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    becoming captured or getting captured?

    My respected teachers

    Please find out mistakes and correct them.

    A: Teach me some tips of checkers game.
    B: Listen -
    1: ''Block the kings row from your opponent for as long as possible. If he can't make a king, he will be at a disadvantage.'' OR
    ''Block the kings rows of your opponent for as long as possible. If he can't make a king, he will be at a disadvantage.'' ?
    2: ''Try to pre-think the opponent's move and block him so that he can no longer make a move.'' OR
    ''Try to pre-think the opponent's moves and block him so that he can no longer make a move.'' ? What does ''pre-think'' mean?
    3: ''Move your piece between your own pieces and your opponent’s pieces to slip into a spot near the opponent’s piece without becoming captured.'' OR
    ''Move your piece between your own pieces and your opponent’s pieces to slip into a spot near the opponent’s piece without getting captured.'' ?

    Thanks a million!

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    Re: becoming captured or getting captured?

    Quote Originally Posted by untaught View Post
    My respected teachers

    Please find out mistakes and correct them.

    A: Teach me some tips of checkers game.
    B: Listen -
    1: ''Block the kings row from your opponent for as long as possible. If he can't make a king, he will be at a disadvantage.'' OR
    ''Block the kings rows of your opponent for as long as possible. If he can't make a king, he will be at a disadvantage.'' ?
    2: ''Try to pre-think the opponent's move and block him so that he can no longer make a move.'' OR
    ''Try to pre-think the opponent's moves and block him so that he can no longer make a move.'' ? What does ''pre-think'' mean?
    3: ''Move your piece between your own pieces and your opponent’s pieces to slip into a spot near the opponent’s piece without becoming captured.'' OR
    ''Move your piece between your own pieces and your opponent’s pieces to slip into a spot near the opponent’s piece without getting captured.'' ?

    Thanks a million!
    "Being" or "getting", not "becoming".

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    Re: becoming captured or getting captured?

    Absolutely right, Bhai.... capture is inchoative.


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    Re: becoming captured or getting captured?

    Thanks for the reply! Bhai Sahib and Konu...

    The rest sentences are ok or not?

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    Re: becoming captured or getting captured?

    Quote Originally Posted by untaught View Post
    My respected teachers

    Please find out mistakes and correct them.

    A: Teach me some tips of checkers game.
    B: Listen -
    1: ''Block the kings row from your opponent for as long as possible. If he can't make a king, he will be at a disadvantage.'' OR
    ''Block the kings rows of your opponent for as long as possible. If he can't make a king, he will be at a disadvantage.'' ?
    2: ''Try to pre-think the opponent's move and block him so that he can no longer make a move.'' OR
    ''Try to pre-think the opponent's moves and block him so that he can no longer make a move.'' ? What does ''pre-think'' mean?
    3: ''Move your piece between your own pieces and your opponent’s pieces to slip into a spot near the opponent’s piece without becoming captured.'' OR
    ''Move your piece between your own pieces and your opponent’s pieces to slip into a spot near the opponent’s piece without getting captured.'' ?

    Thanks a million!
    1: ''Block the kings row from your opponent for as long as possible. If he can't make a king, he will be at a disadvantage.''
    2: ''Try to think ahead and pedict the opponent's move and block him so that he can no longer make a move".
    What does ''pre-think'' mean? "Think ahead and predict" is better..
    3: ''Move your piece between your own pieces and your opponent’s pieces to slip into a spot near the opponent’s piece without getting captured.'' ?


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