Communication is a Game

Communication is a game

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Communication is like a game

Communication can be serious

Sometimes communication is a game but sometimes it is not like a game.

Sometimes communication is fun and it is like a game but sometimes it is serious.

Sometimes it is deadly serious.

Adverb – deadly

Communication is deadly serious!

“Deadly” is an adverb. “Deadly serious” means “really really serious”.

Communication in the Military

In the military communication can be deadly serious.

Sometimes a person’s life can depend on it.

Can you imagine a situation where effective communication is vital?

Questions about the Military

Have you ever been in the military?

Where did you serve?

Were you in the army, the navy or the air force?

Communication in Medicine

In the field of medicine communication is very important.

Life can depend on it.

Can you imagine a situation where effective communication is vital?

A Game or Deadly Serious?

Communication can be fun like a game.

Communication can be really serious.

Games and Play

What exactly is a game?

The Wikipedia Definition

According to wikipedia, a game is a type of play. It is done for fun and it has structure. It is not done for money.

Work and Play

Work is different from play because it is done for money.

Art and Play

Art is different from play because it is done to create beauty and truth.

Vocabulary of “Play” and “Game”

In English the word “game” is usually a noun and the word “play” is usually a verb.

I played a game with my brother.

However look at these:

Play is different from work

All work and no play is no fun.

In both sentences “play” is a noun. “Work” is also a noun.

“Game” as a Verb

“To game” means “to play” but it has the connotation of a game for money. People who game for money (or play for money) are gamblers.

Gambling is a serious addiction.

As a verb “to game” is used in technical legal documents. In conversation we use the verb “to play”.

Links to More Lessons

Grammar – Passive Voice

An Interactive Story with Lessons on Passive Voice

Vocabulary link Page – Links to Many Lessons

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