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    Are the usages still in use?

    Dictionaries help, but not always. One of the fears that an English leaner faces is that the usage of a word may be too old-fashioned to be used today.

    Are the usages of deuce as follows still in use?

    How do they go to deuce every time?


    The deuce is in it if I cannot.


    When the deuce can we get this work done?
    Last edited by NewHopeR; 30-Apr-2012 at 02:28. Reason: misspelling

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    Re: Are the usages still in use?

    Very old fashioned.
    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: Are the usages still in use?

    Thanks

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    Re: Are the usages still in use?

    It's bang up-to-date in these contexts:

    deuce1
    noun
    • 1 chiefly N. Amer. a thing representing, or represented by, the number two, in particular the two on dice or playing cards.


    • 2 Tennis the score of 40 all in a game, at which each player needs two consecutive points to win the game.

    As your question is about the word Deuce, NewHope, that would have been a better thread title. It might even have found some appropriate Similar Threads rather than the useless ones below.

    Rover

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