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Using “Covered”

I am confused about the meaning of the third step in this list: link 1 "Whenever you sign in to Google you'll enter your username and password as usual. " 2 "Then, you'll be asked for a code ...
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Raise To The Sky

For this sentence: source "Now he slunk around the environs as the revelers raised their cups to the sky and shouted toasts in an unfamiliar dialect." what does "raise something to the sky" ...
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50 views

Jargon meaning: Cover

I am not too sure about the meaning of the third step in this list: web 1 "Whenever you sign in to Google you'll enter your username and password as usual. " 2 "Then, you'll be asked for a ...
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66 views

Still Be Covered [on hold]

I am confused about the meaning of the third step in this: link 1 "Whenever you sign in to Google you'll enter your username and password as usual. " 2 "Then, you'll be asked for a code that ...
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49 views

Did I get wrong what she said with ' If you could be my everything.. '? [on hold]

After I asked my girlfriend that why she doubts to start again to this relationship, she answered: "Because if you could be my everything, i would not let him come close to me, in the first place". ...
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“similarly to” in the sentence beginning

Similarly to the previous version of this product, this version contains the same feature and .... (a long description of the product) Is the usage of "similarly to" in the sentence beginning ...
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45 views

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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1answer
14 views

Business rules application to design encompasses… - help me make sense of that phrase

This chapter is the final of four chapters covering the case study design of the relational database model for the online auction house company. Business rules application to design encompasses ...
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48 views

Meaning of “just as much” and “just as”?

Could someone please tell me their meanings? I know these two have different meanings. And I have been trying to Google them, but they are no help. Can we replace much in the first phrase with any ...
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1answer
32 views

bent upon exerting the fascination he knew was his only by the results

I read this in the novel 'Of Human Bondage' by Somerset Maugham. It follows as below. 'Philip was even more than usually shy and abrupt; and whether on account of this, unconsciously bent upon ...
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Meaning of “15-strong armed gang”

On Saturday, Ukraine's security service said it had detained a 15-strong armed gang planning to seize power in Luhansk province. Does that number 15 mean that there were 15 men strong physically ...
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1answer
43 views

Want something applied - grammar

While it may be obvious to you that you want the aggregate functions applied to each set of products found in the account table, this query fails because you have not explicitly specified how the ...
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128 views

Use of the subjunctive mood, “be”

Along with the commercial database servers, there has been quite a bit of activity in the open source community in the past five years with the goal of creating a viable alternative to the ...
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22 views

Comprehension - gave them the run of the base grounds still in Ukrainian hands

During the ordeal, the colonel gave reporters and TV crews the run of the base grounds still in Ukrainian hands, and held impromptu news conferences in front of brigade headquarters. First of ...
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2answers
60 views

What does “through” mean here?

Through his sleek salesman talk I could discern duplicity.
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139 views

How would you say someone was “disrespecting you” correctly? [closed]

Is there a grammatically correct synonym for the word "disrespect" in the form of a verb? As in: "Please stop disrespecting me, Bill."
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51 views

What is the difference about two sentences below?

What is the difference about two sentences below? 1.Despite a very old medical therapy, acupuncture is called "new age" treatment. 2.Despite being a very old medical therapy, acupuncture is called ...
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1answer
44 views

Meaning and Correctness of “to have masses said for someone's soul”

What is the meaning of "to have masses said for someone's soul"? I failed to find it in my dictionary. And grammatically, is it correct to say, "to have masses (which are) said for someone's soul"?
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1answer
56 views

What did the word “arcade” mean before video games? [closed]

I was browsing a document on the history of Leicestershire in the UK. About halfway down the page, in the "Leicester in the 19th Century" section, it said: Silver Arcade was built in 1899. What ...
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1answer
68 views

“Will be gone” vs “Will have gone”

1) "By the time you arrive, I'll already be gone " 2 ) "By the time you arrive, I'll already have gone " I think both are grammatically correct but Are there any differences in meaning? And which ...
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58 views

What does this line mean?

What is its significance for the enrichment of your knowledge and skills in your chosen course? English isn't my native, so, correct me if I am wrong. I can't really understand what this mean, ...
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2answers
50 views

I have questions about the paragraph I can't understand

Of groups of atoms collected together and able to think, to look out in wonder at the universe that made us, and build machines that can revisit our origins in the Big Bang. Question 1. What is ...
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2answers
91 views

Two imperative clauses joined by coordinating conjunction taken as a conditional

I would be inclined to parse the sentence "Nobody move and nobody get hurt" as two commands: Nobody move. Nobody get hurt. In other words, this is equivalent to "Nobody move or get hurt" (for ...
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1answer
52 views

'See' and 'Hear' in the progressive?

I'd like you to go into details about the difference between 'see', 'hear' and 'seeing', 'hearing'. I'm not a native speaker, so it's a bit hard to understand this explanation that 'see' and 'hear' ...
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2answers
51 views

The meaning of the sentence about relative clause and the word usage

A manuscript that lay unnoticed by scientists for decades has revealed that Albert Einstein once dabbled with an alternative to the Big Bang theory, proposing instead that the Universe expanded ...
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1answer
92 views

Difference between “at date” and “to date” [closed]

Two Examples: It is the social networking giant's biggest acquisition to date. The deal to buy it includes $4bn in cash... plus an additional $3 billion in stock to WhatsApp's founders and ...
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1answer
90 views

Difference between Let, Let's and Lets? [closed]

Many people use "let, let's and lets" in conversation What's the difference between them?
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2answers
106 views

What does this mean “Think selfies rock?” [closed]

I got invitation of party from my company. They have "share your moments" event in the party. In event section of invitation I have found this line " Think selfies rock?". What is meaning of this ...
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2answers
79 views

Bunch of girls/Buncha girls

as English isn't my first language, I don't really 'feel' whether bunch of girls/buncha girls is offensive, friendly, etc.? Could you tell me what's the proper meaning of the phrase? I hear it in ...
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2answers
57 views

What's the meaning of “should we be interested”?

I contacted someone and he replied: ... I've passed your information along and someone will get back to you should we be interested. After sending him another message he replied: ... ...
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3answers
431 views

Is it really wrong to say “I'm hearing”?

Many grammar books claim that ‘see’, ‘hear’, ‘taste’, ‘smell’, ‘feel’ are verbs that aren’t used in continuous forms, and yet, we do hear and see it quite often used by native speakers. For instance, ...
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1answer
88 views

What is the difference between providing that and provided that? [closed]

Please tell me about this question and give me an example for each one. Is it conjunction or not? Thanks
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2answers
132 views

“Questions” have “answers”. What do “problems” have?

If questions have answers, then problems have ____? I know it sounds simple but I am not sure what the best word is.
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2answers
83 views

To see them play and to see them playing

Excuse my limited acquaintance on English usage; which sentence is grammatically correct, and if any, which meaning do they convey to ? I saw them play chess. I saw then playing chess. Many ...
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1answer
68 views

What are the usages of the modifier “Many”?

Many of his books are... His many books are... Many books of him/himself/John/Alex/etc... Would you kindly tell me the exact difference between these?
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129 views

Explain the meaning of the two sentences

I'm a bit confused by these two sentences: The general government consumption expenditures are used as another measure of government size, although they do not account for the full government ...
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2answers
83 views

Which is grammatically correct to use in a discussion?

Someone told me that I shouldn't use the phrase discuss about, but should say, instead, discuss (the topic). He said discuss means talk about and using discuss about is like saying talk about about, ...
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2answers
399 views

He had not understood vs He did not understand [closed]

I'm a native Portuguese speaker and some time ago I heard someone say that it is grammatically wrong, in despite of everyday speaking, to construct sentences like "He had not understood" or "She does ...
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2answers
75 views

What does “as good a film as the Coen brothers…have ever made” mean? [duplicate]

What does "as good a film as the Coen brothers...have ever made" mean? Does it mean that the film is their best? what is the underlying structure?
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143 views

“we do not want to overstate our welcome”

"we do not want to overstate our welcome" meaning "we DO VERY MUCH welcome you!" OR “we'd better keep our message of welcome at a moderate level”? as in this context each season, more ...
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1answer
73 views

What does ‘regimen’ mean in English grammar?

I happened to find that definition of the word, ‘regimen’ has the meaning of ‘governing word’ such as prepositions (sic from Reader’s English Japanese Dictionary) besides a popular notion of ‘a set of ...
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2answers
116 views

Is this phrase grammatically correct in UK or US English? [closed]

Fatima We are actually working on the ad sizes you send to us, and this is some sizes we worked it.
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2answers
83 views

Is it proper to say “nor scarce” in this sentence?

Oh, were you never a schoolboy, And did you never train, And feel that swelling of the heart You never can feel again? Did you never meet, far down the street, With plumes and ...
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1answer
116 views

Meaning of “Smiles Slip”

I don't quite understand something: source Brazil will, in one form or another, be ready for the World Cup. But when it comes to hosting the tournament, those famous Brazilian smiles may ...
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1answer
104 views

Meaning of “about all…” and “hold on to the hand of…” in the sentence [closed]

What are the meanings of "about all..." and "hold on to the hand of" in the sentence "There are many times in life when about all we can do is to hold on to the hand of the Divine Guide until we have ...
4
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3answers
174 views

Meaning of “Discretion”

I saw this dictionary entry, and it says "discretion" could mean approximately either 1) the right to choose what to do or 2) the quality of being careful what you do. The dictionary has these two ...
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1answer
103 views

what is the function of “have” in this sentence [closed]

I have a problem to recognize this sentence "I have it cuts every weeks". So, what's the function of "have", and also the name of grammar(if any) or any sentence pattern for similar sentence, and ...
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2answers
236 views

What is a “mock euphemism?”

I have to make flashcards for my AP Lang class, but I can't find what a "mock euphemism" is anywhere. Can anyone help?
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1answer
165 views

Why “Daddy” in this sentence was written with a capital D?

Why is Daddy in this sentence written with a capital D? Her love letters to and from Daddy were in an old box, tied with ribbons and stiff, rigid-with-age leather thongs. This sentence is from ...
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1answer
136 views

The person who is being rewarded is called what

How do you refer to a person who is being rewarded and the person who gives the reward? For example, if you help me with something and I want to arrange a lunch to say thanks to you as a reward, ...