The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:03 pm

But Weakness is used as a noun in chess

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:07 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:03 pm
But Weakness is used as a noun in chess
It is, and.......?
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:47 am

Sorry, how does "irregularity" differ from infringement?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:02 pm

Infringement is the breaking of a law or condition etc.
Irregularity is acting in an irregular manner.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:20 pm

Thanks.
What does it mean to drive the advantages that you have carefully cultivated through the heart if his position?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:29 pm

Thanks.
What does it mean to drive the advantages that you have carefully cultivated through the heart if his position?

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Re: The English Language

Post by John McKenna » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:02 pm

Presumably this is a chess author's Mock-Gothic-Horror moment - recreating the popular Hammer Horror films' misconception that Dracula, the vampire, was despatched from the world by a wooden stake being driven through his heart with the use of a hammer. (That's not the case in the original 1897 novel, Dracula, written by Bram Stoker.)
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:07 pm

Thanks.
What does it mean if an advantage is inappropriate"to" your position?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:27 am

What does it mean that his bearing was sturdy?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:51 pm

What is the difference between a time line and a quite one?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:02 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:51 pm
What is the difference between a time line and a quite one?
I presume you mean "quiet" but still not sure what a "time line" is in that context.
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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:01 pm

Please can we see the context - "time line" means the sequence in which things happen ... ideally at which time (which move?) - "line" has the sense of an axis - not a (chess) variation

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:02 pm

"His bearing was sturdy" means his stance was strong or stable - it would be relatively difficult to knock over someone with a sturdy bearing

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:43 am

Andy Stoker wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:01 pm
Please can we see the context - "time line" means the sequence in which things happen ... ideally at which time (which move?) - "line" has the sense of an axis - not a (chess) variation
Sorry, "tame line".
Lasker was never a master of opening theory, which explains the tame line he chooses here.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:49 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:43 am

Lasker was never a master of opening theory, which explains the tame line he chooses here.
It would be a very similar meaning if you substituted "quiet line" for "tame line".

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