recommend re-reading AngelEyes' post (awww...)
  3. Trinibeens

    Trinibeens Senior Member

    U.S. English
    I agree.
  4. Matching Mole

    Matching Mole Senior Member

    England, English
    I've heard this kind of idiom ("thing") in very informal speech, although I'm not quite sure how natural it sounds here. I guess "thing", which is somewhat redundant, emphasizes love as an object. I think it would be better not to use it though and use your alternative. However if you wanted to be somewhat cynically droll you might say "Love is a luxury item to me now". ;)

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