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Topic: In terms of survival
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:01:52 AM
Jigneshbharati wrote:
Calculus relates topics in an elegant, brain-bending manner. My closest analogy is Darwin’s Theory of Evolution: once understood, you start seeing Nature in terms of survival.
https://betterexplained.com/articles/a-gentle-introduction-to-learning-calculus/
Please explain the use of "in terms of" in " in terms of survival" in the given context


Here, "in terms of" means "in the context of."
Topic: You spat on me.
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:42:35 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Yes - it sounds natural.

A phrase I've heard people use is "Say it - don't spray it!"


They're both good. Dancing
Topic: in my whole lifetime
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:40:10 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
I haven't seen such a large amount in my whole lifetime.

Is "whole lifetime" correct or should it be "in my lifetime"?

Thanks.


"In my life" would be most common. The others seem a bit exaggerated.
Topic: Sit in the middle.
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:35:10 AM
"Middle" most commonly refers to the position of the chair itself, in relation to other chairs. "Sit in the middle" usually means to sit in the middle of others in the room.

But not always, however. It can also mean to sit in the center of the chair seat. In this case, "center" would normally be preferred over "middle."
Topic: Can "secondly" be used without "firstly"?
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 10:53:49 PM
Yes. I think "firstly" often is not necessary.
Topic: I watch a little cartoon only.
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 11:35:07 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Think Think
I only watched a bit of cartoon.
I've only watched a little cartoon.
But Dad, I haven't watched much!
Aawww! Daaad! It wasn't that much!

LOL ! Applause
Topic: ''went away'' vs ''went off''
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 7:07:50 PM
BobShilling wrote:
I feel no significant difference there.

Agree with Bob. They all have virtually the same meaning.
Topic: sent vs sent off
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 7:02:52 PM
"Sent", "Sent out", and "Sent off" are all common in this context and have virtually the same meaning.
Topic: employee or employee
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 6:59:21 PM
Yes.
Topic: Had I driven a little slower, I could not have missed <to see/seeing> you.
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 11:57:18 PM
Only (D) is correct in American English. One of our esteemed grammarians will explain the reason soon.

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