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Re: The English Language

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:11 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
he means winning tries have a cost, right?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:25 pm
by Matt Mackenzie
A considerable cost in the quoted case, yes.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thanks.
Any difference between a game being finished and being decided?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:18 pm
by Michael Farthing
As always, a full quotation would be useful.

For example:

"After c8(Q) the game is decided" implies that there is no realistic way that (presumably white) will not win. But the game is not finished as black might struggle on.

On the other hand:

"The game is decided when one side checkmates the other" is a more literal use of "decided" where there is no difference from "finished".

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:22 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thanks
In:
Naturally, there is a logical explanation for this phenomenon, and it consists of the increased activity of the white rook and the possibility it has gained of accessing Black's remaining weaknesses, at the same time driving its black counterpart into passivity.

Does it consist of 2 thing or 3 things?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:33 pm
by Barry Sandercock
Only one thing !

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:18 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
What is it?
I thought it was
1-the increased activity of the white rook
2-the possibility it has gained of accessing Black's remaining weaknesses,and
3-driving its black counterpart into passivity.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:03 am
by Michael Farthing
Yes that's right, but the author has linked the first two to suggest that they are strongly connected and by using "at the same time" has indicated that the third is a more separate thing. So I think you are exactly right to ask "is it two things or three things". But there is no definite answer to your question: the author has written the sentence leaving that a bit doubtful - maybe he even did it on purpose like that.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:40 am
by Barry Sandercock
It depends what is meant by "things".

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:34 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
What's the difference between
centralized pieces
and
central pieces?
Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:09 pm
by Barry Sandercock
No difference.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:56 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
What's the difference between
White's position is clearly inferior
and
White's position is clearly weaker?
ŁThanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:55 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
the actual win is still in doubt.
means
the win itself is still in doubt.?

Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:13 am
by Barry Sandercock
Yes. That's correct.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:05 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
What does it mean if a continuation is positive for Black?

Thanks in advance