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    Default on smth or against smth

    Is there any difference between "to hit one's head on smth" or "to hit one's head against smth"?

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    Default Re: on smth or against smth

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Is there any difference between "to hit one's head on smth" or "to hit one's head against smth"?
    Not really, no.

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    Default Re: on smth or against smth

    Please take the trouble to write something and somebody in full in future posts.

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    Default Re: on smth or against smth

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please take the trouble to write something and somebody in full in future posts.

    Rover
    Does it make any difference? Or I've insulted you in some way by using smth instead of something?

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    Default Re: on smth or against smth

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Does it make any difference? Or I've insulted you in some way by using smth instead of something?

    No it doesn't. But this is a English learning forum, and a proper example must be set when we have members that know very little about English.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: on smth or against smth

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    No it doesn't. But this is a English learning forum, and a proper example must be set when we have members that know very little about English.
    Ok, I have no problems with that. It just sounded as if I had insulted somebody, because in my country expression "take the trouble" sounds somewhat harsh.

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    Default Re: on smth or against smth

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Ok, I have no problems with that. It just sounded as if I had insulted somebody, because in my country expression "take the trouble" sounds somewhat harsh.
    It's not harsh in English on here. It's the same as "Please take the time to ..."

    We do see "smb" and "smth" and various versions of those on here quite regularly, mainly because dictionary definitions use abbreviations and contractions of those words. As HanibalII said, though, we have to be careful on the forum to use full English words as true beginners can become very confused if they see non-standard words but don't realise they are not non-standard. That is one of the reasons that we ask members not to use "text-speak" or "chatlish" (ie, don't use "u", "thx" etc).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: on smth or against smth

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's not harsh in English on here. It's the same as "Please take the time to ..."

    We do see "smb" and "smth" and various versions of those on here quite regularly, mainly because dictionary definitions use abbreviations and contractions of those words. As HanibalII said, though, we have to be careful on the forum to use full English words as true beginners can become very confused if they see non-standard words but don't realise they are not non-standard. That is one of the reasons that we ask members not to use "text-speak" or "chatlish" (ie, don't use "u", "thx" etc).
    Ok, it is not difficult at all to type the full forms for me. I will certainly do this next time.

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