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Past participles without an obvious action upon them

A participle is a verb form which can be used as an adjective to describe a noun. an interesting book an interested student When the present participle (-ing from) is used, the noun it ...
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Express gratitude

I am writing Acknowledgments for a computer science internship report, during my internship, I always felt my tutor was trying to teach me and train me, he wanted me to learn things more than to show ...
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the difference between to draw up and to write something

What is the difference between between to draw up and to write in terms of meaning? I saw it this usage in a sentence like "...draw up a constitution..." and I thought can I say also " to draw up ...
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Relative pronouns usage when I am talking about myself

I don't know which one of these statements is correct: I am a hardworking person, who is always using the latest techniques and technologies as good as I can. Or I am a hardworking person, ...
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Articles. Not sure about the last one. A or The? No context [on hold]

Legs covered with chupa chups sores are pestling a duvet in a test-tube. (For clarity, test-tube featured as mortar which the legs pestling a duvet in like the duvet is herbs in mortar or something ...
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The difference between 'to reverberate' , 'to resonate' and 'to resound'

In my book, I came across this sentence: "The revolution of 1848 reverberated throughout Europe, resulting in a series of revolutions, most powerfully in..." Because the subject is the history ...
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what is the word for 'a group of literate intellectuals suffering with problem e.g. job"? [on hold]

what could be the word to refer/describe 'a group of literate intellectuals suffering with some problem" ..right now I can think of 'not getting the job'. thanks
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How to pronounce Simon and Simone? [on hold]

Why is Simon pronounced as Sai-man instead of See-moean? I know it's so for Simone, but why is it not the same for Simon?
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correct word for demandingness

So, if your promotor is kind, you would thank him as: "I thank Prof Smith for his kindness" Now what if your promotor is demanding, as in tough and exigent when it comes to work. How do you ...
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If we have a “second” of time, what's “first”?

The word second can refer to ordinal #2 (that which comes after first), or a unit of time, 1/60 of a minute. Ordinarily you might think that this is just a coincidence, but in Spanish, the word ...
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What is the difference between “equate” and “identify”?

http://the-difference-between.com/identify/equate What is difference between "equate something with something" and "identify something with something"?
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Comparative… Marginally, Substantially and Exceedingly above average

Is my understanding of the use of "Marginally", "Substantially" and "Exceedingly" correct as per the depiction below?
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Alternative ways to say “I am feeling pushed to the ground”

Assume a get together where a group of friends are having chit chat over tea. Suddenly they plan to pull someone's leg together. No matter what the person in the spotlight says, people are not ...
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What does a keen sense of awareness mean?

Would you consider it a compliment is someone says you have a keen sense of awareness
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Grammar prepositions usage [on hold]

Is the sentence below grammatically correct? You cant make me to go with you. The word 'to' is required or not. please explain
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How to spell and write ஃ(tamil) in English?

I need a English word for the sound of one famous Tamil language letter ஃ How is this sound written in English?
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uk english and I want to know if practise should replace practice,in this particular sentence [on hold]

I really do regret not to learn to play the violin when I had so many opportunities to learn and practice in school.
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use of article before the word detection

Use of articles before the word "detection"when it is used with adjectives: How should I say:"highly sensitive detection"... or.... "a highly sensitive detection", which variant is correct?
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Should I use “is” or “are” in this sentence about a company?

When talking about a company, should I use "is" or "are"? Take X as the company name in this instance; which sentence is correct? X Ltd is a provider X Ltd are a provider
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Additional meaning of the word “fletcher”

I am translating English wiki for Habitica game into Russian, and I am not sure what the word "fletchers" means in the following context (the article about contributor titles): "Title: Fletchers; ...
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When “need” is modal verb, and when it's not?

When we use "need" as a modal verb and say "need smth" or "need do smth", and when we say "need to do smth" and "I needed", "he needs" etc.? Can we use "will need"?
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How to politely ask a man or a woman's chest size?

For a lady: What's your bust measurement, Madam? For a man: What's your chest size, sir? Are these correct and polite? Thanks.
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How to separate out a long list of verbs that then merges in with long list of subjects?

Imagine the following example: Feminists destroy, reduce, decimate, deconstruct, defame, destabilize, and fragment the female culture, history, sexuality, identity, reality, and truth. In the above ...
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Sentence structure and grammar

Is this sentence grammatically correct? The marked fields in the document must be checked before the contact is sent out to the approver for getting signed.
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Omitting Subject Relative Pronouns

Most textbooks state that subject relative pronouns cannot be omitted, e.g. A: Alan threatened Brian. B: Alan was a gangster. A+B = Alan, who was a gangster, threatened Brian. However, ...
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In a professional environment, what is a preferable statement to: “I haven't had the time to do it”

Seeking a statement that is similar – or more precise – in meaning, but casts a less negative perception upon the speaker. Example: Employee A: 'What is the status on Project X?' Employee B: 'I ...
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“Beautiful” for boys?

I believe in english you say: That boy is handsome. That girl is beautiful. I am from Sweden. And in Swedish we got the word "Snygg" it basicly has the same meaning as handsome and ...
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What is an advanced vocabulary word to replace “truth”?

Truth as in a fact or a belief by the church.
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Can we use “depart” in the following sentence?

Can we use "depart" in the following sentence? I departed from Jared, heading to the north as he went to the opposite direction. I guess "depart" is mostly used for places. I wonder if it can be ...
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Is the tense correct in these sentences?

Is this sentence correct grammatically? He must have seen my jet ski and became suspicious. or should it be: He must have seen my jet ski and become suspicious. Please note that the ...
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What pronoun do we use when we want to emphasize?

I've just written some sentences and it seems to me that the usage of "it" is kinda strange or even wrong in them. Are they wrong? How can I say it in a correct way? I assumed it were the humans ...
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Which one is the correct use of “today…”?

(A) Today is the day when I will eat that apple. (B) Today is the day where I will eat that apple. Which one is correct?
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Putting commas around “in his opinion”

Is there any exception to using commas around interruptions such as 'in his opinion'? Specifically, I have the following situation, wherein I'd be left with a closed-off 'that': He chose three ...
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how long can a noun phrase be?

The ruby in the hand of the devil at the top of the mountain in the country conquered by the army of devils existing until now does not make any sense. Like this sentence, is it allowed to ...
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Is it correct to say “big kind hands”?

Is the arrangement of adjective correct in the sentence below? The man’s face was in a shade when big kind hands lifted me up and held me. Also, is the sentence easy to understand? (The man with ...
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Can we use “splash” instead of “throw water”?

Can we use "splash" instead of "threw water" in this sentence? People laughed freely like small children as they "threw water" at each other. Also, do we use the preposition "at" for "splash"?
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Is there any difference or nuance between “At the start, …” and “In the beginning, …”?

"At the start, ...", this is from the book, I am reading now. It sounded very rare to me so I was wondering what an occasion I can use this expression comparing "In the beginning, ...". Thanks.
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I wonder whether it is the relative pronoun

Truth be told, I never graduated from college, and this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. In this clip from Steve job's speech in Standford school, I wonder what is the ...
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Preposition in money orders

If I want to say that my nephew is the sender of the money order to the embassy, should I say "I sent your embassy a money order in my nephew's name?" If not what should I say to show that the sender ...
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Word like Personify, but rather than human specific, more focused on general life

I'm looking for a word that is similar to personify, but that would imply it has life-like qualities, rather than human-like. For example, I am discussing the fact that a self-driving car, if involved ...
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Meaning of 'even if' in a sentence

Hi could you please describe the meaning of 'even if' in this sentence? If we had been able to speak Iranian... can only be used to describe a situation that occurred at some time in the past that ...
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Does this sentence use nominative absolute phrase?

A scientist, he always thinks about what is best for the people. Is this "a scientist" part a nominative absolute phrase? It seems like nominative absolute phrase has to have a verb or adjective ...
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Which is correct in this sentence, I or Me [duplicate]

"...illustrates another philosophical divide between you and [I/me]." I'm currently in an argument with a friend about this little bit here. Which is the correct pronoun for this sentance, "me" or ...
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Opposites do not necessarily attract

Why is the opposite of unmolested? Since molested has an entirely different, unrelated meaning. In Latin languages like Spanish and Catalan the verb "To Molest" generally means to bother someone.
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Is it correct to say 'My company is three years old'? [migrated]

My company started 3 years ago My company was founded 3 years ago. but what about My company is 3 years old? or My company is 3 years Probably both are wrong. But is there any other way of saying ...
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Is there any grammar rule for the usage of the re- prefix?

I've read carefully this question posted 4 years ago: Adding "re" prefix You can't use the prefix re- in any verb. Rebe, rebelieve, rehave, etc. However there are plenty of verbs that use ...
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How to fix the punctuating dialogue mistakes by typing out the conversation correctly? [on hold]

I said, "Good morning daddy," while I stepped on one of the table supports to see what my daddy was doing. It was Sunday morning, and there were no classes. My dad was wearing a large white ...
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I need a word that is used for literature, movies and books

I need a word that you would use that encompasses all 3. I'm doing an art project and the theme is 'words I like', and I want a word that you can say and it includes all three. I've already thought of ...
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Name for Method/Style of Writing

Is there a name for a style of writing where the author "speaks" to an imaginary reader in an imaginary conversation? Example When you write for web, you should keep your paragraphs short and ...
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Idiom for the Appearance of a Quæstion [duplicate]

Is there an idiom like ‘the quæstion raises itself, whether …’?

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