Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Marina Gaidar's Avatar
    Marina Gaidar is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Ukraine
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    267
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Can a bird glide?

    Can a bird glide?
    The FALCON is gliding above the forest.

    I used the verb "hover" before and now I just don't want to repeat one and the same verb in one abstract. Can "hover" and "glide" be interchangible?

  2. #2
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    14,126
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Can a bird glide?

    Many birds can glide, but hover and glide are definitely not interchangeable.

    See the dictionary definitions of these words: hover and glide.

    Rover

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] i see a bird in the sky now
    By Rexmsfs in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31-Oct-2012, 09:46
  2. What does ”Bird” mean here?
    By mrghd in forum English Slang
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-Jul-2012, 20:01
  3. If I were/had been a bird
    By Snappy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 21-Aug-2009, 07:33
  4. [Idiom] a little bird told me
    By janezhao in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 27-Feb-2009, 13:12
  5. Flightless bird
    By ripley in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Jan-2009, 20:55

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •