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Profile: Kirill Vorobyov
User Name: Kirill Vorobyov
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Last Visit: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:59:10 AM
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Topic: Future
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 10:40:34 AM
Looks like a great summary to me. Thanks!
Topic: Future
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 10:10:35 AM
Wow, interesting nuances in meaning. I've never thought of these.

Sorry, Ataturk, I know this is your thread, I hope you forgive me for this intervention.

This forum is another thing that's never boring. Thanks, Drago!
Topic: Future
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 9:37:44 AM
What a happy guy.

Never in my life I've known what I was going to do next year. Especially as far as women were concerned.
Topic: Are these possible?
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 8:56:47 AM
thar wrote:

If you put it at the end of a phrase it becomes "me's".

I have already seen the behind-me guy's jacket. Dancing
Topic: Young and struggling...
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 8:26:27 AM
Young and struggling, 25-year-old Sakkarin

Something seems to be faintly wrong with this (unless I am wrong, which is another possibility).

I'd try: Sakkarin, 25, is a young man who's been bound to lie about his job.

Topic: Than
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 7:36:27 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:

You can say "It's better to be corrected now than get a lower mark in the exam."

But you don't "lose mark" - you 'lose marks' or 'get a lower mark'.
Like you don't "lose grade" - you 'get a lower grade'.

Ah, so it depends on the verb! You lose marks and get a lower mark.

Got it. Thanks, Drago!

Edit: after re-reading your post, I guess the "five-grade" system in my earlier post was wrong.
In our schools children receive marks from 1 (very rarely used) to 5. Five is the best. 2 is unsatisfactory, 1 is reserved for exceptional cases where a teacher wants to show one has done much worse than what could have been expected from an average unsatisfactory student.

So you wouldn't call it a "five-grade" system, would you? What would you call it? A five-mark system?
Topic: Than
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 7:14:13 AM
Wow! Thanks for the question, Ataturk, and thanks for your response, Drago.

I always thought it was "a mark" meaning the final score, e.g. "one's mark was 4" (under a five-grade system).

So should it be How many marks did you get? - I got 4. ?
Topic: Spontaneously exploding olive oil
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 5:17:20 AM
thrustae wrote:
nearly filling the bottle to the very top.

Yeah, for this reason I never fill a glass vessel to the very top. There should be enough air left to allow for temperature expansion / shrinkage.

Epi described this in a much more scientific and precise way.
Topic: fast bit of baggage
Posted: Monday, April 22, 2019 4:57:19 AM
Thank you very much, everybody!
Topic: fast bit of baggage
Posted: Friday, April 19, 2019 8:59:32 AM
Another passage from "Gone With The Wind":

If anyone had ever told me that you could be so ill bred, Melly — No, I will not apologize. India is right. Scarlett is a flighty, fast bit of baggage.

What kind of idiom is this (the underlined part)? Again, I can't find one in dictionaries. I can only assume it may be similar to being flighty, but I don't really understand it. Could you kindly explain? Thank you!

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