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    The right way to use vocab - help me

    1)the different between (in term of use)
    important-
    crucial -
    critical -
    vital -
    essential -
    significant -

    2)the different between (in term of use)
    Portray -
    show -
    depict -
    picture -
    (check whether my sentences is correct)
    The way she dressed portrayed her suavity
    the way she spoke depicted her eloquence

    3)Another terms for
    >moderate person or non special person. (abstemious?)
    >beautiful girl
    >I still remember
    >always keeping in my wits

    Hope anyone can help
    Last edited by heartnet; 03-Nov-2009 at 14:39.


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    Re: The right way to use vocab - help me

    1) These words are synonyms, but can convey varying degrees. Important is a gradeable adjective, so something can be "very important." However, crucial is ungradeable. It's already at the top of the scale of importance, so you can't say "very crucial." They all mean basically the same thing, but would be used differently simply to connote varying degrees of importants, or to lend emphasis within a sentence.

    2) Your sentences are grammatically correct, but these are not likely to be the words a native speaker would choose in these instances, particularly in the second sentence. :)

    3) Not sure on this one... are you just looking for terms that mean what you've described? "Always keeping in my wits" is not a proper term. "Keep my wits about me" would make more sense. However, I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here.


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    Re: The right way to use vocab - help me

    Quote Originally Posted by chadley25 View Post
    1) These words are synonyms, but can convey varying degrees. Important is a gradeable adjective, so something can be "very important." However, crucial is ungradeable. It's already at the top of the scale of importance, so you can't say "very crucial." They all mean basically the same thing, but would be used differently simply to connote varying degrees of importants, or to lend emphasis within a sentence.

    2) Your sentences are grammatically correct, but these are not likely to be the words a native speaker would choose in these instances, particularly in the second sentence. :)

    3) Not sure on this one... are you just looking for terms that mean what you've described? "Always keeping in my wits" is not a proper term. "Keep my wits about me" would make more sense. However, I'm not entirely sure what you're asking here.
    Thanks.
    1) I need to know the differences between those words for example
    crucial cant be use for person right?
    She is a crucial person in my life
    2)So can you modify it so it resemble to native speaker style?
    3)I mean like I have read an essay it says.
    Always keeping in my wits, it was a rip-roaring day
    (so the grammar is wrong?)
    I need another style but with same meaning.
    I still remember > I cant forget it


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    Re: The right way to use vocab - help me

    anyone?

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