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    İssue or thread

    You use " thread" when you're talking about a post in this forum. But which one do you use in real life when you are talking about something? Can I use " thread " for "issue" in real life?

    Should I use "subject" "topic", "issue" or "thread"?

    For example, can I say "Can we change this Topic?" when ı want to change the topic that we're talking about?
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    Re: İssue or thread

    I wouldn't substitute 'thread' for 'issue' in conversation. I come from the Midwestern USA. To me, an 'issue' is the underlying problem under discussion.

    I might, however, say something like, "I've lost the thread of this discussion" meaning, "I'm confused. What were we originally talking about?"

    My 'taxonomy' of the words you listed would be: Topic, Subject, Issue, Thread. I can imagine a TV debate moderator saying, "Tonight, our topic is Politics. Our subject is Immigration. The issue is: Should asylum seekers be allowed easier entry into the United States?"

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    Re: İssue or thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish is the best View Post
    You use " thread" when you're talking abaut about a post in this forum.
    A thread is composed of one or more posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish is the best View Post
    But which one do you use in real life when you are talking abaut abaut about something? Can I use "thread" for "issue" in real life?

    Should I use "subject", "topic", "issue" or "thread?"

    For example, can I say "Can we change this topic?" when I want to change the topic (that) we're talking about?

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