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by majidkh
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: up to task vs. up to it
Replies: 5
Views: 4734

up to task vs. up to it

Hello Could someone tell me if up to task and up to it could mean handle sth successfully and if they can be interchangeably used and also are common? 1- Is he Up to Task Of Being President? 2- It was an important event, and she's managed to be up to task of it brilliantly. 3- I was flattered to be ...
by majidkh
Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: looks/feels rain
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

looks/feels rain

Hi there
Would you please tell me the difference between the following sentences?
Which one is more commonly used?

1- It looks like rain.
2- It feels like rain.
3- It looks/feels as if it's going to rain.


Thanks a lot.
by majidkh
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: as or like
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

as or like

Hello Is it OK to use as and like in the sentences interchangeably? 1) It happened like you might expect it would... 2) Great dramatists as Sophocles and Shakespeare 3) saved things like old newspapers and pieces of string 4) used to say that sth happens in the same way: As always, he said little. 5...
by majidkh
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: interchangeably using two words: former and previous
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

interchangeably using two words: former and previous

Hello 1- Someone told me that " the difference between previous and former is elusive and subtle and we can use them interchangeably in many cases " Could you tell me about the statement whether it is true? 2-Also is it correct to say previous Yugoslavia /Soviet Union if so what is its difference wi...
by majidkh
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: critical vs. crucial
Replies: 2
Views: 1444

critical vs. crucial

Hello Could you please tell me if it is OK to replace crucial with ceitical or vice-versa in the following sentences? 1-Wining the contract is crucial to the success of the company. 2-these accusations came at a critical phase. 3-their efforts and knowledge are critical these conditions. 4-Anderson ...
by majidkh
Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: think of vs think about
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

think of vs think about

Hello Could you please tell me whether it is correct to use " about " in place of " of "in the following sentences: - She thought of her childhood when she saw the movie. - I can’t think of her name at the moment. - I can think of at least three occasions when he arrived late. - I thought of you whe...
by majidkh
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: meet with vs. meet up
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

meet with vs. meet up

Hello

Could you please tell me the difference between meet with and meet up

Thank you