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    setting/ reliance/ gutter

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to shere with me your opinion conserning the usage of “setting”, “reliance” and “ gutter” in the following sentences?

    He was good at choosing a setting appropriate in time and place.

    setting = situation

    The geographical setting of Japan had an adverse effect on its economic development in the remote past.

    setting = location

    They have in their possession a residence with a pretty garden for a setting.

    setting = background

    Her afro kinky grey hair made a setting for her face.

    setting = frame

    It was found that a comic effect is produced by using the word in this setting.

    setting = context

    We have to change the setting of the thermostat.

    setting = adjustment

    And their answers lie in a setting sun.

    set = go down

    setting = sunset, sundown

    Do you place much reliance on your doctor?

    There is little reliance to be placed on his promises.

    In reliance on promises which proved to be of very little value.

    There is no reliance to be placed on his word.

    His chief reliance was his own courage.

    Reliance on military power to achieve political ends.

    reliance = the act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority.

    She was born in the gutter.

    Maybe, she would have dragged me down in the gutter.

    I have to try and find some way to raise her from the gutter.

    She has to get a line on trying to keep the wolf from the door.

    get a line on = acquire information about something or someone, come to know

    keep the wolf from the door = ward off starvation or financial ruin

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: setting/ reliance/ gutter

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to shere with me your opinion conserning the usage of “setting”, “reliance” and “ gutter” in the following sentences?
    He was good at choosing a setting appropriate in time and place.

    setting = situation OK

    The geographical setting of Japan had an adverse effect on its economic development in the remote past.

    setting = location Ok

    They have in their possession a residence with a pretty garden for a setting.

    setting = background Ok

    Her afro kinky grey hair made a setting for her face.

    setting = frame Ok

    It was found that a comic effect is produced by using the word in this setting.

    setting = context Ok

    We have to change the setting of the thermostat.

    setting = adjustment =a position on the controls of the thermostat

    And their answers lie in a setting sun. What does this mean?Do you have a clue?

    set = go down

    setting = sunset, sundown

    Do you place much reliance on your doctor? Ok

    There is little reliance to be placed on his promises. Ok

    He has in reliance on promisesof his friend attached so much importance, which proved to be of very little value.

    There is no reliance to be placed on his word. OK

    His chief reliance was his own courage. Ok

    Reliance on military power to achieve political ends. OK

    reliance = the act of relying, or the condition or quality of being reliant; dependence; confidence; trust; repose of mind upon what is deemed sufficient support or authority.

    She was born in the gutter. = the lowest level of society, may be orphans, homeless.
    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. (A famous quote)

    Maybe, she would have dragged me down in the gutter. Ok

    I have to try and find some way to raise her from the gutter. Ok

    She has to get a line on trying to keep the wolf from the door. Ok

    get a line on = acquire information about something or someone, come to know =yes, it is a idiom
    keep the wolf from the door = ward off starvation or financial ruin= I think it is an excellent metaphor.


    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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