| #2 (permalink) Tue Jul 25, 2006 17:16 pm Sentences for "word meanings"
Here are some of my thoughts about some of your sentences. Maybe someone else will have more input.
Your north, northern, northerly sentences are probably OK, although I didn't feel terribly comfortable with "northerly banks". You should be careful with "potentiality" because it may be viewed as being simply jargonistic.
It was the first time they had ever met.
It was for the first time they had ever met. for is wrong
It's your fault. My interpretation: You caused the problem/You are the reason something went wrong
It's your mistake. My interpretation: You did something incorrectly
We often underestimate our potentialities.
We often underestimate our potential.
She has great potential as an artist. I would prefer this sentence
She has a great potentiality as an artist.
The European marketplace offers excellent potential for increasing sales.
The European marketplace offers excellent potentiallity for increasing sales. Sounds jargonistic.
It's protective clothing.
They're protective clothes.
It's protective garment. It's a protective garment. -OR- They're protective garments. A "garment" is always explicitly a single piece of clothing.
I'll just put on some clean clothes.
I'll just put on some clean clothing.
I'll just put on some clean garment. You could say I'll just put on a clean garment. but the word "garment" sounds too formal for the sentence.
It's a strange garment. Refers to one single piece of clothing, not all of what someone might be wearing.
It's strange clothing.
It's strange clothes. They're strange clothes.
The conference is going to be a lot of extra work.
The conference is going to be a lot of additional work.
The anniversary of the ending of the Pacific War. I wouldn't
The anniversary of the end of the Pacific War.
The basic principles of law.
The base principles of law. NO. Using "base" as an adjective usually has a more phsyical sense or the meaning changes completely (see next example)
He acted from base motives. Meaning of base = mean or unethical
He acted from basic motives. Meaning of basic = simple or elementary
She has an enormous capacity for hard work.
She has an enormous capability for hard work. I don't particularly like the usage with "hard work"
She has an enormous ability for hard work. I don't particularly like the usage with "hard work".
Animals in the zoo have lost the capability to catch food for themselves.
Animals in the zoo have lost the capacity to catch food for themselves.
Animals in the zoo have lost the ability to catch food for themselves.
It's horrible weather.
It's terrible weather.
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| #3 (permalink) Tue Jul 25, 2006 17:35 pm Sentences for "word meanings"
So, for the numbers that you wrote nothing (13,17, 18..), that means these sentences have the same meaning. Right?
I would like to have your opinions about the remainder of my questions, especially I would like to have your explanations for each couple of sentences for my questions about:
1/ Article, adj,inversion...
2/ Synonym sentences and theirs meanings (part 1 and 2).
3/ Likely, probably, maybe...
4/ Abbreviation of Mister...
Many many thanks for you. (Please share me your opinions for each couple of sentences).
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