Chatterbox #303 – Could you live in a micro apartment?
Have you ever considered living in a micro apartment or tiny home? In this episode, Andrew and Anna...
Making decisions isn’t always easy, especially these days, when there are so many options for us to pick from. If you’ve ever felt stuck when faced with choices, you’re not alone! This sensation is called decision paralysis and many people face it, including Culips hosts Andrew and Anna. Listen in as they talk about this sensation and how they work through it.
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Studies show that decision paralysis, also known as choice paralysis or analysis paralysis, often leads to procrastination. Those who experience this become so overwhelmed with the options available that they avoid making a decision, and instead do something else
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I’ve a question 🙂
In the part “Detailed Explanations” with the expression “On a whim” it says:
Gabriella: It looks really good. Did you get me some?
Why in this context if the person is asking a question the past tense is used.
Wouldn’t it be the present perfect?
There is a direct relevance with their present moment, a direct consequence.
It’s the same with the first dialog about the BAND with the same idiom, it used the past tense. But if they are talking without any specific moment, why they do not use the present perfect?
Thanks for your help even if this Chatterbox is quite old…:)
Have a good day
Thierry from France
Great question! Gabriella uses the past tense “Did you get me some?” to ask whether Matt bought her ice cream when he visited the ice cream shop, which happened in the past. Using the simple past tense in this context is the most appropriate choice.
If there’s anything else you’re curious about, just let me know 🙂
It’s so hard to think what to eat for lunch! To speak of that, someone in my college had set up a website which listed all the restaurants around our campus. You can just simply click a button and it will show one of the restaurant for you. It can be helpful sometimes.