"denote" in context

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"denote" in context

Postby simplythebest » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:29 pm


I'd like you to tell me whether "denote" is correctly used in:

The missing words denote countries, capitals, nationalities or languages.

Is there a synonym for 'denote' in this context?

Thank you very much,

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Re: "denote" in context

Postby Josef » Mon May 04, 2009 2:05 pm

The missing words cannot really denote anything because they are missing :!:

A word similar to denote is indicate, but it would be equally wrong in this context.

Perhaps you could say...
The missing words are countries, capitals, nationalities or languages. :?: :?:

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