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    Re: Weather swings

    Quote Originally Posted by alexpen View Post
    No, I mean "letters": characters, symbols of alphabet, graphemes

    PS) You forgot to strike through set, btw. The previous time you suggested to edit it out, in favour of highlight, I suppose.
    Two things. One, highlight is the right word, and set isn't. Two, teechar isn't perfect. (Nobody is.) What I mean by that is don't expect him to catch everything.
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    Re: Weather swings

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Two things. One, highlight is the right word, and set isn't. Two, teechar isn't perfect. (Nobody is.) What I mean by that is don't expect him to catch everything.
    I would broaden it a bit: nobody and nothing is perfect

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    Re: Weather swings

    alexpen,

    teechar has gone to great lengths to help you improve your text. Many forum members would be extremely grateful for such free, expert help.

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    Re: Weather swings

    Yes, teechar should get a prize.

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    Re: Weather swings

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    alexpen,

    teechar has gone to great lengths to help you improve your text.
    Sure, I certainly liked the "scant opportunity" suggestion, although I changed it to "scarce opportunity".

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    Re: Weather swings

    Quote Originally Posted by alexpen View Post
    Sure, I certainly liked the "scant opportunity" suggestion, although I changed it to "scarce opportunity".
    That's not a good swap.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Weather swings

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's not a good swap.
    Why?

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    Re: Weather swings

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...tunity%3B%2Cc0

    That's why; "scarce opportunity" is not a very natural collocation.

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    Re: Weather swings

    You mean, not very common? In books.

    Maybe. Funny how I, as a foreigner, have come across more scarce opportunities than the scant ones

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    Re: Weather swings

    Quote Originally Posted by alexpen View Post
    You mean, not very common? In books.

    Maybe. Funny how I, as a foreigner, have come across more scarce opportunities than the scant ones
    Both expressions are rather foreign to me.
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