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“I am seeing” or “I am going to see”?

"I am seeing my friends from the club this Saturday at ten o' clock." or "I am going to see my friends from the club this Saturday at ten o' clock." Which phrase is more correct?
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The usage of every and each

We tend to use each if we are thinking about members of a group individually, and every if we are thinking of them in total. Compare the following: 1.We gave each child who came to the party a ...
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historicize vs storicize

I know that in english there are two related words, 'story' that refers to a generic thing that happened in the past and 'history' that refers to the 'big' plot of mankind. Now I'm in a completely ...
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Word for increasing complexity or image resolution?

Is there a word (verb) which means 'increasing the complexity of the structure' or 'increasing the image size/resolution?' I thought of tessellate but its meaning is not exactly what I need. Also, ...
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Usage of “I'm incredulous!” as an exclamation of shock or disbelief

Would the exclamation "I'm incredulous!" be an appropriate response to finding out some unexpected news, if the intention is to convey shock or disbelief?
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“If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be…” What does this mean?

I'm translating a book, which involves logic and quoted the sentence from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass: "If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ...
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Usage of the phrase “over his lifetime”

Is it appropriate to use the phrase "over his lifetime" for in introducing someone if the person is still alive, i.e. "...his dedication to music over his lifetime..."
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what is “read out” [on hold]

Some species of tree have been read out of the party by economics-minded foresters because they grow too slowly. Could anyone tell me what "read out" means here? Obviously, it doesn't mean read ...
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Treat similarly named patches equally: is this correct English? [on hold]

I'm a software engineer wanting to use a short but clear text like the following as a selectable option. Treat similarly named patches equally Should I should use -ly with both of similarly and ...
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Web page title: “Client Feedback”?

On company website we have a page containing short impressions about our products from clients (just 1-2 sentences). Can the title of this webpage be "Client Feedback"? Or the term 'feedback' is ...
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“Don't teach somebody to do bad things” - is there any expressions in English?

In Russian there's a sort of expressions like "Не учи его/ee плохому". Literally, "Do not teach him/her to do bad things", usually used, when somebody gives an advice, that could be harmful for the ...
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Is there a word to describe a 'fork-tongued' shape?

For example, in the image below (the green shape), what is this called? It is like the bottom of a traditional bookmark, the ribbon of a medal, or a snake's forked tongue. Does anybody know if ...
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What does “take” in this sentence mean?

On a TV program, an immigration officer said to an immigrant as follows: C1: Take four of your fingers and put ’em on the pad. The pad was an electronic device which had a glass plate on its top and ...
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A word for something being measured [on hold]

I am writing a mathematics report, and I am looking for a word that describes what is being measured. The sentence is: R^2 is a measure of the same ____ as R, with the added difference that... I ...
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Sentence correction - My English friend told me this sentence doesn't make sense

I need to reformulate the following sentence that seems to make no sense "Being a corporate CEO sometimes comes as a fortune, like those who reach these positions by legacy". What I mean there is ...
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One word for “The amount paid to a person A because of the damage caused to him by person B”

I know there's a word for this but can't remember it. Can someone please help me figure this out. It also means, amount paid to a king after winning a war by the defeated king. Thank you :)
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What is different between “Arithmetic Calculation” and “Calculation” in computer science?

What is different when you say "Arithmetic Calculation" and "Calculation" in the context of the computer science? The "arithmetic" in the former seems needless to me since all calculations are ...
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Can a linking verb be transitive?

I found the following example on oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com. This is from the first entry of the verb feel. A pattern 'feel something' is given under this entry, while the verb 'feel' is listed as ...
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Why is a calzone called calzone?

I was just researching its etymology and turns out that it comes from calceus the Latin for shoe! How did Latin for shoe end up as the Italian (and subsequently, English) for a snack? They seem so ...
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Another expression for cultural fit or likeness

I'm looking for another way to say that I doubt if person X is a good cultural fit for a certain club, but it's important for me to imply that the problem is in X and not in the club. Just to get my ...
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52 views

What is the “WWJD” standard for?

I often see some young people wearing bracelets with 4 letters "WWJD". So, what is it?
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Why is this complex sentence incomplete?

This clauses in this sentence seem to be grammatical and well formed. But the sentence seems to be missing something and feels incomplete in some way. Is there a grammatical problem with this ...
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1answer
21 views

Looking for an imperative word or expression [on hold]

Hi guys im looking for a way to say "do something" in another way, one word or a slang will be great
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Is “A pair of two” redundant? [on hold]

Question above. Can't seem to find an answer on the internet and would appreciate some advice.
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40 views

Where did the sports and game term “rubber” come from?

In sports, a rubber is a series that consists of an odd number of matches where a majority of wins takes the series. Wiktionary and Merriam-Webster both list the etymology of this definition as ...
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1answer
28 views

What does “over time” mean?

I have problem understanding this: Over time, this is a fragile approach. What does "over time" mean here? Thanks!
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333 views

Should I say “She is in the park or She is at the park”? [migrated]

I am really confused which one is correct. She is in/at the park, They are at/in the park, or I am in/at the park? I'm an Asian trying to learn English. I really need your help. Thanks in advance!
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26 views

“Pending approval” or “Approval pending”

I'm not a native english speaker so there are still some things that I don't fully understand. What is the best way to say, in a software, that an item is waiting for the approval of someone? ...
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How do I rephrase this?

As a result of seeing these sad situations, I have volunteered in clubs I want to say that due to the sad sightings that I've seen before, I am now volunteering in various clubs.
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Is “Click bait” an Internet buzzword? How can I rephrase it?

I found a video showing a fireman who rescued a suffocating kitten from a fire smoke and resuscitated her by oxygen inhalation introduced in the article titled “Why that video went viral” in New York ...
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How can we distinguish “uptalk” from a real question?

uptalk or high rising terminals is an intonation pattern where declarative statements occur with yes/no question intonation. "It is used when the speaker is establishing common ground with the ...
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looking forward to our tennis battle? can I say this way?

I am sending an email to a friend/mentor. We have the same interest in tennis and during our past conversation, we said we would like to play together one day. Is it ok to say "I am looking forward ...
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62 views

Meaning of “get it on”

What does phrase "get it on" mean in sentence "Am I wrong, cause I wanna get it on, till I die". I found a translation where "get it on" is translated as "to have sex" but i think it is not ...
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Can “tamper” be used transitively?

Consider the following two statements: The file has been tampered with. The file has been tampered. Does the second version make sense, or should it always be "tampered with"?
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Don't you do this vs Don't do this

Could anyone clarify, please, what the difference between these two sentences is? I heard an American woman say to her child: "Don't you do this!"
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59 views

“right of say” — legal term? poor translation?

I'm looking at a political document where Country A is saying Country B has no right of say over Area C. A cursory search did not turn up a legal term but I do not have an adequate legal dictionary ...
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“Shamefully presents” vs. “ashamedly presents”

I'm editing a short movie. In the title screens, after the production company is listed, there needs to be a play on the common "Proudly Presents" text. It is with some chagrin that the production ...
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What's the English word for the Spanish “sobremesa”?

In Spanish, the situation where you keep talking after the meal has ended with the people you shared your lunch or dinner is called "sobremesa" (literally over-table or after-table). Is there a word ...
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Can I say “thousands of <something>” to make it sound more dramatic when it's actually “a thousand and a half”? [on hold]

I'm writing a letter to my friends and I want to make some parts of it sound more impressive and say in one part of the letter "thousands of <something>" Can I say so if is actually in order ...
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42 views

Can “definitely” be used as a conjunction? [on hold]

Under any circumstances, is it possible for the adverb "definitively" to be used as a conjunction?
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What's the difference in meaning between “grandiose” and “elaborate”?

What's the difference in meaning between adjectives: "grandiose" and "elaborate" ? Thanks in advance.
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33 views

A non-defining relative clause sentence

My question is something to do with non-defining relative clauses.. One online friend of Breck's claimed the teenager had been groomed by Daynes, who he described as a 'control freak' So is ...
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“Prefer” usage - If the emphasis is on the habit --ing form or to-infinitive? [duplicate]

-ing form : Most people prefer watching a film at the cinema rather than on TV. -to-infinitive form: We prefer to drive during the day whenever we can. Which of the above two sentences ...
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685 views

sound played when a key character appears

What is the name for the music or sound played when a key character appears in a play, movie or show; like in "Peter and the Wolf"?
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1answer
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What do you call the process of reducing inflammation or the state that inflammation has been cured?

At First I was searching the antonyms for inflammation, concerning that one of the antonyms for the word "inflate" is "deflate" , but now I don't think this is the correct way,I am unable to find ...
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Singular or plural with attractiveness? [duplicate]

Q. Her eyes are (OR is) her only attractiveness.
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10answers
2k views

Equivalent of “Excuse me” for “you're not in my way”? Pedestrian bump avoidance

Is there a quick phrase, like "excuse me", that means "You're not in my way; please don't change this fact"? I mean in the context of e.g. passing someone who's on the grass between the sidewalk and ...
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2k views

What's a common phrase that means “To put it simply though not 100% correctly”?

Like when you want to say that you'll tell a short version of something which would alter the accuracy of the original version.
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overlapping two incidents in the future [on hold]

My English class has been scheduled on Friday December 5, and it will be overlapped with my vacation day. is it correct
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What is the negation of “last”? [duplicate]

If the opposite of "last" is "first", is there a word for the negation, i.e. non-last element in a list?

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