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Question beginning a sentence

If I were to write a sentence beginning with a question, where would the question mark go? It does not seem right at the end of the sentence. For example: Was there something changed recently ...
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distinguish preposition phrases

please tell me about the differences of 'before' 'ahead of' 'in front of' and 'in the front of'. On which respective situations should I use them ?
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Delete my old questions?

I need to delete a question since it has been closed anyways. How do i delete my old questions that have been closed by others?
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Is there another way of saying “opener” as in the one who does the opening prayer in a devotion?

Another term for saying "Opener" in a Christian devotion.
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Condition interpretation - Mathematics

Condition is read as below:- Where juniors who have completed their qualifying or eligibility service are being considered for promotion, their seniors would also be considered provided they are not ...
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Older version of “me” vs older version of “myself”?

I wrote: "Quote," said an older version of me. But a native speaker of English -- because I am not -- replaced "me" with "myself". Can someone tell me which one is correct and why?
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what's a good word for goes with as it relates to food or literature?

Or the literature of food :-) Not pairing. But would like some word that associates things that go particuarily well together. Possibly with a wine or French lineage. some of the ideas thrown out: ...
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Jargon meaning: Cover

I am not too sure about the meaning of the third step in this list: web 1 "Whenever you sign in to Google you'll enter your username and password as usual. " 2 "Then, you'll be asked for a ...
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What is the best word or phrase to use, that describes comments provided by a guide?

What is the word that can be used to describe commentary given by a guide during a tour? For example riding on guided tour of a city where guide tells you about different objects of interests. ...
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How to: Ask an exclusive or question

Not long ago I finished a project for a school assignment. After the assignment was done I left the office of this particular teacher. Just before I wanted to exit through the door I turned around and ...
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How is it called when something is unimportant for several years, and then it becomes important?

I've been writing a paper about a math concept (called "permanent") that, upon its discovery, nobody really cared about it because it has very few useful properties. It was until several years later ...
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I have a question regarding the proper usage of the word “nor”

Is "...not legal advice, nor is it intended to be" the proper usage of "nor" in the prior partial statement?
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Travel by my car or travel with my car?

What is the correct form of this question ? I travel by my car Vs I travel with my car ? Is it correct to say I drive to office in my car ?
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One word for “putting it together”

I am starting a blog focused on software development and trying to come up with some catchy name for it. The theme of the blog should be "putting things together", or to "connect all dots of complex ...
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Prose Equivalent to Poetic

Is there a single word equivalent to poetic for prose? So instead of having a poetic license you would have a "prosetic" license??
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Did the author of the Hunger Games make a mistake here?

I am reading the Hunger Games and it is written in the first person. However I came across this sentence: “I dismissed myself,” I said. I remember how I promised Prim that I really would try to ...
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“Their windows slot the ebony of their walls with lemon.” What's the meaning of this sentence?

What is the meaning of the italicized sentence in this paragraph? From basement to sky rise the tenements of an alien colony. Their windows slot the ebony of their walls with lemon. Behind those ...
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A “scuffle” versus a “fight to the death”?

I want to describe an event where an intense fight broke out: "It was not so much a scuffle, as a fight to the death." Did I word this sentence correctly?
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People not admitting when things are going bad

Is there a word for someone who does not want to admit that things are going bad? E.g. when a person does not want to admit that a specific project at work isn't going as planned -- not because ...
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Is it accurate/correct/proper to call an abusive dictator a megalomaniac?

The definition of megalomania indicates that it is the delusion of power, wealth, greatness, importance, etc. So when talking about malicious dictators, especially those known for mass murder of ...
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Alternative to 'apart from the purpose to'

Consider you want to contrast another purpose of your work with one you just mentioned. You could write for example: Apart from the purpose to validate ..., we also hope that ... . What are ...
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Ataraxis or/and ataraxia, a quandary. A question over their existence and usage?

The Oxford dictionary has ataraxia (ataraxy) as a valid word but not ataraxis. however, I've seen and heard the ataraxis being used once in while. But it happens that the guys at Oxford do not ...
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I thought…WAS vs. I thought …IS? [duplicate]

I read this phrase: "I thought your essay about Internet WAS very accurate" I wonder why the past tense is used in here! Doesn't it have to be: "I thought your essay about Internet IS very accurate"? ...
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meaning of the expression “wet flannel”

I would like to know what is the meaning of the expression "wet flannel" referred to a person or personality trait. I have seen it mentioned here: ...
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Is there an old, rarely used word which means “an archaic word”?

I seem to recall from my youth, when my vocabulary was many times what it is today, learning a word (started with an 'a' I think) whose meaning was "an old, unused, or archaic word" or something ...
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Double possessive [duplicate]

If there is a restaurant called Johnny's, how would you turn that into a possessive? For example if I want to ask about the pasta at Johnny's, would I say "How is Johnny's's pasta" "How is Johnny's ...
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The honest human heart or The honest human's heart?

Which form is correct? "This is how the honest human heart look" or "This is how the honest human's heart look", and why?
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Collective term for data sizes (bytes, kilobytes, megabytes etc.)

As you will probably work out from my profile, I'm a software developer. This is sort of a software development question, but I think this is more suited to English language too. Feel free to migrate ...
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Was vs had been

I guess this question has been asked before, but please take a look the following sentence and tell me if there is a difference between them. When the transaction had been completed, A was still a ...
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“Graduation must be” vs “Graduation is must” [on hold]

What is the exact meaning of those sentences. "Graduation must be" "Graduation is must" I am a little bit confused. Do those have same answer? I am confused when must is used in end of a ...
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Transcribe a song

I'm transcribing this song and it looks like I'm unable to complete it because of a couple of lines. Hope you will help me. Here is what is done at this moment: I'm not mad like you, Just look ...
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Spendthrift vs Thrifty - origins

I have always been curious to understand the origin of these two seemingly similar words. Looking at them for the first time, I thought they were synonyms, but ever since I learnt their meanings, ...
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custom cutting lumber or custom cut lumber or custom lumber cutting

I know custom picking strawberry, to a certain extent, as I think ,is right. I have confirmed it in google. But here comes the problem: when I try to apply the same structure to "customers can cut the ...
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Single word for shopping after comparing price and features across multiple shops and product types

I'm looking for a phrase or a single word that denotes the act of buying an item after analyzing the price and features of different products across several shops. The closest I could get to was ...
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Where does the second “l” come from in “till”? [duplicate]

I've always wondered this: surely an abbreviation of until should abbreviate the word, without subsequently needing to double the last letter? Are there any reasons for this?
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Is there a word for one side in a pair?

Is there a word for one side in a pair? In a conversation it would the the interlocutor, but I'm looking for a generic term.
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Pronunciation of the words height and weight

Why is "height" an "weight" pronounced differently, when the spellings are so similar? Is there any logical explanation or it evolved that way?
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Noun form of 'owe'?

If I've paid somebody $100, the $100 is my payment. If I owed someone $100, would the $100 be an owement? Is there a better word? I could call it debt or loan, but it doesn't quite suit the following ...
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Conjugation of answer to “How much money is there?” [duplicate]

I'm using a website - www.ixl.com - to teach my child how to count American coins, amongst other activities. The site also has many questions on English grammar. One thing that doesn't seem right - ...
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Meaning of “holloway”

Does it mean just "hollowed underground way" or there is something else? Word is taken from fantasy text.
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Still Be Covered [on hold]

I am confused about the meaning of the third step in this: link 1 "Whenever you sign in to Google you'll enter your username and password as usual. " 2 "Then, you'll be asked for a code that ...
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“Would it be correct to call a person who goes to Gymnastics school a student or pupil?”

I am trying to find a exact answer of this question.
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Is 'liege' masculine?

'Liege' seems to most often refer to a man. Is that because most lords in history and fiction are men, or because 'liege' is a masculine noun? If the latter, is there a feminine counterpart?
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Is there any difference between “student” or “pupil”?

I am a little bit confused, when somebody told me that a student is a pupil. would it be correct? if i say, He is a pupil of MBA. Which sentence is More correct to conversion. He is a student of MBA ...
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What is the word to describe something that has hidden meaning?

I'm writing an essay (yay) on I'm the King of the Castle, by Susan Hill. I am trying to explain how the description of the atmosphere may have hidden meanings (e.g. the fact that Warings is a ...
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Verb moods in the poem “Once more into the fray”

There is a poem in the Movie "The Grey" (2011). It goes like this: Once more into the fray... Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day... Live and die on this day... ...
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Charge of the Light Bridage

"Forward, the Light Brigade!" Was there a man dismay'd? Not tho' the soldier knew Someone had blunder'd: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: ...
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Etymology-Name Meaning

What is the meaning of the name April? Any ideas? Thanks! I have a friend who wants to know the meaning of her name.
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Rule to pronounce words ending with “age”

Is there a rule to pronounce words ending with "age" ? ex : usage , outage => normal pronunciation of word "age" ex : sabotage , mirage => seems to be french pronunciation of "age"
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Punctuation usage safe practice

Is it acceptable to use an exclamation point after a question mark to emphasize the question?

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