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    act v. scene

    I would like to ask you are "act" and "scene" are exact synonyms for the intended meaning of these:

    act:A subdivision of a play, opera or ballet
    scene:A subdivision of an act of a play

    P.S: They are not classified as synonyms in WordWeb.

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    #2

    Re: act v. scene

    You have given definitions, not synonyms.

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    Re: act v. scene

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I would like to ask you Are "act" and "scene" are exact synonyms as per the definitions below? for the intended meaning of these:

    act:A subdivision of a play, opera or ballet
    scene:A subdivision of an act of a play

    P.S: They are not classified as synonyms in WordWeb.

    Thank you.
    subdivision = part of

    An act is part of a play.
    A scene is part of an act.

    Act > scene

    [The symbol > reads: "is bigger than."]

    So how can they be synonyms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I would like to ask you Are "act" and "scene" are exact synonyms as per the definitions below? for the intended meaning of these:
    Why do you not like " I would like to ask you." ?

    Thank you.

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    Re: act v. scene

    I don't like or dislike it. It's just that it's unnecessary. We encourage members to get straight into the question.

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    Re: act v. scene

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I don't like or dislike it. It's just that it's unnecessary. We encourage members to get straight into the question.
    But when speaking with foreigners, should we not use "I would like to" instead of being straighforward or using "I want to ..." ?

    Thank you.

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    Re: act v. scene

    It's not necessary here.

    Have you read post #3?

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    Re: act v. scene

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    But when speaking with foreigners, should we not use "I would like to" instead of being straighforward or using "I want to ..." ?
    It's polite to begin a spoken conversation with a few introductory words. Here on the forum, nobody minds if you skip that part and simply ask the question right at the beginning of a post.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: act v. scene

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    subdivision = part of

    An act is part of a play.
    A scene is part of an act.

    Act > scene

    [The symbol > reads: "is bigger than."]

    So how can they be synonyms?
    Sorry, but because they are very similar and closely related concepts I supposed them as synonyms but now I understand they are not.

    Thank you.

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    #10

    Re: act v. scene

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I would like to ask you Are "act" and "scene" are exact synonyms as per the definitions below? for the intended meaning of these
    Would you please explain why "intended mean is incorrect used as in the way "I would like to ask you are "act" and "scene" are exact synonyms for the intended meaning of these:" ?

    Thank you.

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