Jamie might have the chance to follow his dream. Adam and Jo look at how Jamie and Carolina use 'will', 'won't' and 'might' to talk about his future.

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  • Do you think Jamie should 'follow his dream'? Or stay with Carolina in Newcastle?
  • And what about Carolina – what should she do?
  • What would you do in this situation?
  • Should you always 'follow your dreams'?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.

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ı will follow my dreams of course. my dream is travel all over the world. ı'm 35, perhaps ı will be late but ıt's not late.
my two boys are 1 and 5. 1 year later ıt's possible to leave them at gransdparents

Does it grammatically incorrect if we place the phrase 'upon him' before 'mercy' in the following:
God shower, upon him, the mercy!

Which of the following is correct? Is any one of these incorrect?

May God shower His mercy upon him!
May God bestow His mercy upon him!
May God send His mercy upon him!

Hello Zeeshan,

All of them are grammatically correct and the first two sound natural to me, but I don't think 'send' is usually used in this kind of wish or prayer.

As for 'God shower, upon him, the mercy!', it sounds strange to me. First of all, if you're addressing someone by their name, normally a comma should come after it. Also, although this varies across religious communities, often 'Lord' is used instead of 'God' as a form of direct address. The comma before 'upong him' suggests a pause which isn't natural, either. Finally, 'mercy' shouldn't have a definite article -- much of the time I think 'Your' is used here. 'God, shower upon him Your mercy' sounds better to me.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for reply.
Please let me know one more thing, can we say "For you I've brought a gift." or is it necessary to say 'I've brought a gift for you'? I mean the position of 'for you'...

Hello Zeeshan Siddiqii,

I've brought a gift for you is the more natural word order. While For you... is not grammatically wrong, it is not the way we would normally form the sentence and sounds very formal and archaic.


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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I cannot play the videos. It gives me error while downloading the vedios.

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Peter

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To everybody,
I think everyone have the right to follow his/her dream. And no one can stop him/her doing according to his/her dream. If a friend or your love stops you to do so, the best policy is to have a talk and make some concession, maybe... however I AM selfish to persue my dream without listening to others anyway!

Hello The LearnEnglish Team
Since I've never been in Jamie's shoes, I mean in similar situation, that's not easy for me to decide how Jamie should do. I think he'll never understand about should he go to Borneo or not while he get there. Should he stay with Carolina in Newcastle? Maybe he should have convinced Carolina to go to Borneo with him.
If I were Carolina I would surely go to Borneo with Jamie and only then I would understand about should I stay there or come back to Newcastle.
Should you always 'follow your dreams'? Yeah, I think so. In any case this is the thing we live for.
Thanks a lot for your podcast.

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