The English Language

A section to discuss matters not related to Chess in particular.
Barry Sandercock
Posts: 1356
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:52 am

Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:37 am

Probably no difference, depending on the sentence they came from.

Roger de Coverly
Posts: 18056
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:51 pm

Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:53 am

A google search for "on the line" comes up with "at serious risk" whilst a google for "at stake" comes up with "at risk". Like Barry I wouldn't think there's too much practical difference. Another synonym might be "at peril".

soheil_hooshdaran
Posts: 2799
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:24 pm

Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:24 pm

Thank you forum.
Is 'notary public' any different from 'public notary'?

User avatar
Michael Farthing
Posts: 1795
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:28 pm
Location: Morecambe, Europe

Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:32 pm

No.
Formal legal English often puts adjectives after nouns in memory of the days (a mere thousand years ago) when everything was done in French, and the French put their adjectives after their nouns!

soheil_hooshdaran
Posts: 2799
Joined: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:24 pm

Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:13 am

So what is meant by 'public notary'?

Barry Sandercock
Posts: 1356
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:52 am

Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:32 pm

Look on Google and you will find the answer, hopefully.

MJMcCready
Posts: 1234
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Re: The English Language

Post by MJMcCready » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:10 pm

Yes look on line and stop bothering people with question after question because you are too lazy to research things yourself.

User avatar
Michael Farthing
Posts: 1795
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:28 pm
Location: Morecambe, Europe

Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:46 pm

No one has to read this thread so I see no reason why Soheil shouldn't ask whatever question he wants to.

User avatar
Matt Mackenzie
Posts: 2841
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:51 pm
Location: Millom, Cumbria

Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:03 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:10 pm
Yes look on line and stop bothering people with question after question because you are too lazy to research things yourself.
SH doesn't activate this thread as often as he used to, which might indicate they are taking your advice to an extent.
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

MJMcCready
Posts: 1234
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Re: The English Language

Post by MJMcCready » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:01 pm

I certainly hope so, he has been taking advantage of the courtesy shown on this site for far too long. Why others continue to put up with it I don't know.

User avatar
Matt Mackenzie
Posts: 2841
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:51 pm
Location: Millom, Cumbria

Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:09 pm

That is entirely up to them.
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

User avatar
Carl Hibbard
Posts: 5728
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:05 pm
Location: Evesham

Re: The English Language

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:26 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:01 pm
I certainly hope so, he has been taking advantage of the courtesy shown on this site for far too long. Why others continue to put up with it I don't know.
It’s a boring thread that could mainly be googled but it can be ignored.
Cheers
Carl Hibbard

MJMcCready
Posts: 1234
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Re: The English Language

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:12 am

Well, I thought it was a very interesting thread a couple of years back but it seems to have been derailed by very self-centered questions that I certain person can't be bothered to find himself, preferring to take advantage of the kindness of others without any gratitude whatsoever.

The complexity of the English language, and its long history, makes chess seem very simple to master indeed. One of the many fascinating aspects of it that I recently discovered is that English was the third language of norman England up until 1362. It was only then that efforts were made to make it the official language of England, as the norman Kings who held all the power, spoke norman French. and some Latin only.

User avatar
Michael Farthing
Posts: 1795
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:28 pm
Location: Morecambe, Europe

Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:52 am

Umm.. Yes that was alluded to in this boring thread not long ago! :-)

MJMcCready
Posts: 1234
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:30 pm

Re: The English Language

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:57 am

So read something then.

Post Reply