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    How do we describe this ?

    What do you call this in English ?

    1)How can you describe a person who is pressing, bending their finger joints to make a sound ?
    And about the sound of this, how will you call it ? It is a "crack" or a "crackle" or a "click" or a "creak" or a "crunch" ?

    2)Let's say our group of students is discussing an issue about education. They have outlined 4 items representing 4 aspects of the issue, but after a while they realize that one aspect belongs to another. They decide to "remove" that item from the discussion. One student say "We must .... this"
    How can we say this ? Is "remove" OK to fill in the blank ? Cancel ? Cross out ? I want to know the most commonly used words (spoken language).

    Thanks so much


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    #2

    Re: How do we describe this ?

    I'd say

    1) crack

    2) We must cut this off or take it out


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    #3

    Re: How do we describe this ?

    1)How can you describe a person who is pressing, bending their finger joints to make a sound ?

    Cracking his knuckles
    so - It is a "crack"

    2)Let's say our group of students is discussing an issue about education. They have outlined 4 items representing 4 aspects of the issue, but after a while they realize that one aspect belongs to another. They decide to "remove" that item from the discussion. One student say "We must .... this"
    How can we say this ? Is "remove" OK to fill in the blank ? Cancel ? Cross out ? I want to know the most commonly used words (spoken language).


    exclude = remove from consideration
    omit = leave out or exclude


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    #4

    Re: How do we describe this ?

    Thanks for your help.

    I am still wondering about the second question.
    Is "exclude" used commonly in spoken English ?

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    Re: How do we describe this ?

    You could say "exclude," but in the context you gave, it would be more common to say "strike this" or "scratch this."

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