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“married with” or “married to” somebody?

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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“Decide on” vs. “decide for”

What's the difference between "decide on something" and "decide for something"? For example, which preposition would you use in the following passage? After more than a decade of disagreement, ...
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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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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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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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Can we say “same to you” in response to “nice to meet you”?

Is it ok to respond with "same to you" when someone says Nice to meet you ? I am getting confused because "you too" can be interchangeably used for "same to you".
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“Referee” vs. “umpire” vs. “judge” [on hold]

What is the difference between referee, umpire and judge? How about the use of other similar words? In sports like tennis, basketball, football and soccer, when do we use which?
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What's the difference between “mirror” and “looking glass”? [closed]

I have read that a looking glass is a surface with sufficient reflection to form an image of an object... doesn't that sound like a mirror?
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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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If you will have vs If you have

If you will have dinner at home, tell me. or If you have dinner at home, tell me. What is the difference between the two sentences? Which one sounds natural?
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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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Equal vs Equivalent: Finer differences in meaning and usage? in 4 distinct scenarios outlined?

Equal vs Equivalent: Finer differences in meaning and usage? What would be the subtler differences & similarities? Examples & scenarios where: Only one can be used Both can be used One ...
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What's the difference between “jelly” and “jam”?

I've seen both words being used (peanut butter and jelly; peanut butter and jam), but I was wondering whether they were both words for the same thing, or if there's actually a distinct difference ...
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Is it ok to use “finally” at the end of the sentence like this?

Is it OK to use finally at the end of the sentence like this? I am a teacher finally. Or are the below ones only possible? I finally am a teacher. I am finally a teacher. Most people ...
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Is there a difference between “on condition that” and “provided that”?

Do the terms "provided that" and "on condition that" mean the same? Or is there any difference in usage? The means will be available provided that the state will allocate its part of financing vs. ...
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2answers
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Word for different office/work “cultures”

I am looking for a word to describe differences between two groups of professional fields. Our small company is having a competition for best outside-of-work pictures. There are about 10 people in ...
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Meaning of “Students in all majors” versus “Students of all majors”

I would like to know the difference between these sentences: I want to send an email to students of all majors I want to send an email to students in all majors How did of/in change the meaning of ...
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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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Difference between “penetrate” and “compenetrate”

According to Merriam-Webster: penetrate — to pass into or through compenetrate — to penetrate throughout What is the difference between the two? Are they synonymous?
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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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Is it correct Information Technology Investment(s) Management

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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What is difference between “get off” and “get out of”? [on hold]

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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“Nervous” vs. “anxious”

Are these words interchangeable? When would you use one over the other? For example, is it correct to say you "feel nervous" or "feel anxious"? Is it correct to say you are an "anxious person" or a "...
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The difference between “past continuous” and “present perfect continuous”

Let's consider the following context: You come to the office on Saturday and see somebody finish some actions and now (s)he is sitting at your workplace (you didn't expect to meet anyone), ...
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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 [on hold]

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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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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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 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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“Broadcast” or “broadcasted”

I'm not a native English speaker, so sorry if this is a very basic question. Is broadcast a verb? If it is, what is the simple past and past participle: broadcasted?
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Difference between “memoir” and “biography”

I am an avid reader, and noticed that books I checked out from the library lately seem to use "memoir" and "biography" interchangeably, although they are all shelved as "biographies". Is there an ...
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1answer
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Difference between 'meant by' and 'meant with'?

Is there a difference in meaning or usage between 'meant by' and 'meant with'? Many questions about meanings with this tag have the wording 'What is meant by...?'. In the text I am currently reading ...
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Difference between to “sate” and to “satiate” [closed]

Is it that to satiate is primarily connotative of satisfying hunger or thirst, whereas to sate satisfies other desires?
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What is the difference between “Computer science” and “Informatics”?

I could not find any difference... or at least no good source that definitely distinguishes both. I tried: Wikipedia (Informatics has a redirect to Computer Science), so I guess the only difference ...
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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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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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“in order that” vs “in order to”

What's the difference between "in order that" and "in order to"? For example, is there any difference in nuance between the two sentences below? We are all servants of the laws in order to be ...
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What's the difference between “Collaborate” and “Cooperate”?

Both of these words seem to mean much the same thing: working together to achieve some goal. I can instinctively feel a difference between them, but I can't easily put it into words. Can you help me? ...
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'get a quote' or 'get a quotation'

I'm not an English native, and as it often happens, I've lost something in translation. I asked a travel agent to 'send me a quote' for a travel we've worked on, and in response I got his logo and ...
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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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What's the difference between “act” and “action”? [closed]

What's the difference between "act" and "action"? More specifically in the way they are generally used (and not more specific theatrical definitions, for instance)?