Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Thai
      • Home Country:
      • Thailand
      • Current Location:
      • Thailand

    • Join Date: Dec 2003
    • Posts: 287
    #1

    "The paper is a heavy, impressive stock."

    Hello there,

    This question might sound silly but because I'm non-native English speaker so I don't quite understand its exact meaning:

    The context is about a guy preparing a summary report to the executive. The report is crisp briefing document that is clear and succinct. Then, it says "The paper is a heavy, impressive stock".

    I think "stock" here is not a stock that people are trading for sure. So, from my guess, can it mean that guy used a very good (and expensive, maybe) stationary (thick, conqueror paper) to write the report? That's what I can think of. Or what else can it mean?

    Thank you. Beeja

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,307
    #2

    Re: "The paper is a heavy, impressive stock."

    Yes, it refers to the quality of the paper.

    And note it's "stationery."

    And I don't know what you mean by "conqueror paper."

  1. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,822
    #3

    Re: "The paper is a heavy, impressive stock."

    "Conqueror" is a well-known and long-standing brand of [writing] paper in the UK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,307
    #4

    Re: "The paper is a heavy, impressive stock."

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Conqueror" is a well-known and long-standing brand of [writing] paper in the UK.
    Thank you.

    This is why capital letters on proper nouns are important. I would have assumed it was a brand name if it had been capitalized.

Similar Threads

  1. can we use "heavy taste" to describe a person?
    By LeTyan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-May-2012, 12:15
  2. the nuance of "impressive venture"
    By optimistic pessimist in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31-Mar-2012, 16:29
  3. What is "the stock retirement speech"
    By Hutingxi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-Mar-2010, 18:04
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-Nov-2006, 19:16

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •