The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:05 pm

I think it's the normal meaning; the writer is either treating the pawns as if they were conscious entities or attributing the emotions of the player to the pawns.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:22 pm

In
White brings his pieces to bear on c6
How does "bear on" differ from "pressurize"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:24 pm

"bear on" implies slightly less power than "pressurise", but the difference is small

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:01 pm

What's the difference between
White keeps taking more and more space
and
White continues to take more and more space
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:46 pm

The first is very slightly chatty.
The second is a bit more formal.

So - use the first if you're talking in the pub and the second if you're appearing in Court.
[But actually the difference is so small it probably wouldn't matter at all].

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:42 am

soheil hooshdaran wrote:
What's the difference between
White keeps taking more and more space and
White continues to take more and more space.

No difference really.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:58 pm

What does it mea if a square is nailed down by your own pieces?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:29 pm

What does he mean that by playing g3 white allows his Bishop to join in the d5 orgy in:

? Couldhe not use party?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:05 pm

Yes, he could, but there is a difference.

An 'orgy' implies a very wild party, usually with (a) massive amounts of alcohol and (b) massive amounts of sex.

BUT I agree with you. Three white men attacking d5 is to my mind more like a party than an orgy.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:25 am

What about my previous post?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:46 am

What does home mean in:
Bobby fischer uses weak squares to create homes for his pieces

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:31 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:46 am
What does home mean in:
Bobby fischer uses weak squares to create homes for his pieces
A metaphor, somewhere for the pieces to live.

An equivalent phrasing would have been

.. uses weak squares to place his pieces.

Using home carries an indication that a piece will not be disturbed.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:56 pm

What's the difference between
As this game demontrates...
and
As this game shows...
and
As this game illusntrates...
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:07 pm

All three mean the same thing. In English there are many ways of saying the same thing. I don't know if the Iranian language is like that.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:26 pm

Sure it is. but some are sometimes used differently or are uncommon

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