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    definitions of words

    Hi, I'm learning a vocabulary and I'm not sure that I wrote it right. I have been learning English for a little while. I have a book and in this book I have twelve chapters. I'm learning each word and I've tried to describe each word like below. It's great fun! :)
    Probably . I will create a lot of threads like that :)
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    My short list, Do you understand the following definitions?

    civilian - A person who doesn't service in army. This person is not a soldier.
    machine gun - A gun that fires bullets very quickly and continiouesly.
    peace conference - A meeting where gathered people talk about conflicts and stop fights.
    poison gas - A gas used to during a war in order to kill enemies. Often in the form of a can.
    tank - A big and heavy vehicle that fires big bullets.
    troop - A certain amount of soldiers.
    world peace - A state when countries don't fight with themeselves.
    I'm not a teacher and native-speaker. I am a student

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    Re: definitions of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Milczek View Post
    Hi, I'm learning vocabulary, and but I'm not sure that I'm doing wrote it right. I have been learning English for a little while. I have a book and in this book I have which has twelve chapters. I'm learning each word in it, and I've tried to describe each word like as below. It's great fun!
    Probably I will create a lot of threads like this. that :)
    I discovered it's the best way to learn for me.
    This is my short list. Do you understand the following definitions?

    civilian - A person who doesn't service serve in the army. This person is not a soldier.
    machine gun - A gun that fires bullets very quickly and continuously.
    peace conference - A meeting where people gather ed people to talk about conflicts and stop fights.
    poison gas - A gas used to during war in order to kill the enemy. enemies. Often in the form of a can.
    tank - A big and heavy military vehicle that can fire (artillery) shells or large-calibre bullets. fires big bullets.
    troop - A certain amount of soldiers.
    world peace - A state when countries don't fight with each other. themeselves.
    Are you just learning nouns?
    Last edited by teechar; 30-Dec-2015 at 15:50. Reason: Fixing what I missed but what GoesStation didn't

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    Re: definitions of words

    May I suggest these changes?

    peace conference - A meeting where people gathered people to talk about conflicts and stop fights.
    poison gas -
    A gas used to during war in order to kill the enemy.
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    Re: definitions of words


    civilian - A person who doesn't serviceserve in the armymilitary. This person is not a soldier. There are many branches of service besides the army (navy, air force, marines, etc.) , so just say 'military.
    machine gun - A gun that fires bullets very quickly and continuously.
    peace conference - A meeting where gathered people talk about conflicts and stop fights.
    poison gas - A gas used to during a war in order to kill enemies. Often in the form of a can. I think you're confusing gasoline with vaporous gas
    tank - A big and heavy armored vehicle that fires big bullets.
    troop - A certain amount of soldiers.
    world peace - A state when countries don't fight with themselves.
    See my corrections above. You're basically correct, although you had some minor spelling errors and other minor errors. Note my suggested corrections to 'civilian' and 'gas'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Dec-2015 at 18:56. Reason: Pruning quote.
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    Re: definitions of words

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Are you just learning nouns?
    No :P
    I've just started to create my lists. It's the beginning .
    Firstly I write words and definitions on paper and next I'm going to write it here.
    I'm not a teacher and native-speaker. I am a student

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    Re: definitions of words

    thanks a lot ! But I don't understand one thing. In sentence : A gas used during war in order to kill the enemy. Why "during a war" is incorrect?
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    Re: definitions of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Milczek View Post
    Tthanks a lot! ! But I don't understand one thing. In the sentence : "A gas used during war in order to kill the enemy",. Wwhy is "during a war" is incorrect?
    "During a war" is not incorrect, but the reader may wonder "during which war?" Omitting the article makes the phrase mean "during any war in general."
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    Re: definitions of words

    A machine gun is an automatic weapon. It fires continuously from the time the trigger is pulled until it is released. (A semiautomatic fires one round every time the the trigger is pulled.)

    A tank is an armored vehicle that fires artillery shells. It also has a machine gun mounted on it.

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    Re: definitions of words

    Quote Originally Posted by Milczek View Post
    A certain amount of soldiers.
    I'd use number not amount. You do see amount used with plural nouns, but traditionalists don't like it. It was drummed into me at school, so I still can't use it, though accept that many do.

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