The English Language

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Andy Stoker
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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:23 am

1. I do not see any relevance for "colorless" (or "colourless") - nothing to do with what I said

2. "possibly" - the sentence is not clear as written .... say there were 4 "attractive continuations" A, B, C and D, the writer could be trying to convey that not a single one of them was good - all of A, B, C or D led to a poor position - or s/he might mean that it is possible that one or two of them might be good but it's not possible that each one of them is ... you would have to assess the context

3. I would infer from the first phrase that ... a4 could be played and, at some later stage, ...c4 - the second formulation has - to me - the sense that ...c4 would follow on the next move or soon thereafter

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:50 am

Andy Stoker wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:23 am
1. I do not see any relevance for "colorless" (or "colourless") - nothing to do with what I said
Oh, sorry,
http://webster-dictionary.net/definition/significant

Roger de Coverly
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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:55 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:02 am
What's the difference between
I can still con­tinue with ... a4 and a later ... c4.
and
I can still con­tinue with ... a4 and then ... c4.
?
The second wording implies that .. a4 will be followed immediately by .. c4, whilst the first wording suggests that a few other moves might take place between .. a4 and .. c4 .

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:36 pm

What's the difference between
a better endgame
a superior endgame
and
a promising endgame?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:29 pm

In
A possible continuation is [...], doubling rooks on the d-file.
What does " doubling rooks on the d-file" mean?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:36 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:29 pm

What does " doubling rooks on the d-file" mean?
It means putting both of them on the d file. It's the same idiom as doubled pawns. double = two/twice

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:51 pm

What does plunder mean in
my pieces could then plunder his suspicious position.?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:52 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:36 pm
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:29 pm

What does " doubling rooks on the d-file" mean?
It means putting both of them on the d file. It's the same idiom as doubled pawns. double = two/twice
I mean is it equivalent to replace it by
[...] which doubles rooks on the d-file

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:08 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:52 pm

I mean is it equivalent to replace it by
[...] which doubles rooks on the d-file
Same meaning.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:18 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:36 pm
What's the difference between
a better endgame
a superior endgame
and
a promising endgame?
What about this post?

Barry Sandercock
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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:58 pm

Not really much difference.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:08 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:58 pm
Not really much difference.
Please tell me of any difference you can think of

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:09 pm

What's the difference between
I do not think it is that easy to exploit the 'closed' c-file
and
I do not think it is that easy to exploit the 'closed' c-file
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:17 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:36 pm
a better endgame
a superior endgame
and
a promising endgame?
I'd be inclined to rank them in terms of confidence of winning.

Promising - lowest
better - middle
superior - highest

The original author may have had other subtleties in mind or was just changing his words for variety

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Re: The English Language

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:10 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:17 pm
I'd be inclined to rank them in terms of confidence of winning.

Promising - lowest
better - middle
superior - highest
So would I, but my order would be:

better - lowest
superior- middle
promising - highest

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