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Topic: as ... as ...
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:53:46 PM
Which option do you like more?


1/ He had muscles as strong as his brother's. She has face as beautiful as her mother's.

2/ He had muscles as strong as his brother. She has a face as beautiful as her mother.

Topic: as ... as ...
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:29:49 PM
Thank you, tautophile.

Are all options correct and acceptable or the last ones wrong?


1/ He had muscles as strong as his brother's. She has face as beautiful as her mother's.

2/ He had as strong muscles as his brother had. She has as beautiful face as her mother had.

3/ He had as strong muscles as his brother. She has as beautiful face as her mother.

4/ He had as strong muscles as his brother did. She has as beautiful face as her mother did.

Topic: synonyms
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:01:51 PM
Thank you, Audiendus. Then it will be good to use "circle-shaped" so as not be ambiguous in my description.
Topic: as ... as ...
Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2020 11:34:37 PM
Is this correct?

He had as strong muscles as his brother's.


She has as beautiful face as her mother's.
Topic: synonyms
Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:30:59 AM
Is 'circular' something flat, and is 'round' something that has a volume?


Topic: synonyms
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:21:41 AM
So I cannot see the difference between 'circle-shaped' and 'round-shaped'
Topic: synonyms
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:39:08 AM
Audiendus wrote:
I agree with thar.

Although the nouns 'shape' and 'form' are sometimes synonyms, you cannot replace "-shaped" with "-formed".


Thank you, Audiendus, but I don't quite understand thar.

Topic: synonyms
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:07:03 AM
What is the difference between 'round' and 'circle', 'shape' and 'form'?


A round-shaped (dwelling/table/butter)

A circle-shaped (dwelling/table/butter)

A round-formed (dwelling/table/butter)

A circle-formed (dwelling/table/butter)





Topic: synonims
Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:30:31 PM
Audiendus, thank you very much! I got answers with unexpected results on the placements.



Topic: thoughts
Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2020 12:58:49 PM
Audiendus wrote:
nightdream wrote:
Audiendus wrote:
The only slight difference is that we would probably say "came" if the thought(s) happened as a result of a deliberate effort, e.g. "I had been trying to think of a way to begin the essay. Then some thoughts came to me."

"Occurred" (note the double R) would be used more for random thoughts. But it is not wrong to use it in the case of deliberate effort.


Thank you very much! I had supposed the difference you described. Is it also not wrong to use "come" referring a random thought? No, not wrong.

And which is more common? Probably "occur" for a random thought.




Then, "came" is more common. Thank you.