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What is name for saying “I feel X” as differentiating it for simply stating “X”

I am looking for the term describing the difference between: "The hotel is perfect." "I feel the hotel is perfect." I am making a case that sentences with only this difference can be considered ...
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To be sound in doing something?

I've looked up each and every possible meanings of sound. I've reduced the options to two or so. But I still find it hard to ascertain the meaning of sound and the way its is used in this context. ...
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Is there a one-word for an act of proactively introducing oneself?

I work for a technology company, and we are associating with another company. So this guy from the other company wrote me an email introducing himself and offering to help me out with anything I ...
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In any but the most vestigial and nostalgic way…?

Once again, here I am with a question raised by the highly unintelligable Hitchens... It can be equally useful and instructive to take a glimpse at the closing of religions, or religious movements. ...
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How would you paraphrase “have sth before sb” in the given context?

How would you paraphrase "have sth before sb" in the following sentence? This elevation is, moreover, essentially rooted in the nature of our spirit, it is necessary to it, and it is this ...
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in order followed by a sentence

Is this sentence correct? The matrix naming must be arranged in the order that they are supposed to be calculated. I mean from the aspect of in the order that. I feel when someone reads this ...
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word for widestly (adverb of widest)

I am going to paraphrase this sentence: It is one of the mostly used methods in .... and I want to replace mostly with widest, but it is an adjective, not an adverb: It is one of the ...
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Paraphrasing “There was also found”

Look at this sentence: There was also found a significant interaction effect between gender and age groups The part "There was also found" gives about 50 million records when you google it with ...
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“To take tangible/concrete steps”

I need to translate a line including "taking concrete steps towards sth" with a direct translation. As I took the translation from the dictionary, it doesn't seem to be really used by the native ...
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Two concerns about this passage

Junior youth groups on the island are particularly thriving, urged on by the support of village chiefs who see how the participants are spiritually empowered. Encouraged by the unity and dedication ...
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How to paraphrase: “key questions include”?

I’m not a native English speaker and it seems I can’t find enough suitable and different phrases for introducing lists. I’m writing an abstract for a scientific conference and would like to avoid word ...
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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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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