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    cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    1. The weather is getting cold .
    2. The weather is getting cool.
    3. The weather is freezing.
    4. It's chilly.

    What are the differences between the above sentences?

    May I try :

    3. freezing is extremely cold
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    1. It's windy.

    2. It's breezy.

    What are the differences between the above sentences?

    Sorry, can't think of any differences.
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    Re: cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    Chilly and cold mean much the same.

    Cool is less cold than cold/chilly.

    Freezing is colder than cold.

    Breezy is not as windy as windy.

    Hope that's clear.

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    Re: cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    I made a teaching resource a few years ago, showing different collocations of 'breeze' and 'wind'. If I can find it, I'll post it here.

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    PS - Easier to find than I expected.
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    Re: cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    Testing attachments
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    Re: cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    Something is preventing me from reading it.

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    Re: cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    It's only 15 bytes long, so you're not missing much.

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    Re: cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    For me, chilly is the same as cool and not as cold as cold.

    So that one is subjective. Surely cool, cold, freezing is a progression of decreaseing temperature we can agree on, but where chilly fits in is not as clear.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 03-Mar-2011 at 17:28.
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    Re: cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    Done it.It needs updating. The last student I showed this to (thanks Ruben, if you're listening ) added an interesting one, which questions the simple view I was beginning to form - roughly '"Breeze collocations are nice. "Wind" collocations are nasty.'

    The new addition is 'sea breeze'. A sea beeze can be pretty vigorous. You can't have a sea wind.

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    Re: cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    For me, chilly is the same as cool and not as cold as cold.

    So that one is subjective. Surely cool, cold, freezing is a progression of dereaseing temperature we can agree on, but where chilly fits in is not as clear.
    For me, the progression is chilly, cold, freezing; it's cool that is not so clear:

    1. I love these cool summer evenings when we can sit out without having to slap on cream every five minutes.
    2. The days are pleasantly warm, but the evenings can get quite cool; you need some sort of pullover.
    3. Just what I need on a day like this - a long, cool drink.

    In #1, cool is probably warmer than chilly; in #2, we could use chilly with little difference in meaning; in #3, the drink is quite cold, but we could not use chilly.

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    Re: cold, cool, freezing, chilly, windy, breezy

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Done it.It needs updating. The last student I showed this to (thanks Ruben, if you're listening ) added an interesting one, which questions the simple view I was beginning to form - roughly '"Breeze collocations are nice. "Wind" collocations are nasty.'

    The new addition is 'sea breeze'. A sea beeze can be pretty vigorous. You can't have a sea wind.
    A sea breeze can certainly be vigorous, though I don't think we'd use that adjective. but it's still 'nice'

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