0

Never assume that someone likes you by their sweetness. Sometimes you are just an option when they are bored.

That sentence comes from a native English speaker. So I was wondering if it's natural to say to someone "Am I an option when you are bored?" and if it's natural to say "Am I a must when you are bored?" Can that person understand me?

9
  • 2
    No, it doesn't.
    – Leo
    Jul 11 '16 at 6:04
  • How about "Am I an option when you are bored"? Jul 11 '16 at 6:06
  • Never assume that someone likes you by their sweetness. Sometimes you are just an option when they are bored. Jul 11 '16 at 6:07
  • 2
    You need to ask more than a yes/no question to get more than a yes/no answer.
    – Leo
    Jul 11 '16 at 6:07
  • 1
    God, I thought of alcohol, a beer or cocktail speaking: "Am I a must when you are bored?" Yes!
    – Em.
    Jul 11 '16 at 6:11
2

A must is not an "option" or a "choice" or something to keep yourself occupied in a dull moment; rather it is a necessity, an imperative, or something that Prudence dictates.

Closing the corral gate is a must if you wish to keep the cattle in the pen. Don't forget to do it.

Flossing regularly is a must if you wish to have your teeth all your life.

Passing this exam is a must if you wish to apply to graduate school.

Some people regard popcorn as a must when they go to the movies.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.