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Sounding like a native English speaker (any standard variety of English) I disagree with the interpretation provided for this simple reason: My boss's problem [singular] and My boss's problems [plural] are the simplest and most idiomatic way of expressing what ails the boss: one problem or more problems than one. The "of the" point is just awkward. ...


"Be well" doesn't sit well with me! It sounds overly paternal, pretentious and I almost expect it to be followed by "May the force be with you."


The sentence on its own is ambiguous: You can buy those shoes too. It might be an order, or it might not be. The following is an order: Buy those shoes too! Meanwhile, a suggestion would look different: You could buy those shoes too. The sentence in the question falls somewhere between those two, and cannot be interpreted without further context such ...

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