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Topic: A shadow seemed to flit across his face... ?
Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:26:52 AM
You can take this literally: that his face got momentarily darkened by a flash of shadow...

or figuratively: he is overcome with emotion briefly, as has already been suggested.

Like in algebra, there are few variables amiss...
Topic: Will--Shall
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:06:13 AM
Bisurge comes closest to discerning the difference. The difference is very subtle but differ they do. Will is simply the future tense of to do. Shall carries a sense of promise or as Bisurge noted, "Obligation or necessity..."
Topic: that feeling
Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 9:56:09 AM
Horripilate. It's a synonym to goose bumps but not quite butterflies.
Topic: how to improve english?
Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010 6:26:08 PM
You want to improve your English? Read, read out loud, then write about what you've just read. Watch TV in English. It doesn't have to be news programs. TV provides good audio-visual. Listen to the radio. Preferably the Public Radio. If you listen to dj's and political talk shows, you'll get distracted by the content and not the sound of spoken language.

And, in this Internet age, have a good dictionary site handy. TFD for example.
Topic: Is there such a word as unproposely?
Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:52:06 AM
If you indeed saw the word unproposely, especially related to a song, the word must be solecistic. Meaning: the word isn't valid but, to the author, might have been the best fit for a particular situation. Sort of a "poetic license" and it occurs commonly in poetry and song lyrics. If that is the case, I would take it literally, as an antonym to propose. But, the consensus in this forum is that it might have been unpurposefully which, though possible, sounds equally awkward.

Good luck in your search!



Applause What could be ill if you are well?
Topic: Vanishing Vocabulary Act
Posted: Friday, March 5, 2010 6:17:15 PM
Confusion between than and then is quite common. However, neither word has vanished from the English vocabulary. Spellcheck will not pick up the error as both words are valid on their own.
Topic: george w. bush's pronunciation patterns.
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2010 9:28:21 AM
To prolixitysquared:

Haven't you got it yet? Criticise Geroge W. and the Clintons are dragged in. Obama is slurred. George Bush is UNTOUCHABLE. He was God's gift to America. Thank you God for the eight years we so thoroughly had! Them folks are gonna top Dubya with Palin with Joe the Plumber as VP.
Topic: Schadenfreude
Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:10:50 AM
Schadenfreude!

German (and French) are such precise languages.
Topic: "Nice" Expletives
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:00:43 AM
Nonsense for BS
Shirt for Sh--
Biscuits for fiddling
Topic: which is the rite word?checked or felt?
Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 8:51:51 AM
Thanks sandraleesmith46.

Feeling the pulse is just one way of checking (reading) the pulse. In general terms, I suppose "checking" would be better suited. In specific terms, either will do.