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    He has given me

    Hi,

    Is ''He has given me a counterblast'' correct?

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    #2

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    It's OK.

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    #3

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    What does it mean?
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    #4

    Re: He has given me

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Hi,

    Is ''He has given me a counterblast'' correct?
    Grammatically it is correct however I am not familiar with the word "counterblast". It's not a commonly used term.

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    #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Boylan View Post
    Grammatically, it is correct. However, I am not familiar with the word "counterblast". It's not a commonly used term.
    Please note my corrections to your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy Boylan View Post
    Grammatically it is correct however I am not familiar with the word "counterblast". It's not a commonly used term.
    It's the sort of word used about 18th century exchanges of political tracts.

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    #7

    Re: He has given me

    I mean a powerful response.

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    #8

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    Is it correct to say or not? I mean "a forceful reply".

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    #9

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    It seems like a good word for that to me. (You might need to explain what you mean by "counterblast" though.)

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    #10

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    You will sometimes hear the word 'riposte' used in this context, although the idea behind a riposte is the speed and cleverness of the reply, rather than the forcefulness of the reply.

    It's a word borrowed from the sport of fencing, where it's a quick return thrust after you parry (block) your opponent's attack. The idea carries over to verbal sparring.

    Although it's not quite the same idea as 'counterblast', I suspect it's much more widely understood.
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