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Compound Adjective [on hold]

(A gut-shaking sound) Does this mean that the sound can shake the gut? or the sound sounds like the shakes of the gut? and if it was like (a gut shaking sound), would this change the meaning?
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Usage of “from” in the given sentence

I was reading about the Los Caprichos collection by Goya and specifically one sentence drew my attention: "the innumerable foibles and follies to be found in any civilized society, and from the ...
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A word, describing “business or a private individual”, like “marital status” describes “married or single”

An example sentance: Whether, and how much VAT is collected depends on your _________ (private or business) and the country you are located in. Both formal and informal words are welcome. As ...
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Appositives and use of comma

Is it correct to offset the name below by commas? The former Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray, believes he is capable of winning the championship again within the next five years.
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Can I say “read how”?

I have a user interface where I want to tell the users "Please update your configuration before uploading (read how)". Is the "read how" part grammatical? For various reasons I can't have the ...
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What line do they refer to in the idiomatic expression “on the line”?

The idiomatic expression on the line has two main meanings according to the American Heritage Dictionary: Ready or available for immediate payment. (A related expression is Cash on the ...
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Gender-specific replacement for fiancée and fiancé

I find that frequently, particularly with the advent of same-sex marriage, fiancée and fiancé are used in a confusing manner. For instance, if a man writes: My fiancé knows all about Java, because... ...
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What does “all not” mean exactly in this context?

All DriveTest Centres do not provide car rentals to applicants. The sentence above is taken from here. In my understanding, it means some DriveTest Centres may provide car rentals while others ...
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Word that means implement (verb), but in an ongoing sense [on hold]

Implement carries an implication of doing something for the first time. Is there a word that means essentially continue to administer? E.g. "we will continue to implement a program that addresses X ...
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With a direct quote--placement of a comma separating a dependent and independent clause: inside the quotation mark or after the citation?

I have been looking for the answer to this for some time. I get close, but never find the exact answer (or question for that matter). In the following sentence, should the comma fall after ...
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is “over the past years” a natural sounding expression?

I have heard "over the past few years" or "over past years", but I just read a document that said "X, Y and Z have been beneficial over the past years". This strikes me as wrong, but I found the ...
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Someone who reads too much into things or over analyses things

Is there a single word for someone who reads too much into things? Examples from the freedictionary: This statement means exactly what it says. Don't try to read anything else into it. Am I ...
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Is “Deals you'll want to tell everyone” correct?

We have a VW billboard in here Melbourne advertising Deals you'll want to tell everyone It's a fairly big-budget campaign so I assume the grammar has been thought out, but it just sounds off to ...
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Is there another single word that means this certain definition of the word“ usage”?(Read Desc.)

The certain definition I am referring to is from Dictionary.com and goes like this 2. The customary manner in which a language or a form of a language is spoken or written. So my question is is there ...
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What are words called that are often used together in speech but may be redundant? [on hold]

For example: horizontally wide or vertically long. Though it is common sense that wide could only be applied to horizontal orientation and long to vertical, yet people still speak like this. Is ...
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Can a participle phrase modify a clause?

It is generally taught that participial/participle phrases function as adjectives modifying a noun (or pronoun). In a sentence such as: A major accident occurred on our bus's route to school, ...
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More formal term for trivia

I am writing a handbook of information of persons of note. While most of it is straight forward and standardised content that all persons share, for example date of birth, periods of service and the ...
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are “all-male” and “all-female” opposites of androgynous?

In the book The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, the residents of a planet are all androgynous. Then a male human, named "Genly", arrives to this planet. I am looking for a word for his ...
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What is the difference between a “mobile” and a “phone”? [on hold]

I know many speakers who confuse these two words: mobile and phone, in conversation. Could you please explain the difference between these two terms?
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“Bid” is to “counterbid” as “quote” is to what?

Bids and counterbids are relevant in auction scenarios. But generally, when a seller/service provider sends a quote to a customer, the customer tends to negotiate. What is the price that the customer ...
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how to use tenses correctly between “had” and “has” [on hold]

In order of physical execution, Land Acquisition in the project area had conducted since 2008 and the construction of access roads to the dam site has started in 2010. is this correct??
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I am looking for a word to describe a person who takes joy in creating (food, art, etc.) and loves to learn about the world and its cultures

I guess I am looking for a word that describes a person who is passionate about taking in all they can from the world - learning, creating, traveling, eating, photographing, etc. Please help if you ...
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How to Punctuate Two Quoted Independent Clauses Within a Declarative Sentence

I'm wondering the best way to punctuate and/or format this sentence, especially the part concerning subjunctive case, in which two examples are put in quotes: In this book, I kept finding irregular ...
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What's the difference between “increased” and “increasing”?

What's the difference between "at an increased rate" and "at an increasing rate". It seems to me both of these are correct and no difference. Am I right?
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Word or phrase for someone accepting a story completely & unquestioningly

If someone accepts a version of a story completely, without questioning any part of it, they ..... what? I'm looking for a word or a phrase or a more elegant, eloquent way of saying it.
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The word “suck” - why is something widely desired considered a curse?

Why is "suck", which is widely understood to be a euphemism for fellatio, considered a derogatory accusation ("you suck") or characterization ("that movie sucked"), when fellatio itself is very much ...
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What does “There’s a few trees in here that it’s just kind of a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ if something happens.” mean?

Washington Post (August 2.) introduces a 390-year-old bonsai tree displayed in the Arboretum’s National Bonsai and Penjing Museum in Washington under the title, “This 390-year-old bonsai tree survived ...
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Non-pejorative word/phrase for “social justice warrior”

The term "social justice warrior" appears to have been coined as a pejorative term, and Urban Dictionary defines it thus: A pejorative term for an individual who repeatedly and vehemently ...
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What does it mean to say “The tie has got quite a lot”

Today, when I was making some tea for myself in the staff room, my colleague told me something that I didn't really understand. I would like to know what does this saying mean. I filled half my glass ...
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Is the “your” the appropriate “your”?

But then, I think, who could possibly come close to matching the dedication and personal commitment that you have brought to this school, your Alma Mater. You will probably be the last member of the ...
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Mentioning someone's name in 1-to-1 conversation

When only two interlocutors are communicating in a face-to-face or equivalent setup without the need to get the other's attention, there is no necessity to mention the other person's name. Yet ...
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How rude is “dude” in online writing?

In online writing, such as on StackExchange sites, using the word "dude" is most likely unnecessary (it's obvious to whom a comment is addressed, and there are @mentions). What connotation does "dude" ...
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What is the future simple tense of there is/are? [on hold]

What is the future simple tense of there is/are? Is there will correct?
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Phrase for a situation where a problem disappears when you are about to fix it, but reappears later

For example, the car mechanic can't replicate the problem you are having every day, but when you drive it off the service dept, there it is again. Or, when seeing the dentist, the tooth ache goes ...
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Question about “the” article [duplicate]

Which one of each is correct? A1 - He asked a simple question about the use of articles. vs A2 - He asked a simple question about use of articles. B1 - All universities in Vancouver are amazing. ...
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Is it correct to say “work twice as hard than”?

The full sentence is: I worked at the very least twice as hard to close sales than back then [two months before]. If it's incorrect how do you say it then — "twice as hard as [at some specific ...
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What is the origin of “Here's How!”?

I own an antique store and found a canapé plate of a bar scene and two gentlemen toasting. The words under the scene are "Here's How!" What is the country of origin? This plate is dated 1933 from a ...
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Contracting I'd've for I would have [duplicate]

Is it acceptable to contract the phrase in the subject the way above (at least in a spoken English) without raising eyebrows?
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the meaning of: 1. 'hind f'omus 2. light'ud knots [on hold]

What is the meaning of these two colloquial phrases: 1. 'hind f'omus 2. light'ud knots
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Word for someone who makes fun of others for a characteristic while himself or herself has it

What is called a person who makes fun of others for a characteristic while himself or herself has it. For example a short person who scorn someone for being short.
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Is it possible to say “we were better” meaning “we better” in the past tense?

I know that textbooks maintain that this phrase (even not exactly this, since it's the "incorrect" version of "we had better") should be used only in the present and future tenses but I wonder if it's ...
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Word or phrase for “to create again, but better”

Is there a word or phrase that means both to "re-create" and "improve"? I would like to say "___ our language", meaning to create a new lingua franca from scratch. The word should imply starting over ...
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I felt the (a?) sting of wounded pride

I'm uncertain about what article should I use in this sentence. On the one hand, I think it's a specific type of sting (that is, of wounded pride) but on the other hand, it's "one of possible" stings ...
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would you ask someone to drive safe or to drive safely? [duplicate]

When someone is going to drive their car somewhere, I always used to say "drive safely" to them. Recently I was told I should say "drive safe." Which is correct? So it's about when to use the word ...
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The difference between 'I love him' and 'I am in love with him'

What is the difference between 'being in love with' someone and 'loving' someone, as in these two sentences? I love him. I am in love with him.
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Personality trait in which the person's style is evident in all they do?

What is the term for the personality trait in which the person's style is evident in (bleeds into) all they do? There may be, for example, a particular style of handwriting, decoration, dress, ...
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Word to describe being grateful in an understated way?

I'm writing a letter asking for feedback from someone who is an expert on the topic. I would like to indicate that I am grateful for their input, and possibly how useful it is for me so as to praise ...
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The choice of tenses (Present Perfect and ???)

What tense would you recommend using after "Has anything special ever happened to you when"? 1) Has anything special ever happened to you when you have worked? 2) Has anything special ever happened ...
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“Re” prefix vs remote

My first post here, hello everyone. :) Feel free to suggest changes to this question. I was just wondering why is the word remote unlike the other words starting with “re” like replay, reply, ...

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