IpseDixit wrote:What's the difference between "all the way through" and "all through"?
Dormouse559 wrote:I think "give a summary" or "summarize". If you're writing, "write a summary" works.
linguoboy wrote:Dormouse559 wrote:I think "give a summary" or "summarize". If you're writing, "write a summary" works.
I'd need more context. "Make a summary" works in some situations as well, e.g. "You can make a summary of almost anything you read, as well as what you listen to during a lecture or talk about during a meeting." "Give" doesn't work as well here and "do" wouldn't be idiomatic.
IpseDixit wrote:I was watching an interview to the GoT cast and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says "my mom read the book and she did a really good summary" which struck me as somehow weird:
IpseDixit wrote:Do up!? I've gone through the meanings of "do up" given by Merriam-Webster (and a few other dictionaries) and I don't see how it is synonymous with "make".
IpseDixit wrote:What do you call the act of retracting the foreskin in order to uncover the glans?
linguoboy wrote:Never needed a term for that. I would just call it "pulling back the foreskin".
IpseDixit wrote:Other two questions:
- What's the difference between "plan to do" and "plan on doing"?
- And between "try to do", "try doing" and "try and do"?
linguoboy wrote:"Try and do" is just a colloquial alternative to "try to do".
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