Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. angliholic's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 2,988
    #1

    Smile address/deal with the problem

    The commitee awarded the prize from a near record field of 181 candidates for their efforts to draw attention to mankind's impact on the climate and measures needed to address/deal with/handle/cope with the problem of global warming. It warned that climate change--linked/related to droughts, floods and rising seas--could threaten living conditions/situations across the world, prompt mass migrations and increase the risk of wars.
    "We wish to put world climate on the agenda in connection with peace," commitee chairman Ole Danbolt Mjoes said. Gore, 59, said he was/felt deeply honored and would donate his share of the prize money to the Alliance for Climate Protection.


    I suspect all the terms beside slashes are interchangeable and mean about the same. Your advice? Thanks.


    • Join Date: Sep 2007
    • Posts: 1,153
    #2

    Re: address/deal with the problem

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    The commitee awarded the prize from a near record field of 181 candidates for their efforts to draw attention to mankind's impact on the climate and measures needed to address/deal with/handle/cope with the problem of global warming. It warned that climate change--linked/related to droughts, floods and rising seas--could threaten living conditions/situations across the world, prompt mass migrations and increase the risk of wars.
    "We wish to put world climate on the agenda in connection with peace," committee chairman Ole Danbolt Mjoes said. Gore, 59, said he was/felt deeply honored and would donate his share of the prize money to the Alliance for Climate Protection.


    I suspect all the terms beside slashes are interchangeable and mean about the same. Your advice? Thanks.
    no, they are not the same.

    ....needed to address the problem of global warming. (the best choice, meaning that there should be be an true attempt to solve the problem)

    ....needed to deal with the problem of global warming.(the next best choice, meaning that there should be an attempt to solve the problem)

    ....needed to handle the problem of global warming.(not a strong choice, meaning that there should be a weak attempt to solve/live with the problem)

    ....needed to cope with the problem of global warming.(In this sentence a problem is acknowledged but no attempt will be made to solve it, rather an attempt will be made to find out how to live with the problem)

    The other paired words are basically equal.

  2. angliholic's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
    • Posts: 2,988
    #3

    Re: address/deal with the problem

    Thanks, Naamplao.

Similar Threads

  1. Four tenses problem
    By ben9108 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2010, 03:49
  2. educational problem vs education problem
    By pucubuwi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-Oct-2006, 14:17
  3. Much problem
    By My Secrets Keeper in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Jun-2005, 06:18
  4. No Problem / No Problems
    By jack in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Dec-2004, 12:05
  5. Problem / Uncountable
    By jack in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27-Nov-2004, 13:29

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •