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Re: The English Language

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:26 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
What does the comment
also forced
mean?
Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:30 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
"Plan B is OK" means "Plan B is is problem-free"?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:00 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
The author wrote
All these plans are at least quite good for Black,
but some are better than others !
What does 'quite good' mean?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:21 pm
by Michael Farthing
Umm.

"Plan B is OK" means (more or less) "Plan B is quite good"
"quite good" means (more or less) "OK".

Often, (but unfortunately not always), it is a way of saying the plan is not a bad one, but is also not really a good one. It's a way of saying something is not good without rudely saying it is bad. Other ways of doing the same thing include using the words "mediocre", "average", "satisfactory" and many more.

Oddly, the phrase "not bad" is used to mean "pretty good" which means (usually) "good to very good".

We have far too many ways of saying things in English! (But I imagine Farsi is just as difficult).

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:53 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
What does it mean that
Black needs some primitive action?

Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:43 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
What does mistaken mean in:
A good chess-player refuses to act without any plan, even if this plan sometimes turns out to be mistaken in the long run.

Deriven at by wrong judgement, or erroneous?

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:02 pm
by soheil_hooshdaran
What does it mean to 'drum up' initiative/counterplay/primitive action?

Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:50 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
Having "there is also a threat to Black's centre involving an eventual Bc2-b3 followed by gS." , how can an eventual move be followed by something else?

Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:40 pm
by Matt Mackenzie
Why shouldn't it be? The plan is to play such and such a manoeuvre and then follow it up with another move.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:34 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
Thanks.
What does it mean that
White's plans are now easy to establish.

?Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:04 pm
by Matt Mackenzie
Now easy to confirm, bring into action? The precise nuance depends on the context of the term.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:03 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:04 pm
Now easy to confirm, bring into action? The precise nuance depends on the context of the term.
The paragraph reads:
White's plans are now easy to establish. First
he will push his b-pawn to b7 and then:
a) ...
b)...

Re: The English Language

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:06 pm
by Matt Mackenzie
Thus in the sense of "easy to discern/work out", I would say.

Re: The English Language

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:32 am
by soheil_hooshdaran
The position is opposite side castling.
He wrote:"I must not waste any time and opt for a direct attack with 12 g4."
My common sense says their should be a 'must' before the underlined, but grammerly I don't think so. What do you think guys?

Thanks in advance

Re: The English Language

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:02 am
by Barry Sandercock
NO. No need for “must.”