I always thought that the word issue colud be a ...

vonpaulus es Spain
I always thought that the word issue colud be a synonim of problem. Am i right? Thanks
July 2014
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    ColinJohnstonov gb United Kingdom
    I can have this meaning, but in this context, it does not. Here are the definitions of 'issue' from an online dictionary.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/issue?s=t

    The sentence here is

    "There will be no taxes in Forwick, he says, and his state will soon issue its own currency."

    In this sentence, 'issue' corresponds best to definition 4. Definitions 1, 2, and 3 are also appropriate here
    July 2014
  • [donhamiltontx] aw Aruba
    @vonpaulus "I always thought that the word issue colud be a synonim of problem. Am i right? Thanks"

    Yes, according to "The Synonym Finder" (New York, 1986), 'issue' as a noun is a synonym of 'problem.'
    As a verb, 'issue' is a synonym of 'distribute' or 'dispense,' which is the meaning it has in this lesson.
    July 2014
  • mfr pt Portugal
    emitir moneda, is it how you say it in Spanish?
    July 2014
  • peteylover us United States
    yes, as a native english speaker, i often use "issue" instead of "problem"
    July 2014