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Re^2: My first computer was... ("My")

by tye (Sage)
on Jul 09, 2003 at 05:48 UTC ( #272582=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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What does "was" mean? The first you owned?

What does "My" mean? q-:

You could use "my" in ways that describe the first computer you used: "My first computer usage was on" or "My first computer experience was using a"... But if the first computer you used was a IBM 360, you probably didn't tell people it was "my computer". In "My first computer was", the "my" is describing the computer.

If the poll had been titled "The first computer I owned was...", then we'd have lots of people saying "Well, I didn't buy it, but my parents let me use...".

Oh, and "was" means "what model was it?" as in "computer was a TRS-80". ;)

                - tye

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