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    move vs. movement

    Another pair of puzzling words: move and movement.

    Do we say: "Don't make any sudden moves", or: "Don't make any sudden movements"? Are there any subtle differences in meaning between the two?

    Many thanks

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    Re: move vs. movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Another pair of puzzling words: move and movement.

    Do we say: "Don't make any sudden moves", or: "Don't make any sudden movements"? Are there any subtle differences in meaning between the two?

    Many thanks
    Don't make any sudden movement.
    To move is a verb, movement is a noun.

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    Re: move vs. movement

    Thanks, Harry.

    Unfortuantely, I have come across both phrases and that's what puzzles me

    Don't make any sudden moves Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
    recordonline.com - Tell Me About It: Don't make any sudden moves
    DCG Security Tips
    "During a robbery (...) Donít make any sudden moves."

    (these are just a few random searches on Google)

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    Re: move vs. movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Thanks, Harry.

    Unfortuantely, I have come across both phrases and that's what puzzles me

    Don't make any sudden moves Independent, The (London) - Find Articles
    recordonline.com - Tell Me About It: Don't make any sudden moves
    DCG Security Tips
    "During a robbery (...) Donít make any sudden moves."

    (these are just a few random searches on Google)
    I myself call English the craziest language that I have ever come across. They write rules for it and they break them easily.

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