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Message  MurielB le Jeu 30 Nov - 6:37

Tx a lot for asking Gérard !

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 30 Nov - 14:21

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MurielB a écrit:Gérard I know them all apart from  Gaudy (voyant)  and Scrawny (Décharné)
Anyway i don't understand why gaudy synonym is "scrawny, skinny, thin" and antonym "overweight and plump"
Gaudy
Scrawny, skinny, thin >>><<< Overweight, plump
Muriel, this is ridiculous except for people who consider a model is the most wonderful person.
"Gaudy" means "tape-à-l'oeil" and certain people use the word as beautiful, hence slender, slim, etc.
This association b/n gaudy and Scrawny, skinny, thin is not understandable.
Muriel, I asked Krystyna who told me she never heard about "gaudy" (her pronunciation is weird -like gordy-) except about ugly marriage of colors... but she was busy solving a problem when I asked.

Krystyna kept saying "Gaudy" was used for bad color matching.

Of course she was disturbed by this assertion of ESL-Buzz.

She led thorough investigations (gawdy? gowdy?) and her conclusion is that there was a spelling/typo:
Instead of "gaudy", "gaunt" would fit as it means emaciated, fleshless, hence scrawny, skinny, thin.
Now a hand-written "gaunt" could lead to "gaudy".


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By the way, in Australia, in place of gaudy, they rather use the spelling "gawdy" (meaning showy in a tasteless or vulgar way - French tape-à-l'oeil/criard).
Something funny is that "gawd" is an archaic exclamation which correspond to the Frnch "mince !", nothing to do with slim or slender tho'

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Message  MurielB le Jeu 30 Nov - 21:43

Instead of "gaudy", "gaunt" would fit as it means emaciated, fleshless, hence scrawny, skinny, thin.
Now a hand-written "gaunt" could lead to "gaudy".

You are perfectly right, Gérard and Krystyna Tx a lot !

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Message  gerardM le Ven 1 Déc - 15:23




Reading Comprehension Strategies for English Language Learners - ESL Buzz
Comprehension is the reason for reading. If readers can read the words but do not understand or connect to what they are reading, they are not really reading...
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Message  gerardM le Ven 1 Déc - 15:25




Linking Words and Transitional Phrases in English - ESL Buzz
Transitional words and phrases can create powerful links between ideas in your paper and can help your reader understand the logic of your paper...
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Message  gerardM le Ven 1 Déc - 15:27




How to Express Wishes in the Past, Present and Future - ESL Buzz
The phrase "I wish/If only…" is the most common structure used to talk about our wishes.
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Message  gerardM le Ven 1 Déc - 17:16




"Tools, Equipment, Devices and Home Appliances." Vocabulary: 300+ Items Illustrated - ESL Buzz
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Message  gerardM le Ven 1 Déc - 17:21




40+ Cool Ways to Say "I Miss You" in English - ESL Buzz
I can't work because all I do is think of you...
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Message  gerardM le Ven 1 Déc - 19:00




70 Common Prepositional Phrases with 'IN' - ESL Buzz
Commonly used English collocations with the preposition IN...
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Message  MurielB le Sam 2 Déc - 9:43

Very useful !

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Message  gerardM le Sam 2 Déc - 15:11

Yes Muriel.
Prepositions are very difficult in any language.
It's necessary to read such lists several times to be used to them.
Even when we think we know, it's useful to read them again...
... for example, I realized that I was making mistakes!
- I used to say "on fashion" instead of "in fashion"
- I said "in the future" whereas it's "in future"
- "to write in pencil"? I didn't know, I'd have said "with a pencil"
- "in moderation", good to know it's not "with moderation"
- "in summer"? OK, I didn't know it was possible, my words are "in the summer" which may also be possible.

Yes, very useful! There's always something to fix, something to improve.

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Message  gerardM le Sam 2 Déc - 21:01




How to Use Modal Verbs in English - ESL Buzz
The modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.).
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Message  MurielB le Dim 3 Déc - 17:47

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How to Use Modal Verbs in English - ESL Buzz
The modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.).
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It’s necessary to read such lists several times to be used to them
Tx Gerard, I agree I will do it

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Message  gerardM le Dim 3 Déc - 18:01

MurielB a écrit:
gerardM a écrit:



How to Use Modal Verbs in English - ESL Buzz
The modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.).
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It’s necessary to read such lists several times to be used to them
Tx Gerard, I agree I will do it

LOL
These words of mine were not associated with this picture... scratch

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Message  MurielB le Dim 3 Déc - 18:10

Sorry gerard I was clumsy because I was using my smartphone. I was writing about the prepositions

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Message  gerardM le Dim 3 Déc - 18:49

MurielB a écrit:Sorry gerard I was clumsy because I was using my smartphone. I was writing about the prepositions
No worries Muriel, I had understood.

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Message  gerardM le Lun 4 Déc - 16:08




Interesting English Idioms Using Nationalities and Countries - ESL Buzz
Take French leave, To go Dutch, Dutch courage, It’s all Greek to me, ...
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Message  gerardM le Lun 4 Déc - 20:40

gerardM a écrit:
gerardM a écrit:
gerardM a écrit:
MurielB a écrit:Gérard I know them all apart from  Gaudy (voyant)  and Scrawny (Décharné)
Anyway i don't understand why gaudy synonym is "scrawny, skinny, thin" and antonym "overweight and plump"
Gaudy
Scrawny, skinny, thin >>><<< Overweight, plump
Muriel, this is ridiculous except for people who consider a model is the most wonderful person.
"Gaudy" means "tape-à-l'oeil" and certain people use the word as beautiful, hence slender, slim, etc.
This association b/n gaudy and Scrawny, skinny, thin is not understandable.
Muriel, I asked Krystyna who told me she never heard about "gaudy" (her pronunciation is weird -like gordy-) except about ugly marriage of colors... but she was busy solving a problem when I asked.

Krystyna kept saying "Gaudy" was used for bad color matching.

Of course she was disturbed by this assertion of ESL-Buzz.

She led thorough investigations (gawdy? gowdy?) and her conclusion is that there was a spelling/typo:
Instead of "gaudy", "gaunt" would fit as it means emaciated, fleshless, hence scrawny, skinny, thin.
Now a hand-written "gaunt" could lead to "gaudy".


PS:
By the way, in Australia, in place of gaudy, they rather use the spelling "gawdy" (meaning showy in a tasteless or vulgar way - French tape-à-l'oeil/criard).
Something funny is that "gawd" is an archaic exclamation which correspond to the Frnch "mince !", nothing to do with slim or slender tho'



Krystyna wrote a comment to point the mistake and they fixed it cheers


( https://www.eslbuzz.com/list-of-synonyms-and-antonyms-in-english-you-should-to-know/ )

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Message  MurielB le Lun 4 Déc - 22:43



Krystyna wrote a comment to point the mistake and they fixed it
:-)

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Message  gerardM le Mer 6 Déc - 19:53




Useful Expressions to Use at Restaurant in English - ESL Buzz
COMMON PHRASES FOR BOOKING A TABLE, ORDERING/ ASKING ABOUT THE MENU, GETTING THE BILL, PAYING AT A RESTAURANT...
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Message  MurielB le Mer 6 Déc - 23:14

Tx Gérard for those very useful expressions when we know that English food is not bland and boring

=>Who says British food is bland and boring ???
If you've ever tasted a well cooked slice of roast beef accompanied by a perfectly roasted potato and parsnip, a Yorkshire pudding, and lightly steamed fresh vegetables, well, then you know the fallacy of that statement.

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Message  gerardM le Jeu 7 Déc - 14:18




What Are the Differences Between British and American English? - ESL Buzz
British and American English often use different terms to describe the same thing...
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Message  gerardM le Jeu 7 Déc - 16:54




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Message  gerardM le Jeu 7 Déc - 16:59




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Different Ways of Signing off a Letter
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Message  gerardM le Jeu 7 Déc - 17:07




The Difference between LOOK, SEE and WATCH - ESL Buzz
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