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    conviction, power, electronics

    Dear teachers,

    I have three questions to ask:

    No.1
    Faith will move mountains.
    Can I replace "faith" with "belief" or "conviction"?

    No.2
    In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
    Can I replace "strength" with "power"?

    No.3
    The electrical engineer suggested that they strip down the electronics of the car.
    "electronics" is a branch of science. How can it be "stripped down"?



    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: conviction, power, electronics

    No.1
    Faith will move mountains.
    Can I replace "faith" with "belief" or "conviction"?

    It is from the bible apparently. Why would you want to change an age-old saying?


    No.2
    In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance.
    Can I replace "strength" with "power"?

    The two words are very similar in meaning and are used interchangeably.
    But when we talk about the qualities of a person (which the stream and rock is used as an analogy), we usually talk of strength and perseverence.


    No.3
    The electrical engineer suggested that they strip down the electronics of the car.
    "electronics" is a branch of science. How can it be "stripped down"?

    The 'electronics' refers to the electronic components.

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    Last edited by tedtmc; 24-Apr-2010 at 06:54.

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