The English Language

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:12 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Any difference between
I have reasonable possibilities of an attack in the future.
and
I have reasonable chances of an attack in the future.
Really no effective difference there.
"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 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:52 am

What's the difference between prote3cting a pawn and defending it?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:08 am

Again, no effective difference there.

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:41 pm

Yes, that one really is a case of two different words meaning exactly the same thing!
"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 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:01 am

What's the difference between
Then I shall penetrate into Black's position
and
Then I will penetrate into Black's position
?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:09 pm

Actually "shall" and "will" are two of the most easily interchanged English words. I think that is basically your answer.
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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:38 pm

What's the difference between procedure and method in:
I shall utilize the concept of the Plan A, but with a different procedure

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:03 am

Any difference between
will be further weakened
and
will become weaker?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:27 am

No.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:38 pm

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:27 am
No.
Thanks, and what about its previous post?

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Re: The English Language

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:50 pm

Procedure and method are essentially equivalent in that sentence.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:11 am

What does it mean that
I am sure that I would like to exchange queens?

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:12 pm

It means he is sure that his preference is to exchange Queens.

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Re: The English Language

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:43 am

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:12 pm
It means he is sure that his preference is to exchange Queens.
Why would an author anounce his personal feelings? :D

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Re: The English Language

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:44 am

I don't know. You would have to ask him.

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