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Please let me know the meaning of one sentence “Who knew that thing would top out at one twenty”

I have one question about drama dialogue. Please see the sentence below and FYI, Vito is a criminal and it's the scene the case solved. Surprisingly, Vito's truck got all the way to Arizona before ...
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Is the sentence in the question correct? [on hold]

I want to say that "x theory and y theory are much older than z theory. However, z theory plays an important role in germination of both x and y theories." How to write the two sentences above in ...
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Meaning of “Guy’s heart’s gotta look like a whoopee cushion” [on hold]

I don't understand the bold part. Could you help this? The background is morgue. Dr. Dick Miller: Internal bleeding from impact. Fatal sternal fracture, eight broken ribs, guy’s heart’s gotta ...
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How to say “because the time is limited, we stop at this point” [on hold]

I am in the process of writing my PhD thesis. In the introduction, after introducing the research problems and explaining the partial result achieved I want to say that because the time is limited we ...
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I am little bit confused about conditional sentences [on hold]

What does this sentence express? If I didn't know about it I wouldn't be able to complete my syllabus.
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“Disclaimer: mock-up screens employ source material from the internet under fair-use policy”

Does the sentence in the title make sense? I have a document where I have inserted some mock-up screens that I created myself. However, the screens consist of graphics which I downloaded from the ...
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Is “and” used correctly in this sentence? How does it change the meaning if I remove it?

It's hard for me to figure out why the writer uses "and" in the end of the following sentence. Like "and of which we and those who come after us have a right to be proud." "It is no good talking ...
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What do you call a sentence that reverses parts of the first clause in a second clause that makes sense, too?

I'm looking for the definition of a phrase like this, where two ideas of thought are reversed and still make sense. Nothing too exciting to report, but reporting nonetheless is exciting. I feel ...
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Adjective phrase/clause to describe the object of the sentence

Am I using the adjective phrase correctly in the following sentence? "I want to be someone like you, smart and beautiful." I know that using the adjective phrase to describe the subject of the ...
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Sentences starting with “One who”. “One” is highlighted as grammatical error in Ms Word [on hold]

One who surrenders to Jesus, definitely surrenders to God. "One" is highlighted as grammatical error in Ms Word. Why?
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Which of the following sentences is correct, thinking in a context related with work?

I have the following question, i am thinking in a context related with the work, Which of the following sentences is correct? I am here to substitute Tom. I am the substitute of Tom. The context ...
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“The sketched one” [migrated]

I'm new in the English world. This is my questions: can I say the sentence "the sketched one" to indicate a draft version of a work? Is it correct in english?
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Please help me to understand the following definition of “Precautionary Principle”

for "precautionary princple", it gives the following definition. where there are threats or serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific cerntainty shall not be used as a reason for ...
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Is this a subordinated clause?

I am looking at the question "What do you think is in the box?". If a child trying to ask this question says "what do you think what is in the box?" with intonation reflecting that they are not ...
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Is the correct format “Good morning, John” or “Good morning John”? [closed]

Which of these is in the correct format? Good morning, John. Or Good morning John.
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The expression “Call off” as a meaning of “Postpone” [closed]

As a synonym of "postpone", "call off" can be used. But, I can't understand why "call off" has a meaning of "postpone". Please tell me its origin.
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As follow or the following

I'd like to ask which one would be more appropriate to use in the examples below and if I don't count or mention more than one thing , would be complete wrong to say "as follows"? Do I use it ...
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Sentence Structure without verbs [migrated]

Can a sentence have no verbs in it? If I say "I went for a run yesterday" then I am using a verb (to run) but if I say "This is a door" then am I using any verbs in that sentence? You can argue that ...
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What is wrong with the sentence: Scientists found some tracks in the area. It may be dinosaurs [closed]

I am solving some English tests and came up with question to identify the incorrect part in this sentence: Scientists found some tracks in the area. It may be dinosaurs But i didn't know what it is ...
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On the use of “Antonymous”

According to dictionary.com, the word Antonym means A word opposite in meaning to another , while Synonym means a word having the same meaning or nearly the same meaning as another . ...
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Help with - is, or is that

If I say: What they really mean is, everyone will be making 25 cents on the dollar. or What they really mean is that everyone will be making 25 cents on the dollar.
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Difference between “such a beast as” and “a beast such as”?

I've written a text with the sentence He was very proud of driving such a beast as the Flying Scotsman Someon has suggested I change it to He was very proud of driving a beast such as the ...
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Active and Passive Voice [migrated]

(My english is bad, pardon me if i do any mistake in framing the question) i am always confused b/w active and passive sentences . Can some one elaborate me about active and passive, For eg: If i ...
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why do we use “were” instead of “was” in second conditional sentences?

I have usually noticed that often in second conditional sentences "were" is used instead of "was". After trying to understand some concepts I couldn't understand its reason .I will be glad if you guys ...
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what does the expression “There is the slight hint of desperation off you. Of need. ” mean?

I need your help. It is a dialogue When two man have illegal transaction. After one man look another man in the eyes and then say like this. "There is the slight hint of desperation off you. Of ...
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Help of using “late” in a sentence

Is it correct that I say to my teacher "would you please start the class 30 minute late?" if I want to ask him to change the time of class from 16:00 to 16:30. and what do native people say?
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Are those sentences both negative or the first one is positive and second one is negative? [duplicate]

For he through Sin's long labyrinth had run, Nor made atonement when he did amiss... Does these sentences mean that he did not run from commiting sins nor made atonement when he did amiss or Does it ...
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To win by a lot

The Football players were magnanimous enough to compliment their opponents, even though they won _______. Is there a word or phrase that falls along the lines of "windfall", or shows that the ...
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Elephantine memory. [closed]

When something is 'Elephantine', it means that it is similar to an elephant in a certain way. Since elephants have great memory, is it alright for me to say that someone has an elephantine memory? ...
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What's a more professional or formal way to say that someone is “cowering/hiding behind their keyboard”?

I am trying to explain how a lot of people online have a lack of accountability on the internet by hiding behind their keyboards.
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“Kindly” vs “Please” : Which is better in official emails? [closed]

Consider the below sentences:- 1. Kindly review the document and let me know if I need to change something. 2. Please review the document and let me know if I need to change something. 3. Could you ...
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The usage of “was always”

Good evening everyone! Recentle I've been wondering if it's okey to use always with past simple. Here's a sentence I made up as an example: Baking cakes was always a hard task for me. Is it ...
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Should I capitalize a word at the beginning of a sentence with a slash?

Sorry about the badly written title. Basically, I have this sentence: Clicking/Tapping on the icons brings up the DNA selection menu. Should tapping be capitalized in this situation?
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Is using the word “Likewise” in a sentence not professional or informal? [closed]

Last evening in my communication class, we had some discussion. In that discussion I used the word likewise in a sentence. But they said using likewise in a sentence anywhere is not professional or it ...
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“All there is is light” - repeating the word “is”

The sentence in question: All there is is light. The sentence appears in a context of a novel, where a great flash of light is described. "All there is..." is meant to describe the fact that the ...
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What is implied in this sentence? [closed]

In "How to write mathematics" by Halmos I came accross the following fragment: "A credit line from me here wouldn’t add a thing to their stature, but my possible misunderstanding, misplacing, and ...
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Should we use the word “Actually” before a sentence? [closed]

Someone asked to me about some particular information. I replied to the email like this:- Hi, "Actually I was assigned the following task by my Manager"........ Is it grammatically correct to start ...
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Describing the syntax in a sentence from Jane Austen's Emma

I'm writing an essay on a passage from Jane Austen's Emma and am trying to comment upon the structure of a certain sentence. I know what I want to say (in terms of the effects of the syntax), but I ...
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What does “the squalor of toiling steel” mean? [closed]

This is a sentence from the book Survival in Auschwitz. Above us the malevolent clouds chase each other to separate us from the sun; on all sides the squalor of the toiling steel closes in on us. ...
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Nicely packed story - a better way to say it? [closed]

"She told us a story, it was a very nicely packed story but..." Is there a better way to say "nicely packed story"? There was this person who gave us a speech and she shared a personal story. It was ...
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Which sentence is phrased correctly [closed]

I think you set the bar of expectations too high for this product. I think you set the bar of expectations for this product too high. Do both work, or is one of those worded wrong?
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Using “Prescience”

Is it alright if I use the word "prescience" in this manner, since the term prescience means to know something in advance? From the looks of the dark clouds outside the window, I've got a prescience ...
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Can I use a gerund in a non-restrictive clause? [closed]

This sentence feels correct to me, but I'm not sure as I'm not a native. There were even people who, not knowing what was going on, just came to see what all the noise was.
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Use of will in condition clauses [duplicate]

I've got following sentence in a visa application form: You are not required to provide a medical certificate or Chest X-ray Certificate if you will be in New Zealand for less than six months. ...
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How to convey the idea of 'each of more than one person saying a different thing'? [closed]

I am a non-native English speaker. I have a question about forming the following sentence: "One one person is saying one one thing." I mean each person is saying a different thing. I want to ...
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'Year Obtained from education' on CV meaning

So I am filling out a CV and answering about my education, when it comes up 'year obtained' I have never come across this on a CV before and if I have it hasn't been worded this way. Could someone ...
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What phrase can I use to compare a situation to something which is never going to happen?

My sentence is: There is a rule that you must come to training unless....? I need something like 'pigs flying outside the window' but more formal.
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What is the meaning of this excerpt?

I settled a debt(in process of) for certain amount with the government, but there is a note at the bottom which bothers me. If I understand correctly, this means that I would have to pay the reduced ...
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How to say a particular author is the only one you've read every book of?

Charles Dickens is an author. I have read every book he's written, and he's the only author who I can say this about. If I wanted to express this fact, in one single and elegant sentence, what would ...
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Does this sentence sound natural to native speakers? [closed]

Otherwise, the facilities built would be lying idle and the purpose of improving public health would be in vain. ** May I ask if this sentence is correct and idiomatic? Many thanks!