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    excess or extra

    Dear Colleagues,
    I have three question concerning vocabulary,
    Can we use:
    1) "extra" instead of "
    excess" in a sentence "If you carry too much luggage, the airline will charge an ... baggage fee."
    2)"showed" in “The instructor ... me what my mistake was".
    3)"deciding" instead of "decisive" in “This is a ... moment in the history of our nation. DECIDE”
    Thanks in advance,

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    #2

    Re: excess or extra

    1 I wouldn't- it's a fee charged for crossing the limit.
    2 & 3 Yes.

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    Re: excess or extra

    Thank you very much.
    Let's take into account a sentence:
    "If you carry to much luggage, the airline will charge an extra baggage fee."
    I'm curious, is it grammatically correct? (Forget about airline terminology)
    I appreciate you help.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Mar-2017 at 21:46. Reason: Enlarged font to make post readable

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    #4

    Re: excess or extra

    Quote Originally Posted by Pit_G View Post
    Thank you very much.
    Let's take into account use it in a sentence:
    "If you carry too much luggage, the airline will charge an extra-baggage fee."
    That's possible. It means the airline allows a certain number of pieces of luggage, and if you have more than that number, you get charged a fee.

    However, the more likely (and broader) term is "excess-baggage fee."

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    #5

    Re: excess or extra

    Too much luggage.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: excess or extra

    GS, teechar already corrected that error in post #4.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: excess or extra

    Tdol, teechar, Goes Station, emsr2d2, thanks a lot for your help.
    Maybe it's nit-picking, but I try to prove that "an extra-baggage fee" is grammatically correct.
    For me, it's difficult to guess the meaning of the word without whole context.

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    #8

    Re: excess or extra

    The problem is not the grammar.

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    #9

    Re: excess or extra

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The problem is not the grammar.
    The problem is ...?

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    Re: excess or extra

    Meaning and usage- we go to excess baggage counters to pay these charges. If you say that you arrived on 3 o'clock, the problem is not grammatical - you need a preposition - but you have selected the wrong preposition. It's still wrong, so proving that it is not ungrammatical does not prove that it is right.

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