Do You Mind If I Smoke?: The Memoirs of Fenella Fielding

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Do You Mind If I Smoke?: The Memoirs of Fenella Fielding

Do You Mind If I Smoke?: The Memoirs of Fenella Fielding

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Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Then I stood there with my arms folded and my feet set in a wide stance in the parking lot and watched the joint light up like a Viking funeral.

In book form, I don’t think it does justice to a lovely actress, who was known to many as England's first lady of the double entendre. I explained to her the best I could why the apostrophe was needed between the Y and the S to show that she, the one and only Jenny, owned the café. Glazed donuts are my favorite, but I enjoy an occasional apple fritter or bear claw just as much as the next guy. Firstly, I'm a massive fan of Fenella Fielding and the stories of her life and career are absolutely fascinating, often hilarious and never disappointing. I want to be buried in a nice plush coffin with red velvet inside, with a giant white fluffy pillow to cradle my dead head.

is Fenella Fielding's memoir about her remarkable career spanning seven decades in film, theatre, TV, and radio. I would suggest that correct question to pose, in this instance, would be: "Would you mind if I were to smoke here? Do you know how to improve your language skills❓ All you have to do is have your writing corrected by a native speaker! Fenella Fielding seems like a terribly nice person from this, but to be fair not much of note happened in her admirable career to really warrant a biography. Having been delighted by her work on stage and screen, radio and recordings for my whole life, I really enjoyed these reminiscences.

The same applies to smoked instead of smoke, which isn't really "past tense" there (it just means "not present tense, not here-and-now", because there are only two "tenses" in English).

There may be an objection to the sequence of tenses, but it sounds perfectly alright to me, and I am surprised that only one forero has mentioned it up to now. here we have left the gentleness of the conditional form, and the question is almost expecting the answer no, and certainly making it quite hard for the other person to object. Who wants to live in a country where a man can’t enjoy a cigarette and relax at the end of a work day? In this case both forms are used by native speakers, and there may well be a difference in the nuance of meaning between them.

This sets up a hypothetical situation ("I smoked") and then makes a statement about that depends upon it being true ("You would mind") even though it is not true (this is the counter-factual conditional form; about things that are not true, and what would be consequent upon it if it was true). Jenny gazed at me and turned her head a little bit to the right, the way a dog does when it hears a high-pitched squeal. I thought that "would" would have required the past tense "smoked" being that at first glance it appears to be a "conditional" sentence. could be inflected to raise my smoking as a very remote possibility, even a hypothetical of the type I don't smoke but would you mind if I did? If there's an audio version of this, narrated by Fenella herself, of course, then I would much prefer that and it would get 5 stars from me.Simultaneously she had an illustrious stage career that includes leading roles in works by Wilde, Shakespeare, Sheridan and Chekhov. I eventually figured that I wasn’t going to get anywhere trying to explain highfalutin rules of grammar to some half wit waitress at a café, so I scrammed. Even if ordinarily I wouldn't mind, I'd be likely to either refuse permission or rant at whatever idiot asked for my indulgence in a context where it would seem he's going to smoke anyway, regardless of whether I mind or not. She reminds me of the great raconteur Quentin Crisp - the same love of language, mastery of its rhythms, perfectly formed sentences, and a joie de vivre even when relating her profound despair. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.

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