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    Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short line"?

    Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short line"
    What do they mean?
    Please help me.
    I really need it.

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    Re: Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short lin

    Quote Originally Posted by dentran159 View Post
    Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short line"
    What do they mean?
    Please help me.
    I really need it.
    Do you know what "short" means?
    Last edited by 5jj; 02-Dec-2012 at 09:08.

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    Re: Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short lin

    No

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    Re: Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short lin

    Quote Originally Posted by dentran159 View Post
    No
    Try looking it up in a dictionary. You could try here: OneLook Dictionary Search

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    Re: Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short lin

    The only one that is an idiom, with meaning on its own, is "short cut."
    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.

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    Re: Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short lin

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The only one that is an idiom, with meaning on its own, is "short cut."
    thanks you very much whether it's true or not.

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    Re: Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short lin

    Quote Originally Posted by dentran159 View Post
    thanks you very much whether it's true or not.
    You need to appreciate that there is a strong implication in those words that you feel that it might well not be true. This would be impolite to anybody who genuinely tried to help you; it is even more so when addressed to a very experienced and highly respected member of the forum who has given thousands of accurate, helpful responses.

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    Re: Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short lin

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    The only one that is an idiom, with meaning on its own, is "short cut."
    A "short line" is a type of railroad.

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    Re: Help me differentiate " A short way", "A short cut", "A short road", "A short lin

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    A "short line" is a type of railroad.
    In the right context.

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