The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:56 pm

Probably better, but not winning.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:57 pm

Why probably?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:50 am

What does it mean to have a clear mind?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:46 pm

What does it mean that
Black is perched over the abyss?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:57 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:46 pm
What does it mean that
Black is perched over the abyss?
If such a thing exists, you need a directory of English metaphors. The author is probably trying to convey a meaning that one false or inferior move will lead to a chess loss by Black.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:58 pm

It means Black is in great danger.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:21 pm

What's the difference between snatching and grabbiing something?
Thanks in advance
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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:17 pm

More or less the same thing. Not chess terms I'm familiar with.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:20 am

What'w the difference between
Everything works out for White
and
Everything is good for White?
and
Everything is in White's favour?
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:20 pm

What's the difference between

the white pawns on a2 and e4 will prove very weak
and

the great weakness of the white pawns on a2 and e4 will be proved?



Thanks in advance

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:11 pm

No difference.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:56 am

After [...] Black also holds a pleasant and safe advantage.
means both sides would have an advantage?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:01 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:56 am
After [...] Black also holds a pleasant and safe advantage.
means both sides would have an advantage?
The writer is suggesting that Black has a [...] AND also a pleasant ...

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:38 pm

We don't know what was in the text that Soheil has not replicated - [...] - so we don't know what "also" refers to - but it cannot refer to White - only one player can have an advantage - though arguably both could have "pleasant" positions

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:24 pm

Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:38 pm
We don't know what was in the text that Soheil has not replicated - [...] - so we don't know what "also" refers to - but it cannot refer to White - only one player can have an advantage - though arguably both could have "pleasant" positions
It was a move continuation

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