New words - Semantic doubts. Hi everybody, I'm learning new vocabulary in English and I want to know if the words are semantically correct, if they match the context. The new words are in capitals. 1) The UPRISING is gaining MOMENTUM as the opposition SUMMONS to the citizens of the HINTERLAND to join the demonstrations. The newspapers BANNER photos of the BUSTLING street of the Capital City. IN SHORT, the political stability of the entire country is at stake. 2) A new BY-PRODUCT of the miraculous plant has been recently found by the researchers. To the already know MANIFOLD benefits of the plant, another CONSEQUENTIAL one is already added to the list. The producers of the plant expect this new product to TAKE THE MARKET BY STORM, TO SHAKE IT UP. For their part, the public is CRAVING/HANKERING to know the product. 3) The lion was GRUNTING and ROARING as it approached the GASPING prey. 4) This BRUSSEL-SPROUT is OF A PIECE with that STEW. Thanks in advance!
May 8, 2016 7:34 PM
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This would be easier to look at as a notebook entry, I think. Uprising - good Momentum - good Summons - good but change to "Summons the citizens" Hinterland - not really a word we use in English. In USA, when we are talking about a movement coming from the citizens, we call that a GRASSROOTS movement. "The newspapers BANNER photos of the BUSTLING street of the Capital City." - This isn't a complete sentence. It is a fragment. It makes sense though but needs an ending such as 'show that the people are revolting.' In Short - good Byproduct - good. It is one word without a hyphen (-) To the already known manifold - good but I wouldn't use it there. Perhaps it is used that way in science environs. Consequential - good. Remove: already. This makes it seem like it already happened but the previous sentence makes it clear this new byproduct has just been found. Take the market by storm - good To shake it up - good but needs 'and' before instead of just a comma (,) Craving/Hankering - ok. It doesn't sound quite right. I would say: ... the public is anxious to know about the new product. Craving implies they already know what it is and want to consume it. Same with Hankering, I think. Grunting - implies a struggle. Snarling or growling would be better, I think. Roaring - good Gasping - good Brussel Sprout - good. two words, no hyphen (-) Of a piece ... stew - word order: a piece in that stew I hope that is helpful!
May 9, 2016
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