Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "B"

The meaning of "B" in various phrases and sentences

Q: Что значит later of A and B.
later of A or B.?
A: Okay, it seems that the statement is trying to refer to either payment or settlement, whichever one is later.
If the payment date is later than settlement, the statement is referring to it.

"Either the payment date or settlement date, depending on which one is later"
Q: Что значит A but B?
A: >>"Why Do We Say "Unequal" but "Inequality?"<<

The contrast is between "Un〜" and "In〜".

Why don't we say "unequality"?
Q: Что значит A is to B what C is to D?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Что значит A and B were sentenced in absentia along with C.?
A: yes you are correct. "along with" just means "and" in this case.
Q: Что значит A as in B.?
A: 「例えば」に近いですね。
I like fruits, as in bananas, strawberries, and pineapple.

A: I was talking to Steve yesterday.
A: 昨日スティブさんと話してて、
B: Which Steve?
B: え?どこのスティブ?
A: Steve, as in Steve from school.
A: ほら、スティブだよ、学校のスティブ
B: oh, That Steve!
B: ああ、そのステイブか。

A: Sit down!
A: 座れ!
B: Sit down? What? Why?
B: え?座れって?どういうこと?
A: Sit down. As in, "sit down or I'll kill you!"
A: 座れ!要するに、「座らないと殺すぞ」ってこと。

Example sentences using "B"

Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с withhold A from B.
A: "The company withholds income taxes from your paycheck." "I am angry that the broker withheld information about the roof's poor condition from me."
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с had rather A than B.
A: 一般的な言い方はありません.There are no common ways of saying it. It is an expression to compare two things, or actions.

"I would rather be at home than be at work."
"He rather be playing video games than doing homework"
"She would rather die than see him again."

It changes intensity. All based on context.
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с A 하고 싶었지만(그러지 못하고) B 해야 한다.
A: @skylcool: yeah sure! I think "even though" is more natural than "even if." You could put "although" or "even though" at the front of the sentence like this:

"Although I really wanted to sleep in today, I have to go to work."

"Even though I wanted to go out tonight, I can't because I have to do my homework."
-I think this one has the nuance of 나가고싶어도, 숙제하야해서 못 나가 or sth like that. Idk if it sounds natural in Korean😆
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с A is attributable to B.
A: "His success perhaps is attributable to a single event that stemmed from youthful brashness and vigorous outspokenness." - The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia, C. Malcolm Watkins (

"About half of the past century's rise in sea level is attributable to warmer oceans simply occupying more space." -
Q: Покажите мне примеры предложений с A is of B.
A: Which kind of "A is of B" do you want? There are many!

Time is of the essence.
I am of the opinion that Nelson is a fine candidate.
She is of age.
Lies are of the devil.
Water is of the same consistency as alcohol.
If it is of your will, I will do it.
This is of the utmost importance.
His wares are of great quality.
Do not worry, the injury is of no import.

Many of the "A is of B" indicate that A has the qualities of B.
But sometimes it means, "A originates from B". And then, there
are idioms such as, "of age", which means, "adult".

Synonyms of "B" and their differences

Q: В чем разница между A is equal to B и A equals to B ?
A: "A is equal to B" is correct; "A equals B" is also correct; no one would say "A equals to B"
Q: В чем разница между A's B и B of A ?
A: @ChooseMeBest: No difference whatsoever when used as possession! :)

For example, "Caesar of Rome" cannot be said as "Rome's Caesar"! That's because this isn't being used as POSSESSION, so it's a different thing :)
Q: В чем разница между A:Hey, B.--- B:what up? и A:Hey,B.--- B:what's up? ?
A: "What up." is typically used like "Hi" or "hello" between friends.

A: "What up?"
B: "Hey, man."

What's up is asking a question.

A: "What's up?"
B: "Nothing new."
Q: В чем разница между A's B и B of A ?
A: Usually for saying something belongs to someone you'd use the first one. But they both mean the same.
Q: В чем разница между replace A with B и replace A by B ?
A: "To replace" can be used like "I replace x with y" or "X replaces Y". But you can't say "I replace x by y."
Sentence 1 and 3 are fine.

Anger replaced fear. "X replaces Y"
Fear was replaced with anger. - Passive form of "I replace x with y"
Fear was replaced by anger. - Passive form of "X replaces Y"
I replaced anger with fear. "I replace x with y"

There is a problem with sentence 4.
Margarine replaced butter.
Butter was replaced by margarine.
Butter was replaced with margarine.
I replaced butter with margarine.

These are your options. You cannot say "I replaced butter by margarine."

Translations of "B"

Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? A:どっちに行けばいいの?B:あっち!
A: A: Which way should we go?
B: That way!
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? 9文字のアルファベットA,A,A,A,B,B,B,C,Cから4つ取り出して並べる方法はいくつあるか?
A: "From the 9 letters (of the alphabet) A,A,A,A,B,B,B,C,C, how many ways can 4 letters be arranged?" OR "..., how many ways can 4 letters be chosen?"
取り出す = "pick/choose." 並べる = "arrange/enumerate."
We often don't translate both.
この問題は順列か? 順列 = "permutation" -> "how many permutations of length 4?"
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? Don’t take out the B shop’s mug with you. If you do, make sure to bring it when your next visit. Some of our customers take out our shop’s mug with them but they never bring back to us. Could you tell me the best way to say please?
A: Please don't take our mugs with you. If you do take one on accident, please bring it back on your next visit. Unfortunately, people sometimes take mugs and we never see them again.

(Sorry. I didn't understand "B shop", so I left that out.)
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? A:我要出去工作了! B:好的,你去吧
A: A: I'm leaving for work.
B: Ok.

你去吧 doesn't really have English meaning. Closest is "go on" but that is weird to say to someone in this situation. Literal meaning is: You go.

You can say "Ok, see you later."
Q: Как сказать на Английском (американский вариант)? A: あそこで働くことになったの? B: いや、やっぱやめることにした。
A: あれ? 「やっぱりやめることにした」っていうのは働こうかなと悩んでてて、結局働かないことを決めたってことでしょう?

それなら、 pankoさんのAとIrikaさんのBがいいと思います!

A: Did you end up working there?
B: Naw, I decided no to work there after all.


Other questions about "B"

Q: A: How much do you think it'll cost?
B : Normally, it costs about 100 to 130 pounds.
Depending on which brand you choose, it can cost as much as 600 to 700 pounds.
But, unless you buy a really high end brand, it would not cost more than 500 pounds.
A: Sounds good!
Q: A : How long do you think it's going to take?
B : Normally, It take about 30 to 45 minutes.
Depending on what times we leave, it can take as long as one hour to one and a half hour.
But, unless we get caught during the rush hour, it shouldn't take more than one hour.
A: A : How long do you think it's going to take?
B : Normally, It would take about 30 to 45 minutes.
Depending on what times we leave, it can take as long as one hour to an hour and a half.
But, unless we get caught during the rush hour, it shouldn't take more than an hour.
Q: A: Here you are. This is a present for you.
B:Thank you!
A: Open it.
C:What can the inside be?Open it quickly!

Does this conversation sound natural?
A: A little unnatural, Change C to "What could be inside? Open it quickly!"
Q: A: What's it worth?
B: It's worth $1000. это звучит нормально?
A: If you are going to use this only in written form your original sentence is natural, but if you are going to speak it then you would have to say it as:

A: What's it worth?
B: It's worth a $1000 dollars.
Q: Could you tell me which is correct and (if possible) why?
the earlier of A and B
the earlier of A or B

A and B, whichever earlier
A or B, whichever earlier

Thank you.
A: “Earlier” is a comparitive, and this word compares 2 things.
A and B = 2 things. (A + B)
A or B = one thing; choose A or choose B
Therefore, the earlier of A and B = correct.

Two possibilities are A and B. A + B = 2.
Choose between them based on which of them is earlier, and you MUST have 2 choices.
Therefore, this is the same as the answer above.

—Many people will tell you there is no difference. The distinction is a technical one, and most people would use the options interchangeably. But you cannot compare two things unless you have two things.

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