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    Gizmo

    "The modern world is populated by intelligent gizmos whose universal existence has removed much human labor."
    I would like to know which word "zigmos" is most probably means ; devices or creatures and why.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by notletrest; 10-Jul-2012 at 15:03. Reason: correct misspelling

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    Re: zigmo

    Hi,

    About the menaing: gizmo - WordReference.com Dictionary of English, which you should have done yourself anyway.

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: zigmo

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    "The modern world is populated by intelligent gizmos whose universal existence has removed much human labor."
    I would like to know which what the word "zigmos" is most probably means - "devices" or "creatures". and why.
    Thanks!
    Concentrate on your spelling. The word is "GIZMO". You have swapped the Z and G round both in your title and in your post. If you have looked up the word "zigmo" then it is not surprising that you have not found anything.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: zigmo

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Concentrate on your spelling. The word is "GIZMO". You have swapped the Z and G round both in your title and in your post. If you have looked up the word "zigmo" then it is not surprising that you have not found anything.
    1. The topic should be "gizmo". I am sorry for that.
    2. It is from a test paper for university graduates. My real meaning is a gizmo can be devices. The two choices are both correct. So the design of the question is not right. I would like to hear your opinions.
    Thank 2d2 amd others!

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    Re: zigmo

    A gizmo is ONLY a thing, never a person.
    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: Gizmo

    Okay, "Gizmo" can also be the proper name of a living thing, but don't feed it after midnight.
    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: zigmo

    Hello.
    To me, "Gizmo" is this:

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    Re: Gizmo

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Okay, "Gizmo" can also be the proper name of a living thing, but don't feed it after midnight.
    1.The title should be gizmo. I am sorry for my carelessness.
    2.It is from a test paper for unversity graduates. My real meaning is creatures and devices are both correct. According to a dictionary , creature means " anything that has been cteated." So I think the two choices are correct, and the design of the question is wrong. What do think of my ideas?
    Thank to 2d2 and others!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    My real meaning opinion is creatures and devices are both correct. According to a dictionary , creature means " anything that has been ctreated." So I think the two choices are correct, and the design of the question is wrong. What do think of my ideas?
    Most of us, in my opinion, think of gizmos as gadgets, machines; the question is fine.

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    Re: Gizmo

    Apart from the Gizmo pictured above, a completely fictional creature which was actually called "a gremlin", I have never heard of any living creature, artificially created or otherwise, being referred to as "a gizmo". To me, it's usually an electric/electronic device.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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