The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:02 am

What's the difference between "make use of" and "use"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:03 pm

No difference.

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:11 pm

I'd say that "make use of" carries a slight implication of using something not for its primary use, though. I might say "Soheil Hooshdaran made use of the English Chess Forum to discuss the finer points of English usage", but I wouldn't say "Soheil Hooshdaran made use of the English Chess Forum to discuss where he went wrong in chess games".

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:47 pm

Aha, thx.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:48 pm

What does it mean that "...the central Black King will feel the heat"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:49 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:48 pm
What does it mean that "...the central Black King will feel the heat"?
Yet another metaphor for in danger. "In the firing line" would have equivalent meaning.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:36 am

What does it meaan that Black takes a moment out to give his King a little breating room?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:49 am

Any difference between
playing a King down
and
playing without the King
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:28 pm

What does it mean if someone "plays into" a position?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:25 pm

soheil hooshdaran wrote:
Any difference between "playing a King down" and "playing without the King"

No difference. Although, I've never heard of a game without the KING !

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:06 pm

That is meant metaphorically rather than literally, methinks ;)
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:28 pm

What does it mean if someone "plays into" a position?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:05 pm

What does it mean for Black's f-pawns to be miserable in
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:58 pm

They're doubled and isolated. That's pretty miserable in most circumstances.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:01 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:58 pm
They're doubled and isolated. That's pretty miserable in most circumstances.
The file is not openne on them.

Anyway I was asking about the meaning of miserable here.

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