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What's the English name for this function

I have an app with a list function. It retrieves all the posts of my fan page. I think I can call it POSTS LIST, but I'm afraid that's not precise. Please help!. All recommendations are welcome.
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Which is correct for a wedding invitation?

"It is the expressed wish of the bride and groom that this be a non-alcoholic occasion." -OR- "It is the express wish of the bride and groom that this be a non-alcoholic occasion."
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Does anyone know the word for [duplicate]

a question asked with the intent to injure or insult? I know there is term for it but I can't find it anywhere. It's driving me crazy. Example: Are you blind or just stupid? Oh, and it's not, ...
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Does not divide the Sunday from the week

Here's from Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 1 Why such impress of shipwrights, whose sore task Does not divide the Sunday from the week; I know the meaning of the phrase: Why shipwrights are ...
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What is a medical term for the belief that you're healthy when you're not? [duplicate]

What is a medical term, as in a mental or eating disorder, that means "a compulsion with being healthy, while actually being unhealthy," stemming primarily from a poor understanding of science, ...
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What's the meaning of “to him who”?

While I was searching on the net, I found this sentence: Memorandum to him who is concerned. I looked for a definition to to him who, but I found nothing. So what's the meaning of it? ِAre ...
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Why do some questions not start with an auxiliary verb?

When I learned English, my teachers told me that all questions must have an auxiliary verb at the beginning, just like Are you mad? or Is she playing? do. But when watching some movies or talking ...
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How was my use of english rude? [on hold]

Could someone tell me how I was rude during this exchange? I would say I was being unapologetic and defiant but not rude.
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2answers
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Literature: 'Why' at the beginning of sentences [duplicate]

I’m currently reading George Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire novels in English. As a non-native speaker (I’m German), I stumbled upon some grammatical constructs that I’ve never seen before, one of ...
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Is agreement required between subject and prepositional phrase?

Which is correct (and have you got a source)? "Animals store vitamin C in their liver." "Animals store vitamin C in their livers."
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Why is it spelled “curiosity” instead of “curiousity?”

I have been spelling the word "curiosity" with a u, "curiousity," my whole life, and only today was Chrome's spellcheck bold enough to highlight my lifelong error. I have two questions: The root ...
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“Knowledgeable about” vs. “knowledgeable on” vs. “knowledgeable in”

When should I use each of the collocations "knowledgeable about", "knowledgeable on", and "knowledgeable in"?
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Stealing the topic from another person when he or she is going to tell you something

When someone is starting to tell you something from his or her life, some persons are immediately interrupting and starting to talk about the same topic, but from their own perspective instead. ...
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What is a 'nearly quotation' called?

Last night in his eve of election speech to the Scottish electorate (a vintage performance according to the Guardian), the former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, alluded to a famous line from Macbeth ...
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How to say the plural of IP? [duplicate]

Can someone assist me with this doubt? In many sites I have seen it written as "IP's" and in other as "IPs". What is the correct form to refer for the plural of IP?
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Is it correct to say “an auspicious situation”?

Auspicious, as defined by Merriam-Webster means - showing or suggesting that future success is likely. I was learning about the correct usage of the word and found the following usages to be correct : ...
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Present continous and present simple

Why do we say, "Who is that man? What does he want", but, "Who is that man? Why is he looking at us". If the second is okay, which I am sure it is, why can't we say, "Who is that man? What is he ...
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Is there a noun form for “fine-grained”?

For example I want to say: ...the level of (fine-grained in noun) that is needed... I wonder if the word "grainery" will work.
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Negative form of “satisfy”, correct usage of “such”, difference between “quick” and “fast”

I just did an English test on the Internet because I have an entry exam tomorrow and I wanted to recap. I got 91% right, but I wanted to find out why I made these mistakes and what the correct way to ...
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1answer
27 views

Macbeth, Act I, scene 7, lines 41-43: what does “that which thou esteem'st the ornament of life” refer to? [on hold]

Lady Macbeth scorns her husband for his sudden lack of courage: "Wouldst thou have that / Which thou esteem'st the ornament of life, / And live a coward in thine own esteem, […]" If "that which ...
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1answer
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Is “I would understand everything you said if you said it in portuguese” correct?

Is it any kind of conditional? And if it is, can you tell me which one? As I wrote this I had the feeling that it should be "I would understand everything you say if you say it in portuguese" or "I ...
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Indirect narration for following sentences

q1) He said to me, "I don't have to do this for you." q2) He said to me, "I don't need to do this for you." q3) He said to me, "I have to do this for myself." I have certain doubts here: "to do" is ...
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Difference between promptness and promptitude

Seeing this EL&U question: 'saying thanks to someone answering your email ASAP who is important for you', the first word that came to my mind was promptitude which, as the definition states, can ...
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Should I use “have” or “has” after using an “and/or” in a sentence? [duplicate]

In the following two sentences, when "and" is used, then "have" would follow. When "or" is used, then "has" would follow. Example: "If the price and lead time have changed..." "If the price ...
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parallelism: the farther/the more

I edited this phrase: the farther the negative from the lens, the more light needed to expose it properly and the longer the exposure to read: the farther the negative from the lens, the greater ...
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Problem with “at least you're not starving in Africa” saying [on hold]

Maybe you've heard this saying, maybe you haven't. However, this phrase I hear a lot and it bothers me. I see the logic as being flawed with good intentions. People usually use this when they are ...
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What's the correct form of the negative subjunctive?

It is essential that [some parameter] be not reset during the day. (1) It is essential that [some parameter] not be reset during the day. (2) Which one is the correct form? I do know the ...
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why sentence “ it means something different” is grammatically correct [migrated]

Can anybody explain for me why this structure correct "It means something different" I thinks It is reduction form of sentence it means something (that is) different Im so confuse, i hope ...
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1answer
32 views

Showing possession when the noun is defined by a word in parentheses

Document Title: Plaintiff's Interrogatories to Defendant There are multiple plaintiffs. We typically define the plaintiff as, "Plaintiffs (Smith) want to object...etc." and this particular plaintiff ...
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An alternative way of asking for the bill?

When asking for the bill in a restaurant/diner, besides the common "Could I have the bill [/check for US English], please" can I say something like: "Could you close me out, please?" I saw that in a ...
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Commas and sentence structure

I have a question about stringing clauses together. The following is an excerpt from a book called 'Jolie Blon's Bounce' by James Lee Burke: ...I wanted to drive deep into the Atchafalaya Swamp, ...
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why “the American consumer” instead of “the American consumers”?

as in "The Survey of the American Consumer" or "The state of the American consumer". Why singular here? Thanks a lot for answering.
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Way to ask interviewer (/speaking examiner) to repeat slowly its question [duplicate]

The accent of a speaking examiner is sometimes difficult to understand completely. Asking him to repeat his question is a delicate action that should be handled correctly, in my consideration. ...
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American English: collective noun + verb when collective noun is plural?

I'm struggling with grammar and the name of a group of clinics; let's say that there are five dental clinics colocated in the same building, and the name of that group is Foo Dental Clinics. There's a ...
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1answer
42 views

saying thanks to someone answering your email ASAP who is important for you [on hold]

Which of these sentences sounds more american? and which sounds more polite against who is important for you like a professor or boss? first: Thanks for your prompt response second: Thanks ...
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Are the two sentences same meaning? [duplicate]

Is the sentence "I didn't marry you because you were rich." same as " I married you not because you were rich but for another reason."
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*the most* in english

Suppose we have job A, B and C. Job A requires more skill than job B and C. How do we say that? i) The job that requires most skill is job A. ii) The job that most requires skill is job A. iii) The ...
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4answers
145 views

How to name or define a new word? [on hold]

Suppose I wanted to create a new word. Are there any rules for that? How can I do it? If I create the word, how can I ensure that it has an appropriate meaning? For example, in a word like quiz or ...
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38 views

Use of “range” and “etc”

When I use the word "range", can I end my list with "etc."? Here is my concrete sentence: "These data sets range from transport to tourism, fishery, forestry, and agriculture etc."
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How to shorten: Environmental data, geospatial data, business data

I have the sentence "These data sets span domains such as environmental data, geospatial data, business data". If I remove the repeated data i.e. "These data sets span domains such as environmental, ...
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proper word or phrase for 'already eaten or drank by other person/animal'

Is there a single word or a short phrase to better describe a consumable item (e.g. drink or food) that has already been nibbled or sipped at? The relevance of this word or phrase would be in a ...
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Proper usage of 'if so'

I want to know if this sentence is grammatically correct. Is there anyone else who have access to admin panel? If so, please provide us all ip addresses from all users in order to monitor your ...
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How could one quantify the typical modern non-literal usage style? [on hold]

I was thinking, "'Nobody' (joke) uses words literally in English any more -- but, could we quantify that somehow?" So for example with "nobody," the word now only means "almost no-one". If you want ...
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Using 'send' in passive voice

You are sent this e-mail because... Is this correctly worded or does it sound weird? I ask because I think I've seen similar wordings, such as "you are being sent X because Y", but I'm not at all ...
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“Can't help but” vs “can't help”

What's the difference between "can't help but" and "can't help" Consider two examples: I can't help thinking about you. I can't help but think about you. Do the two sentences mean same, or is ...
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Is this usage possible?

Is it possible to use "wing" as a verb meaning "blowing something in a certain direction," as in the following? "The wind winged a thick heap of clouds off westward, to cloud over the corn field that ...
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1answer
39 views

I am better vs I am getting better

which is the correct one and what is the difference : "I am better" or "I am getting better"
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Difference between 'attain' and 'achieve' [on hold]

We can say To attain this goal, we should work hard or To achieve this goal, we should work hard What the difference between those two words?
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3answers
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is it correct that some individual use the idiom “so to speak ” repeatedly [on hold]

is it correct that some individuals use the idiom "so to speak " repeatedly? do they want to fill up the gap between their sentences?.
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Distinguishing between there seem or there do seem

Today, when I read an essay, I found the sentence there do seem to be some common needs that we all share with regard to experiencing or achieving happiness. With me, It is familiar with ...

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