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    Hello, which of these sentences is correct? do they mean the same? Thanks.

    1) The room is hot.

    2) There is hot in the room.

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    Re: hot room

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    Is inserting a tick box an administrator's privilege or can us ordinary folks do it? If yes, how? Thanks.

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    Re: hot room

    Quote Originally Posted by Encolpius View Post
    Hello, which of these sentences is correct? do they mean the same? Thanks.

    1) The room is hot.

    2) There is hot in the room.
    With sentence 2, you need to remember that "hot" is not a noun, therefore there cannot "be hot in the room". Hot is an adjective. The noun related to it is "heat".

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    Re: hot room

    To insert a tick or cross type :tick: or :cross: and they will turn into the symbols and .
    Another handy one- If you type [STRIKE]example phrase[/STRIKE], it will become example phrase
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    Re: hot room

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    To insert a tick type :tick: and :cross: and they will turn into the symbols and .
    Another handy one- If you type[STRIKE]example phrase[/STRIKE], it will become example phrase
    [NOPARSE]

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    Re: hot room

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    With sentence 2, you need to remember that "hot" is not a noun, therefore there cannot "be hot in the room". Hot is an adjective. The noun related to it is "heat".
    Thank you for the brilliant explanation.
    So can I say: There is heat in the room?
    Thanks.

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    Re: hot room

    Quote Originally Posted by Encolpius View Post
    Thank you for the brilliant explanation.
    So can I say: There is heat in the room?
    Thanks.
    We wouldn't normally word it like that, we would say "It's hot in the room".

    We might use "heat" in some circumstances, for example:

    - We need a bit less heat in that room. Please turn the radiators down.
    - It's freezing in here. We could do with a bit of heat so can you go and get the electric heater please?

    But normally when talking about the temperature somewhere we use "It's hot/warm/chilly/cold/freezing/roasting etc"

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    Re: hot room

    I would understand 'There's heat in the room' as meaning that people were arguing or some other trouble rather than a comment about the temperature because it's not a natural English sentence to describe temperature.

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    Re: hot room

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    [NOPARSE]
    I was using eye of newt and toe of frog, but your method looks much quicker.

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