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The Association of vs The Association

Let's say that there's a simple NGO, or a non-profit organization, called "ABC" (purely hypothetical name, and unrelated to any existing companies or organizations), and made up of two ordinary people....
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What does “work on side gigs” mean?

Here is the context: "Employees who remained at Yahoo struggled to motivate themselves amid all the uncertainty. Some worked on side gigs in the office. Many feared more layoffs, with or without a ...
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Can “f***ed up” be used as a synonym for “f***ed”?

As far as I know, "fucked up" usually means something like "made a mistake". But what I'd like to know is if "fucked up" can be used with the meaning of "fucked", or in a terrible situation. Example:...
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What's the correct phrase to ask “from what something is made”?

Are following phrases correct? 1) What is it made of? 2) What it is made of? Thanks.
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Is this sentence correct? How can I convey its meaning better?

"There are 8000 clauses in Yili corpus with 5000 clauses as training corpus and 2000 clauses as testing corpus, and there are 6000 clauses in Zuozhuan corpus with 4000 clauses as training corpus and ...
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Is saying 'excuse my passing' correct?

Is saying "excuse my passing" correct?
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What is an idiom for overcoming a life obstacle?

It's on the tip of my tongue -- something related to a tool like "to pass through a vise". The meaning is along the lines of overcoming a character-defining struggle in your life; the kind a person ...
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Why is the correct plural of change singular?

When stating change, one says, "A dollar and thirty-six cents is your change". Is this because the entire "change" is considered a singular unit? It should be "are" but I cannot find an exception to ...
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I have a question about propositions

my name is Srdjan. I'm not a native speaker, so I have some doubts about prepositions. Usage of preposition OF, I know where we can use it, but there is one example, jealous of. Is there a rule for it?...
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what does “which is all he is” mean?

Could you please tell me what does "which is all he is" mean in this sentence: "This boy (which is all he is) does not act as you expect an 18 years old boy ..."
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'My Swift and my Armour' from Hemingway's “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”

'If you have to go away,' she said, 'is it absolutely necessary to kill off everything you leave behind? I mean do you have to take away everything? Do you have to kill your horse, and your wife ...
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Can “diligence” be used as a verb?

I've been coming across the verb "diligence" more and more in internal documents (either as "to diligence" or "diligencing"). I was under the impression that this word could only be used as a noun. I ...
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What would be a good term for a 'randomness generator' if that term is not suitable?

Dice can be used to generate random numbers, and online many random number generators can be found. However, what if you would have a device that creates non-numerical randomness? Think for instance ...
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Term for: “equal and opposite” and “sum to zero” (physics)

I'm looking for a word or term that encompasses both of the following conditions: equal and opposite AND sum to zero I am looking specifically at a term for a pairing relationship in the ...
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Can “last” here mean newest?

Context: My word processor is the last of a series of instruments of self-expression that began with crayons and colored pencils held in my childish fist. My hands, somewhat grown, migrated to my ...
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Why does “tangent” have multiple meanings that are in conflict with each other?

Perhaps it was just being misused, but the questions crossed my mind before and last night it came up again again. While talking with someone about job opportunities in NYC, a friend started to talk ...
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What do you call a person who is a mentor to someone but he is not aware of it

Say I have a person called 'X' and he has been following every move, every mistake of 'Y' and has secretly considered him a mentor in his own mind. But 'Y' does not know about it. One day 'X' decides ...
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“The world of three years past”. Grammatical?

So if someone is looking at a map of the world that is three years out of date, can you say it's "the world of three years past"? Should it be "the world of three years passed"? Or are they both wrong?...
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Difference in using 'in' and 'on'

I am confused about using 'in' and 'on' for the below sentence: (a) I have two channels only. Concurrent transmissions on both channels will cause problem. (b) I have two channels only. Concurrent ...
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what is the name of a particular word that describes a particular activity?

I'm trying to find a better word that describes a particular action..example a book addict is known as Bibliophilia...
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Why does this sentence have two hads?

I had had the idea of buying a new tv. I would really like to know what's going on. Thanks everyone who's going to answer this question. I don't know if there's a reply option in here so I have to ...
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ship - which or who

As I know, we use she for ship instead of it. How we make description for ship? "The ship which left the harbour at..." or "The ship who left the harbour at..." I have been told it is with which, ...
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conditional use of “will” to indicate something that happens in the future

A friend of mine is not a native speaker and he often says the following: "Make sure you'll do that." I'm trying to explain why this should be: "Make sure you do that." My explanation is as follows: ...
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Near vs nearby vs nearly

I am always confused with these 3 items because sometimes they are confusing. Near is preposition, adjective, and adverb altogether. on other hand nearly and nearby are only used as adverb. Would ...
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Need help on the National Examination English test

Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is celebrated in many countries around .…. (1) world, although it is not a public holiday in most .…. (2) them. In early Christian times St ...
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“ Correspondence added by deems”

I got a new formal email. It begins like this: "deems on 07/27/2016 15:12 Subject:... Correspondence added by deems " What does the last sentence mean?!
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Is there any difference between the two sentences?

When I was listening to a podcast there was a sentence: Download the podcast if you are going to improve your English. I assume it means the same thing as Download the podcast if you want ...
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Should I use “shall”, or “let's”?

Today when it was about time to go home, my English teacher asked me to lead my friends to pray in English. I led them by saying "Let's pray together!" However, my teacher told me that I was wrong and ...
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Where does the expression “get in her/his pants” come from?

Did people in the past wear super loose pants that could fit 2 people in there or something? Didn't people back then remove their pants before doing it? Did they have some sort of ritual where they ...
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Conclude or Complete

Is it correct to say The software deployment has concluded For some reason it feels incorrect. I would have used concluded in the context of a meeting, some kind of debate, involved with people.
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Unforecasted versus unexpected

Is unforecasted correct English? Or should one use unexpected or some other form? The relevant sentence would be : Parties short longevity are financially hurt by unforecasted increases in life ...
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“The missing ingredient in your recipe” or “The ingredient missing in your recipe”?

I'm currently creating a slogan for a company and I'm struggling to decide on how to formulate it. I would really appreciate some feedback as to which option sounds more "natural" and is ...
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What is the meaning of these lyrics?

What is the meaning of the lyrics of well know song by Enya - May it be ? May it be an evening star shines down upon you. [...] May it be the shadow's call will fly away.
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“How accurate” vs “How accurately”

Which one is right? We use our algorithm to evaluate how accurately it is possible to model protein structures with dihedral angles. or We use our algorithm to evaluate how accurate it is ...
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Seek help or Seek for help

I am unable to find correct answer. Please adivse which one is correct? Seek help from Mr.A Seek for help from Mr.B
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quite appreciate risk or so appreciate

Probably they didn’t ____ appreciate the risks involved in entering the competitive world of automobile manufacture. This question was asked in exam. For the answer, five options give us, A-) too B-)...
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“What Fears You?” Is It Correct?

I've been reading some stuff and I've seen this title in a YouTube video. It says, "What fears you?" I would say it is a poor choice of word, as "What scares you?" is better than the previous. What ...
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Can anyone help me about this phrase: “had I not + V_pII/V_ed”?

I'm learning English, but my English is very bad. I have a question about this sentence: The principal approached me and asked me that why had I not brought the book? When I translate the sentence I ...
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It feels interesting?

"It feels interesting", Does it make sense? I am accustomed to using "feel + Adjective" and "feel like + Noun" forms. but I wonder if it could be right to use "feel + Present-participle(as an ...
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What is a product's normal price called? [duplicate]

Say a product is normally priced at $14.99, but at various times it goes on sale. Regardless of it's price at any given time, what would the $14.99 price be called? In other words, I'm looking for ...
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A phrase/word which refers to a childhood “urban legend”

What is a phrase (or word) that refers to a childhood misconception, which he has adapted to a form of urban legend? The tale has potential to do damage, and was constructed by the child to create ...
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Having the best of both worlds (i.e. methods)

I want a phrase for the main title of my academic poster for a general audience. Context: "In microbiology, our proposed [method Z] combines the [advantages] of [established methods X and Y]." Some ...
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Plural of “an actor's actor”

I want to talk about multiple people, each of whom is an actor's actor, i.e., an actor well-respected by other actors. Two plausible pluralizations seem to be: actors' actors actor's actors Which ...
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“Get help with [deciding]” or just “get help [deciding]”

I've looked at similar questions but couldn't find any describing whether "with" should be used in this situation. This question seems the most similar, the result being that it is okay to use "to" ...
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How+adjective vs How much +adjective

1) How good are you? 2) How much good are you? Is number 2 correct? what's the different between (1) and (2). I know it's a simple question but I need to be clear.
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The number of people who do not know an odd number of people

See the linked question on Math SE: http://math.stackexchange.com/q/1781353/187867 The OP and others were confused about whether "the number of people who do not know an odd number of people" refers ...
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adjective for “wanting/in the mood to watch a movie”

Are there adjectives that describe this phrase? I will be using this term as an individual, one-word responses on a form, so sentence usage is unimportant. For example: "Wanting to date" would be "...
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English language. Usage, marketing project [on hold]

What is another way to say "who we are". Example, describing a company.
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Which level of liguistics does the word flat as compared with apartment fall into?

Is it syntactic, semantic , phonemic, phonological or morphological? Thank you
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Repeating word “Professor” in a list of professors in US

If I am writing a formal academic text that includes a list of professors, how should I write it? For example, The committee finds that Prof. X, Prof. Y, and Prof. Z have contributed to the area....

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