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    New words

    Is it correct to say? Can you make it a better sentence?
    1. Why did you pour all the chips down?
    2. Who spilled or spilt all the water down?
    3. Why are you stoutly denying that you were/are wrong?
    4. I sat with awe when he denied his mistake.
    5. I sat with awe when he copied before me without any fear.
    6. What does indicate mean in this sentence? Please indicate the sentence.
    7. Instead of retaliating on each other, you boys must make a complaint.
    8. I will modify the answer or I will edit the answer.
    9. What does the word "manipulate mean here? The answer was manipulated.
    10. (Before) Prior to doing anything, kindly inform me.
    11. What did you write prior to the essay?
    Last edited by samfat33; 26-Nov-2007 at 21:15.


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    Re: New words

    Quote Originally Posted by samfat33 View Post
    Is it correct to say? Can you make it a better sentence?
    1. Why did you pour all the chips down? "Why did you drop the chips?"
    2. Who spilled or spilt all the water down? "spill" does not need "down" - it is inherent in the word "spill".
    3. Why are you stoutly denying that you were/are wrong? ok, but "stoutly" not a word normally used now in this context. Can you find another.
    4. I sat with awe when he denied his mistake. ok but "awe" is perhaps a bit strong. Alternatives= in shock/in horror/in amazement
    5. I sat with awe when he copied before me without any fear. "copied from me"
    6. What does indicate mean in this sentence? Please indicate the sentence.
    7. Instead of retaliating on each other, you boys must make a complaint. omit "on each other" - unnecessary with the word "retaliate".
    8. I will modify the answer or I will edit the answer.
    9. What does the word "manipulate mean here? The answer was manipulated.
    10. (Before) Prior to doing anything, kindly inform me.
    11. What did you write prior to the essay?
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    Re: New words

    Q1. What does the word indicate mean in this sentence?
    Please indicate the sentence.
    Q2. What does prior to mean in this statement?
    "What did you write prior to the essay?"


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    #4

    Re: New words

    I do not understand your first question.

    Your second question is answered in your original sentences: 10. (Before) Prior to doing anything, kindly inform me.


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    Re: New words

    Does indicate mean show or state?


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    Re: New words

    It means "point out / show [me]" in this context.


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    #7

    Re: New words

    Thanks once again Anglika.


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    Re: New words

    Q1. What does "indicate" mean in this context?
    These indicate possibility or obligation, and include will/would, can/could, shall/should, may/might, must and ought to.

    Q2.Does context mean situation?

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