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    some newbiely question

    1-does "it is still to arrive" means that it doesn't arrive yet?
    2- what means " free play "? what is its difference with "play"?
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    Re: some newbiely question

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    1-does "it is still to arrive" means that it hasn't [doesn't] arrived yet?

    That's right, N, but use <hasn't arrived> here, not <doesn't arrive>.

    2- what means " free play "? what is its difference with "play"?

    The meaning of that phrase depends on the context. Do you have more context?

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    Re: some newbiely question

    yess. contexts are first!
    " it likes plasticity , open-endness and free play"
    it refers to postmodernism

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    Re: some newbiely question

    Hello Nim

    I don't see RK online, so will try to answer.

    It seems to me that "free play" in your context is likely to mean "the free play of ideas", i.e. "the unrestricted and imaginative transition from one idea to another".

    All the best,

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    Re: some newbiely question

    thanks mr ped .your response was ,as usual exact and helpful.
    but a new question : what is "free-play"original meaning? is it related to children games and plays?

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    Re: some newbiely question

    Hello Nim

    "Play" in this sense means "movement" or "exercise"; thus "free play" = "free movement".

    "Play" in the sense "children's games" has the same essential meaning: when children "play", they move about a lot.

    Cf. "playing an instrument", which also usually involves movement of hands, etc.

    Have a pleasant Sunday,

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    Re: some newbiely question

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Hello Nim
    I don't see RK online, so will try to answer.
    It seems to me that "free play" in your context is likely to mean "the free play of ideas", i.e. "the unrestricted and imaginative transition from one idea to another".
    All the best,
    MrP
    Even when you see me online, Mr P, please feel free to reply at any time. I always enjoy getting your take on things. Even when I disagree with you, it gives me excellent food for thought.

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