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The difference between Related and Relating [on hold]

I would be very happy if you can explain me the difference between related and relating?
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Weekend/Weekends

I would be very happy if you help me to make clear some difficulties in using 'weekend'! What is the difference between a weekend, the weekend, weekends (can we say the weekends?)
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“married with” or “married to” somebody? [on hold]

He’s married with a programmer or He’s married to a programmer which one is correct ? i mean which one should be come after married ?
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What is the difference between “Where something is?” and “Where is something?” [on hold]

for example: what is the difference between "Where America is?" and "Where is America?" ?
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According to vs. pursuant to

What's the difference between a) Pursuant to your last email, I'd kindly like to ask you ... b) According to your last email, I'd kindly like to ask you ... I found that 'pursuant' is ...
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“I feel myself unhappy” vs “I feel unhappy”

I feel myself unhappy. The above sentence strikes me as somewhat peculiar. What is the difference between "I feel myself unhappy" and "I feel unhappy"?
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What is the difference between error, mistake and fault? [on hold]

What is the difference between error, mistake and fault? When i hear error it always reminds me something related to computer maybe...
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Difference between 'through' and 'throughout'

I'm not sure which is correct: The bride's mother sniffed all the way through/throughout the wedding service. According to the Cambridge dictionary, 'through' means 'from the beginning to the ...
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Is it correct Information Technology Investment(s) Management [on hold]

I should translate my thesis and I am wondering which sentences is right for title? Information Technology Investment(s) Management Management of Information Technology Investments Managing ...
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Difference between “everlasting” and “eternal”

I know these two sentences are somehow different, but I don't know how: This is an everlasting love. This is an eternal love. I read here that there are a number of adjectives for ...
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What is difference between “get off” and “get out of”? [closed]

What is the difference when you say “get off” and “get out of”?
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Difference between twilight zone and gray area

I have found in dictionary that gray area = an ill-defined situation or area of activity not readily conforming to a category or set of rules. Twilight zone = The ambiguous region between two ...
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What is a word for something that you desperately want and/or craved for, but NEVER GOT?

Take this situation; Everyone was given ice cream at the birthday party, except for Todd. After Todd got home, he felt very disheartened that he never got the chance to taste the ice-cream there. He ...
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What's the difference between “to hear” and “to listen”? [closed]

Is it the same thing to say "I'm hearing you." to "I'm listening to you."?, And what makes them the same or different. Is to hear a song the same as to listen? I have the idea that to hear is ...
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difference between post deictic and epithet

I was looking at some examples of the two, and there was one example including two sentences of different kinds that I couldn't sense the exact difference between. Deictics: The identical three (...
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'By' vs 'in' before agent in passive voice sentence [closed]

I would like to know if there is any difference in meaning when you use "by" or "in" before the agent in the passive voice sentence. The active voice: This shop sells all the vegetables. ...
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Why is “and” not used before “, etc.”? [closed]

When you use , etc. to indicate that further, similar items are included, for example: We’re trying to resolve problems of withdrawal, peer pressure, etc. Is it incorrect to use , and etc.?
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Distinguish twins vs distinguish between twins

I'm confused about the use of the word "Distinguish". The link shows an example sentence where the verb is used as an intransitive verb: Can the child distinguish between right and wrong? But I ...
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Difference between motif and leitmotif [closed]

I just wanted to know what the difference between a motif and leitmotif is, and can I have some examples to illustrate the difference please?
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User's Guide vs. User's Manual vs. Manual [duplicate]

I am discussing with my colleagues whether a 300+ page book that describes how to use a product we manufacture should be called a User's Manual, Manual or User's Guide, and how it should be referred ...
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Difference between examine and evaluate [closed]

What's the difference between examine and evaluate?
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What is the difference between a cafe and a diner?

I recently ate at an establishment called The Park Cafe and Diner. How could a debate not ensue? What is the difference between a Cafe and Diner? Apparently, this place is both. I have read various ...
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What's the difference between “kind of” and “a little bit”?

I am a little bit angry. I am kind of angry. I searched the two phrases, but can't found the difference. Are them the same?
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what is the difference between head movement constraint and relativized minimality? [migrated]

what is the difference between head movement constraint of Travis (1984), and relativized minimality of Rizzi (1990)?
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Which of this sentences is more accurate in terms of U.S. English? [duplicate]

Which of this sentences is more accurate in terms of U.S. English: "Travelling by train is very popular among the Chinese" or "Travels on trains are very popular among the Chinese" ?
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We vs. we have (we've)

I was wondering when to use 'have' in a sentence like 'There has to be something we (have) missed'. I've looked only, but couldn't find a clear-cut answer. A clear explanation would be greatly ...
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Difference between indignation and umbrage

Indignation  anger, because of something that is wrong or not fair Umbrage a feeling of being upset or annoyed, usually because you feel that someone has been rude or shown no respect ...
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Normalcy or Normality?

Both normalcy and normality have the definition of "the state of being normal." From Wiktionary: Normalcy - "The state of being normal; the fact of being normal; normality." Normality - "The state ...
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What is the difference between “special” and “specific” in usage?

Which one is correct to use in the following sentence; special or specific? Both adjectives seem to be interchangeable. According to Dictionary.com, specific means 1. having a special application, ...
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What's the difference between fully, wholly, completely and totally? [closed]

I would like to know if there are any differences in usage, grammar and meaning of: fully, wholly, completely and totally. According to the Macmillan Dictionary; fully means completely, completely ...
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Why the expression “being lied about” is separated with commas

Why the expression "being lied" in contrast to "being hated" is separated with commas? What is the difference? Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to ...
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What is the generic term for the distinction between left and right eye?

I'm writing an ophthalmology-related tutorial, and I need to reference the distinction between left and right eyes — for instance, if I'm referring to this case information: "Male; 29 years old; Left ...
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What's the difference between “established” and “founded” [closed]

In this sentence: "CARE was ...... in 1945 to help people after World War II." A. founded B. built C. established D. constructed The answer is C. But why don't we use "founded" in this case, I ...
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Does “expire” have to be followed by “on”?

I found this on someone's resume: expires 12/10/2017 Is this correct or should it be expires on 12/10/2017 If it makes any difference, this resume is from someone in Australia.
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Should this be “ensure,” and not "insure?

The assure vs. insure vs. ensure has been discussed frequently on this site. But I came across a New Yorker article, which has excellent editing, which uses "insure" when it seemingly should have used ...
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Does “What is your major?” mean “What do you study?”

Please notice this example situation: A: What are you studying in college? B: I'm studying Computer-Engineering. I think we can also say: A: What is your major? B: My major is Computer-...
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Why “Middle East” not “Central East”, and Why “Central Java” not “Middle Java”

I'm wondering why Middle East is not called Central East. And why Central Asia is sometimes referred to as Middle Asia (as I read on Wikipedia). I've looked up the difference between middle and ...
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Usage of “back” as a verb. Can we use “We will back soon”?

Can we use "We will back soon"? Or is the correct form "We will be back soon"? What about "We'll be back soon"?
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“An annual growth of only about 0.3%” or “Only about 0.3% of an annual growth” [closed]

From Wikipedia's article, Immigration to the United States The United States admitted more legal immigrants from 1991 to 2000, between ten and eleven million, than in any previous decade. In the ...
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What is difference between Objective and Personel Statement?

I prepared two summary for my resume I want to let know about the difference between objective and Personal Statement. Personal Statement As an experienced Senior Web Developer, my abilities ...
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What is the difference between 'clever' and 'cunning'? [closed]

It is common that these two words mean similar to each other, what is the difference?
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Difference between elegancy and elegance

I recently saw someone use the word "elegancy" for the first time in forever, and it set me wondering about (and wandering about) why the synonym "elegance" appears to be the preferred noun. I ...
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Can you use “get” in a past tense sentence

I had a voice over where I was asked to record the following line in a script: "Our small initiative turned into a sizeable movement with the support of influencers, who helped spread the word and ...
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Assume vs make assumptions [closed]

Is there any difference in the level of formality, frequency of usage, etc? Example sentences: Never assume anything. Never make any assumptions.