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    #1

    introduce v. present v. represent

    I would like to ask you about the differences among "introduce", "present" and "represent."

    Do they all mean the same for the contexts about textbooks.

    They make a wide colloquation with "chapter." "Chapter introduces how ...", "Chapter represents how ...", "Chapter presentes ..."

    Are all "chapter introduces ... ", "chapter presents ..." and "chapter represents ..." the same?

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    #2

    Re: introduce v. present v. represent

    'Represent' has a completely different meaning from the other two, so it's wrong in this context.

    These are just about possible - though not ideal:

    'Chapter 6 presents the arguments for and against global warming.'

    'Chapter 7 introduces Ron Ganser, the failed mathematician.'

    I wouldn't use 'how' after either of them.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Feb-2017 at 13:19.

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    #3

    Re: introduce v. present v. represent

    Then are "introduce" and "present" the same for this context? And "chapter introduces how ..." is common phrase in textbooks.

    https://books.google.com.tr/books?id...%20how&f=false

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Feb-2017 at 19:04. Reason: Deleting quote.

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    #4

    Re: introduce v. present v. represent

    It is not common in textbooks written by native speakers.

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    #5

    Re: introduce v. present v. represent

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It is not common in textbooks written by native speakers.
    Would you explain what common is not?

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    Re: introduce v. present v. represent

    I'll explain, 'chapter introduces how' is not a common phrase in textbooks written by native speakers of English.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: introduce v. present v. represent

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I'll explain, 'chapter introduces how' is not a common phrase in textbooks written by native speakers of English.
    But if a book use the verb introduce does this mean that they will teach the topic from zero level, assuming that the audience knows nothing about the topic?

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    Re: introduce v. present v. represent

    We weren't concentrating solely on the use of the word "introduces". We are saying that these three words together - "Chapter introduces how" - would not be common in a book written by a native speaker.

    It needs either a word before "chapter", ie "This chapter introduces ..." or a number after "chapter", ie "Chapter 5 introduces ...".

    The word "how" after "introduces" might or might not be correct depending on the rest of the sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: introduce v. present v. represent

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We weren't concentrating solely on the use of the word "introduces".
    Yes, but should not this kind of questions be asked under this? So I did not open a new thread.

    Thank you.

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    Re: introduce v. present v. represent

    I have no idea what post #9 means. No one suggested that you start a new thread. All the responses relate to your first post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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