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    how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    HOW TO USE "OLD DUCK " IDIOMATICALLY

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    Re: how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    What makes you think it can be used idiomatically?

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    Re: how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    Do you have a context for us?

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    Re: how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    Welcome to the forum, narender gade.

    Please turn Caps Lock off — it's like you are shouting at us. Additionally, we need to know whether you can use capital letters correctly.

    Your question should look like this:

    How can I use "old duck" idiomatically?

    Note the capital letter to begin the question and the mandatory punctuation mark at the end. Do not start a question with 'How to...'

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    #5

    Re: how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Narender Gade:

    There was a discussion about "old duck" in this forum in March, 2008.

    Please go to the Google search engine and type in these words: "Old duck" -- UsingEnglish.com

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    #6

    Re: how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    I do use "odd duck" as in "yeah, he's a bit of an odd duck but we all love him anyway" to mean "a bit strange."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    That might be the answer!

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    Re: how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    Only if the OP wants to change his question from 'old duck' to 'odd duck'.

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    #9

    Re: how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    We have not come up with much. A typo is a reasonable possibility.

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    #10

    Re: how to use "old duck" idiomaically

    TheParser has come up with a very good suggestion.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Jun-2015 at 18:54.

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