The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:35 pm

What's the difference between
clearing away all central pawns at some point
and
clearing away all central pawns in the future?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:02 pm

The first may imply a more specific time to do so?
"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 Nov 04, 2018 3:21 pm

Thanks.
What does 'in general' mean in:
The chosen defence must be in accordance with his future plans and ideas in general?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:23 pm

Not a lot really, the sentence would be much the same without it.
"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 Nov 04, 2018 8:58 pm

Thanks.
What's the difference between grabbing and seizing the initiative?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:49 pm

Again, not much.
"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 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:09 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Not a lot really, the sentence would be much the same without it.
doesn't it mean that this is a principle?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:14 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:49 pm
Again, not much.
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What does already mean in
my d-pawn is already passed.?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:08 am

What's the difference between 'badly placed' and 'misplaced' pieces?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:09 am

What does basis mean in:
Then, with Nd4-c6 I shall have created an excellent basis for my plans on the queenside and in the centre.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:18 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:09 am
Then, with Nd4-c6 I shall have created an excellent basis for my plans on the queenside and in the centre.
With much the same meaning, the author could have written
Then, with Nd4-c6 I shall have created an excellent platform for my plans on the queenside and in the centre.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:26 pm

Thanks.
What does it mean to 'drum up' initiative/counterplay/primitive action?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:49 pm

White's bishop will never re-emerge, allowing me to continue the battle effectively with an extra piece.
What's the difference between effictively and practically here?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:02 pm

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does it mean to " drum up" initiative ?
Drum up means to invent or originate.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:16 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:02 pm
Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does it mean to " drum up" initiative ?
Drum up means to invent or originate.
With persistent effort oe not?
And someone told me drum up means finding something from (seemingly) nothing. Is that right?

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