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What does it mean when a piece of clothing cinches you in?

I've recently heard a girl saying: "the shape (of a dress) cinches you in." So the next day, I tried to look up the meaning of it but I've only found the word a cinch which is supposed to be a ...
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What can it mean “why do you just not come?”

I got the sentence in the drama called "IT CROWD". "why do you just not come" , I dont think that means "Why do you not come?, I expected you to come" that's more like in a situation that someone ...
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How do you politely say in this situation? [on hold]

Our company was supposed to undertake tasks and place in the position as contact desk for a certain event、but the negotiations ended up with being broke off. A customer is currently contacting us ...
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Please let me know which is correct? [on hold]

1,Is there any difference between If only every single person in a dark, loud nightclub was carrying a gun, as soon as the first shot is fired, everyone could have joined in and begun firing at ...
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Please let me know [on hold]

What is the difference between and are they both correct? 1.That has got to be the smallest foot I have ever seen. 2.That is the smallest foot I have ever seen. Thanks.
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How does “I never had nothing” mean “I never had anything”? [duplicate]

In a BBC Documentary about Brexit, an interviewee stated his reason for voting out as following: We are giving to some of the eastern Europeans who come in here at that time. they have more priority ...
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poor sentence example to fix [on hold]

Initial contact person for students and visitors to the Campus both in person and over telephone, greets callers, provide as much accurate infprmation pertaining to their need and if necessary forward ...
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What does the phrase “sucking at my ankles” mean? [closed]

I am translating a text and it says: I staggered to my feet as the water receded, sucking at my ankles as it swept back to the ocean. I am not getting the second sentence. What does this mean?...
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I dislike his/him being blunt [on hold]

What is the difference between the two sentences below? Are they both grammatically correct? I dislike his being blunt. I dislike him being blunt.
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Correct form of word “write” [migrated]

Is it right to ask someone formally " are you going to "write" GRE this month"? Or what would be the correct form of " are you going to "write" GRE this month"?
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Sentence meaning - Please explain the following sentence [closed]

Please explain the meaning of following sentence: As we are in this relation of one to the other and before the other, the tree and we are.
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What is the definition of the following sentence ''His broad, windburned face bore a set"? [closed]

I was reading a fantasy novel by Terry Brooks, The Sword of Shannara, and in the first paragraph I came across the following sentence: His broad, windburned face bore a set, placid look, and only ...
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What is the correct way to use “Hands Down” in a sentence, grammar-wise? [closed]

What is the correct option\s in this case? Hands down, the best value for your money! Hands down, get best value for your money! It's hands down the best value for your money! The best value for ...
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Children are children. Is this sentence correct? [closed]

Is the following sentence grammatically correct in formal writing? 'Children are children'. Wrote this in IELTS examination as a opening sentence for an essay. Curious enough to know before results ...
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Is this sentence correct?

Please help me correct this sentence the baby suffer from defects due to deformities that were left behind I know it might be wrong. I translated it from my native language.
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Introduce something to something

"CleverIS User Interface Changer quickly introduces legacy applications to the latest trends, such as mobile and web technologies." I'm not sure about the meaning of the word "introduces" in this ...
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Can I say “ One year closer to coming home”

My sister is studying abroad for 2 years and I want to wish her a Happy Birthday by saying One year closer to coming home, is it correct ? Do you have any ideas to say something similar like this ? ...
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What does “never ending” refer to in this sentence? [closed]

"When not executed properly, the platform migration can lead to a never ending costly project" This sentence appears in the website CleverlS which I'm translating to Portuguese...Could anyone clarify ...
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Meaning of “write-out”

I was listening to a music and in its lyrics there was this sentence: You're nothing but a write-out What does "write-out" mean? Here's the link to the music lyrics. Thanks!
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Using “so” at the end of a sentence without an ellipsis

In American English, we often add a drawn out "so" at the end of a sentence to imply an outcome. Example: Jane wanted to go out, but I was tired, so we didn't. Rather than say "we didn't" at ...
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How to put following sentence in proper manner.

I am preparing my resume and I have hard time describing one of my work experience. I have one of the experience in which I was working to company "Z" through company "Y" under the payroll of company ...
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which one is better/correct: 'Features' or 'Will be featured' [migrated]

In the sentence: The upcoming festival ( features / will be featured ) a performance by a famous singer. Which one is the correct/better one?
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“The” is not in sentence [closed]

Can I write sentence "what is difference" instead of "what is the difference"? I have to know because I have purchased domain whatisdifference.com
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Regarding the use of the present perfect tense

What tense is being used in the following sentences? I have been here. How often have you been in love in your life? There has been an accident. I think these sentences use the ...
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How should I refer two persons in a single mail [duplicate]

I am composing a mail and quoting two person to do two different tasks (but simultaneously). I want to know how should I refer work to individual. For example, I am doing like this: Hi Mr. X and ...
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Can we say “I early came” or “I, early, came” like “I, hardly, know you”? [migrated]

I can understand that 'hardly' was put soon after 'I' to give stress on the adverb. Why does it feel incorrect if someone says, "I early came" or "I, early, came". It seems some people often use "...
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Is it correct to use “rescued to a place”?

I want to write a sentence in which someone is rescued and then taken to a safe place. Can I write it in following way: ? The man was rescued to a safe place.
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Comma before “either” at end of this sentence

Please help me determine whether or not to include a comma at the end of the third sentence: "I won't be talking to my ex at the party tonight." -"But what if she talks to you?" "I won't ...
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Adding a definition of a word in a sentence is confusing the reader [closed]

Problem description In the following paragraph. I am talking about the update of an Entity Linking system by using a Supervised Model. I also added a definition of what Entity Linking is in order to ...
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Can I start a sentence with “To do so,..”

Ex: I will cook a rabbit. To do so, I will have to hunt one in the forest. Is this construction correct? Can it be used in a formal sentence? Thanks a lot!
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Via and its usage

We had a discussion over over the correct usage and meaning of the following sentences. Sign up via (web.link) or calling (phone number) by DD MMM ‘YY. vs. Sign up via (web.link) or call (...
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Need help in fixing an ambiguous sentence

Need help in fixing the ambiguous sentence below: 11 products are supported by single engineer What I want to mean is that in the 11 product, each product is only supported by one engineer; not ...
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Which one is Gramatically correct? Was/were? [duplicate]

The massive project in which large sums of money "were/was" invested beneficial to the community. Which one is grammatically correct?
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What's the shortest complete sentence in English? [duplicate]

What is the shortest complete sentence? I believe it's "I Am." Is it correct?
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What is the correct structure to use in this comparison?

In this sentence: … Richard wrote his book very enthusiastically and elaborately, and thus it was more popular. What should replace the ellipsis? Unlike those of his colleagues Unlike ...
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touched by pity or touched with pity?

Can someone please explain me the difference between touched by pity and touched with pity along-with reference sentences. This search shows that both forms are used, but I couldn't make out the ...
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Present perfect and help to understand present perfect deeply [closed]

I am new to learning English. Recently I am learning about the subject of perfect tense in the English language. The subject of present perfect tense confuses me. Normally when I read present ...
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When gravitational waves were proven, we soon solved the last remaining questions “on”/“of” teleportation?

Which one is correct? "On teleportation" or "of teleportation". Obviously I want to say that teleportation is (since gravitational waves were proven) possible. Or are both solutions wrong? :D Thanks ...
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I don't understand what this sentence means [closed]

Investors are grateful that the attorney general has stepped in to pursue inquiries into the misfeasance in the financial markets, given that the regulators officially charged with policing the ...
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is simple a filler in this sentence

Things just simply don't work is simply a filler in that sentence ? by filler i mean that the meaning of the sentence is the same with or without it (i know this is not formal english, but i need ...
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What is a better equivalent of this sentence?

The sentence goes so: I sit in my room, in a house that belongs to me alone. The goal of the sentence is to say that the speaker is in a house that belongs to him only and to no one else. The ...
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Breaking sentences up

What is the right term for breaking or dividing a sentence into fragments, wherein each fragment still contains a thought/meaning? e.g.: Sports can ostracize people/ who are not very good at them./
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Can somebody explain the difference [closed]

You cannot deny the fact that you were not given ample amount of time. VS You cannot deny the fact that you were given ample amount of time.
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Sentences ending with two periods. Is this always a typo?

Here's the example (right before the second photo) I saw today prompting me to ask. I have seen this on multiple occasions. A lot of them in web articles actually. I always thought that this might ...
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what is the way of ending formal mails?

what are the ways in which we can end formal mails and also let me know what kind of beginnings are appropriate for formal mails? I generally mention : Opening:Dear Sir/Madam Closing: Thanks and ...
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Can the word “line” be used as a substitute for for “sentence” when referencing text?

Does "line" always mean row, or can it be used as a substitute for "sentence" when referencing text? Dictionary definitions seem to define "line" as one row of text. This seems a bit restrictive to ...
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Why exactly is this sentence the way it is?

I couldn't explain it in the title, my apologies. Now the sentence, in indirect-speech: Anne asked me who my favourite actor was I know this sentence is correct, but WHY isn't it the following? ...
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Inviting for wedding reception correct sentence formation [closed]

I am preparing my wedding invitation. Am currently using "The celebration continues with a" , but there is two reception ceremony, one before the wedding and one after. So I got two images implying ...
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'a same matrix' or 'the same matrix'? [on hold]

Synchronizing only a seed between the local sites and fusion center can let the pseudo-random number generators generate the same matrix A. Or Synchronizing only a seed between the local sites and ...
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Can I say “Thank you for your flattering comments” without sounding negative?

My colleague wrote his review on me and mentioned many good things about me. I want to show my appreciation to him, but I'm not sure if I can say "Thank you for your flattering comments" without ...