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Hi teachers,

a/ I know a small board hung in front of a shop is called a shop sign or signboard Please help me find the suitable words to express a small board usually hung in front of a doctor's or a lawyer's .

b/ What's the meaning of " attorney at law " ? Is it the same as " lawyer " ?

Thank you in advance
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Hi,

a/ I know a small board hung in front of a shop is called a shop sign or signboard Please help me find the suitable words to express a small board usually hung in front of a doctor's or a lawyer's . You could say a sign. In N. America, some doctors and lawyers refer to this as their 'shingle'.

b/ What's the meaning of " attorney at law " ? Is it the same as " lawyer " ? In layman's terms, yes. But the terms used for different kinds of lawyers can vary a lot from one country to another.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you Clive, but what do you mean by saying "in layman's term" ? I wouls appreciate it very much if you could explain it to me .

Best wishes
Hi,

The phrase 'In layman's terms' means 'this is what ordinary people who are not experts say'.

In the case above, I meant that ordinary people who are not lawyers would not see any real difference between the terms 'attorney-at-law' and 'lawyer'.

Best wishes, Clive
Thank you Clive for your explanation

Best wishes
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