The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:11 pm

he means winning tries have a cost, right?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:25 pm

A considerable cost in the quoted case, yes.
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:58 pm

Thanks.
Any difference between a game being finished and being decided?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:18 pm

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".

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:22 am

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?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:33 pm

Only one thing !

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:18 am

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.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Michael Farthing » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:03 am

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.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:40 am

It depends what is meant by "things".

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:34 am

What's the difference between
centralized pieces
and
central pieces?
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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:09 pm

No difference.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:56 pm

What's the difference between
White's position is clearly inferior
and
White's position is clearly weaker?
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:55 pm

the actual win is still in doubt.
means
the win itself is still in doubt.?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:13 am

Yes. That's correct.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:05 pm

What does it mean if a continuation is positive for Black?

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