The English Language

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Barry Sandercock
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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed May 02, 2018 11:15 am

Soleil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does tickle mean in as such as would tickle the nerves of coarser naturers ?

Probably means "would irritate the nerves of caoarser natures"

Andy Stoker
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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Wed May 02, 2018 11:42 am

Yes - or activate, appeal to ...

Dictionary suggests: appeal to (someone's taste, curiosity, etc.).
"here are a couple of anecdotes that might tickle your fancy"
synonyms: stimulate, interest, appeal to, excite, arouse, captivate
"he found something that tickled his imagination"

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun May 06, 2018 9:40 am

Is this expression correct?
identifying the prevalence causes of different types of cancers

Roger de Coverly
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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun May 06, 2018 9:46 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 9:40 am
Is this expression correct?
identifying the prevalence causes
I think you want the adjective version "prevalent".

Whilst it's sometimes allowed in English to run two nouns together, "prevalence causes" doesn't sound right.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun May 06, 2018 2:39 pm

I mean the causes of the prevalence of cancer.

Now this one:
Is it correct to say:

data preprocessing is one of the knowledge discovery steps that dedicates to itself about 60 to 90 percent’s of required time for knowledge discovery and 75 to 90 percent’s of successful of data mining projects?

soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon May 07, 2018 7:03 am

Is this sentence correct?

there are more than nine thousand women with breast cancer and one thousand and eight hundred women have died of breast cancer.

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Re: The English Language

Post by DonaldMoir » Mon May 07, 2018 10:10 am

The data preprocessing sentence doesn’t make sentence to me and is full of horrible punctuation mistakes!

The breast cancer sentence is OK, but could be rephrased:

There are more than nine thousand women with breast cancer, of whom one thousand and eight hundred have died.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu May 17, 2018 4:42 pm

What does it mean to say that:
...my attack will falter
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun May 20, 2018 1:52 am

Any difference between
I don't mind a Queen exchange
and
I don't have a problem with a Queen exchange?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon May 28, 2018 9:08 pm

What does it mean that
White tried a minority attack, but Black completely outplayed him?
Does it simply mean that Black completely played better than him?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon May 28, 2018 10:38 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 9:08 pm

Does it simply mean that Black completely played better than him?
That's the usual meaning of "outplay" in chess literature and conversations.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue May 29, 2018 1:41 am

So outplay=defeat?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue May 29, 2018 8:06 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 1:41 am
So outplay=defeat?
No, it just means that you played better moves and improved your position.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu May 31, 2018 1:57 am

How else can you defeat an opponent :) ?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu May 31, 2018 2:30 pm

What is the difference between trading Queens and exchanging Queens?

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