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    Use of word Shabby

    Hi,

    I want to know the use of word "SHABBY".
    How and in what cases do we use this word?

    I would be thankful.

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    Madhusudan

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    Re: Use of word Shabby

    Have you looked the word up in a dictionary?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Use of word Shabby

    ya i looked actually there are many meanings of this word viz. inferior in quality, wearing worn cloths etc.. But basically or more frequently where do we use this word? appreciate if you could explain this.

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    Re: Use of word Shabby

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSBOND View Post
    ya i looked actually there are many meanings of this word viz. inferior in quality, wearing worn cloths etc.. But basically or more frequently where do we use this word? appreciate if you could explain this.
    Take a look at the definitions and example sentences here.

    Also, please remember the following standards of written English:

    - Start every new sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Put a space after full stop, comma, question mark, exclamation mark, colon, semi-colon etc.

    (Courtesy of emsr2d2.)

    - Always capitalise "I".
    - "Ya" is not a proper substitute for "yes".
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 01-Oct-2012 at 20:21.

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    #5

    Re: Use of word Shabby

    I see it most often used with either clothing or furniture, or referring to how someone is treated.
    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: Use of word Shabby

    For examples of single words used in context, bookmark the FrazeIt website.

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    Re: Use of word Shabby

    Thanks for making me correct. I will take care of that from next time.

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    Re: Use of word Shabby

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I see it most often used with either clothing or furniture, or referring to how someone is treated.
    Common collocations are 'shabbily dressed' and 'shabbily furnished'. An example of the metaphorical usage (referring to behaviour or conduct) is 'That's terrible; he shouldn't have done that. You've been very shabbily treated.'

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