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    Red face windy,breezy/chilly,cold,cool/in the dark,in the darkness

    May I know the differences w/examples between and among:

    1. windy, breezy
    2. chilly, cold, cool
    3. in the dark, in the darkness
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    Default Re: windy,breezy/chilly,cold,cool/in the dark,in the darkness

    1. It's always windy on the Isle of Sky, not like the nice breezy days that I've grown used to in Japan. On the Isle of Sky if you are not careful the wind can knock you down, but here in Japan it barely ever ruffles my hair.
    ::windy is much stronger than breezy. A breeze is pleasant, and hardly has enough power to move a piece of paper.

    2. Its chilly in early autumn evening, not cold like in the winter months, but just cold enough to make me wish for the cool pleasantness of a summer night.
    ::cold : strongest
    ::chilly : not too cold
    ::cool : not hot; very mild cold

    3. I can't see in the dark! In this darkness, I can't see.
    ::darkness is a noun, dark is an adjective.

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    Default Re: windy,breezy/chilly,cold,cool/in the dark,in the darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    May I know the differences w/examples between and among:

    1. windy, breezy
    2. chilly, cold, cool
    3. in the dark, in the darkness
    Thanks
    Somewhere I have a slide that gives a lot of 'wind' and 'breeze' collocations. This is just a reminder to me to look it out for you.

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    If you have Visio, I can post the source as well (hidden in a zip file - unless Red5 wants to add .vsd to the list of supported attachments).

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    Default Re: windy,breezy/chilly,cold,cool/in the dark,in the darkness

    Here it is. The ZIP file contains the Visio source and 2 output formats - I hope they include something people can read!

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    Default Re: windy,breezy/chilly,cold,cool/in the dark,in the darkness

    Quote Originally Posted by JSmiley View Post
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    3. I can't see in the dark! In this darkness, I can't see.
    ::darkness is a noun, dark is an adjective.
    That's true in many cases, but there are collocations like "Cats can see in the dark" or " a watch-face that glows in the dark". Also 'the dark' is often used in connection with childish fears - as if 'the dark' is somehow more fearful and concrete than the rather more adult-sounding - abstract - 'the darkness'. Here's an example: 'Until he was 5 he wouldn't go to sleep in the dark - do you remember that little night-light he used to have?'

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