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Old 24-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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Old 24-07-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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The Internet is an international network and as such draws a crowd from every corner of the world. To many, English is their first or secondary language, or they know enough English to make themselves understood without any misunderstandings due to poor translations.

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So, what first lessons? By the way, and what means certain?
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Old 24-07-2010, 05:49 PM   #3
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So, what first lessons? By the way, and what means certain?
First lesson? You just opened it by asking for the meaning of the word "certain"
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1. free from doubt or reservation; confident; sure: "I am certain he will come."

2. destined; sure to happen (usually fol. by an infinitive): "He is certain to be there."

3. inevitable; bound to come: "They realized then that war was certain."

4. established as true or sure; unquestionable; indisputable: "It is certain that he tried."

5. fixed; agreed upon; settled: "on a certain day"; "for a certain amount."

6. definite or particular, but not named or specified: "A certain person phoned. He had a certain charm."

7. that may be depended on; trustworthy; unfailing; reliable: "His aim was certain."

8. some though not much: "a certain reluctance."

PS: I took the liberty of changing your post. Have a look at this:
So, what are the first lessons? By the way, what does 'certain' mean?
So, what is the first lesson? By the way, what does 'certain' mean?
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Old 29-07-2010, 09:14 AM   #4
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First lesson? You just opened it by asking for the meaning of the word "certain"
From Dictionary.com

1. free from doubt or reservation; confident; sure: "I am certain he will come."

2. destined; sure to happen (usually fol. by an infinitive): "He is certain to be there."

3. inevitable; bound to come: "They realized then that war was certain."

4. established as true or sure; unquestionable; indisputable: "It is certain that he tried."

5. fixed; agreed upon; settled: "on a certain day"; "for a certain amount."

6. definite or particular, but not named or specified: "A certain person phoned. He had a certain charm."

7. that may be depended on; trustworthy; unfailing; reliable: "His aim was certain."

8. some though not much: "a certain reluctance."

PS: I took the liberty of changing your post. Have a look at this:
So, what are the first lessons? By the way, what does 'certain' mean?
So, what is the first lesson? By the way, what does 'certain' mean?
It seems withered our theme. How do you think?
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I think you have enough steam to keep it going for quite some time, Eugene.

So if you want to ask anything else...
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