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Topic: How Billionaire Greed Ruined Corporate Sustainability Part 1
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:48:53 PM
Hi Hope.

I don't think you'll have anyone on these forums disagree here.

Even those who do not think that "Human caused climate change" is a problem do know that sustainable power and less pollution are good ideas in principle - and that a non-producing billionaire 'one percent' taking ninety percent of the planet's production is a bit wasteful.

The only ones who would disagree are the one percent - and I don't think we have any of them here!

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Topic: I'm busy <at/with/in doing> work.
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:21:02 PM
These are not the only phrases one could use to say the same (or a very similar) thing.
Probably the most common other one is "I'm busy working."

The differences I see are these (just my opinion):

(1) I'm busy at work. - I am doing my job. I'm at the place where I am employed and I'm doing the job for which I'm normally paid. I'm doing the thing I'm employed to do.("at work" is normally used for this idea)

(2) I'm busy with work. - I'm busy, and what I'm doing is some sort of work. I'm not busy enjoying myself or doing something I want to do. It's something I have no choice about - it's WORK, not PLAY.

(3) I'm busy in doing work. - this sounds incorrect to me.

(4) I'm busy working. - This seems to mean the same as (2) - and it's likely that you also mean (1). You're not messing around, you're doing something you have to do - and probably it's the thing you are employed to do.

(5) I'm busy doing work. - this is unlikely, because it means the same as (4) and it is longer. Normal English phrasing uses the shortest, if there is a choice.

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Topic: by naked authority
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:03:02 PM
It is as the other parts of the sentence describe - "they present arguments with unstated assumptions" and "impress on students that everything they present is perfectly correct". They do not prove anything, or offer any logic or evidence.
They just say "this is how it is, and you must believe it".

"With naked authority" is using power of control without any additions.

authority n, pl -ties
1. the power or right to control, judge, or prohibit the actions of others

1.a. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
naked adj
with no qualification or concealment; stark; plain: the naked facts.


These maths books do not explain anything - they simply state things as facts which the student has to believe.


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Topic: Phobia List
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:30:51 PM

Whattheffphobia - fear of the reaction when you actually meet them.


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Topic: double consonant game.
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:23:22 PM

Stutters


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Topic: Pub/Bar Name Association
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:17:20 PM
The Cuiken, Penicuick, Midlothian.



(Pen y cuic means "the head of the cuckoo")

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Topic: FIRST AND LAST LETTERS COMES IN UPCOMING WORDS
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:05:39 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^Applause Applause ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Coshed


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Topic: A Collection of Album Covers
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:02:20 PM


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Topic: FILMS association
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:58:49 PM

Saturday Night Fever.


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Topic: song title association
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:57:18 PM

Can't Get Enough - Selena Gomez et al.

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