Ole Golly just had indoorthings and outdoorthings.... She just had yards and yards of tweed which enveloped her likea lot of discardedblankets, which balloonedout when she walked, and which she referred to as her Things. —Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy (1964)
Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
Otherwiseknown as reverseshoplifting, shopdropping involvessurreptitiously putting things in stores, rather thanillegallytaking them out, and the motivations vary.
The old man and his wifebestirredthemselves to makeeverythingready for the unexpectedguests, ...
... the simplestthing John Prescott could do, to helpsecure a fourthterm for Labour, would be to disapparate, taking his fellow revenants with him. ( - The Observer)
Utilisé au début de la phrase
Things would soonbecomebigger than the local nighteries.
Thingsstartedlooking upafter Jim movedback in with his parents.
Thingswentwell through the crisp toasts with oiled acciughe, blistered friggitello peppers from the garden.
Utilisé dans la fin de la phrase
I’ve had a look-see at your work, and I think you’ve done a prettygood job of things.
Luxury did not spoil her; and any one that saw her in the softfurs of her winterwrappings, would have said that delicatecheek and frame were nevermade to know the unkindliness of harsherthings.
He just coasts through lifelike it doesn'tmean a thing.
Meaning of things for the defined word.
Grammaticalement, ce mot "things" est un nom, plus spécifiquement, un formes de noun.