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    Default "Help me to improve my English" :) - Kat's questions

    Hello everyone,

    As my frequent questions raised in the ESL forum, I'm gonna leave those here so that I can trace them back easily, and also that gives better look to this forum.
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    Would you like to explain to me what difference is between "Trade" and "Commerce" ? Thanks!

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    Default Re: "Help me to improve my English" :) - Kat's questions

    "Commerce" is higher up the Ladder of Abstraction than "trade".

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    Default Re: "Help me to improve my English" :) - Kat's questions

    Dear teachers,

    I see the explanation of " What makes someone tick" means the basic motivation of a person. But I do not really understand how to use that phrase. Would you like to explain it and give an example for me?
    Thanks a lot

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    Default Re: "Help me to improve my English" :) - Kat's questions

    Quote Originally Posted by kattie View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I see the explanation of " What makes someone tick" means the basic motivation of a person. But I do not really understand how to use that phrase. Would you like to explain it and give an example for me?
    Thanks a lot
    It's like a clock. You plug it in or wind it up and it ticks. What makes a clock tick is the machinery inside. What makes a person tick is different.

    "I can't figure out what makes George tick," means you don't understand what drives him.

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