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    crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

    From Wordweb, meanings of crash

    1. Fall or come down violently [The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea]

    3. Undergo damage or destruction on impact [the plane crashed into the ocean; The car crashed into the lamp post]

    Please simply explain what the difference would be between these two different meaning of crash?

    Thank you.

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    Re: crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

    It's hard to explain what the difference is since they are really about the same. (One difference is that definition one uses the word "fall".) One thing is that the two sentences use almost exactly the same example sentence.

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    Re: crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

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    Please explain what the difference is between these two meanings of "crash".

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    Re: crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Say:

    Please explain what the difference is between these two meanings of "crash".
    But if I also introduce the meaning of "simply" or "in a most simple manner" how should or can I say it?

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    Re: crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

    Please explain simply what the difference is between these two meanings of "crash".

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    Re: crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please explain simply what the difference is between these two meanings of "crash".
    What is the rule that determines adverb simply cannot enter between exclamation please and verb explain?

    Thank you.

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    Re: crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

    It's not a rule – just conventional usage.

    Click here to read definitions of 'simply'.

    'explain simply' means 'explain in simple language'.

    'simply explain' means 'merely/just/only explain' (don't do anything else).

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    Re: crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

    This, I think, is one of the strange side of English.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Aug-2016 at 14:20. Reason: Deleting quote.

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    Re: crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    What is the rule that determines that the adverb "simply" cannot be placed enter between the exclamation "please" and the verb "explain"?

    Thank you.
    Note my corrections above. It's particularly important to surround words you are asking about in quotation marks.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Aug-2016 at 14:21. Reason: Fixing typo.
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    Re: crash [ram] v. crash [Fall or come down violently]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    It's hard to explain what the difference is since they are really about the same. (One difference is that definition one uses the word "fall".) One thing is that the two sentences use almost exactly the same example sentence.
    I meant to say:

    the two definitions

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