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    Noun for "visited by ghost"

    Post withdrawn, otherwise my post may turn this forum into a chat form.
    Last edited by Peter Chan; 23-Feb-2014 at 10:07.

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    #2

    Re: Noun for "visited by ghost"

    You try first.

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    #3

    Re: Noun for "visited by ghost"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You try first.
    You may think I am a student. In fact, I am a retired person.
    I am just curious.

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    #4

    Re: Noun for "visited by ghost"

    Is the exercise self-made, or have you found it in a book?

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    Re: Noun for "visited by ghost"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Is the exercise self-made, or have you found it in a book?
    You are still thinking I am a student asking for help with my home work.
    I though about this question when I woke last mid night, I think I should withdraw my post, otherwise this forum will become a chat forum.

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    #6

    Re: Noun for "visited by ghost"

    'This is a haunted house' is an unnatural statement. We'd say 'This house is said to be haunted' or 'Some people believe that this is a haunted house'.

    'This house is known for ghosts' is also unnatural (I can't think of another single noun that fits your blank space).

    We'd say 'This house is believed by some to have a ghost'.

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    Re: Noun for "visited by ghost"

    Plenty of people will say with great conviction "This is a haunted house". Their absolute belief that that is true might be unnatural but I don't find the sentence itself unnatural.

    As far as the original question (now irritatingly deleted!) goes, I would say something like "This house is known for paranormal activity". Like Rover, I can't think of one single word which would fit in the space.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: Noun for "visited by ghost"

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Chan View Post
    I should withdraw my post.
    Is it correct to say "withdraw a post"? Should "delete" be used instead?

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    Re: Noun for "visited by ghost"

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it correct to say "withdraw a post"? Should "delete" be used instead?

    The following is my own interpretation of “withdraw” and “delete”.

    When I write “I delete my post” I mean I erase the group of word I have written, or I make the group of words disappear.

    When I write “I withdraw my post” I mean I withdraw/retreat my intention to write/post, I also retreat the ideas, opinions, comments etc. expressed in my writing.

    Since I do not want to turn this forum into a chat forum, I think I should use “withdraw”.

    Matthew and all teachers, please comment.

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    Re: Noun for "visited by ghost"

    Peter, you can reinstate your post as it has generated some interest among our members.

    'Delete your post' means to erase the words or content.

    'Withdraw your post' means you are no longer interested in having it answered.

    As it has already been answered you cannot withdraw it.

    There is no danger of your turning Ask a Teacher into a chatroom. When this looks like happening, a moderator will move the thread into the General Language Discussions forum or General Members Discussions. These are our chatrooms.

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