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    hottest

    "phoenix is the hottest city I have ever been."

    hi,
    does the sentence above have a dubious meaning?
    if I am talking about the weather, how should I say that?
    thanks.

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    Re: hottest

    [NOT A TEACHER]

    I think it does.

    a) I've been in the hottest pub in the world. I saw many beautiful women. Everybody felt like hitting on them.

    b) I've been to Mossoró, the hottest city in the RN State. Temperature reaches 45°C on the summer.

    c) Phoenix is the hottest place I ever been.

    please teachers, proofread this.
    Last edited by Offroad; 21-Mar-2008 at 00:09.

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    Re: hottest

    When talking about Phoenix, AZ in the US, it is "b."

    There are many retired people living there. It is "hot" only because of the weather.

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    Re: hottest

    hi,
    as far as I can see, sentence B is basically the same as the original one.
    do you mean I should emphasize the context, that is, I should mention the word "temperature" (or something related to the weather)?
    thanks.

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    Re: hottest

    I think no word is needed, it depends on the context, but, whether you feel like emphasizing the meaning, do it. Actually it works exactly like it does in Portuguese.

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    Re: hottest

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,
    as far as I can see, sentence B is basically the same as the original one.
    do you mean I should emphasize the context, that is, I should mention the word "temperature" (or something related to the weather)?
    thanks.
    I'm not a teacher, but I'd say the context does make it clear what you mean by "hottest". If I were talking about the attractiveness of the city's inhabitants, I'd say "Phoenix has the hottest women I've ever seen."

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