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Topic: freeze up
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:53:38 PM
Thank you. Though Google search gives only few hits for 'explain a question away'.

Pal
Topic: freeze up
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 6:12:19 AM
Dear Friends,

Could anyone please check if I use the expressions 'freeze up' and 'explain away' correctly in:

Chck Norris is a college student. He has just passed his state exam. When he gets home he talks to his father, Chuck Berry, about his experiences.

CN: Just imagine Dad, I got an A+ in British History.
CB: Fine. Then I think you knew everything.
CN: Though I got questions which froze me up I finally explained away.


Thank you very much.

Pal
Topic: Swing shut?
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018 3:31:55 PM
Thank you very much! Applause

Pal
Topic: Swing shut?
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018 12:52:15 PM
Dear Friends,

Could anyone please check this for vocabulary:

Kate and Patrik arrive at the door at the same time. Patrik is carrying a box. They are heading in the same direction. Eszter reaches the door a bit earlier. She passes through it, and instead of holding it until Patrik gets there, she swing shuts it in Patrik’s face. As a reaction Patrik says:

Patrik: Thanks.

1. Is 'pass through the door' okay here? OR Is 'walk through' better? 'Pass through' may imply the presence of a ghost.
2. What about 'swing shut'? OR 'lets the door shut in his face'?

Thank you!

Pal
Topic: Any mistake?
Posted: Monday, March 5, 2018 1:09:21 PM
Wow, DragOnspeaker --- you really see what I meant! You really have academic thinking! Applause Applause Applause

Thank you very much, everybody! Applause

Pal
Topic: Synonym
Posted: Monday, March 5, 2018 12:54:50 PM
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Topic: Any mistake?
Posted: Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:25:55 AM
I would need something weaker than 'probabilistic'. It's a pity that 'possibilistic' does not exist is standard English.

do research - exists
find/use research - ?

Pal
Topic: Any mistake?
Posted: Sunday, March 4, 2018 8:39:05 AM
Dear Friends,

Can anyone see any grammatical mistake in this?

As a novel proposition in metaphor and metonymy research, the essay, on a theoretical and possibilistic basis, relates certain experimental data from metonymy and metaphor research done in neurology, psychology and psycholinguistics to the proposed theoretical models of these figures of speech.

Is 'done' necessary?

Thank you!

Pal
Topic: Synonym
Posted: Sunday, March 4, 2018 8:36:16 AM
Okay, okay :-)

The sentence in OP was just an illustration. I am writing a longer paragraph in which I need to mention 'dissertation' many times -- because it is necessary.

No problem. Thanx for the replies, anyway. :-)

Cheers,

Pal
Topic: Synonym
Posted: Sunday, March 4, 2018 7:17:06 AM
To eliminate the repetition/overuse of this word in adjacent sentences. You know, style ...

Pal

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