This started me coughing

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
When someone says, "This started me coughing", I wonder if he really wants to cough"
Thanks.
 
  • Trisia

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    Mimi, are you perchance wondering if the speaker wants to say that he physically felt the need to cough ("this" referring to dust/an allergen) or he meant he felt like coughing as to attract attention [on himself/something else]?

    I think it probably depends on the context :D
     
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