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    Help, please

    Hello everybody

    How do I deal with a word that got more than a meaing and I need one of the meanings if I read for example, a passage

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    Re: Help, please

    Quote Originally Posted by in use View Post
    Hello everybody

    How do I deal with a word that got has more than a one meaning and I need one of the meanings? if I read for example, a passage
    I'm not sure what you mean, especially with the section marked in blue. Do you mean that you have a problem when you find a word that has multiple meanings? Were you giving "passage" as an example of a word that has more than one meaning?

    Are you having problems working out which meaning was intended, or with using the word?

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    Re: Help, please

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    Quote Originally Posted by in use View Post
    Hello everybody,

    How do I deal with a word that has more than one meaning and I need one of the meanings if I read for example, a passage?
    Hi,
    Plenty of words have different meanings.
    However, a word is only a part of a sentence, and this means you can tell its meaning when you analyze the sentence(s).
    (I'm not talking about short sentences, or even just a single sentence.)
    My mouse doesn't work anymore.
    I don't think you would believe it's an animal (like a cat).
    My sister is afraid of mice.
    I don't think my non-existing sister would be afraid of my PC mouse.

    In the real world, when someone talks to you, s/he will not just come with short sentences whose meanings would be multiplex.
    They will either show you something (while talking) or they will explain it to you.
    Whenever you don't know what someone means, just ask him.

    Well, this topic is complex, maybe you can show us the passage.
    (Or do you mean the word "passage"?)

    Cheers!

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    Re: Help, please

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
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    Hi,
    Plenty of words have different meanings.
    However, a word is only a part of a sentence, and this means you can tell its meaning when you analyze the sentence(s).
    (I'm not talking about short sentences, or even just a single sentence.)
    My mouse doesn't work anymore.
    I don't think you would believe it's an animal (like a cat).
    My sister is afraid of mice.
    I don't think my non-existing sister would be afraid of my PC mouse.

    In the real world, when someone talks to you, s/he will not just come with short sentences whose meanings would be multiplex.
    They will either show you something (while talking) or they will explain it to you.
    Whenever you don't know what someone means, just ask him.

    Well, this topic is complex, maybe you can show us the passage.
    (Or do you mean the word "passage"?)

    Cheers!

    No, I did't mean ''passage'' as an example
    What I meant is if I read something and found a word I don't know its meaning, let's say the word ''consider'' as an example and of course it means one meaning only in the something I read and then translate it and got the meaning.
    Should I memorize this meaning only and the rest meanings next time or all of the meanings of the word even the one I didn't face before
    I hope you answer it

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    Re: Help, please

    Quote Originally Posted by in use View Post
    No, I did't mean ''passage'' as an example
    What I meant is if I read something and found a word I don't know its meaning, let's say the word ''consider'' as an example and of course it means one meaning only in the something I read and then translate it and got the meaning.
    Should I memorize this meaning only and the rest meanings next time or all of the meanings of the word even the one I didn't face before
    I hope you answer it
    I recommend learning all the meanings, with an example sentence for each, so that in future you can use them appropriately and you will also recognise which meaning is being used when you read the word again.

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