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    1. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas.

    2. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas'.

    3. Nick is the nickname for Nicholas.

    4. Nick is a nickname of Nicholas.

    5. Nick is a nickname of Nicholas'.

    6. Nick is a nickname for Nicholas.

    1-6 Pick all possible choice(s). Please explain.


    btw, is it so? (Nick , Nicholas)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    1. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas.

    2. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas'.

    3. Nick is the nickname for Nicholas.

    4. Nick is a nickname of Nicholas.

    5. Nick is a nickname of Nicholas'.

    6. Nick is a nickname for Nicholas.

    1-6 Pick all possible choice(s). Please explain.


    btw, is it so? (Nick , Nicholas)

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    #3/#6 Nick is the/a nickname for Nicholas

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    1. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas. This can also work if we are talking about a specific person called Nicholas.

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    Hi, bhaisahab.

    "1. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas. This can also work if we are talking about a specific person called Nicholas."

    Can you give an example to justify your statement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi, bhaisahab.

    "1. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas. This can also work if we are talking about a specific person called Nicholas."

    Can you give an example to justify your statement?

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    Hi, Nefertiti.
    How about this?
    Please go to the link below:
    http://sara.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin...qy=nickname+of

    the/a nickname for - general
    the/a nickname of - specific

    is what I feel. I'm not a native speaker of English, so please forgive me if I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi, bhaisahab.

    "1. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas. This can also work if we are talking about a specific person called Nicholas."

    Can you give an example to justify your statement?

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    Of course, Specs is the nickname of Brian. (he wears spectacles)

    Tubs is the nickname of Fred. (he's a bit overweight)

    Dick is the nickname of Richard. (he prefers it to Rick)

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    Hi, bhaisahab.

    1. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas.

    3. Nick is the nickname for Nicholas.

    6. Nick is a nickname for Nicholas.

    Is there any difference in meaning among 1,3 and 6?

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    1. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas. Specific person called Nicholas.

    3. Nick is the nickname for Nicholas. The usual nickname for a person called Nicholas.

    6. Nick is a nickname for Nicholas. One of the nicknames for a person called Nicholas, 'Nicky' and 'Nicko' exist as alternatives.


    Is there any difference in meaning among 1,3 and 6?

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    Hi, bhaisahab.

    1. Nick is the nickname of Nicholas. Specific person called Nicholas.

    3. Nick is the nickname for Nicholas. The usual nickname for a person called Nicholas.

    6. Nick is a nickname for Nicholas. One of the nicknames for a person called Nicholas, 'Nicky' and 'Nicko' exist as alternatives.
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    Please check the following statements and a question.

    1. Bob (Joe, Dick,Bill...etc.) is the nickname of Nicholas. --- possible

    3. Bob (Joe, Dick,Bill...etc.) is the nickname for Nicholas. ---- incorrect statement.

    6. Bob (Joe, Dick,Bill...etc.) is a nickname of Nicholas. ---- incorrect statement.

    3+. Nick is the nickname for Nicholas.
    Is it similar to 'Nick is short (or diminutive) for Nicholas?

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    1. Bob (Joe, Dick,Bill...etc.) is the nickname of Nicholas. --- possible

    3. Bob (Joe, Dick,Bill...etc.) is the nickname for Nicholas. ---- incorrect statement.

    6. Bob (Joe, Dick,Bill...etc.) is a nickname of Nicholas. ---- incorrect statement.

    3+. Nick is the nickname for Nicholas.
    Is it similar to 'Nick is short (or diminutive) for Nicholas? Yes.

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