The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:50 am

my prolem is
Why didn't he say:
We call d7 a key square of the pawen on e6, or something like that.

I suppose english is an SVO lang.

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Re: The English Language

Post by DonaldMoir » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:35 pm

Your amendment (We call d7 a key square of the pawn on e6) would be the normal SVO syntax, with ‘a key square of the pawn on e6’ being the object complement.
The original sentence ‘fronts’ the object to draw particular attention to it.

It might have been simpler to write the sentence in the passive: d7 is called a key square of the pawn on e6.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:14 pm

What does it mean for White to chop Black's Knight off with Bxf4?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:02 pm

Colloquialism for "capture".

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:05 pm

IM Jack Rudd wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Colloquialism for "capture".
Why does he say it this way?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:19 pm

What does it mean that "Black's game slides into gutter.."?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:56 pm

What does it mean that
the White Bishop is eating up the holes on f6 & g7?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:22 pm

What's the difference between basting ope4n a diagonal and exploding it?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:04 pm

What's the difference between losing the queen to Rg1 and losing the queen with Rg1 ?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:14 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:04 pm
What's the difference between losing the queen to Rg1 and losing the queen with Rg1 ?
You might be White and lost the queen to a move Rg1 by Black. Alternatively you played Rg1 as White and this lost the queen. Common usage would be that losing .. to is a move played by your opponent, however losing .. with is a move played by yourself.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:46 pm

What's the difference between
Black eventually went down in defeat
and
Black eventually lost

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:52 pm

What's the difference between
What was wrong with this move
and
What was the problem of this move
and
What was the problem with this move?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:09 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:46 pm
What's the difference between
Black eventually went down in defeat
and
Black eventually lost
Former is just a more flowery way of saying the latter.
"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 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:44 pm

He says
"One of the most important acquisitions in a game of chess is space."
Does he refer to the buying process of space?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:59 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:52 pm
What's the difference between
What was wrong with this move
and
What was the problem of this move
and
What was the problem with this move?
The first one suggests the move should not have been played - it is clearly bad
The second one uses bad grammar: it should be rewritten as the third one.
The third one uses good grammar. The move probably has some good ideas but there is something (the problem) that is likely to stop it working.

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