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    #1

    estimate

    Hello.
    Can we estitame the distance to the building?

    For example: She had to estimate the distance to the right building.
    A friend of mine said it's incorrect, but I try to persuade him.

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: estimate

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello. Unnecessary.

    Can we estitame estimate the distance to the building?

    For example: She had to estimate the distance to the right building.

    A friend of mine said it's incorrect, but I tried/am trying to persuade him ​that it's correct.

    Thanks.
    It's absolutely fine. What does your friend think is wrong with it?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: estimate

    Show your friend this dictionary definition:

    estimate

    vb
    • to form an approximate idea of (distance, size, cost, etc); calculate roughly; gauge
    (Collins)

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    #4

    Re: estimate

    I don't know exactly why he thought so. He said "measure" sounds better.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: estimate

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I don't know exactly why he thought so. He said "measure" sounds better.
    You could use "measure" but it doesn't mean the same as "estimate".

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    #6

    Re: estimate

    If you measured the distance, you wouldn't need to estimate it. You would already know the exact distance.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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