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He action moved at great speed #1 (permalink) Mon May 02, 2005 18:52 pm   He action moved at great speed
 

Test No. incompl/inter-13 "At the Theatre", question 1

It was one of those plays where the ......... moved at great speed.

(a) acting
(b) act
(c) actor
(d) action

Test No. incompl/inter-13 "At the Theatre", answer 1

It was one of those plays where the action moved at great speed.

Correct answer: (d) action

Your answer was: incorrect
It was one of those plays where the actor moved at great speed.
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Sir, How the action moves ? Action it self means some movement.
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Action moves fast #2 (permalink) Tue May 03, 2005 20:45 pm   Action moves fast
 

Padmaji, you certainly know that in the English language words usually have different meanings. The action in a play or a movie is the plot. So, if the action in a play moves at great speed, the story unfolds quickly.

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Action moves fast #3 (permalink) Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:06 am   Action moves fast
 

Torsten wrote:
Padmaji, you certainly know that in the English language words usually have different meanings. The action in a play or a movie is the plot. So, if the action in a play moves at great speed, the story unfolds quickly.

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Hallo Torsten,
that means the play is not boring, is it?
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He action moved at great speed #4 (permalink) Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:30 am   He action moved at great speed
 

Hello Casablanca,

That is not necessarily the case, though it usually is.

If the action moves at great speed, then this might have the effect of making the play exciting (and not boring). On the other hand, it might make the play confusing, because it is hard to keep up with the fact action.
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He action moved at great speed #5 (permalink) Sun Jul 25, 2010 14:44 pm   He action moved at great speed
 

hEllo Beesnees,
why Beesnees and not BeesKnees?
CaPablanca was a World Champ in chess from Cuba in the last century. He should have had the best imagination power or visual thinking. But chess is surely not one of those plays where the action moves at great speed. However it might get confusing.
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He action moved at great speed #6 (permalink) Sun Jul 25, 2010 14:50 pm   He action moved at great speed
 

Oops, sorry for misreading your nickname!

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He action moved at great speed #7 (permalink) Sun Jul 25, 2010 15:51 pm   He action moved at great speed
 

When reading my nickname the most people are thinking I were a bit stupid, I weren't able to spell the famous city Casaplanca correctly. That's why I've mentioned it.
Apropos pronunciation, my lovliest word is 'You must hear with your ear.' in British accent of course.
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He action moved at great speed #8 (permalink) Mon Feb 18, 2013 13:44 pm   He action moved at great speed
 

Good afternoon dear teachers
Please make me sure that i get the meaning of this sentence correctly or not?
The action ( story ) in the movie moves at great speed means the process of the story goes fast , and the plot has been told soon and it sometimes can be confusing and some times can be boring becouse you can easyily find the end of the story .
Am i right?
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He action moved at great speed #9 (permalink) Mon Feb 18, 2013 23:17 pm   He action moved at great speed
 

It means there are a lot of action sequences. (Sequences where exciting things happen quickly, one after the other)
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