Hi there are few dialogues from the movie Ocean's eleven extracted from English subtitles created by a native speaker so I suppose it's without grammar mistakes I just want to know if I understand it right because we always learned how to create questions in English with do you...,did you..,are you...,have your been ...etc.Is it normal to leave out such words in question,is it in informal speech?


  • How was the clink?
  • You get the cookies I sent?



  • You practiced that speech?
  • Did I rush it?



  • They got cameras and watchers, ..GOT? I would say THEY HAVE or THEY'VE GOT
  • they got locks.

..GOT verb only? I would say THEY HAVE or THEY'VE GOT do Americans use is without have?


  • You going to treat me
  • like a grownup at least?

...should it be ARE YOU GOING TO TREAT...


  • Phil Turrentine.
  • Dead.

  • No shit. On the job?

  • Skin cancer.

  • You send flowers?

  • Dated his wife for a while.

..WHY SEND FLOWERS? does it mean in this context DID YOU SEND FLOWERS? because the next sentence is past tense again

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    Yes, it is perfectly common to leave out auxiliary verbs like this in casual English. Your interpretations are all correct, except for #2 where there’s no word left out: you can use straightforward declarative sentences as questions with a slight difference in meaning from the canonical question order. “Did you practise that speech?” is neutral and just asks whether or not X is the case; “You practised that speech?” is somewhat incredulous, meaning “Surely you didn’t practice that speech… did you?”. Overall, though, you’re asking quite a few questions at once here; too broad. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Nov 5 '18 at 17:33
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    No, none of it should be anything else. What you learned in school is not how spoken language works. – Lambie Nov 5 '18 at 17:46
  • Please try to fix your spelling when posting and capitalize the pronoun "I" and languages. – Lambie Nov 5 '18 at 17:48
  • i know its too broad but i wanted to show several examples cause i have seen/heard it many times but wasn't sure.Anyway thanks for help.Lambie i know that we dont learn spoken english in schools therefor i asked here if i get right therefor i used SHOULD IT BE... – Patrik Melichercik Nov 5 '18 at 18:54

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