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    homage figuratively

    Would it work to use the word "homage" figuratively as in "When I get in to Brussels, I'm going to do homage to local beers."?

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    Re: homage figuratively

    Yes, that's OK.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 31-Mar-2014 at 09:49.

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    Re: homage figuratively

    I agree with Raymott. One could also say "pay homage to". I think that is more common.

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    Re: homage figuratively

    I would pay homage to the local beer(s).

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    Re: homage figuratively

    Just a random question. If I were undecided about what beers I was going to try, could I just say "beers" without the definite article?

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    Re: homage figuratively

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Just a random question. If I were undecided about what beers I was going to try, could I just say "beers" without the definite article?
    It depends on the context.

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    Re: homage figuratively

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It depends on the context.
    I think he means in the context which he presented - that context in which I corrected his "local beers" to "the local beers".

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    Re: homage figuratively

    Sorry- I had missed your correction.

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    Re: homage figuratively

    I would accept it with or without "the".

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    #10

    Re: homage figuratively

    I am not a teacher.

    I would probably use "the" in this context.

    However, I'm obviously missing something because I don't understand this whole exchange regarding Raymott's correction. Where did it go?

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