The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:08 pm

What is a "self-evident" move? a move needing no comment?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:17 pm

One needing no comment because it is pretty obvious, I would say.
"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 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:59 pm

Thanks.
If a variation leaves Black in charge, means Black is already in charge?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:05 pm

Not necessarily, "leaves Black *still* in charge" would impart that meaning more accurately.
"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 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:24 am

Thanks. What's the difference between demanding and seeking active play?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:29 am

And, what does it mean that the knight had to be "eradicated"? How does "eradicate" differ from "remove" or "eliminate" here?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:41 am

"It is all or nothing in this situation" means "it's an all-or-nothing situation"?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:05 am

Hello?!

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:45 am

I hope you are all ok

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:06 pm

I am OK, yes.

Are things getting any better in Iran?
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:17 am

I am now in Calgary, Canada.
Formal figures indicate things getting a little better, but my father, who flied back to Iran 50 days ago, is complaining, saying that "we all strive to survive now".
Yesterday he had to lay off some hospital employees, and halving the salary of some others.
The economic situation is worsening the COVid19 situation.

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Re: The English Language

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:10 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:17 am
… my father, who flied back to Iran 50 days ago ...
Correct English is "my father, who flew back to Iran 50 days ago".

From what you say, it sounds as though conditions in Iran are very similar to those in the UK.

Times like this can sometimes bring nations closer together.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:55 pm

I taught England was quite rich.
But yes, these pandemics are hoped to bring nations together.
Iran's name has headed the world news again! At least for some time.
You can monitor the world situation at
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:11 pm

Hi.
What is the difference between a blunder and a mistake?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:18 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:11 pm
Hi.
What is the difference between a blunder and a mistake?
Blunder is a more specific term, and refers to a severe mistake, typically one that loses material or clearly changes the result-with-best-play.

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