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English lanuage - questions and answers
« on: January 15, 2012, 12:42:42 PM »

There is a sentence: "Hope for the adventurous driven by dreams or carried on fever ships."

I can't get what does "carried on fever ships" mean? Could you please explain me?
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 12:57:05 PM »

a lot (I think a quarter) of all emigrants died of fever on the long voyages from places like ireland during the potato famine, I think thats why they were known as fever ships Dmitry

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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2012, 07:14:53 PM »

I see. Thank you very much!

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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2012, 07:44:50 PM »

There is a sentence: "Hope for the adventurous driven by dreams or carried on fever ships."

I can't get what does "carried on fever ships" mean? Could you please explain me?

I'd never heard the term "fever ships," either, so that was interesting to read, nimrod, esp. since half my ancestors came to the States from Ireland (not totally sure when, though).

Cheers!  :)
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2012, 11:38:41 PM »

Its hard to comprehend how terrible those voyages must have been , terrible storms etc, 2 months to Canada, imagine how rough it must have been for the convicts who got deported to Australia - about 3 times further.
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 11:11:08 AM »

And can you imagine that at the beginning explorers were traveling to America on such old tubs?



Recently I got interesting documentary series Canada: A People's History and I translate it from English to Russian, so I'll ask you guys and girls more questions concerning to English language.

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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 02:58:10 AM »

And can you imagine that at the beginning explorers were traveling to America on such old tubs?



Recently I got interesting documentary series Canada: A People's History and I translate it from English to Russian, so I'll ask you guys and girls more questions concerning to English language.



to quote Monty Python Dmitry

"Luxury"

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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 12:54:54 PM »

`If The Goodness Might Answer The Great Plenty' - I can't get it, or rather can't translate it into Russian. Can anybody say it in other words, pls?


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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 04:50:54 AM »

`If The Goodness Might Answer The Great Plenty' - I can't get it, or rather can't translate it into Russian. Can anybody say it in other words, pls?

Don't feel bad Dmitry; I don't understand it either.  ???
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012, 05:03:37 AM »

`If The Goodness Might Answer The Great Plenty' - I can't get it, or rather can't translate it into Russian. Can anybody say it in other words, pls?

If God would answer the people
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2012, 07:02:34 AM »

If God would answer the people

Nice. Thanks! Is such sentence could be from the Bible?

Here is the full sentence:
They found such plenty of black ore that if the goodness might answer the great plenty, thereof, it might reasonably suffice all the gold gluttons of the World.
They thought that there is the gold in the stones of ore.
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 12:26:06 AM »

Nice. Thanks! Is such sentence could be from the Bible?

Here is the full sentence:
They found such plenty of black ore that if the goodness might answer the great plenty, thereof, it might reasonably suffice all the gold gluttons of the World.
They thought that there is the gold in the stones of ore.

Ive been reading The Chronicles of Canada: Volume VI - Pioneers of the North and West since you posted the quote, its very interesting, this relates to Frobisher and his travels, its a very interesting book and now Im hooked  ha2ha

That quote seems to have been taken from one of the early nineteen hundreds books that this book used as its source, thats why its hard to understand, its in old English
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 06:11:53 AM »

Ive been reading The Chronicles of Canada: Volume VI - Pioneers of the North and West since you posted the quote, its very interesting, this relates to Frobisher and his travels, its a very interesting book and now Im hooked  ha2ha

That quote seems to have been taken from one of the early nineteen hundreds books that this book used as its source, thats why its hard to understand, its in old English

That's nice you are hooked!  ;D as you could help me to understand old English. If it is hard for you it is impossible for me  ha2ha It is all very interesting, to find out more history, to know better English!

Do you read online? I didn't know that there is such "Chronicles" books now I see there are some sites with it (gutenberg, etc.) What do you read?

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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 10:05:16 AM »

You want anyone to actually click on that link? ha2ha
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012, 12:36:47 PM »

You want anyone to actually click on that link? ha2ha


To get to the start of the book, you can just use the first part of the link that doesn't include the text quote and then click on "Preview this book" ....
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=7Ldw5Z1QLucC
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 01:27:00 PM »

You want anyone to actually click on that link? ha2ha

that link will take interested readers of this thread straight to page 118 which has the quote that Dmitry is asking about, I could have just quoted the book link as peter did but I thought it might be interesting for people to read the quote in its proper context and not to have to search for it.
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2012, 11:54:01 AM »

that link will take interested readers of this thread straight to page 118 which has the quote that Dmitry is asking about, I could have just quoted the book link as peter did but I thought it might be interesting for people to read the quote in its proper context and not to have to search for it.

I was just pulling your leg, Kevin.
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2012, 10:54:57 PM »

I was just pulling your leg, Kevin.

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oh yeah I know Cor (it was the mother of all links)  ha2ha

I was more explaining to Peter why I posted it........theres a way of just giving a link its own name but I just couldnt remember how to do it  ???
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Re: English lanuage - questions and answers
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2012, 06:03:28 AM »

Could anybody help me quick please?

Which of two sentences is grammatically right?

1. One of these ways, which I cannot agree with, is increasing the cost of fuel.
2. One of these ways, with which I cannot agree, is increasing the cost of fuel.
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