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    chapter covers

    Example: This chapter covers following topics.

    Which of the following identical explanations both convey the idea and are correct?1) Those topics are explained in that chapter

    2) That chapter explains those topics.

    3) That chapter deals with those topics.

    4) Those topics are dealt in that chapter?

    5) Those topics are concerned in that chapter?

    6) That chapter concerns those topics?

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    #2

    Re: chapter covers

    If you have listed some topics, you can write that chapter [the chapter I just mentioned] explains those topics [the topics I just mentioned]. Your original phrase, this chapter covers the following topics​, has to come before a list of topics which are covered in the current chapter.
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    #3

    Re: chapter covers

    The word "cover" means a variety of things. When you use "explain," it means a very specific case. "Explain" and "cover" are not identical. The most identical sentence out of all the options is probably #3.

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    Re: chapter covers

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    If you have listed some topics, you can write that chapter [the chapter I just mentioned] explains those topics [the topics I just mentioned]. Your original phrase, this chapter covers the following topics​, has to come before a list of topics which are covered in the current chapter.
    Sorry, I have incorrectly asked the question.

    Does "cover" used in this sentence "This chapter covers following topics" mean "to explained". I think it is clear that cover=explain but I cannot be sure. Would you explain please?

    Thank you.

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    #5

    Re: chapter covers

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Sorry, I have incorrectly asked the question.

    Does "cover" used in this sentence "This chapter covers the following topics" mean "to explain". I think it is clear that cover=explain but I cannot be sure. Would you explain please?
    "Covers" means "discusses" in the quoted text.

    Note my corrections above.
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    #6

    Re: chapter covers

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "Covers" means "discusses" in the quoted text.

    Note my corrections above.
    This link does not include to cover as to discuss but #5 is the closest one.

    http://www.wordwebonline.com/search.pl?w=cover

    And in the following link to cover is to treat, to to deal with. It is example is : Material covered in the first chapter.

    So are synonym of cover for this sense to treat, to treat, to deal with and to discuss?

    Thank you.

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    #7

    Re: chapter covers

    Yes, those are all reasonable synonyms in this context.
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    Re: chapter covers

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Yes, those are all reasonable synonyms in this context.
    What about to concern?

    ​Thank you.

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    #9

    Re: chapter covers

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    What about to concern?
    It's possible.
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    #10

    Re: chapter covers

    Let's think this example: 7. The novel three soldiers. 8. The novel covers three soldiers.


    What is the difference between 7 and 8? Are they identical in meaning?

    Concern: To relate to, be about
    Cover: To deal with, to tread

    Above definitions are from the same source, Merriam-Webster, so there should be a great or slight difference among.
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    Last edited by hhtt21; 23-Apr-2017 at 23:11.

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