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    Cool tip, forecast, hint, or else??

    Hi,

    Which is the most common word for the following dialog?

    A- Manchester is going to play against Liverpool tomorrow. What's your forecast?

    B- My forecast is: 2-2

    Or should I say 'My tip is: 2-2'

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    Re: tip, forecast, hint, or else??

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Which is the most common word for the following dialog?

    A- Manchester is going to play against Liverpool tomorrow. What's your forecast?

    B- My forecast is: 2-2

    Or should I say 'My tip is: 2-2'
    Personally, I wouldn't use either! I would say "What's your prediction [of the score]?"

    A tip is usually information that you give/receive based on actual information, history etc.

    I have a tip for you for the 2pm race at Ascot. The horse called "Sunrise" has only just recovered from a severe cold so I don't think it will do very well. I'd advise you not to place a bet on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Personally, I wouldn't use either! I would say "What's your prediction [of the score]?"

    A tip is usually information that you give/receive based on actual information, history etc.

    I have a tip for you for the 2pm race at Ascot. The horse called "Sunrise" has only just recovered from a severe cold so I don't think it will do very well. I'd advise you not to place a bet on it.
    Thanks. And can I say 'My bet is '3-2 for Chelsea''

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    Re: tip, forecast, hint, or else??

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Thanks. And can I say 'My bet is '3-2 for Chelsea''
    If you have actually placed a bet on it, you can say "My money's on Chelsea winning 3-2", or "I've bet on Chelsea to win 3-2".

    Colloquially, we also say "I (or I'll) bet Chelsea win" to mean "I think Chelsea will win the match". It doesn't suggest that you have actually placed a bet on the result though. We use this a lot!

    I bet you were good at tennis when you were young.
    I bet Jane doesn't turn up at the party.
    I'll bet she paints her bedroom green again. She's so unadventurous when it comes to colour!


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    Re: tip, forecast, hint, or else??

    You can also say "my bet is on X". For example: "My bet is on Chelsea (winning 3-2)". This doesn't necessarily mean you've actually made a bet (i.e. gambled money): it just means you think Chelsea will win 3-2.

    In British English, I'd expect someone to say "3-2 to Chelsea", rather than "3-2 for Chelsea".

    My Oxford Dictionary of English notes that "forecast" is used in particular in reference to weather and financial trends.

    The Wikipedia entry for "forecast" says that both words have very similar meanings, but differ in that "forecast" is often used in a very specific sense, whereas "prediction" is used to refer more generally to the future.

    Adding to what emsr2d2 said on the word "tip", a tip is often a piece of useful advice. If you give someone a tip, you're giving them information that you expect will help them in some way.

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    Re: tip, forecast, hint, or else??

    I often say: My bet is on

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