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Old 10-20-2010, 05:12 AM   #286
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  • I have been taught in schools that stranger is a synonym of unknown person. Is this correct ? If not, then what does stranger mean ?


  • Does the following statement mean that it is no longer a nice experience ? If yes, then how should I phrase this statement so that it conveys the opposite meaning ?
Yes, stranger means unknown person, also, of course, more strange. So you could have a stranger stranger.
Just leave off the till now.

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Old 10-20-2010, 05:36 AM   #287
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so should I place so far instead of till now ?
 
Old 10-20-2010, 05:44 AM   #288
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No, so far implies the same as till now.
Instead of:
Quote:
Talking to you has been a nice experience till now
Just:
Quote:
Talking to you has been a nice experience
 
Old 10-20-2010, 05:49 AM   #289
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  • I have been taught in schools that stranger is a synonym of unknown person. Is this correct ? If not, then what does stranger mean ?


  • Does the following statement mean that it is no longer a nice experience ? If yes, then how should I phrase this statement so that it conveys the opposite meaning ?
You could say "Talking to you is no longer a nice experience."
 
Old 10-20-2010, 05:51 AM   #290
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You could say "Talking to you is no longer a nice experience."
 
Old 10-20-2010, 06:01 AM   #291
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New question

Pushy means Offensive. Does it have some other meaning too, (in casual sense) ? Is it used in jocular way too ?
 
Old 10-20-2010, 06:03 AM   #292
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I would say "Pushy" means "Forceful", rather than "Offensive".
 
Old 10-20-2010, 06:31 AM   #293
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Yeah, "demanding" and/or "impatient" would be OK as well. Those LQ members who use thread titles like "URGENT!!!" are being "pushy".
 
Old 10-20-2010, 11:11 AM   #294
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Does the following statement mean that it is no longer a nice experience ? If yes, then how should I phrase this statement so that it conveys the opposite meaning ?
After reading the answers to that I'm wondering what you want to say -- both in meaning and where you'd like the conversation to go.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 12:46 PM   #295
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@anisha, IMO your english is near perfect.
A lot of people from india cannot do nearly that well.
You do not have to worry about it.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 12:55 PM   #296
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I agree with smeezekitty.
or:
i agreez wit smeeze ur english iz ok
 
Old 10-20-2010, 01:34 PM   #297
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Well this one is really simple:

Talking to you has been a nice experience till now

Think about it, the first part is obvious, it has been nice. If you add 'till now' this obviously means, things have changed ... for the worse, because they were good. If they were bad, they would change to good. Yes, 'till now' has a reversing effect.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 01:50 PM   #298
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Mr. Code,
Do you think it was "pre-determined" that yours would be the first reply to my above question ?


Can we please not have that whole thing leak out into this thread? No offense intended, I'm just asking that we don't get into that discussion here.

To answer your question, though: right now I really don't care...it is the first.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 04:21 PM   #299
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@MrCode

Just one thing I wanted to say: You keep complaining how C is complicated with all the memory management and stuff. Why not ditch C and use a scripting language like Python or Ruby? They are more than fast enough for most uses, very powerful, and no manual memory management whatsoever.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 04:26 PM   #300
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You keep complaining how C is complicated with all the memory management and stuff. Why not ditch C and use a scripting language like Python or Ruby?
Mostly what bothers me is the fact that I actually used to know this stuff better, but ever since all this philosophical crud started getting to me, I've been losing my programming skills.

I guess what I need to do is *take a break* from computers in general for a while. Maybe I'm just burned out and need a recharge...
 
  


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