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“Want to relieve from” vs. “want relief from”

Want to relieve from academic pressure. Want relief from academic pressure. I think the former one is more proper but my teacher said the latter one is correct.
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470 views

Use of “manifest” as an active verb

Recently I completed an English creative writing exam in which I used the phrase files and papers manifest, as if by some unholy magic at the tray on his desk. My teacher stated that my use of ...
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1answer
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“are created equal” - helping verb or linking verb?

In the following clause, that all men are created equal, is "are" serving as a linking verb (in which case you could say "the created (to be) equal men") or as a helping verb for main verb ...
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3answers
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Can “process” be used as an intransitive verb?

I am currently spending some time creating a (partial) Liferay translation for the Greek language, and I came upon this original English message text: Your request processed successfully. Can ...
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1answer
83 views

“trust the fact” vs. “trust to the fact”?

I think "trust the fact" is more natural than "trust to the fact", but the search result shows that the latter is more popular. What's the difference between them? Thanks. Yet another derived ...
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3answers
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“Email me” and “mail to me”

Why is it correct to say "email me", whereas with the word mail we say/write "mail to me"?
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What is the difference between “raise” and “rise”?

What is the difference between raise and rise? When and how should I use each one?