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    real-time answer?

    Hello, teachers:
    I asked a question on-line, and then I gto the answer immediatley.
    I say "Thanks for your prompt clarification".
    I am wondering if I can say "Thanks for your real-time clarification."
    Is it idiomatic?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: real-time answer?

    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    Hello, teachers:
    I asked a question on-line, and then I gto the answer immediatley.
    I say "Thanks for your prompt clarification".
    I am wondering if I can say "Thanks for your real-time clarification."
    Is it idiomatic?
    Thanks a lot!
    I wouldn't say it. What do you think it brings to the sentence that "prompt" doesn't?

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    Re: real-time answer?

    I am learning the phrase "real-time".

    I leanered that it means immediately.
    So I am wondering if they are interchangable.
    Thanks a lot!

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    Exclamation Re: real-time answer?

    Quote Originally Posted by WUKEN View Post
    I am learning the phrase "real-time".

    I leanered that it means immediately.
    So I am wondering if they are interchangable.
    Thanks a lot!
    in real time is an idiom meaning immediately. So you can say:
    Thanks for your clarification in real time.
    Why do you want to use three words instead of one(prompt) that has better clarity and efficiency?

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    Re: real-time answer?

    Thanks for your clarifications.
    It's very helpful.
    I just learned a new phrase"real-time" and I am wondering how to use the phrase.
    Therefore, I posted my question.
    I have learned another idiom.
    Thanks again!

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