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Why you should Learn Jquery?

JQuery advice the simplicity of the Developer which helps to find that jQuery is very easy to learn this library to built on basis of this simpler code and then after all With the simple syntax and ...
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Usage of 'Could' and 'Would' in non-past tense sentense

Could someone explain me why we should use "Could"and "Would" in this sentence? can we use "Can" and "Will" instead? "Is this report something that your team could handle for me? Please review the ...
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Does the verb 'to tank' meaning to lose deliberately, or fail to finish, only apply to lawn tennis?

The Australian tennis star, Nick Kyrgios, is proposed in the Australian press to have tanked in his second set at Wimbledon, yesterday. According to the OED sense 6 of tank when used as a verb ...
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difference between 'inter-city' and 'intercity'

in academic writing, I always note that 'inter-city' and 'intercity' also appear in a same paper in different context. I was wondering whether the two style have any differences? thanks very much ...
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what is the production process of recycled paper?

What is the production process of recycled paper? What is the production process of recycled paper?
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what is the name of this parts of speech adjective + preposition

what is the name of this parts of speech? Adjective + preposition and how can we use "availabvle of"
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Why is it impossible to put a preposition in front of the relative 'that'?

There are two sentences like below, I want to see the house in which you lived. (O)-correct I want to see the house in that you lived. (X)-incorrect We learned that we should not put a ...
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what is the function of surface sizing agent and starch modifying agent in sizing section for papermaking industry? [on hold]

What is the function of surface sizing agent and starch modifying agent in sizing section for paper-making industry?
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What does “taped” mean in this sentence?

I'm reading Michael Lewis's The Blind Side. In Chapter Three, when Ole Miss basketball team lost a game and came back to campus, the coach asked his players "Dressed, stretched, and taped. Thirty ...
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Word or phrase referring to people who talk with unnecessary styles/gestures

I can't explain this perfectly, but what do you call a girl/boy who talks with unnecessary style, childish whim, and extra gestures (like small kids sometimes do to attract people's attention).
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choice of using 'of'and 'in'

write a paragraph of about 150 words on the following topics Write a paragraph in about 150 words on the following topics which sentence given above is correct?
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“keep in touch” VS “ keep the lines of communication open”

Is there any difference between "keep in touch" and " keep the lines of communication open"?
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“those” VS “ones”

In this sentence(origin): When merging several properties, ones defined locally win. Is it better to replace ones with those? Possibly a duplicate : the ones or those.
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Simple Past and Present Perfect together

An original line from an article: First, the European Union entered the crisis it could not solve and that has increased in intensity. Why is Simple Past used twice first and then Present ...
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“… get just deserts.” Can ambiguity be syntactic and also semantic?

On the page, but not when spoken, this line has a double meaning: "Lost travellers in Egypt get just deserts." The key word is the homograph ( or homogram) deserts which can be abstract , (when ...
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What is it called when some pronounces their “s” sounds sharply

I've long noticed that when it comes to pronouncing words containing an "s" sound, their are those that pronounce it softly and those that pronounce it sharply. I have always wanted to put a name to ...
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1answer
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What's the meaning of the expression “without the presence of God and Jesus.”

When I was reading an article, I came across a particular phrase and couldn't figure it out. The secret formula of Coca-Cola is fiercely protected, so much so that only two people who work at ...
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Can parallelism be defined as a syntactic structure?

Can parallelism be defined as a syntactic structure? In my course, we study parallelism as an example of syntactic patterning. However, would it be ok to call it a syntactic structure?
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Word for people living in poverty

Can anyone help me identify a proper word for a person or persons living in poverty? I'm looking for a noun that satisfies the description, which isn't just an adjective turned noun (ex. the poor).
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This is a passive sentence, right?

I recently received a marked assessment from my teacher, and I think I might have been mismarked on a question. The question asks : "Identify and analyse two examples of passive in the text". One of ...
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“Before/ while/ after ordering a taxi…” are these identical constructions?

"Before ordering a taxi...", and "After ordering a taxi..."; the noun-verb follows a preposition and is a gerund. "Waiting for a taxi, patience is needed." Or "Waiting for a taxi, I dropped my ...
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1answer
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Pronunciation of: I want a refund

I noticed in a TV show that the phrase "I want a refund" is pronounced like [I wanna refund]. I think the /t/ is dropped and /n/ is blended into the vowel. But how do Americans differentiate between ...
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Using “of” twice in a sentence

This is the homepage of XXX department of tamilnadu. I need to know whether I had used "of" correctly in the above sentence.
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Preposing construction: “This I know”

"This I know today, but back then..." What does this word order show? What's the rule?
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Being Madrid my hometown / Being my hometown Madrid

Being Madrid my hometown, I'm used to living surrounded by tourists. Being my hometown Madrid, I'm used to living surrounded by tourists. Which of the sentences, if either, sounds more natural?
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Using archaic (obsolete) words for decimal penny

So, is it possible to use words such as the "threepence", "elevenpence" etc. for sums in new pence (introduced after 1971)? For example, to read the value of £6.03 as "six pounds and threepence" ...
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“Will have been +ing” equivalent to “Must have been +ing”?

The book "Advanced Grammar in Use" third edition, on page 22, says: "We can use the future perfect continuous (will have been +ing) to say what we think was happening at a point in the past: ...
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When / While + gerund

I would like to ask about two things Can both "while" and "when" be used with a gerund? Which one sounds better: "While ordering" or "when ordering" ? While ordering a taxi, reliability is very ...
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Use of the noun 'associate'

Am I a 'former associate at Company XYZ' or a 'former associate of Company XYZ'?
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Is it grammatically correct to use “would” with “were supposed to”?

For example in this question: What would you were supposed to tell me?
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Single word to describe a person who is difficult to work with

Is there a single word to describe someone who is difficult to work with in a work environment. They turn down offers to help but then blame you if things aren't done, try to actively go against what ...
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1answer
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derivation of the expression "I am just going out to turn my bike round

I believe the phrase was used in london upto the 1960's as a cryptic way of saying to go (outside) to the toilet. Upto the 1960's most pubs and many houses had outside lavatories. The speaker may not ...
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1answer
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When to use “most” or “the most”

I came across with this sentence and it cast me doubt the usage of "most" and "the most" The sentence states: "But what I remembered most is moving a lot" Would it change the meaning of the ...
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Why is “wry humor” more evidently used than “analogy” in this sentence?

The question is from the English portion of a particular test, asking for the rhetoric strategy used in this quotation: I love Henry, but I cannot like him; and as for taking his arm, I should as ...
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More fitting alternative for 'air-raid'

I wonder what one would call an alarm that is set off when the impact of a (nuclear) missile is imminent. Air-raid doesn't really fit, for the bombardement is not carried out by planes but rather by ...
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Use of “were” (subjunctive)

I'd like to know if the use of were is correct in the sentence below or if it should be replaced with was: As if X weren't hard enough already, companies now face the challenge to deliver Y. ...
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Which is correct? ( duplicate)

Which is correct? a) I'm not sure where is the ball. b) I'm not sure where the ball is c) I'm not sure where do the ball is. d) I'm not sure about where is the ball.
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If I were to have or If I should have

I am not native English. My question regards the conditional form of the verb have to, must. I was wondering if I could use in interchangeable way the expressions "If I were to have" and "If I should ...
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Connective phrase between a negative and a positive result

Research papers in computer science often contain both positive and negative results. A positive result is, usually, an algorithm that solves a certain problem. A negative result is a proof that an ...
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The differences bewteen “Mere” and “Merely”.

What are the difference between these two sentences: 1) He's a mere boy. 2) He's merely a boy
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Excerpts or Extracts?

I am going to amass a collection of material on a certain subject (from works in the public domain), and will use portions of Mark Twain's "Roughing It." When I present this material, is it preferred ...
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Idiom for someone who buys all the best gear to do something before they even have a basic proficiency?

I'm looking for an idiom to describe someone who decides to take up a new hobby, then buys an excessive amount of gear before they've even started. Perhaps they believe they need this gear to master ...
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Meaning of “run her way to”

I tried to find the exact idiom in online dictionaries, but could not find any entry on it. Here is the sentence: "For more than five years, she tried to run her way to a different life." The text ...
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is there any difference between “nice to meet you all” & “nice to meet all of you”?

When we want to say "nice to meet you" to many people, I often hear people say "nice to meet you all" and seldom hear "nice to meet all of you" So, is there any difference between "nice to meet you ...
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Please proofread. “Those are…”, “[enumeration], with the last one to be a…one” [on hold]

I passed Abitur examinations in 2015, and received results on 18 June. Those are an overall score of XX, XX points in the Abitur examinations of both physics and maths, and XX points in the ...
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Do I use a period or a question mark at the end of those two sentences? [on hold]

Are the following two sentences questions or statements? a) "Why we call them masterpieces" b) "How I choose, Research and Write AZ Star Columns Week After Week" Thank you.
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Product name for service that manages connections

Looking for a word or catchy phrase that captures the meaning of "connection management". I work for a web-based company that manages APIs (API's are the connective tissue of the Internet of Things). ...
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1answer
42 views

Unbiased vs Impartial difference

What is the difference between the words "unbiased" and "impartial" in terms of formality, usage, meaning?
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2answers
41 views

Hypernym for “audio podcast”, “radio drama”, and “audiobook”

I'm setting up my media library to contain music, movies, shows, audio podcasts, radio dramas, and audiobooks. I would like audio podcasts, radio dramas, and audiobooks to be in the same category, ...
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How do you call the process of breeding or generating the next generation? [on hold]

Please lift the On-hold ban. I updated my question. I believe it is valid. I am not sure how to ask otherwise, I hope you understand my question. I wonder if there is a verb that describes the ...

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