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What do you call it when you “extend” a word?

On a programming site, I noticed http://stackoverflow.com/questions/37460404/unexplained-increasement-of-variable a beautiful word use, "increasement." Is there a term for, or how would you refer ...
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2answers
17 views

Describing a spatial arrangement of columns

Suppose I have a bunch of identical matches. Their arrangement in space is subject to a single condition: Every matches touches at least another one, and touching matches must touch along their entire ...
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0answers
10 views

Steps to help design the system v.s. Steps to help the system design?

Are both correct? There is a difference between them? Cheers!
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0answers
21 views

Software engineer intern or Software engineering intern?

I see people use both in their job titles. Which one is correct?
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4answers
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What is a one syllable word for “could not”?

I am writing a poem and I need a word meaning "could not" that is only one syllable to be able to fit into the rhythm. I need it to be in past tense also. I need it to replace "couldn't" in this line ...
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1answer
18 views

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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1answer
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members get to train their ability/abilities to

"Members get to train their ability to..." "Members get to train their abilities to..." The first one sounds more "natural", but how am I supposed to explain this in terms of agreement? By the way ...
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scene to vs scene of

I am a non-native speaker wondering which of the following sentences would read more naturally to a native speaker: The market looked like it had been the scene of a mass murder. The market ...
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1answer
22 views

Can somebody explain the difference

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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2answers
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Does it seem vs. does it seems

Which form is correct? Does it seems OK to you? Does it seem OK to you? The second one is more intuitive to me, but the first one renders more search results in Google.
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4answers
37 views

What is the reason why we use 'passive voice'?

I want to know the reason why we use 'passive voice' instead of 'active voice' in English.
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1answer
11 views

Parallelism between gerunds and common nouns

Is this sentence parallel even though the noun "being honest" is a gerund and the noun "deception" is not? "Living a life of being honest to yourself is better than living a life of deception.
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1answer
44 views

I want to know the meaning of 'OP?'

What is 'OP'? I want to know the meaning of 'OP' used here?
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1answer
17 views

What's the difference between “til 9.00” and “before 9.00”?

I was sent a text "I will be home til 9.00" and I understood it to mean before 9.00 but I can't explain how to use til, until, by or before. I thought til was used with negative words (I won't be home ...
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0answers
10 views

What is difference between Objective and Personel Statement?

I prepared two summary for my resume I want to let know about the difference between objective and Personal Statement. Personal Statement As an experienced Senior Web Developer, my abilities ...
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1answer
21 views

Once, at once and when

Which one of the following is correct? I will let you know once I have the information about it. I will let you know at once I have the information about it. I will let you know at once when I have ...
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7answers
271 views

Word for “not putting thought into something”

I'm writing a letter to someone and I want to describe the way a woman talked to me the whole night. Every time I told her something, I got short answers which had zero thought put into them. Like ...
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0answers
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What is the difference between “iam” and “am?” [on hold]

Iam always confused in choosing between "am" and "iam" when i want to talk about myself, so what is the difference between the two?
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1answer
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What does “twist” mean in this context?

From the poem "The Free-Selector's Daughter" (emphasis mine) I broke my pipe and burnt my twist, And washed my mouth with water; I had a shave before I kissed The free-selector's daughter. ...
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25 views

How do you use perfect tense in sentences?

My examples were: She has lived here for three years, We have met him before
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1answer
21 views

What is the meaning of “may very well be”?

I have come across this phrase recently. What does it mean? A young man who has read the life story of every eminent athlete of the twentieth century, or a coed who has steeped herself in every ...
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1answer
12 views

Use of dashes or commas when adding a qualifier

For the following, I'm not sure how to separate each component of the sentence: After the standard battery of tests, factual verifications (Who's the president? — Obama) and autobiographical ...
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1answer
18 views

What is the time by/in your watch?

what is the time by/in your watch? (my book says by) the tired travelers are sitting in/under the shade of a banyan tree (book says in) I believe sentence 1 in should come sentence 2 under ...
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1answer
46 views

What category does the 'the recent perfect' belong to?

A scholar has said that there are 4 usages of the present past tense: The Universal sense of the Perfect, used to indicate that a state of affairs prevailed throughout some interval stretching from ...
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1answer
15 views

Why hyphenate no one: no-one?

Came across this article today: New York shooting: Gunfire at Irving Plaza leaves one person dead which had the following sentence: No-one has been arrested and the motive for the shooting is ...
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0answers
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I want to know the difference between 'hot news' and 'recent past' in the present perfect tense

I am not a native speaker. I want to know the difference in meaning between 'hot news'usage and 'recent past'usage in the present perfect tense. And It the the two(hot news and recent past)are same, ...
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0answers
4 views

Parallelism in comparative sentencs

Is this sentence parallel because "to be" and "to live" are both infinitives? "It is better to be honest to yourself than to live a life of deception."
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1answer
36 views

What is the word for “since beginning of time”?

We have the word "eternal" that refers to something that will exist forever, something that never ends, which is related to the word "eternity" that refers to the end of time. Is there a similar word ...
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1answer
55 views

Why isn't the ‘P’ in psychology pronounced?

Why is the initial letter of some of the words like pneumonia, and psychology not pronounced?
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0answers
9 views

Where do I put this phrase in a phrase structure tree?

I am not sure where to put the AdvP in this sentence when drawing a phrase structure tree. This is the sentence I would like to create the tree for: "The car Sam bought last week won the big race." ...
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0answers
11 views

verb conjugation

I got a sentence like this "Hunt for treasure likes a pirate" But someone said it should be "Hunt for treasure like a pirate" I thought because of "hunt for treasure" acts as singular pronoun or ...
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2answers
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“I have been had it” or “I have had it”: which one is correct?

Which one is correct? This is a very old book. I have been had it since I was child or This is a very old book. I have had it since I was child
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28 views

Is this use of “given” correct?

I am not sure whether the sentence Given any living person x, that person is married found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_quantification#Negation is grammatically sound. If it is ...
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0answers
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what is meaning of subject to in the following sentence [migrated]

hello there I m Sajid and I exceptionally confounded about the utilization of subject to what is the significance of subject to in this taking after the sentence? This was partially because ...
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0answers
15 views

what does “already” mean when used with the present continuous?

Does this sentence: "I am already doing it." have the same meaning as "I have already done it."?
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6answers
564 views

What do you call a person who reconnoiters?

If a saboteur is one who sabotages, and a spy is one who does espionage, what do you call one who reconnoiters or performs reconnaissance?
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1answer
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What does “thought of being bounded” mean?

The record books say that the extent of my domain is 120 acres. But it is obvious that, at every dawn, I am the owner of all the acres I can walk over. It is not only boundaries that disappear, but ...
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1answer
21 views

What does it mean ? ..an alternative to..?

All, I was reading a document talk about a computer science framework(dcm4chee). https://dcm4che.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ee2/Compression+Service But I have problem to understand some sentence of ...
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0answers
16 views

How “however” is functioning in the given sentence?

Thwaites began to consider what kind of animal he’d like to be. His initial plan >was to become an elephant. Elephants were big, he reasoned, and, if he could build an elephant exoskeleton, he ...
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0answers
16 views

Clause identification problem

The sentence is as follows: "All we do is just fight." My opinion is the only essential component that a clause should have is a verb. Therefore, an analysis of the sentence above would be that ...
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1answer
23 views

How to answer “So what?” Essay Question

I am writing an essay and I am comparing two books (Station Eleven and The Stone Angel). I figured out that the characters from these novels are very similar, thus I will mostly be comparing these ...
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0answers
17 views

Does “the wind pushed it on with the others” mean?

does "the tiny seed is flying very low, but the wind pushed it on with the others" mean 1) "the tiny seed is flying very low and the others is flying high and the wind pushed the only tiny seed on." ...
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1answer
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What does “in the know” mean?

Following are a part of introductive speech given by a moderator at a meeting in the U.S. I couldn't understand or get the nuance of the sentence. Could you explain or express in another way? "This ...
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what does this this really mean [on hold]

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1023022114433591&id=100001774353503&refid=28&ft=qid.6285502051566951670%3Amf_story_key.7318698620419988704&tn=%2As#BRUPampersParty ...
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3answers
28 views

Adjective for person with learning disability?

I'm looking for an adjective to describe a person with a learning disability. I've thought of using "learning disabled", but I don't like the sound of it. I've also thought of using "learningly ...
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0answers
21 views

If we need to change word order in embedded (indirect) questions, why don't these change word order?

If we need to use different word order in direct and indirect questions (example: Are they planning to marry? / Do you know if they are planning to get married?), why do these embedded questions use ...
2
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1answer
21 views

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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1answer
31 views

A word for the sentiment: “You're the most beautiful man/woman I've ever seen” (but in reality I've seen others)

It is common and flattering to tell a man/woman You're the most beautiful man/woman I've ever seen. The thing is, this is never true. It's just like calling someone a "best friend". In most ...
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1answer
31 views

Does 'hot news' in present past tense contains 'recent past'? [duplicate]

In present perfect tense, Does 'hot news' in present past tense contains 'recent past'? Let't take this sentence for example. "Malcolm X has just been assassinated." Does the sentence mean hot news ...
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0answers
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In the tense of present perfect, Are 'recent past' and 'hot news' the same?

In the tense of present perfect, I learned that "I have finished the work" means 'recent past' and "The man has died"means'hot news' Are 'recent past' and 'hot news' the same in meaning?

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