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    Hello.
    There is a verb - to thin grind.
    Could you tell what exactly parts of speech "thin" and "grind" are in this expression? What is "thin" and what is "grind"?


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    Default Re: to thin grind

    In what context did you encounter this phrase?

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    Default Re: to thin grind

    What is the purpose of the text at the bottom of your post?

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    Default Re: to thin grind

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In what context did you encounter this phrase?
    In Russian dictionaries, in the meaning of "to become smaller in the process of grinding" (of a tool)
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What is the purpose of the text at the bottom of your post?
    This is a signature, it's shown at every comment.


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    Default Re: to thin grind

    "To grind" is a machining process.

    "To thin grind" is not a known term.

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    Default Re: to thin grind

    There is a phrase which we use in English which has some similarity to your suggestion but I don't think is really recognised as a verb. In some bakeries, we can ask them to slice a loaf of bread for us before we buy it. The slicing is done by a machine which has different settings and you will hear people say "Can you thick-slice it for me?" or "I'd like it thin-sliced please". Although "to thick-slice" and "to thin-slice" are not verbs, native speakers would know exactly what this meant.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vik-Nik-Sor View Post
    This is a signature, it's shown at every comment.
    I think the reason you were asked about your signature line is because of the current situation in Ukraine. Of course, we don't know if your signature line refers to this but we recommend that users of this forum steer clear of political statements.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    I will go further than emsr2d2 and request, in the strongest terms, that you remove it.

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    Default Re: to thin grind

    Interesting, "thick-slice" and "to thin-slice", to me, look like verbs with premodifiers (thin/thick).
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    I will go further than emsr2d2 and request, in the strongest terms, that you remove it.
    Ok, I'll do this, but could you tell me which forum rule my signature breaks?
    It may have nothing to do with current political situation at all, besides.


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    Default Re: to thin grind

    Quote Originally Posted by Vik-Nik-Sor View Post
    Ok, I'll do this, but could you tell me which forum rule my signature breaks?
    It may have nothing to do with current political situation at all, besides.
    Perhaps it doesn't have anything to do with the current situation but, in my opinion, it could be seen to be commenting on it.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Mar-2014 at 21:55. Reason: Quote shortened

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