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comment What does “hard sums” mean?
Why are all the answers getting downvoted?
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accepted What does “hard sums” mean?
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comment What does “hard sums” mean?
Interesting. When I saw this used, it was speaking to a broad audience with a presumably wide range of math levels, so it seemed like it must refer to something specific. Also interesting that it means any kind of math. The word "sums" gave me the impression that it referred to arithmetic. A bit disappointing that it has such a bland meaning, but thank you. :-)
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comment What does “hard sums” mean?
So it's just a way of saying "difficult math"? No specific idiomatic meaning? Not even a nuance?
Jun
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comment What does “hard sums” mean?
Two examples I've heard: 1) "Most people don't realize that quilting requires doing hard sums." 2) From the show Black Books, "He can speak nine languages, blow glass and do hard sums, but he wouldn't tell you. He's just so modest."
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asked What does “hard sums” mean?
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accepted Is it incorrect to use a sentence fragment to answer a question?
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comment Is it incorrect to use a sentence fragment to answer a question?
Wow, how flattering. Thank you very much.
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revised Is it incorrect to use a sentence fragment to answer a question?
removed unnecessary snark
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comment Is it incorrect to use a sentence fragment to answer a question?
Sorry, I was just being snarky. I'll edit the question to make it more formal, since the real question I'm asking is whether it is correct or not.
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asked Is it incorrect to use a sentence fragment to answer a question?