Turn on thread page Beta

'I love you' isn't the same as 'Love you' watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Agree or disagree?
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    my mom says "love you" though :/
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    I don't mind when my mum says "love you" but I do when my bf says it I only ever say "love you" instead of "I love you" if I'm in a mood

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Spock's Socks)
    I don't mind when my mum says "love you" but I do when my bf says it I only ever say "love you" instead of "I love you" if I'm in a mood

    Posted from TSR Mobile

    No I love you to or I love you more babe?
    Offline

    17
    agree 100%
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Is there a difference between 'Thanks' and 'Thank you'?

    Does an extra letter/word change or give more meaning to the phrase?

    No. No it does not.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Disagree.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by xobeauty)
    Agree or disagree?
    clearly not, i love you has an extra word
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Jagwar Ma)
    Is there a difference between 'Thanks' and 'Thank you'?

    Does an extra letter/word change or give more meaning to the phrase?

    No. No it does not.

    Thank you sounds more formal and polite
    • Very Important Poster
    Online

    19
    Very Important Poster
    (Original post by Jagwar Ma)
    Is there a difference between 'Thanks' and 'Thank you'?

    Does an extra letter/word change or give more meaning to the phrase?

    No. No it does not.
    This absolutely. The fact there is the additional word needn't be analysed to death.

    More important is context and who is actally saying it.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Blue_Mason)
    Thank you sounds more formal and polite
    Love you sounds rushed and lazy.
    I love you sounds more meaningful
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    I don't say either. Either seem too intense for me but I do think extra words can change meaning. Another example is "alright?" which is rhetorical and "are you alright?" which is an actual question.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by xobeauty)
    Love you sounds rushed and lazy.
    I love you sounds more meaningful
    This
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Agreed
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Sternumator)
    I don't say either. Either seem too intense for me but I do think extra words can change meaning. Another example is "alright?" which is rhetorical and "are you alright?" which is an actual question.
    So in what way does adding I change the meaning?

    I have never said "Love you" to a girlfriend in a romantic context, because it doesn't quite make sense without the I. If I were rushing to work or something and felt like quickly firing off the statement, I'd use I love you or Love you; I wouldn't particularly put much thought into how I say it because the sentiment is the same. I would hope my partner doesn't analyse it that much. When you're with somebody for a long time does it really matter what you say? Your love for somebody is proven in gestures and actions, who gives a crap how you say it. It's all about how you show it.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    Dropping the pronoun makes it impersonal. I do this in writing and casual conversation often because I can become self-conscious of sounding accusatory in using 'you' and, more relevantly here, 'I, I, I' - nobody cares about me - we ought to be discussing ideas detached from me. The addition of a pronoun does make it feel personal.

    In the case of I love you, it is sincerely important that it is known that it comes directly from me and is as personal as can be. I love you, queen bee looking them directly in the eye, is better still, since you make no doubt in their mind that it is from you to them and that in that moment you are there with them in entirety. Love you as you fly out the door to work or school may indeed be sincere but it is a *******isation of something that should be shared intently.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    I say 'ILY' to my fiance. :dontknow:
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Saba XD)
    I say 'ILY' to my fiance. :dontknow:
    In that text form - 'Eye El Why' - out-loud?
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Athematica)
    In that text form - 'Eye El Why' - out-loud?
    In text.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Agree. "Love ya" is so much more casual and carefree.
 
 
 
The home of Results and Clearing

2,575

people online now

1,567,000

students helped last year
Poll
Do you want your parents to be with you when you collect your A-level results?
Useful resources
AtCTs

Ask the Community Team

Got a question about the site content or our moderation? Ask here.

Welcome Lounge

Welcome Lounge

We're a friendly bunch. Post here if you're new to TSR.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.