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What literary technique would this be?

Abandon all logic ye who enter here, because we are about to start talking Lucy. You might want to leave reason and science by the door while you’re at it, you won’t have much call to use either of ...
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What is a tone word to describe how someone may feel like they do not belong? [closed]

I have world literature homework, and i have to discuss a shift in tone. A character is feeling like she doesn't belong to any cultural group... help?
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Preposition and tense-Homework

In today's exam, I had few grammar questions. I am doubtful in two questions. Please check my answers and correct the mistakes, if any. 1.Fill with suitable prepositions. There lived _ _ _ _ _ a ...
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Is “two-thirds” or “two thirds” correct? [duplicate]

I just recently answered a question related to how much water was filled in a glass. I answered "two thirds" but the answer was wrong because in the key answer book it was "two-thirds". Please tell me ...
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By some counts, only 600 of the 6,000 or ___ languages in the world are “safe” from the threat of extinction

On my exam I had this sentence: By some counts, only 600 of the 6,000 or _____ languages in the world are “safe” from the threat of extinction. The answer (fill in the blank) is "so", which I ...
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reporting statements: that-clauses [closed]

How would you write the negative statement of: She declared the item to be faulty, the police reported the girl to be missing. Would it be: She declared the item not to be faulty, the ...
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Only a waning candle sheds its light around

I found above mentioned sentence in a article is it some proverb? What does this mean? Below I am copying paragraph where I found this. May be this would be helpful to answer. Only a waning candle ...
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“tabloid” or “tabloid newpsaper”?

Is it considered informal to refer to tabloid and broadsheet newspapers as a "tabloid" and "broadsheet", as opposed to "tabloid newspaper" and "broadsheet newspaper"? I'm writing a piece in the style ...
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Relationship between Juxtaposition, Oxymoron, and Paradox [closed]

Explain the definition and relationship between "juxtaposition", "oxymoron", and "paradox". I'm supposed to apply this to Romeo and Juliet too, so any examples including them would be appreciated. ...
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How do you fix the passive voice in this sentence

I wrote this sentence: Because of his low weight, Gabe was still being nurtured instead of being named. And Word underlined the bold part saying I was using passive voice and I don't know how to fix ...
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Grammar, concerning any exceptions of “wish” sentences

Which is correct "Do you ever wish (that) you had gone to..?" or "Do you ever wish (that) you went to..?"
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Word Choice: What do you call a set of elements not including their ends?

I have a set of objects, an example would be this set of letters. {A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I} I need to call each part (or group of parts) with short single words. Letter "A" is the Head; "I" is ...
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In the end / at the end/ at the beginning

I need some help with this question from an English test for English learners : Fill with the correct word: ____ of the play, everybody stood up and applauded. ____, it was a good play. A. ...
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What is the difference between “Aha!”, “Ouch!”, “Phew!” and “Aah!”

I was confused what to use in gap 11. Kindly after going through the passage answer the following 4 questions and in question 3 please explain why you have chosen any option and what is the ...
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The subject is after the verb in this sentence? [closed]

"Please hand me the comb." My textbook says to identify what 'me' is, I was able to do that for sentences in which the subject before the verb but I cannot do that for this sentence? I know that ...
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Comprehension help required

I was given the following question for comprehension pasted below: What does John mean when he says that he would only win his own money? And I answered that John meant that Marry won't be ...
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The plural of One [closed]

I have a statement: 'The writer says we must all feel excitement and strangeness at the idea of going to sea.' Now I have to remove "we" here and replace it with "one" or any other third person. ...
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Question about subject-verb agreement

Is this a run-on? By 1990, it was even easier to make bottles and paper products quickly; as a result, competition among companies grew and stores featured products with increasingly interesting ...
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Designators, quantifications and predicates in Predicate Logic [closed]

So, I got my Predicate Logic exercises back, and I had apprently made one mistake. What is annoying is that I don't know why. The taks was to identify all the designators and predicates in a certain ...
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Affirmative form of “He has no right to question.” while preserving the meaning

He has no right to question. What would this sentence be if we were to make it affirmative. This question appeared in an exam. I tried It is unlawful for him to question. but the answer ...
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Is 'an eye' a designator?

I realize this may be a super-rookie question, but I have to ask. It is in connection with my logic module. Is 'an eye' in this sentence a designator? I was told to keep an eye on him I know ...
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Composition question problem

So I have a line from composition: 'But balloons had the disadvantage of having to go wherever the wind blew them, so that one never knew where they would come down.' And I was asked a question: ...
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In the book “Charlotte's Web,” or In the book “Charlotte's Web”,? [duplicate]

When stating a book title, is the comma before or after the quotations?
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Which degree should be used? [closed]

Which degree of 'less' is correct in the following sentence - "Seats in this room are much less/lesser in comparison to the adjacent one." Also please state any general rule of English if it is being ...
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'What may it be'/ 'what may be it' which one is correct? [closed]

I think,saying 'what may it be' is correct in the sense of something that i did not see before,it is new to me and on my hand.and i am saying this sentence "what may it be"/"what may be it".which one ...
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Negative into Affirmative [closed]

What is the affirmative sentence of this negative sentence? He left no stone unturned. I was thinking... Every stone was turned by him. It doesn't seem to be the possible answer.
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What does “metadiscursive framework” mean? [closed]

In their article "The language of text-messaging" (which appeared in 2009, in S.C. Herring, D. Stein & T. Virtanen (eds), Handbook of the Pragmatics of CMC. Berlin and New York: Mouton do ...
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Is this the correct usage of the word “Poultry”?

Poultry has given him great profit. Is this sentence grammatically correct? What do you think is the correct use if this isn't correct.
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Which English word has the greatest number of distinct definitions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Words with most meanings For example: in·se·cure [in-si-kyoor]adjective subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not self-confident or assured: an insecure person. ...
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What is the adverb here and the adjective?

(It's not actually homework, I am actually studying for a competitive exam.) The following sentences have been taken from Wren and Martin and I am providing their solutions for figuring out ...
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For what verbs is there no difference between 'has …' and 'has been …ing'? [closed]

For some verbs like 'live', where if you say "have lived" it means you lived somewhere for a period of time but that is not true anymore, and if you say "have been living" it means you still live in ...
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Help me understand the word 'deflect' in this sentence

Belanger dances with an undemonstrative panache that draws one's attention as if by seeking to deflect it; through finesse and understatement, he manages to seem at once intensely present and ...
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Why is “schism” preferred over “demur” in this sentence?

This is a verbal reasoning question in a GRE book. Obviously, the correct answer could only be A or B. And the explanation on the text book is "the correct answer is B". Unenlightened ...
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A word meaning “looking like the object that it describes”

Is there a word that means "the word looks like the object it describes"? For example: "bed" looks a bit like a bed, with the b and the d acting as head and foot boards, with the e as the mattress. ...
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Syntactically correct, semantically incorrect sentence

How would I answer the following programming exercise? It's trying to emphasize the difference between semantics and syntax. Write an English sentence that has correct syntax but has semantic ...
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Is there any other literary technique other than metaphor in the following quote?

I'm writing an essay required for school, involving the analysis of texts. “remove the shackles of prejudice and intolerance” I was wondering if there is any other literary technique in the ...
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Help me with this GRE question

Human nature and long distances have made exceeding the speed limit a (i)__ in the state, so the legislators surprised no one when, acceding to public demand, they (ii)__ increased penalties for ...
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Different forms of the abbreviations for “identification”?

Which of the following are correct? right wrong ID [x] [ ] i.d. [x] [ ] I.D. [ ] [ ] Id [ ] [ ] I.d. [ ] [ ] id [ ] [ ] Marked the ones i found in ...
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A confusing set of verbs

Pick out the Verbs in the following sentences: After loitering for ten minutes, the boy walked away. Since winning the prize, he has been boasting about it to everyone. Having settled himself into ...
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How to describe narrated action?

Let's say we have a poem that has a first-person point of view and then goes like: I have eaten the cookies Now, when I write about this poem and want to describe the action in the poem, would ...
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How to quote from a book which is a collection of stories by various authors?

I need to quote a sentence from a book which is a collection of stories of various authors. So usually when quoting a book I would put something like "lalalalala"(John Doe p.101) Now I am not sure if ...
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Using “run” as a noun

How do you say the verb run in a sentence as a noun?
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“He was playing when he fell” or “he fell when he was playing”?

Which one is correct? He fell down when he was playing in the field. He was playing in the field when he fell down. Why?