The English Language

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:59 am

Any difference between "opening advantage" and "advantage in the opening"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:48 am

No. No difference.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:36 pm

This is a typical 'book' endgame, meaning that knowledge should suffice ei­ther to win it or to save it
What does "Knowledge" mean?
What's theopposite of "knowledge"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:43 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:36 pm
What's theopposite of "knowledge"?
Ignorance

Knowledge of an ending means you know the methods and techniques needed to win or draw it.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:20 pm

Thanks.
If, for example, it were standing on f6, then Black wouldn't be so badly off.
what does 'badly off' mean?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:09 pm

Badly off means in a poor state, at a disadvantage.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:12 pm

As opposed to "well off" if you have heard that phrase.
"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 Dec 24, 2018 5:32 am

Thanks.
He says in the test section that:
...it seems that White has slightly greater freedom in finding play on either side of the board, and so he must hold a tiny plus.

And in the solution section he begins with:
White actually holds the advantage, because Black lacks serious counterplay.

What does actually mean here?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:49 am

Actually means " as in the truth or facts or a situation "

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:13 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:49 am
Actually means " as in the truth or facts or a situation "
But it's the same as he told previously, So why he said 'actually'?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:05 pm

The word "actually" in that construction usually carries an implication of "there is some other thing that is plausible, but untrue", and the true statement is contrasted with the untrue but plausible one.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:02 pm

Thanks.
What is the difference between:
Weaknesses on the dark squares will prove decisive.
and
Weaknesses of the dark squares will prove decisive.
and
The weaknesses of the dark squares will prove decisive.
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:17 pm

When does weakness means being weak and when a weak pawn/square (complex)?

Also, what is a weakpoint?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:46 pm

What's the difference between
after [...] White faces multiple problems
and
after [...] White faces many problems?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:18 pm

Not much.
"Set up your attacks so that when the fire is out, it isn't out!" (H N Pillsbury)

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