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Is there a term for this phenomenon?

I've been wondering for a while now whether there is a word (or linguistic term) that specifically refers to an instance where a clause can be part of either the clause before it or the clause after ...
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Writing vs speaking: “Thursday the 26th” vs “Thursday 26th”

When reading a date aloud, I believe it's common to insert a "the" between the day of the week and the number of the month when the month is omitted. I can't recall if I've ever seen the "the" written ...
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Generic term to describe how the lack of a normal limiting factor will allow an undesirable overuse of another resource

I'm looking for a word or phrase to describe the natural forces or factors that would normally either encourage or discourage a particular course of action if that factor is either present or not ...
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Is there a verb or phrase for “good-morninging” someone?

The situation I'm asking about is to use a great amount of fake politeness to get rid of someone, as in the following example from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit: “Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, ...
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Springtime is when

I heard the saying below, and don't understand what it means. I heard it in a concert, but it is also recorded in an american book of proverbs linked below. (b) In spring a young man's fancy turns ...
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Of course I don't! - comma needed or not

All the time I see people replying with "of course I will" or "yes it is!" (to "it's not that good" and not placing a comma after "of course" and "yes". The second case seems even more extreme, as ...
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A questions about correlative comparatives

Which of the following sentences is correct? Or are both correct? The more you pick at your wound, the worse it gets. The more you pick at your wound, the worse it will get. I've looked on many ...
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Pant legs or pants legs?

With all this I don't see the answer to which is the correct form "He rolled up his pant legs" or "he rolled up his pants legs."
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Question about water and time [on hold]

You can fill a container with water from a hot water tap in 80 minutes . With cold water crane can fill the tub for 48 minutes. How long does it take to fill the tub , if you use both faucets ?
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What is someone who makes a testimonial called?

In the context of advertising/marketing a testimonial is: Written recommendation from a celebrity or satisfied customer affirming the performance, quality, and/or value of a product or ...
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Should I use 'which' or 'that' in my sentence?

I can imagine this might be a duplicate, but even looking at the questions asked, I'm still not sure when I should use which or that. I'm uncertain whether or not I should use 'that' or 'which' in my ...
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Email Subject Line for cancelling the meeting with boss

"Cancelling the meeting" subject line looks impolite to use in email for manager. which subject line should I use to sound polite? (I have requested for the meeting)
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what is it important/ what is important

I found that when I turn the sentence (it is important for us to do exercise everyday) into a Interrogative Sentence by following the grammatical rule, it should be like this: =What is "it" important ...
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Is the term “step-action table” jargon?

I'm an engineer. My doc team has been using step-action tables to create user-facing documentation for some software that I've built recently. I think these tables are awesome, but I keep seeing ...
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Difference Between Came & Come [on hold]

If someone says, "No, he hasn't came in yet." Is that wrong? Or would the proper sentence be, "He hasn't come in yet." Or are both fine?
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What is the correct preposition: on or in?

Is it “on WhatsApp” or “in WhatsApp”? Like, “text on WhatsApp” or “text in WhatsApp”? Please, can anyone clear up this doubt of mine. P.S I know it's on in case of Facebook but is it on for ...
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When to respond to “you” with “I” or “Me” from sentence context

I'm writing a program that responds to sentences, but I'm running into an issue: You write: I like that you like me. Program responds: What do you think makes you like that me like you? ...
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Asking about vacancies

Suppose I want to ask a company about it's future vacancies. Should I ask " are you going to open any vacancies in the near future?" or should I say " are you opening any vacancies in the near ...
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a word meaning, “from hardest to easiest.”

Im looking for a word that means "in order from hardest to easiest." I could say "in ascending order, from hardest to easiest," but am wondering if that phrase is encapsulated by one word.
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( Did with verb ) or ( had with verb+ed )

I'm confused with rules . My question : what is the different between this examples : Did you finish your homework before you went to the cinema ? Had you finished your homework before you went to ...
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Is this correct usage of “designate” as an adjective?

I am aware that a designee is someone who is designated to do something, but I have seen some odd usage of the word designate because of its adjective form. I would like to make sure I am using the ...
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Use of Tense after “if it”

if it rains i will take an umbrella (Talking about future) if it had rained i would have taken an umbrella (talking of rain if happened in past) Do you find any error in these sentences
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“Dear GOD, in heaven” [on hold]

Where does the phrase "Dear GOD, in heaven" derive from ? Isnt "God" assumed to be in heaven already. Or is there a reference that a "GOD" from hell exist or another GOD exist somewhere ?
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“Wherever or Whenever”

Apologies for the title which sounds like the Shakira classic, but would you say "Thank you for providing help whenever possible" or "wherever possible"
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Please explain to me the meaning of these phrases [on hold]

I have highlighted the words that I couldn't understand. Please explain to me what they mean. 1 Put returns between paragraphs. 2 Butler can be an explosive player, but as a batman struggles under ...
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Have versus Has

Which is correct? For example, is it "When one of you have a moment, please..." or is it "When one of you has a moment, please..."
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What does it mean when someone says that something is a take?

I am not a native English speaker. So, I am familiar with only those terms and phrases which are clearly defined and used in literature or in formal communication. Today I came across following ...
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“Acted together” or “played together” or ? in a movie

I am looking for a correct and common phrase to describe that people were actors in the same movie(s): An example is: "Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon acted together in The Odd Couple and Grumpy Old ...
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What's the name for when a layman thinks a technical task is easier than it actually is?

As a software engineer, my job is highly technical. A co-worker and I were remarking that frequently our non-technical co-workers will assume that we're not working if a task takes longer than they ...
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Can someone explain what this sentence means?

"Each killer has certain secrets or vulnerabilities they seek to protect."
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Bartleby's famous line

As a class we were looking at the expression in Bartleby that is really famous: 'I would prefer not to' There's a lot of research on this, particularly by Deluze, about how this is a very unique ...
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Better term for Integrate/Harmonize

Is there a word for joining a community, sort of like assimilate, but more of a positive connotation. Like leveraging a network....kind of like embed?
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what does “Emperor lives on” mean?

Simply, I couldn't understand that sentence. I found that sentence on an image on twitter . could you help ?
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Should the word 'District' be capitalized in this sentence?

Based on a review of documents obtained from the District, as well as interviews conducted with teachers and administrators, each attendance center at the District that has identified a full-time and ...
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'Everyone make' or' everyone makes'? [on hold]

Which one's the correct one? 1. Everyone make mistakes. 2. Everyone makes mistakes. And why?
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may you enjoy your celebration

My aunt and uncle are writing a letter to their in-laws declining an invitation to their daughter's graduation. they want it to be formal. they are Italian and have asked me to look over the letter. ...
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How do you call the type of college work you do for the whole year (2 semesters)?

In Russian colleges / universities we have a type of work similar to thesis, which you do for 2 semesters, and in the end you defend it like thesis, except it's not thesis, not even bachelor's thesis. ...
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Titles & capital letters

The sentence contains the phrase, 'It would have to be OK'd by The Superintendent.' My second sentence contains the phrase, ' ... being followed by the assistant manager.' I'm not sure if I should use ...
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Hyphenating “process” in the meaning “series of actions” in AmE

Where to break the word "process" at the end of a line in the meaning "a series of actions" in US English? Dictionaries disagree on this (or I am misinterpreting what they say): Merriam-Webster ...
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What does “add to the store” mean?

I found it on a review about Shelley's Frankenstein. It says: the novel only adds to the store, already too great, of painful sensations.
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Which version of the sentence sounds more natural?

As a non-native speaker I would like to get your opinion about a sentence translated into English. It's an excerpt from a magazine column. Which version sounds more natural?? 1. "At the very moment ...
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Can we use a verb before “familiar to someone”?

For example: "to wrestle with his conscience is familiar to him." If it's not correct, what word can I use instead?
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I wonder what it feel/feels like?

The lyrics of "Logic - Man of the Year" starts with this line: I wonder what it feel like Is it correct? Could you tell me some other examples to show me why it's not feels?
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Is adding a that clause to these clauses valid?

I am unsure whether I can use that-clauses or zero-that-clauses like this: I noticed (that) when we heard (that) to make noise would be forbidden was surprising. I told him (that) what I saw ...
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Tips to avoid past tense in a thesis

I'm a non-native speaker and currently writing on a thesis in English. I'm struggeling to avoid the past tense. Accoriding to my advisor I'm supposed to write the thesis in present tense. But this ...
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What is the opposite of “the moderns”?

The term "the moderns" refers to people who live in the present. Any words opposite to it?
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Is “allergic” a misnomer?

-ergic as in sentences like Y is Xergic denotes that Y has the property of being sensitive to X or that Y produces X. In simple terms, it means that the noun does something with x. In my field of ...
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what to call a person of negative attitude

I want to know the exact word for a person of mentality described below: A person who always tells others for any thing like this always " please do not do like this as you will lead to problem or the ...
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Can a sentence start with 'because'? [duplicate]

Whether students should be taught writing answer starting 'because' or not?
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Word for “someone who is fun, wild, free, spontaneous, unbound, etc.”

Use a single word to describe a girl who is fun, a little reckless, spontaneous, unbound.

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