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    pose/stance/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Chancellor Merkel agreed with Peres about the risk posed by Iran.

    The continuing increase in population numbers poses some awkward questions for the government.

    This stand poses a threat to peace.

    pose = to put forward; present

    In her youth, she earned a reasonable living by posing for art studentss in the drawing class.

    pose = to assume or hold a particular position or posture, as in sitting for a portrait

    The thief got into the house by posing as a television repairman.

    pose = to represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is

    Let me pose a question.

    pose = to set forth in words; propound

    That particular question has posed everybody.

    pose = to affect a particular mental attitude

    The two leaders discussed Iran's anti-Israel stance.

    He took an antiwar stance.

    He manifested his hostile stance towards modern poetry.

    stance = a station; a position; a site; mental posture; point of view

    He held a threatening stance.

    stance = a characteristic way of bearing one's body; carriage

    He has a left-hand stance.

    stance = posture

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: pose/stance/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Chancellor Merkel agreed with Peres about the risk posed by Iran.

    The continuing/continued increase in population (numbers) poses some awkward questions for the government.

    This stand poses a threat to peace.
    Global worming poses a great concern for everyone.
    pose = to put forward; present( something to/for somebody/something)

    In her youth, she earned a reasonable living by posing for art students in the drawing class.

    pose = to assume or hold a particular position or posture, as in sitting for a portrait=to stay in a particular position, in order to be photographed, painted, etc

    The thief got into the house by posing as a television repairman.

    pose = to represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is Ok

    Let me pose a question.

    pose = to set forth in words; propound, one that needs to be carefully thought about</SPAN>:

    That particular question has posed everybody.

    pose = to affect a particular mental attitude

    The two leaders discussed Iran's anti-Israel stance.

    He took an antiwar stance.

    He manifested his hostile stance towards modern poetry.

    stance = a station; a position; a site; mental posture; point of view= an opinion that is stated publicly

    He held a threatening stance.(toward or against what?)
    Chaina strikes a threatening stance toward Taiwan
    stance = a characteristic way of bearing one's body; carriage

    He has a left-hand stance.

    stance = posture (Does this mean Left-handed Characters?)

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Agreed but what does "a person has a left hand stance" mean?

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    #3

    Re: pose/stance/

    Hi sarat 106,

    Thank you for your empathy with my work.

    “a left-hand stance” = “a left-hand posture”

    "He has a left-hand stance" = "He is a left-handed fighter."

    The term in question is relevant to fighting position in modern boxing. Left-handed fighters usw a mirror image of the orthodox stance, which can create problems for orthodox fighters unaccustomed to receiving jabs, hooks, or crosses from the opposite side.

    Regards,

    V.

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