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    We need your hands -Korean high school Englsh two arguable problems

    Hi, there I need your dear help from Korea, we just had middle term exam... but two problems have been arguing amomg us, students. let me show you two problems now...please help!!!


    1. In animal farms, as you know, there is a sentence : Napoleon was now a mature boar of twenty-four stone.
    above the sentence , twenty-four stone was transleated into 300 pound , of course, our school English teacher made the 300 pound expression wrong so that cannot be correct answers, Is there any way to compare 24-stone to 300pound?
    as i know , nowadays there are no nation to calculate weight by stone-unit, also it is very very difficult to admit E.Teacher's reply was that Studuents should bring appropriate and reasonable example to compare them...If you can, give me a hand...thank you!!



    2. conjunctiion proble...
    I would like to know , In context , Is there any difference between "In other words" and " therefore"

    thank you all...

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    Re: We need your hands -Korean high school Englsh two arguable problems

    24 stone equals 336 pounds.

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    Re: We need your hands -Korean high school Englsh two arguable problems

    Quote Originally Posted by thesimson View Post
    twenty-four stone was transleated into 300 pound , of course, our school English teacher made the 300 pound expression wrong so that cannot be correct answers, Is there any way to compare 24-stone to 300pound?
    That seems a bit unfair to me; it's more of a maths question than a language one.

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    Re: We need your hands -Korean high school Englsh two arguable problems

    In the UK, most of us still refer to our weight in stones and pounds.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: We need your hands -Korean high school Englsh two arguable problems

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In the UK, most of us still refer to our weight in stones and pounds.
    That's about all we do use 'stone' for nowadays. Even back in the 1950s, when I was a child, we used it only for potatoes, fish, and a few other odd things that I've forgotten. In those days, we had to learn the avoirdupois weights at school, and had to to such sums as "Add 1 ton 4cwt 3 q 1 st 11lb 13oz and 3 tons 17cwt 0q 1st lb 6oz".

    As there were 16oz in 1lb, 14lb in 1st, 2st in 1q, 4q in 1cwt and 20cwt in one ton, the addition was not easy.

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    Re: We need your hands -Korean high school Englsh two arguable problems

    Nor the definitions:

    This is a quarter of a hundredweight, not be to confused with a quart, which is a quarter of a gallon. There is also a volume unit called a quarter which was supposed to be a quarter of a chaldron and also a quarter of a yard.
    A tod was the same weight as a quarter. It was used to measuring wool.

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