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delanne29
Brazil

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Hello everybody!
 
Can anyone tell me if there īs difference between these expressions related to conversations.
 
To hog conversation
drones on and on
do all the talking
 
I believe all of them can mean "to manipulate the conversation, not allowing the other persons to speak".
 
they īre from the book American Inside Out - unit 4
 
thanks a lot

11 Apr 2010      



yanogator
United States

You īre right about the first and third phrases. To drone on and on is not necessarily in conversation, but any time a person talks without stopping, especially if he or she is boring.
 
To hog something is to take more than your share of it. Your spouse might hog the blankets in bed at night, or someone might hog the potatoes at dinner.
 
Bruce

11 Apr 2010