The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:20 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:12 am
Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What does permanent static weakness mean ? Aren't permanent and static meant to mean the same thing ?

Not quite. Permanent means something lasting a very long time. Static is something fixed or stable. I suppose there is not really much difference.
So permanent means long-term?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:42 am

Yes. Unchanged indefinitely.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:05 pm

What does lready mean in:
[White] already has a clear plan
and What happens if you delete it?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:06 pm

Nothing happens to the truth-value of the sentence if you delete it; it's there to imply that the stage you've reached is earlier than you'd expect to have a clear plan by.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:34 am

What does it mean that:
if Black does not find the correct plan, then it will be an easy day at the office for White.?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:31 am

What's the difference between
I shall have sufficient counterplay down the a-file
and
I shall have sufficient counterplay on the a-file?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:15 pm

The a-file question: nothing.

The "day at the office" question: it's a metaphor, treating playing a game of chess as if it were a day's work in an office job. An easy day at the office = winning the game without too much trouble.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm

Soheil Hooshdaran wrote:
What's the difference between "I shall have sufficient counterplay down the a-file " and " I shall have sufficient counterplay on the a-file "

No difference really.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:32 am

What's the difference between saying
This Knight was nice on d5
and
This Knight was fine on d5
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:47 pm

inferior plans are always bad plans?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:24 pm

Soheil Hooshdan wrote:
What's the difference between saying;" this Knight was nice on d5" and "This Knight was fine on d5"

They both mean the Knight was in a good position on d5, so not really any difference.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:22 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:47 pm
inferior plans are always bad plans?
No. I might have a plan that wins the game in 20 moves when there is another plan that wins the game in 10 moves. My plan is certainly inferior, but I don't think you would call it bad when it still wins the game.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:28 am

What does 'possibly' mean in:
Black has a lot of attractive con­tinuations at his disposal, but not all of them can possibly be good.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:02 am

What's the difference between blocked and closed positions?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:05 am

What's the difference between
I should play blah blah blah
and
I must play blah blah blah
?

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