This couple is invited to the White House for dinner. They're both very excited, and they spend a lot of time getting ready. When the presidential limousine arrives to take them to the dinner-party, they're ready.

In the lift going down, the woman says: "I spent a lot of time on my clothes and on my make-up, please say something nice.

The man looks at her and says: "Something nice".

Remember not to make the common mistake that many make... of using the verb "pass" to speak about time spent doing something. It is true that time passes, but you don't pass time doing something... you spend time doing something. There's also the question of the difference between "say" and "tell." The verb TO SAY is to utter, whereas the verb TO TELL is to communicate. "To tell" requires at least two people.

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