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  • The meaning of "Contentious" in various phrases and sentences

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    2. tends to be argumentative; given to arguing

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    2. When it comes to issues, they are the same "Abortion is a contentious topic" "Abortion is a controversial topic" When it comes to people, they're different. A "contentious person" is someone who argues a lot. "I hate talking to her because of her contentious personality" A "controversial person" is someone that others argue about "Edward Snowden is a very controversial person. Some people call him a hero but some call him a traitor"

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    2. these mean the same thing! :)

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    2. I would say it sounds fine but there are a few things that I would change just to help it flow a little better. Your first two sentences state, "​​South Korea is relatively safe from earthquakes. Whether korea is safe from them has been a contentious issue." It is a little confusing because your first sentence is a statement saying Korea IS safe and then you contradict it by saying that it has been argued that it might, or might not be, safe. I would start off the sentence with a fact rather than statement before the second sentence, for example, "It is a fact that Korea has not seen many earthquakes, but whether it is entirely safe from them has been quite a contentious issue." This way you are not saying 'it is safe' and then 'is it safe?" on consecutive sentences. The next point is where you put, "...there have been numerous damages casued by strong earthquakes..." Saying 'numerous damages' in this way doesn't really make sense so it would be better to word it differently, like this, "...there have been numerous instances of damage caused by strong earthquakes..." It now flows better and is grammatically correct. Also, you repeat some words a little too much, like the use of earthquake. In some places it isn't necessary, like when you put, "Even so, it can't be concluded that we are in serious danger of an earthquake. Because only few earthquakes with over 5 magnitudes have taken place in Korea." You can make these two sentences into one flowing sentence while also removing words you have repeated, as so, "Even so, it can be concluded that we are in serious danger of an earthquake as, at the present time, only a few over 5 on the Richter Scale have taken place in Korea." I'm assuming by magnitude you meant Richter Scale, so I just substituted the word but 'magnitude' is fine to use. The last change I would make is when you put, "...damage could be devastatng if there is a powerful earthquake hit." This one you just simply need to remove the word 'hit' as it isn't necessary at the end of the sentence. If you want to keep 'hit' then you need to expand the sentence, for example, "...damage could be devastatng if a powerful earthquake was to hit the country." I apologise for the long message; you did very well on this passage of text, well done! I hope this isn't too confusing and that it helps you a little bit. 👍🏼

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    2. “No other” should be “none other”. You could also simply say “the argumentative person is his colleague”. The second sentence sounds natural!

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    2. Well done with your rendition. My only comment would be that old chestnut of pace and stress which the statement demands as it is in effect strong criticism of the man’s unsociable behaviour. We always pronounce the “b” in obviously. If it is not sounded, that merely smacks of lazy enunciation.

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    2. I agree that the article does not provide much detail about how the private meetings were better. It’s likely that Gowdy didn’t explain why. It’s possible that Strzok was more honest in them but that’s not specified. Gowdy does say that public hearings are like a circus, so I’m led to assume the private meetings were better due to the simple fact that they were private and therefore not like a circus, meaning containing showmanship, performance for the public view, etc.

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    2. "It speaks" here means "the action we are talking about". "Bill Gates gives lots of money to charities. It speaks about his kindness." here, "gives lots of money" = "it" "Weighing in on" = "Reporting", it's a common idiom.

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    2. “Another twist” means another complication. “Mechanisms” are the body cameras. Adding body cameras to police officers was a complicated matter, and had a troubled history, since the police departments in general didn’t want them, or wanted control on the rights to the footage that they took, in opposition to civil rights groups, and the public. The article mentions that because of the conflict between the police departments and the public about the footage captured, and if it is to be publicly available or used in the court of law, one lawsuit at least was filed. So this delay in deployment will make things even worse since it could be viewed by the public as an excuse by the police department not to deploy the ‘mechanisms’ and not a genuine reason, and could elevate the tensions.

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