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    Post Post-war

    Hi all, does the word post-war signify what happens only after a war or even during a war?
    Thank you in advance

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    Re: Post-war

    * Not a teacher

    This should clear you up:

    Post-war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Post-war

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    Hi all, does the word post-war signify what happens only after a war or even during a war?
    Thank you in advance


    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    There are two Latin prefixes that we English speakers absolutely must know:

    pre- (before)

    post- (after)

    Then we can often guess what a word means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    There are two Latin prefixes that we English speakers absolutely must know:

    pre- (before)

    post- (after)

    Then we can often guess what a word means.

    I'm a little bit confused! Last year we had a subject which deals with "post-colonialism", when the teacher defined it, she proclaimed that it is about what occurs during the and afther the colonization.

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    Re: Post-war

    Your teacher was wrong. "Post" means after.

    "Post-war" would usually refer to World War II if not otherwise specified.

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    Re: Post-war

    In the US, we refer to the Colonial Era for the time when the colonies belonged to England. The Post-Colonial Era is when we were just a baby nation... but definitely not before then.

    (I'm not sure about the capitalization there. I just did what looked right, but it could well be that it should all be lower-case.)
    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: Post-war

    Quote Originally Posted by ucef View Post
    I'm a little bit confused!

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    (1) So am I!
    (2) Well, if a teacher said that, then she/he must be correct.

    (3) Consider this horrible sentence of mine:

    The post-colonial history of many countries has been disappointing, to

    say the least.

    (a) For many of us ordinary speakers, it means:

    Since the so-called colonialists have left, the political and economic situation in many of those countries has disappointed many people.

    (i) For us ordinary speakers, the definitions are very clear:

    pre-colonial days = before the Americans and the Europeans decided to visit the other continents in order to offer guidance.

    colonial days = the time during which some countries were under American or European guidance.

    post-colonial days = Since the time that those countries received official independence.

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    Re: Post-war

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    (2) Well, if a teacher said that, then she/he must be correct.
    no, NO. NO.

    Teachers is human beans. Us is as cappabbel of makking misteak's as anyone eles'.

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    Re: Post-war

    Speek four yoreself.

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    Re: Post-war

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    Ucef,

    (1) I have just read something that may interest you.

    (2) In China, the young people are often referred to as bawuhou.

    ba = 8
    wu = 5
    hou = after

    (3) Therefore, the English translation is: The post-1985 generation.


    Source: The New Yorker magazine, February 6, 2012.

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