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    Default a couple of questions

    please, teachers, could you give me a light on this?

    often versus frequently
    a) This is a frequent mistake, no one knows how to do it right.
    b) She comes here often, she likes talking to us.
    c) She comes here frequently, she likes talking to me.

    Do they share the same meaning?

    applicable versus usable
    a) Whether one can use these results to get something done, then these results are usable.
    b) I need to get this machine working, it has to be useful, I need to apply this new method to do that, the method has to be applicable, easy to apply.

    Do they share the same meaning?


    "cold feet" slang/idiom
    1) teachers, is this slang well-knowed in every English-speaking country?
    2) Could one say... I got cold foot instead of cold feet with the same meaning?
    I was about to do that, but I got cold feet.
    3) How do you call a driver who drives fastly? Is it 'heavy feet'?

    Thanks a thousand
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    Default Re: a couple of questions

    please, teachers, could you give me a light on this?

    often versus frequently
    a) This is a frequent mistake, no one knows how to do it right.
    b) She comes here often, she likes talking to us.
    c) She comes here frequently, she likes talking to me.
    Do they share the same meaning?

    applicable versus usable
    a) Whether one can use these results to get something done, then these results are usable.
    b) I need to get this machine working, it has to be useful, I need to apply this new method to do that, the method has to be applicable, easy to apply.
    Do they share the same meaning?


    "cold feet" slang/idiom
    1) teachers, is this slang well-knowed in every English-speaking country?
    2) Could one say... I got cold foot instead of cold feet with the same meaning?
    I was about to do that, but I got cold feet.
    3) How do you call a driver who drives fastly? Is it 'heavy feet'?

    Thanks a thousand

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    often - happens regularly or many times
    frequently - very often or many times

    If something is APPLICABLE to a particular person, group, or situation, it AFFECTS them or it IS RELATED to them. While something USABLE is something that can be used.

    As for the slang, every particular/specific place has their own. Some slang terms in California may not be understood by some people from Texas and vice versa.

    'Cold feet' is cold feet. You can't say 'cold foot'.. well, not if you're joking around. haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    often - happens regularly or many times
    frequently - very often or many times
    then, there are situations/cases which one could use both of them in?

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    If something is APPLICABLE to a particular person, group, or situation, it AFFECTS them or it IS RELATED to them. While something USABLE is something that can be used.
    hmm... they are very close, huh? something is applicable whether it can be applied, besides, something else is usable whether it can be used.

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    As for the slang, every particular/specific place has their own. Some slang terms in California may not be understood by some people from Texas and vice versa.
    interesting!

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    'Cold feet' is cold feet. You can't say 'cold foot'.. well, not if you're joking around. haha!
    Ok, and how'd you call a driver who drives fastly?

    many thanks

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    Default Re: a couple of questions

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    then, there are situations/cases which one could use both of them in?


    hmm... they are very close, huh? something is applicable whether it can be applied, besides, something else is usable whether it can be used.


    interesting!


    Ok, and how'd you call a driver who drives fastly?who drives fast, not fastly

    Lead foot
    1. He has a lead foot.
    2. You have a bit of a lead foot, don't you?
    3. I used to have a lead foot when I was younger.


    many thanks

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