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    Smile public costs/expenses/expenditures

    The taxes we pay are used for education, social welfare and other public costs/expenses/expenditures.





    I wonder whether all the three words between slashes fit in the above wording and convey the same concept. If not, why? Thanks.


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    Re: public costs/expenses/expenditures

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The taxes we pay are used for education, social welfare and other public costs/expenses/expenditures.


    I wonder whether all the three words between slashes fit in the above wording and convey the same concept. If not, why? Thanks.
    The taxes we pay are used for education, social welfare and other public works

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    Re: public costs/expenses/expenditures

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The taxes we pay are used for education, social welfare and other public works
    Thanks, Anglika, for your suggestion.
    Yes, I think my versions are all wrong in that context.
    By the way, what does "public works" refer to physically? Does it convey the same idea as "public progects/programs/engeering?"

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    Re: public costs/expenses/expenditures

    Public Works = Sewer, water, traffic signals, roads and bridges, police, fire, courts, community services, and sometimes power.



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    Re: public costs/expenses/expenditures

    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    Public Works = Sewer, water, traffic signals, roads and bridges, police, fire, courts, community services, and sometimes power.



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    Thanks, Wholeman, for the clear samples.
    But are there equivalent terms of public works?

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    Re: public costs/expenses/expenditures

    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    Yes

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    Hi, Wholeman.

    I mean, are there other terms that can replace "public works?"

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    Re: public costs/expenses/expenditures

    I understood that.

    Yes, there are other terms.

    However, if you ask me, "How high is up?" this too is a nearly unanswerable question.

    "Where is the Universe?"

    "What is the exact number of PI?"

    "Is Hillary Clinton Gay?"

    "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?"


    There is no way of knowing these answers.



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    Re: public costs/expenses/expenditures

    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    I understood that.

    Yes, there are other terms.

    However, if you ask me, "How high is up?" this too is a nearly unanswerable question.

    "Where is the Universe?"

    "What is the exact number of PI?"

    "Is Hillary Clinton Gay?"

    "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?"


    There is no way of knowing these answers.



    Wholeman
    Thanks, Wholeman, for your knowlegeable philosophical allusions.
    OK, my query is what the alternatives of public works are.


    By the way,
    if someone asks you if you have the time, you won't answer "Yes or No," will you?

    if you enter an office, and someone says to you "it's very cold and windy today," will you answer "Yes, it is" or make sure you close the door?

    P.S. What does the bolded line mean in your last post? I'm intrigued.

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    Re: public costs/expenses/expenditures

    The quick-witted answer to your question is, 'Private Services', or Privatized Services.

    Municipal Services

    Governmental Community Infrastructure

    Environmental Services

    Metropolitan Services

    City Works

    Communal Support Department

    The actual name of the organization could be so many different things depending on what specific thing to which you are referring.

    If someone asks me if I have the time, I might ask them, "Do I have the time to do what?"

    Having already closed the door to a warm and sunny day, I might ask them where it is cold and windy.

    A 'Tootsie Pop' is a sucker, (Candy on a stick.) with a chewy chocolate center. The question is, how many times must you lick one, to get to the chocolate center? That being said you now have the questions of, how big is the tongue, how wet is the tongue, how warm is it, where on the sucker are you licking, how consistent is the candy crafted, how frequent are the strokes of the licking, and so on.

    To answer the question, you must know the exact parameters of the situation. Then again, once you figure out how difficult the procedure required to test this theorem, you must ask yourself, 'Is this worth the difficulty?'

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