Re: a few connotations of "tackle"
This is really quite a rude thing to say to someone who is trying to help you understand how these words are used. If you are going to lecture HIM on the word's meaning, it seems a waste of your time and ours for you to post your sentences and ask if you understand it.
Originally Posted by vil
His name is soothing, by the way, not shooting.
Unrelated to my comments above, I've heard about horse tack, but not tackle. (Fishing tackle, yes.) Are there people who actually ride (or who have ridden) who could let us know if it's called tackle or tack? In practice, do you actually say "tackle the horse"?
A flying tackle means you actually left the ground to bring the person down.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.