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    fabricate,construct or build?

    Hi, could you tell me the difference between the three? Thanks.

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    Re: fabricate,construct or build?

    Quote Originally Posted by elhabanero View Post
    Hi, could you tell me the difference between the three? Thanks.
    Have you looked in a dictionary?

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    Re: fabricate,construct or build?

    mmmm...ok ....so.... from now on I will look in a dictionary .....and you said you are a moderator.....mmm.....excellent way to moderate.....anyway ,Merry Christmas and happy new year....

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    Re: fabricate,construct or build?

    In fact, it IS an excellent way to moderate. If you've looked them up and see overlapping definitions, and want to know which is best in a particular sentence, then say so. Most of the learners here want us to spend our time on where we can add the most value, not spitting out definitions available from other sources.
    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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    Re: fabricate,construct or build?

    The dictionary will tell you how these words overlap. The differences depend to a great degree on the application. In what context do you want to use one of these words?

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    Re: fabricate,construct or build?

    Politeness is best expressed as the practical application of good manners or etiquette. It is a culturally-defined phenomenon, and therefore what is considered polite in one culture can sometimes be quite rude or simply eccentric in another cultural context.

    While the goal of politeness is to make all of the parties relaxed and comfortable with one another, these culturally-defined standards at times may be manipulated to inflict shame on a designated party.

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    Re: fabricate,construct or build?

    not a teacher

    these culturally-defined standards at times may be manipulated to inflict shame on a designated party.

    I think you have misundertood the intentions of the moderators. You are expected to have done some homework (as in checking up the dictionary) and given some thoughts to the question before asking.
    Last edited by tedtmc; 31-Dec-2011 at 06:16.

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    Re: fabricate,construct or build?

    Quote Originally Posted by elhabanero View Post
    mmmm...ok ....so.... from now on I will look in a dictionary .....and you said you are a moderator.....mmm.....excellent way to moderate.....anyway ,Merry Christmas and happy new year....
    Absolutely - a dictionary would not give 'spoon-feeding' as a synonym of 'moderating'.

    And a happy new year

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    I do uphold the moderators' reaction. Please, forum members do understand their hard and time-consuming work. Thus far, I have also been given similar advice. I did not get upset, rather I followed their recommendations. OWING TO YOUR HELP MY DEAR MODERATORS I HAVE CHANGED A LOT IN MY CAREER. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

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