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    As known that 'thread' is used in knitting, sewing, etc., what's it mean there

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    You have posted a question and I am adding a second post to answer it; we now have two connected posts. That is a thread. If someone else adds more, the thread will grow longer. The idea is similar to sewing- the posts are joined together in a similar way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You have posted a question and I am adding a second post to answer it; we now have two connected posts. That is a thread. If someone else adds more, the thread will grow longer. The idea is similar to sewing- the posts are joined together in a similar way.
    And, to pursue the analogy a bit further, someone (who should have started a new thread) may post a new question in your thread - so that we end up with a tangle of unrelated thoughts in a single thread.

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    One of the reasons that most of HK students cannot learn English well is lack of the teachers professional like you

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