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Topic: have a monk on (BrE)
Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:57:08 PM
No but I am from Southern England, with some ties to the North East Northumberland and Newcastle.
The slang in each of the other parts of Northern England Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria etc. are all different from each other.
Topic: He comes from a long line of royal sorcerers.
Posted: Monday, January 18, 2021 5:17:53 PM
Yes in English it’s quite common to speak of ancestors as a family line.
Topic: majesty/highness
Posted: Monday, January 18, 2021 5:14:57 PM
Tara2 wrote:
Many thanks all for the wonderfull explanations!!!
ROm, the king name is "Ronald the second", I don't know he's British or somewhere else

Ah so he’s a fictional king in a children’s television show from Disney Sofia the First.

It’s an American TV show written for young children by American writers, when they had a character call King Roland ‘Your Highness” they made a mistake but it was not important to them to make sure they were correct.

Topic: majesty/highness
Posted: Monday, January 18, 2021 5:02:52 AM
There is a difference between “Highness” and “Majesty”, in terms of rank.
Majesty refers to someone that is a king or a queen.
Highness is the form of address for lower ranks of royalty such as a prince or royal duke.

Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.
His Royal Highness Prince Charles.
Topic: All students <at><of> this university are required to own a laptop.
Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:07:20 PM
I would regard 1 to be correct, students attend a University they don’t belong to it.
Students at this university.

However staff members, those that work there are part of it.
Staff members of this university.

Of course that’s my point of view and Americans might have a different view,
Topic: I'm afraid we're not remotely interested in your proposal.
Posted: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:09:45 AM
onsen wrote:


remotely adverb (SLIGHTLY)
in a remote or very slight way:
A. I'm afraid we're not remotely interested in your proposal.

In the following sentence I removed the 'not' from the above quoted sentence.

B. I'm afraid we're remotely interested in your proposal.

Does B work?

Thank you.

No not really.
Not remotely interested is a set phrase you can’t be remotely interested in something it doesn’t sound natural in British English.

Topic: synonym of “unboxing”
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:24:23 PM
I has also seen the term reveal video used online.
For instance Sony uses it in their PS5 trailer.
PS5 Hardware Reveal Trailer on YouTube .
Topic: ..., but after they had children they started ...
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:54:59 AM
Yes you can.
Topic: a wine/juice
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:29:14 AM
Ivan Fadeev wrote:
Do you say "a juice" to mean " a glass of juice"?

Yes it’s quite common particularly in a home where there is only one variety of juice available.
Topic: trade-off
Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 7:48:11 AM
Tara2 wrote:
Can you please explain 'trade-off'?
This trade-off makes sense if we cab (can I think) be sure that the inconsistency that may occur is not relevant to the application.
n.An exchange of one thing in return for another, especially relinquishment of one benefit or advantage for another regarded as more desirable: "

When our car was stolen rather than a new car in order to get another straight away we had to buy a used one, the trade-off was it was an improved model as they were cheaper.
We exchanged having a new car with that of having more features.