Poll: How many site features of ProZ.com do you use?
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Mar 16, 2006

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How many site features of ProZ.com do you use?".

This poll was originally submitted by Marion Schimmelpfennig

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xxxBrandis
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selected "All" but meant "several" Mar 16, 2006

I use most of the features, but the profile apparently is incomplete without audio and video greetings. Shall be working on them. Actually I have but they are not in standard format that a our hosting service would accept them.Brandis

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Nikeeta Kulkarni  Identity Verified
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Almost all. . Mar 16, 2006

What is the basis of distinction between 'Several' and 'Many'? The Proz web page is permanently open whilist I'm working. . . The polls and forums are my only relief when i'm stuck between particularl mean expressions/terms/translations . . .

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Allen Harris
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??? Mar 16, 2006

What's the difference between "several" and "many"?

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xxxBrandis
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Kudoz ??! Mar 16, 2006

Bord du lac wrote:

What's the difference between "several" and "many"?
Like the known count goes "one, two, many.." "one, two, several" is unlikely, despite "Several" and "many " being used almost as synonyms. Best Brandis


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Simon Bruni  Identity Verified
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there MANY whales in the Pacific but only SEVERAL in the Med Mar 16, 2006

Bord du lac wrote:

What's the difference between "several" and "many"?


Hi. If there are millions of whales in the pacific (which is many) but only 14 in the Mediterranean, then there are not MANY whales in the Mediterranean. However, you could still say that 14 whales is SEVERAL whales.

That's my scientific take on it anyway.


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Marion Schimmelpfennig  Identity Verified
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several and many... Mar 16, 2006

...are two different English words, so certainly, there must be a distinction somewhere and somehow? My line of thought was that "several" means more than just a few, and "many" much more than a few.

I absoultely like the way Simon sees and explains it!

Kind regards
Marion


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Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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How many? Mar 16, 2006

Nice postings, I support everything above. I suppose most of us use as many ProZ features as we know of. If we don't aware a feature exists, we don't use it - obviously.

For me, personally, there is probably only one feature which I know of but I don't use - the ProZ hosting. Otherwise, I use everything I know about the site, still I chosen `Many', but not `All'. I cannot be sure I know *all* the features which ProZ.com provides.


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Serkan Doğan  Identity Verified
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Many! Mar 16, 2006

For instance; let say, my profile completeness score is 25 out of 35. 25 is many. But, 3-5 would be several. It also indicates how you are skilled on using proz features. Moreover, hopefully, "many" will lead you making more "money"..

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sylvie malich
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Is there a difference between a few, several and many? Mar 17, 2006

For you sticklers and nit pickers out there...


Source: WordNet (r) 1.7

many
adj : (quantifier used with count nouns; often preceded by `as' or
`too' or `so' or `that') ***amounting to a large but
indefinite number***; "many temptations"; "the temptations
are many"; "a good many"; "a great many"; "many
directions"; "take as many apples as you like"; "too
many clouds to see"; "never saw so many people" [ant: few]



several
adj 1: (used with count nouns) of ***an indefinite number more than 2
or 3 but not many***; "several letters came in the mail";
"several people were injured in the accident" [syn: several]



few
adj : (quantifier used with count nouns; often preceded by `a') a
small number; "a few weeks ago"; "a few more wagons
than usual"; [...]
n 1: ***an indefinite but relatively small number***; "they bought a
case of beer and drank a few"


[Edited at 2006-03-17 09:57]


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