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    Default Firm, Company, Enterprise:-(

    Dear teachers,

    What's the differences among firm, company, enterprise and corporation?

    Thanks a lot!! :)

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    Hello? I'm here again!

    What're you doing now, friends?

    Working? Sleeping? Reading? Painting? Shopping? Swimming? :D (it's hot here, are there any other words to describe the weather of 39℃?)...


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    Hi, ion Joe,

    Try this link, you will find all definitons you may need :wink:

    http://www.wordreference.com/definition/.htm


    Good luck :D

    Ulli

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    Size is important- corporations are very large. 'Enterprise' is not used in this way in English- it means 'initiative' not 'company'. 'Firm' and 'company' are pretty much the same to me, though company would be the formal term.

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    Thanks again, Ulli and Teacher Tdol!! :D

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    Alright.... :wink: ion Joe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ion Joe
    Hello? I'm here again!

    What're you doing now, friends?

    Working? Sleeping? Reading? Painting? Shopping? Swimming? :D (it's hot here, are there any other words to describe the weather of 39℃?)...

    It's a sizzling hot day.
    It's a scorcher.
    Hot enough for you?

    FRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Quote Originally Posted by ion Joe
    Hello? I'm here again!

    What're you doing now, friends?

    Working? Sleeping? Reading? Painting? Shopping? Swimming? :D (it's hot here, are there any other words to describe the weather of 39℃?)...

    It's a sizzling hot day.
    It's a scorcher.
    Hot enough for you?

    FRC
    Hi!!Francois.
    Why the word scorcher can be used to describe an extremely hot weather? I don't quite understand the word, could you please explain it? Thank you!! :D

    P.S. What's the weather like in Paris today? :wink:
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    Well, b/c it scorches :)
    Eg.
    -- Honey, I scorched that horrible T-shirt of yours while ironing it.
    -- Damn it! That was a gift from my ex-girlfriend.

    FRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Well, b/c it scorches :)
    Eg.
    -- Honey, I scorched that horrible T-shirt of yours while ironing it.
    -- Damn it! That was a gift from my ex-girlfriend.

    FRC
    Thank you for the vivid explanation, Francois!! :wink:

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