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    Question Downturn

    Hello teachers and the others members,

    I would like to know if it is a normal use of the word downturn in a sense of fall. I give you an exemple, see below:

    A stone downturn from the roof.

    What do you mean about that?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Downturn

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello teachers and the other(s) no "s" members,

    I would like to know if it is a normal to use the word "downturn" inthe sense of "fall". I'll give you an example, see below:

    A stone downturn from the roof. No, you can't use it that way.

    What do you mean about that? Do you mean "what do you think about that"?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Downturn

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
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    Hi teacher,

    Thanks for your correction, I have two questions, the first is about the word 'other' sometimes people write it with the 's', but I do not know if it is right or just a mistake whopeople make.

    My second issue is the verb mean, if I write for example: she means no offence, in French we are going to translate this with the verb 'penser' I believe you follow the way of my brain. (Nonetheless, you're right about what I'd like to write).

    Thanks for Gillneter, too.

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    Re: Downturn

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hi teacher,

    Thanks for your correction, I have two questions, the first is about the word 'other' sometimes people write it with the 's', but I do not know if it is right or just a mistake whopeople make.
    The others = the other people/members/...
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Downturn

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    The others = the other people/members/...
    I am not a teacher.
    Hi Mmasny,

    If I write '
    Hello teachers and the others' it is right. You agree?

    Thanks.

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    #6

    Re: Downturn

    I routinely write "Hi all," in my e-mails. I don't consider it poor English. Informal, yes, but not bad English.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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