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What verb goes with “mood” in the context of a polite social inquiry?

How would I best ask someone to share their mood with me? It needs to be snappy and easily understood. For example, given these three choices of verb: share your mood express your mood convey your ...
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Parahrase “Her cooking is not so good.” [migrated]

Let's assume following situation. You've been invited to a dinner by friend of yours. He told you that his wife is a great cook. After you got home, you say (in a private conversation) to your ...
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How can I ask about a confirmation? [closed]

Two heroes are available. Hero #1: Please, send me an URL to that site. Here #2: Go to www.bla.bla. Is it true that you look for? Is the phrase "Is it true that you look for" correct? How ...
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another term for “ 'international' hotel” [closed]

I have an article which informs the readers that our company [a local provider] helped a "foreign hotel". This "foreign hotel" is not an international hotel. My original article title: A Local ...
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Is “I believe x does not equal y” the same as “I don't believe x equals y”

Given x and y could be any phrase, do these phrases always mean the same thing? If not, what's the difference? I believe x does not equal y I don't believe x equals y
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Paraphrase of “A big part of the secret…”

A big part of the secret is an extensive and expensive network of sporting academic underpinned by science and medicine. Source I don't understand the part of "sporting academic underpinned by ...
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Paraphrase for “we need to be like the farmer who puts back into the soil what he takes out”

I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer who puts back into the soil what he takes out. I don't understand "who puts back into the soil what he takes out". ...
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I am needing to rewrite a question [duplicate]

The question I need to rewrite has to be open ended, versus a yes or no. The question is, "Would you suggest more visuals in any of the rooms?" Visuals refer to pictures and other motivational ...
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Use of 'in which …' to modify a noun

Consider the sentence Why did the Egyptians not develop sculpture in which the body turned and twisted through space like classical Greek statuary? Could someone please explain the use of "in ...
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Please paraphrase a sentence from “Lord of the Flies” [closed]

In Lord of the Flies, there is a paragraph: This toy of voting was almost as pleasing as the conch. Jack started to protest but the clamor changed from the general wish for a chief to an election ...
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Paraphrase request [closed]

How might you rephrase this sentence using different words than these? Soil is in hydraulic near-equilibrium