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Please tell which line is correct

I have stayed in your prestigious hotel from 11th-may-2015 to 18th may 2015. Or I had been stayed in your prestigious hotel from 11th-may-2015 to 18th may 2015.
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Can i know what is the meaning of “Nothing Like That”?

I asked a person aren't we meeting in next 2 or 3 years. Person had replied saying" Nothing Like That". What does it mean? Whether the person will meet or not?
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Grammar - which tense should I use

I work with xyz pvt ltd, and I joined that company in 2011 and am still working there. I simply want to tell this to the HR Executive during the interview. What is the grammatically correct way to ...
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What is a word for what gladiators do?

I was writing a story about gladiators and wanted a word to describe what gladiators do (besides fighting), as in the phrase "X isn't just...". Arena fighting sounds too long and gladiation, which was ...
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What does “case” mean in the following context?

I firmly believe that imagination is coming from knowledge, experience, and most of all, reading. Reading things in our sphere, say, blogging and SEO (if I am the case) there is nothing ...
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Word or expression for immediate fear of death?

I'm looking for a word or expression describing extreme fear of sudden death. This could be caused by a (real or perceived) life-threatening situation, such as acute illness, violent assault or ...
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What is the correct syntax for using 'arrive' with a destination?

Which should I say? I arrive to my work. or I arrive into my work.
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“), or ,”) in the middle of a sentence?

I think commas are typically placed after closed parentheses and within quotation marks. This creates a dilemma when all three are used together. Example one: You may like snelms (or "snail helms,") ...
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What would be the best terminology for these plans?

We have three plans for our website, currently named: "Pro", "Premium", and "Platinum" Pro is the basic. Premium is for professionals. Platinum is for industry (companies, and such). However, my ...
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Subtrahendum/Subtrahenda

We are familiar with addendum (and addenda), which we take directly from Latin to mean "something (or things) added" This is used especially in regard to written work such as books. Today I was ...
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59 views

What do you call someone who misses someone?

What would you call a person who misses someone dearly? Perhaps also a person who's life was changed by that person?
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“Sacrifice something for something” or “lose something in return for something”?

Which of the following is more natural? Sacrifice something for something. Lose something in return for something.
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Word for someone with the ability to change appearances

What's a word for someone having the ability to change their own or someone else's appearance? I've heard witch, pythoness, shapeshifter and siren, but any other words I'm missing?
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Active Voice in Research Without Personal Pronoun

I am trying to write a document in an active voice. I am allowed to use personal pronouns. That being said, I feel like I am using "we" too much. I am trying to vary sentence structure so that each ...
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A word to describe a London projects dweller

Actually, I think I would also love to know the proper British English word for the type of housing that's called 'projects' in US (slums?), but it's a secondary question after all =). The main ...
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Is there a word for an idea similar to negative evidence?

My question will best be summed up by this phenomenon. A few thousand years ago, all Jews believed that the tablets containing the ten commandments were square, there was no debate regarding their ...
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2answers
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What commas rule is used here?

I have a question regarding how the rules of commas apply in a particular sentence. I cannot seem to work out what rules go with the below extract. I understand the two independent clauses rule and ...
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“isn't/ 's not” and “aren't/'re not.”

I'm a non-native English speaker and I always wonder: 's not and 're not are faster and consequently more common than isn't and aren't. Is this accurate or am I wrong here? Thanks
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is it correct to say it is must for everyone to attend the meeting tomorrow

Is it correct to say It is must for everyone to attend the meeting tomorrow
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44 views

What is the correct grammar here? [on hold]

Is the following statement grammatically correct? It is about want/wants I prefer being under a good leader who can tell me what he want, how he want it and when he want it. Or should it be like ...
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“Determination of the effects is…” or “The determination of the effects is…” or “Determining the effects is…”

Which of the following sentences is correct? Determination of the long-term effects of aerosols on the upper atmosphere is currently one of the most challenging problems in climate research. The ...
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44 views

Proper name used for memorializing [on hold]

What is the correct name to use on a commemorative plaque purchased from children and sister of the one to be celebrated. is the maiden name of person being memorialized used in combination with ...
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phrase from a play by Terence: “ne quid nimis” [on hold]

I've seen this phrase of Terence's play Andria (act 1, scene 1) spelled two ways: ne quid nimis (link) nequid nimis (link) I think I know it's meaning: "not anything in excess". Could anyone tell ...
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Does one say “Where?” or “Where at?” [on hold]

Like when someone says, "Hey, look at that girl!"... are you supposed to say "Where?" or "Where at?" What's the difference?
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What does Antichronic mean? [on hold]

I recently came across a word "Anachronous" meaning something which is "out of (from ana) time (from chronos)". Usage eg: A person is wearing an 18th century dress to a 21st century formal ...
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Quotation marks and italics in same sentence

I have a piece of writing about an orchestra, a choir and a conductor. In the piece are numerous Italian words. There is one sentence that reads ... Singing fortissimo for a Dies Irae was tremendous ...
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Em dashes or ellipsis over multiple paragraphs

Please consider this blurb: The next year will tell whether Joe -- his father -- and the girl with the secret past -- -- can work together to solve the mystery, or be destroyed by it. To be ...
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meaning of “linger in the shadows”

What does "linger in the shadows" mean in the interchange below? I heard it in a movie. I searched but I can't find it. A: Why do you linger in the shadows? B: I was coming to report to you.
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Am I using footnotes correctly here?

Writing a history essay and the teacher pays particular attention to the footnote citations and execution of them in sentences. Footnotes should be in the Chicago Style.
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Word for a non-subscript symbol

Is there a word in English that refers to the symbol that has another symbol associated with it as a subscript, superscript, leftscript or rightscript? For example (lacking Latex here), if I have the ...
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35 views

Synonyms for “speak of the devil [and he doth/shall appear]”

Specifically, I'm looking for something that would fit in the same situation, but I need a less negative connotation. Saying that when my Dad, for instance, walks into the room while I'm talking about ...
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The ultimate 'Heart' and 'Brain' question

Heart and Brain - although of significant importance in Anatomy, equally significant, but in a completely different sense in the realm of Literature. I'd like to know how the earliest literati ...
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1answer
50 views

Can you start a sentence with “Hopefully,…”?

I am studying for the SAT, and I learned just now that the following sentence is grammatically incorrect: Hopefully, we will be able to complete the building before the rainy season sets in. ...
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Difference between who and whom

Although it might be clear to many,I answered my friend with "You know whom to thank" Is that who or whom that should be right in the statement.Also,please help me differentiate between the two in ...
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Does it make sense, when asked whether you're finished eating, to answer “Thank you”?

If someone asks you "Have you finished eating your dinner?" are you suppose to reply by saying "Thank you"? It doesn't make sense to say "Thank you," does it? What are you saying "Thank you" for?
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Is there a word or expression to describe a desperate act of “trying to be different”?

In the introduction of my paper/letter to a scientific journal, I would like to describe that, in a particular area of research, there are a lot of new methods presented during the last years, that ...
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1answer
40 views

What is the difference between “Check it”, “Check it up” and “Check it out”?

Is there any differences between "Check it", "Check it up" and "Check it out"?
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“Range of operation” vs “operation range”

"Range of operation" vs "operation range" "The range of operation for the compressor (...)" or "The operating range of the compressor"? Do they have the same interpretation? Can they substitute one ...
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Should “whom” be capitalized in a title? [duplicate]

As in the title of the book For whom the Bells Toll, should the word "whom" be capitalized? Also, any advice on when to capitalize within a title would be appreciated.
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Suitable idiom for a situation, where one thinks that by getting rid of the effect, one has gotten rid of the cause

Suitable idiom needed for describing a situation, where one thinks that by getting rid of an unwanted effect, one has gotten rid of its cause, while in reality the cause remains and will start to ...
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ending questions with a preposition

Is it grammaticaly correct to end a question with a preposition?, i.e, Who are you speaking with? Where are you at? What is it for? Thanks for your help
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46 views

Single Word Request for Orders “Sent Off” to Another Company for Processing

I am looking for a word to use in an order management application to name orders which have been "sent off" to a second company and are awaiting shipment. We use "PROCESSED" on our end for this. I ...
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What is a list of words that can be used to describe tone and not mood and vice versa?

Their definitions I have read a thousand times. But when someone ask me identify a adjective as tone or mood, I could never make a clear cut decision. Can someone provide a list of words. And offer ...
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What is the opposite of superficial?

I would like to tell my friend to stop dating men who are so superficial, but state it in a positive way. Please help me complete the sentence: "You should date men who are more __________." So ...
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Meaning and origin of “bite the bullet”

I just learnt about the expression "to bite the bullet", meaning Accept the inevitable impending hardship and endure the resulting pain with fortitude (as seen in its article in phrases.org). I have ...
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8answers
639 views

What is a good antonym for “redundant” (engineering)?

What is a good antonym for redundant? The definition I am looking to find an antonym for is: Source: Dictionary.com Redundant adjective Engineering. ... d. (of a ...
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Interesting: What's wrong with this sentence

"Born of Ibuza parents in Nigeria, novelist Buchi Emeta moved to England in 1962, since which she has lived in North London." The part in bold should be corrected/improved-accroding to the SAT mcq ...
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A term for two different words whose “multiple senses” share similar or identical meanings (e.g. Peers/Peeps) [on hold]

One such example of words like this is: peer (v) = look = peep peers (n) = associates = peeps I would like to find some more words that fit this pattern. Is there a name for words such as this? ...
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What is the scientific term for a habit of doing something without realizing it until someone points it out to you?

For example, when I'm really concentrating on something I'll start chewing on my tongue and will rarely even realize I've started doing this unless someone asks me what the heck I'm doing. I vaguely ...

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