The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:20 am

Thanks
"plunder" in the sense of taking goods is a strange metaphor. Does it imply anything special?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:10 am

"bread and butter" means "vital food" in:
Such positions (reached with the assistance of modem technology) are bread and butter for the top players.
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:25 am

Then my knights will be very well placed, protecting each other.
means
Then my knights will be very well placed and protect each other.
or
Then my knights will be very well placed, since they protect each other.
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:27 am

Andy Stoker wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:32 pm
As others have discovered long ago, I see this is a one way street! I'm just told when my answers don't satisfy. And still I continue!
What does it mean that it's a one-way street?

And what can I do sir?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:41 pm

What's the difference between
I should try to benefit from my advantages in a direct way
and
I should try to exploit my advantages directly
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:20 pm

What does it mean that
[...]we enter the game at a late opening phase.
Is there a phase called "late opening"? I thought there was only 3 phases in a game of chess....

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Re: The English Language

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:29 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:20 pm
I thought there was only 3 phases in a game of chess....
Writers will subdivide them, although there's not really much difference between "late opening" and "early middle game".

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:56 am

In
Increasing control over the light squares and exchanging the strong f7-knight should be my main objectives.
what happens if we replace objective with goal?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:01 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:37 am
What does 'to come' mean in:
with 15 Qe3 0-0 16.Nd2 dS (forced; otherwise Bd3 and f4-fS) 17 f4 dxe4 I8 Ndxe4 and.Bd3 to come, I can preserve a pleasant spatial advantage.
What's the difference between
I should play ..........
and
It is better that I play. ............
and
It is recommended that I play. ............
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:46 pm

What's the difference between
Black is unable to hold on to his pawn
and
Black is unable keep his pawn
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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:02 pm

No difference
(unable [to] keep)

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:04 pm

"Objective" approximately the same as "goal" .... to me, perhaps "goal" has a slightly longer term feel about it ... objective is a step on the way to achieving a goal

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:05 pm

"to come" - these moves follow - they are in the future after the first event

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Re: The English Language

Post by Andy Stoker » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:11 pm

"I should play" - probably not the best wording - "should" implies either a conditional ("if black played XYZ then I should have control over the h-file") or an ethical / moral duty ("if the opponent forgets to press the clock then you should bring it to his or her attention")
"It is recommended that I play" - I suggest this is not correct - this implies that a third party (or book, coach etc) has proposed a line of play ("If the opponent plays 1....e5, then it is recommended that I play the King's Gambit because it suits my style")
"It's better that I play" - not clear how you would use that term - what is the context

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:27 am

Andy Stoker wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:11 pm
"I should play" - probably not the best wording - "should" implies either a conditional ("if black played XYZ then I should have control over the h-file") or an ethical / moral duty ("if the opponent forgets to press the clock then you should bring it to his or her attention")
"It is recommended that I play" - I suggest this is not correct - this implies that a third party (or book, coach etc) has proposed a line of play ("If the opponent plays 1....e5, then it is recommended that I play the King's Gambit because it suits my style")
"It's better that I play" - not clear how you would use that term - what is the context
Like
I should proceed with 43 e3 fxe3 44 fxe3 "iVe4 45 exd4 l:td5 46 'ild2
vs
It is better that I proceed with 43 e3 fxe3 44 fxe3 "iVe4 45 exd4 l:td5 46 'ild2

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