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Here are a few things I just can't grasp.

  • difference between aquire and require

  • what is correct, smth burns UP or DOWN

  • you fill IN a form, or you fill OUT a form?

  • how is the word abysmal used?
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Pls do some searches (top right search box) before posting, in this case for:
fill in out
and you'll find previous threads such as:
fill in a form or fill out a form?

Acquire and require are very different, study your English-own language dictionary, then come up with more detailed questions.
>how is the word abysmal used?

Do a search at Google
http://www.google.com
with
abysmal
and you will find enough examples.

Use better dictionaries, such as:
http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/abysmal
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=387&dict=CALD
which also give examples.
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Use better dictionaries, such as

The first dictionary I had already checked the day before yesterday but didn't understand much, that's why I asked here. I've never been to the other link though, it explained things much better. Thanks for that.

Acquire and require are very different, study your English-own language dictionary, then come up with more detailed questions.

I checked my dictionary and some other ones but I really do not get the difference. Require = need, want, Aquire = ? get ? (really unsure about this one)

So I can't say "It is aquired to bring ....", but is "It is required to bring ...." correct then?

While I'm still on it and since I dont wanna start a new thread, what's the difference between these words ( i see them being used in the same context! and i bet that is incorrect)

  • vital
    crucial
    mandatory
    essential
This is how I've understood it:
vital = neccessary for life
crucial= not sure about this one, imporant??Yet not a matter of life/death
mandatory = neccessary but it's not a matter of life/death
essensial : not sure about this one. Could it be neccessary for life?

And I did a search for these words.
You may want to buy the Merriam Webster Dictionary of Synonyms.
You seem to need it.
If it's mandatory, you have to do it.

vital, crucial, essential are different ways of saying very important.

It is [vital / crucial / essential / very important] that you be there on time.

CJ
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acquire = get, yes. It's a very fancy way of saying get, and it's used for such things as when a company buys another company.

CJ
Buildings burn down. And arsonists burn buildings down.
Smaller things burn up. You can burn things up. For example, you can burn up documents that you don't need anymore.
And you can just burn things.
-- What happened to the documents?
-- I burned them. (
or I burnt them.)

Mostly. Emotion: smile

CJ
You may want to buy the Merriam Webster Dictionary of Synonyms. You seem to need it.
Obviously, since I am posting here, right?

CalifJim: Thanks so much! Now I don't need the Merriam Webster Dictionary of Synonyms. Emotion: smile

Buildings burn down. And arsonists burn buildings down.
Smaller things burn up. You can burn things up. For example, you can burn up documents that you don't need anymore.
And you can just burn things.
-- What happened to the documents?
-- I burned them. (or I burnt them.)

Oh that is a great explanation! Thank you so very much Emotion: big smile I won't forget this now!

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