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by Barry Sandercock
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

No difference.
by Barry Sandercock
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

Not really much difference.
by Barry Sandercock
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Isn't this the time ...
Replies: 61
Views: 8111

Re: Isn't this the time ...

Is it due out today ?
by Barry Sandercock
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

No difference.
by Barry Sandercock
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

He probably means space, but thinks spatial sounds better.
by Barry Sandercock
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

No difference. " Tough nut to crack" is a metaphor meaning a difficult problem to solve.
by Barry Sandercock
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Rank and File letters and numbers preference.
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Rank and File letters and numbers preference.

Kevin O`Rourke wrote:
Do you like the A-H and 1-8 numbers on the set or prefer that it is not there?

It makes no difference to me. Winning the game is the main thing.
by Barry Sandercock
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does it mean that "I think my compensation will be more than fine "
What does fine mean really ? How does it differ from good ?

In this context, fine does mean good.
by Barry Sandercock
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

No difference really, but " would allow me " and " will allow me" would be more correct.
by Barry Sandercock
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

No difference.
by Barry Sandercock
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

Soheil Hooshdan wrote:
What's the difference between saying;" this Knight was nice on d5" and "This Knight was fine on d5"

They both mean the Knight was in a good position on d5, so not really any difference.
by Barry Sandercock
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What's the difference between "I shall have sufficient counterplay down the a-file " and " I shall have sufficient counterplay on the a-file "

No difference really.
by Barry Sandercock
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

Yes. Unchanged indefinitely.
by Barry Sandercock
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does permanent static weakness mean ? Aren't permanent and static meant to mean the same thing ?

Not quite. Permanent means something lasting a very long time. Static is something fixed or stable. I suppose there is not really much difference.
by Barry Sandercock
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: The English Language
Replies: 3025
Views: 125895

Re: The English Language

Maybe that's where it is all happening.