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    english doubt

    Hello,
    I have two questions. I'd like to know if to say that something has cropped up and we have to put our meeting off I can use also the expressions : "due to a hitch", "due to a mishap" and "due to a setback". If not, way? what is the difference?
    The second one is; If I'm talking about a spoiled child is more correct to say that "he has a tantrum" or that "he makes a fit"?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: english doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by Elisa70 View Post
    Hello,
    I have two questions. I'd like to know if to say that something has cropped up and we have to put our meeting off, I can use also the expressions: "due to a hitch," "due to a mishap" and "due to a setback." If not, why? What is the difference?
    The second one is, if I'm talking about a spoiled child, is it more correct to say that "he has a tantrum" or that "he makes a fit"?

    Thanks a lot
    Good questions!

    You can use all those expressions to say something has come up. A hitch and a setback are the same thing, but a mishap is different. It's one kind of setback. It implies that there was an accident of some kind.

    "Has a tantrum" is good, but we wouldn't say "makes a fit." "Has a fit" is good. We also throw fits and throw tantrums.

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