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    use of "more or less"

    [FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']"Computer is an electronic machine. This machine can perform such tasks more or less the way our brains do. We can teach it how to perform a job."[/FONT]
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    [FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']kindly correct the above paragraph. the punctuation. and any other change which will make it more appealing. thank you. [/FONT]
    [FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']can we write as: We can train it how to perform specific jobs.[/FONT]
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    Re: use of "more or less"

    "Computer is an electronic machine. This machine can perform such tasks more or less the way our brains do. We can teach it how to perform a job."


    kindly correct the above paragraph. the punctuation. and any other change which will make it more appealing. thank you.
    can we write as: We can train it how to perform specific jobs.
    is jobs =? tasks

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    Re: use of "more or less"

    You need an article before "computer."

    It doesn't make sense to say "such tasks" without having first identified any tasks. Delete the word "such."

    It would be more natural to say "it" instead of repeating "machine." Start the second sentence with "It."

    You use "can" for the computer and then switch to "do" for our brains. Either say "It performs... our brains do" or "It can perform... our brains can."

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    Re: use of "more or less"

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You need an article before "computer."

    It doesn't make sense to say "such tasks" without having first identified any tasks. Delete the word "such."

    It would be more natural to say "it" instead of repeating "machine." Start the second sentence with "It."

    You use "can" for the computer and then switch to "do" for our brains. Either say "It performs... our brains do" or "It can perform... our brains can."

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    Is "more or less" natural and good English, please?
    Thanks.

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    Smile Re: use of "more or less"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Is "more or less" natural and good English, please?
    Thanks.
    I think it is, however, people say it refers to numbers.

    - How much do you need?
    - 3 or 4 liters, more or less.

    - How was the party tonight?
    - So so.

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    Exclamation Re: use of "more or less"

    Quote Originally Posted by lrk2006 View Post
    "Computer is an electronic machine. This machine can perform such tasks more or less the way our brains do. We can teach it how to perform a job."


    kindly correct the above paragraph. the punctuation. and any other change which will make it more appealing. thank you.
    can we write as: We can train it how to perform specific jobs.
    is jobs =? tasks
    I agree with Barb-D. Please correct the sentece accordingly which will make sense. But to explain how the computer fucntions you need something more.A computer programmer(who develops software for computer) can train a computer, not you or I. I have modified you text to add meaning to what you want to say. "
    Computer is an automatic electronic machine/device. It (This machine) can store and process the informations through the use of instructions ( called programs/software) to perform various types of (such) tasks. The software functions more or less the way our brains do. Through these programs/software, wecan interact with the computer and tell it (teach) how to perform a job.'
    Delete words in brackets.

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