Let me take "reduce" as an example.
reduce: to make something smaller or less in size, amount, or price(I seem to hear people saying, "I don't need you to tell me what "reduce" means" :wink: ).
We may say, "reduce crime, costs, workforce...". It seems that we can "recude" anything. My question is, does "reduce" work well with anything? Could you give me an example where you would not use "reduce" ? (Like, I would not say "reduce (a noun) ". Thanks. :)
Don't reduce your kids, that was a baaad movie.
reduce...kids? This is an incorrect usage, right?
Originally Posted by Francois
Cas, tdol, what do you think? :)
American production at its best ;)
There are some cases where there is a better word- you might shorten trousers that were too long, but you wouldn't reduce them.
Would you say something like "reduce one's courage"?
Originally Posted by tdol
:D Thanks to your explanation, I believe I am pretty clear now.
Originally Posted by Casiopea
You're welcome. :D
Originally Posted by Joe
..., it's pretty/fairly clear now.
All the best, :D
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