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Adjective in “Ulysses” that means “existing in this world as opposed to an imagined one”

I came across this word in Joyce's Ulysses, but can't remember what it was. I only remember looking up the definition, which was something like "existing in this world as opposed to an imagined one." ...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct ? Also provide correction [on hold]

Granting that he has a very great influence, he cannot injure us.
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Two american vowel sounds: in far(a:) and in for(o')

I know that the vowel (a:) in far and the vowel (o') in for are pronounced differently when they are followed by r. But when they stand alone such as raw(a:) vs jaw(o'), They are the same sound to me. ...
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What is the correct possessive form of “One of the guys”?

Which one should it be? One of the guys' One of the guy's EDIT: Never mind, I think I answered my own question. I realized it would probably be related to the object being possessed. E.g.: "One ...
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grammar of the sentence : “They suggested that the washing machine not be put in that place”

is this sentence correct: They suggested that the washing machine not be put in that place (?)
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When a guy says 'you really turn out more.outstanding', what does it mean and what should I reply?

When a guy says 'you really turn out more outstanding', what does it mean and what should I reply?
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Laugh to world to world laugh to you is grammatical

I want to know this statement is grammatical? Laugh to world to world laugh to you I had this statements too: Laugh to world then world will laugh to you. & World will laugh to you ...
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What does “means-tested” mean?

Could you anybody let me know what "means-tested" mean in "How do minimum wage increases affect expenditures on means-tested public assistance programs
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(Joke) Batchers Vs. Butchers

Here's the script from Inside No. 9 Nana's Party You can get them quite cheap now, can't you? It's all Marks's, actually. Apart from the ham, which I got from the local batchers. From ...
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“Almost-finished” versus “almost finished”

I am attaching an almost-finished version of the report. I am attaching an almost finished version of the report. Which is the preferred form, (1) or (2)? Why?
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What is a “hot meal”?

The obvious answer is "a meal which is hot", but when I see this phrase it often seems as if there is a deeper meaning present, as if there is some major distinction between hot meals and other meals ...
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word for a person who has shared similar experiences?

I am writing a paper on teaching life writing texts, and I have a section that discusses the benefits to a reader who has gone through the same traumatic experiences as the author of the text. My ...
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“Thought of” vs. “thought about”. What's the difference? [duplicate]

What's the difference between "thought of" and "thought about"? One difference I'm aware of is that you use "thought of" when something comes to mind but you don't analyze it, and "thought about" if ...
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Prepositions before and after percentages

I'm commenting on several data of a graphic and I have a doubt question about the preposition that comes or not before the percentage, and whether the determiner "the" has to appear before "times/ ...
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What is the difference between a paramour and a concubine? [on hold]

I recently stumbled upon a question on this site mentioning a concubine, but perusing Google has not helped me differentiate between the two. However, the latter is a word used in a book series I am ...
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2answers
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Word to describe the occurrence of two adjacent anagrams

If you have two words that are anagrams of each other and are used next to each other, what is that occurrence called? (fee free to correct the way I've phrased the question if it is grammatically ...
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Using the word “there's”

Also a reliable English boy, when people use plural things after the word "there's" for example: There's too many numbers it makes me a bit frustrated. I try to correct it by using "There ...
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264 views

Why is the verb used without “-s” in this sentence?

In order to help the system make a better guess of the corner locations,... In this sentence, why is "make" not succeeded by "s"? It seems it is needed!
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61 views

Word for incidents you think are still happening but aren’t

I am looking for a word, that is suitable for the following scenario in bold: For two years I used to go to the same restaurant with my best friend. Then I moved somewhere else. A year passed, ...
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What's the difference between “I'm” and “I am”? [on hold]

I really wonder. Like, sometimes we use "I'm", and sometimes we use "I am".
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Word for “dearly missed”

For example: Smallville. The name belonged to her [...] hometown. I thought about yearned but apparently using it in cases like this seems grammatically incorrect?
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“Boston” lobster vs. Italian “aragosta”

This live crustacean is called astice in Italian. The one on the right is aragosta They look very different from one another. The Italian dictionary describes the astice as having a deep (intense) ...
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“You gotta do what you gotta do” and similar expressions

You gotta do what you gotta do. It's there because it's there. Stuff, because stuff. Does this pattern of expression have a name? Existential assertion, maybe?
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why is it wrong to say: “Nowadays women have a considerable more role.”

Is it wrong to say: "Nowadays women have a considerable more role." Grammatically speaking why exactly is it wrong?
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weighted sum of values VS sum of weighted values,

I studied Neural Network, and there occurs following formula. S = Sum ( weight of N * value of N ) In the text book and other references, they indicate S as 'an weighted sum of values'. I have some ...
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Phrasing of sentence help please

This is a property that restricts her ability to respond to emotions other than sadness. Does this mean that she can only respond to sadness? Thank you.
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Possessive Pronouns Doubt

Possessive case pronouns have a s without an apostrophe; so is this correct "It's hers watch". If not why and also in which sentences can " hers" be used.
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How did the meaning of 'drone' come to be so broad?

Ten years ago, the word "drone" was either used to refer to drone bees or the experimental technology that was autonomous military UAVs. Five years ago, it was increasingly used simply to add flair ...
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“Kinda figured it out ” vs “kinda figured out”

Example: Speaker A: Were you surprised about my confession? Speaker B: Not really. Kinda figured (it) out when you held my hand last night." Kinda figured it out has 180 hits on Google ...
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“Top 1 %” or “99th percentile” for formal usage?

Which is more formal (i.e. on a resume), "top 1%" or "99% percentile."
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Word / phrase to describe this circumstance

A soldier is depicted as weak, dehumanised etc against propaganda rhetoric, making the reader feel uncomfortable / offended perhaps at this depiction. Words escape me at point, I cannot phrase this ...
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Is “He has/owns many businesses” correct?

Business is an uncountable noun,so shouldn't much be used in place of many? Is this correct or not "He has/owns many businesses"?
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What is a word that means “Knowing that someone will not do something that they threaten to do”

I was recently playing a manhunt game with my girlfriend and friends. After a while, she was the last alive and I threatened to break up with her to make her come out of her hiding spot. But my ...
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Consistency between noun and verb

Which one of the following is grammatically correct? 1. Individual prisoners are directed to their respective cell 2. Individual prisoners is directed to his/her respective cell
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Capitalizing armory

I believe if referring to a specific armory in a specific city, that would be capitalized but what if it just says National Guard Armory? Would that also be capitalized or would it be National Guard ...
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Tenure or tenor clarification

I am writing a direct quote and am unsure which spelling is correct. The quote is, "As I understand from the tenure of your testimony ..." Would that be tenure or tenor? Thank you in advance.
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In the phrase “No more than two cats or dogs”, how many total pets are possible?

It seems this phrase can be read in two ways: A) No more than 2 (cats or dogs) [2 total] B) No more than 2 cats or (2) dogs [4 total] Does this phrase have a singular meaning, or is it ambiguous?
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City after name of city capitalized

I am aware that when referring to "the City of," you should capitalize the word "city." I am just wondering, do you still capitalize the word "city" if it comes after the name of the city rather than ...
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Some questions about the usage and meaning of the word “off”

These are two sentences from A Game of Thrones: Somewhere off in the wood a wolf howled. Is this "off" a preposition? What does it mean? I think it is okay in grammar if I just say "somewhere ...
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Is this arrogance or something else?

What do I call someone who has a "things are as I say they are" attitude? Example: I say the sky is green, if you don't agree I will punch you till you do. or Example: Someone says they are from a ...
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A man with a wife is a husband, a man with a concubine is what?

As concubines are rare these days (and bastardry ignored), I a wondering if there is symmetry in names of male roles in relationships involving concubines or mistresses as there is with wives, or if ...
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What is the meaning of “All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds”

Could you please explain this sentence to me? It is from Voltaire’s Candide.
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human language and libary [on hold]

1.please help me out to solve this question by using four points to argue your case for the functions of human language.(2)this question is about library what information can students/researchers ...
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“Similarly to” at the beginning of a sentence

I have a follow up question to using "Similarly to" at the beginning of a sentence. "similarly to" in the sentence beginning suggests to use "As in". Does "as in" mean "equally" or just ...
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We should use first capital letters for some scientific names in middle of a text?

Suppose that we have some scientific methods, algorithms, and parameters in middle of a text like : Parameter : Maximum iterations Method : Gradient momentum Algorithm : Genetic algorithm Now we ...
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Cognizant usage

Would I be correct in saying my cognizant factors were partially stripped, if I had an experience where I didn't understand why that ?happened.
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“Would have been given, I shall”; is it a valid construction?

I say Having been given sth, I am ready to do sth. to express that now I am ready to do sth because I was given something else. However, I want to say that if in the future I am successful at ...
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Dissimilation: 'taper' from 'papyrus'

I was researching the etymology of taper {verb} which motivated this question. Observe that Etymonline's entry for the verb just rechannels to that for the noun: taper (n.) Old English tapur, ...
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35 views

Use of Present Perfect

I am not sure whether I have used Present Perfect correctly in the following sentence: "Influenced by my academic background and experience, my research interests are diverse and interdisciplinary. ...
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How to form possessive from “belongs to X (preposition) Y”

This is none's of us business. Everyone's in the room pockets were empty. The car isn't anyone's from this town. Are the sentences correct? If not, how should they be phrased correctly?

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