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Names of specific phobias

I need help. I'm trying to find the phobia names of these fears: Fear of your own identity Fear of not knowing
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A quote from The Lord of The flies [duplicate]

There's a sentence within a novel that I don't understand. Can you break it down for me? The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward ...
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What does 'closing the distance between' mean?

In the larger context: The poet showed how bad war is. Therefore, closing the distance between the audiences views and the reality of war itself
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Where have you been for your last vacation?

I'm about to work at an English Hagwon in Korea. Hagwon is the Korean term for a private language school so unique to this nation only. I received this textbook and on its first page there are some ...
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Do I need to add “that which” or “what”?

In the sentence "They had been warned about the Maestro's idiosyncrasies and were ready to behave with as much aplomb as might be expected of a professional choir." Between as and might, should I ...
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meaning of “Operation Stork”

What are the meanings of "Operation Stork"? I know the common meanings of the word "Operation" and "Stork", but putting the meanings together doesn't make sense to me. PS:I saw this phase as the name ...
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1answer
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Is it “a honor” or “an honor”? is h silent in this word in American English?

I read a tweet of President Obama: An honor to address the Coast Guard class of 2015. Confident they'll help us meet big challenges like climate change. Is h a silent letter in this word in ...
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Word to describe someone who makes you feel uncomfortable

It's more like unsettling and discomforting but not threatening like daunting or menacing.
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What does “a Kosher ham” signify in the line, “Stone described himself as a kosher ham ready to go to the opening of door.”?

I found the article titled, How Jackie O played matchmaker to two of America’s greatest minds appearing in Vanity Fair (May 18) very interesting and informative, but am curious to know what the ...
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the phrase: Word of hand

I've heard somewhere: "word of hand" What does "word of hand" mean? Can it mean something like: word of advice | help | aid? Like it does in: "to give hand to smb". UPDATE: (what I could find in ...
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send you or send it to you?

Please, which phrase is correct: I have already finished the new recording; I will send you right now. I will send it to you right now.
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5answers
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Word for someone who can't keep up with the times?

Is there a word that means roughly 'someone who refuses to accept change and insists that things should be done in the old established way'? I'm looking for something like behind the times or has ...
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1answer
47 views

“To have it [be] <something>” construction?

I have come across this construction several times in which the verb have is followed by the verb be, although normally be is omitted as saying just have is enough to convey the meaning. Are these ...
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A sentence with three verbs

Is it okay for this sentence to contain three verbs? In addition, most of Chinese dams, including the TGD, have no integrated fish ladders for migratory fishes, cut off migration routes and cause ...
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Is there a synonym for Thanks?

I was asked this question by a friend today, and the question really beats me. I know that gracias and merci are like practical workarounds, but is there no synonym for Thanks in English?
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A generic word for any 'specialized genre'

Is there one? For example, "Bill was a hipster who only enjoyed [very strange and specialized genres of] music".
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Present or Past?

In this sentence: "It might be relaxing if you read a book" - why is the verb 'read' in past tense? Why isn't the verb 'read' in past tense with this example: "Why not read a book?" I'm just trying ...
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Synonym for “In the final phase of this study”

Can anyone give me a synonym for the phrase "In the final phase of this study"? I have already used this phrase in my paper and now I am looking for a synonym without losing the real meaning of the ...
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Is this sentence correct? “You know what did i send to you, right?” [on hold]

Is it correct to say the following? You know what did i send to you, right?
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Take a Crap. Yet, Nobody Brings It With Them [on hold]

My thought is that because it is an irreversible act, one takes it. As in "[maverick] I had the shot and it took it. [viper] And broke a major rule of engagement." Why take?
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2answers
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Is it acceptable to use to 'becoming' in this sentence?

Here is the sentence: Please encourage everyone you know to take the next step to becoming a member of XYZ.
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'0 result' vs '0 results' [duplicate]

I am developing a search control, where user types in and it returns search results. When I get no matching result what message would be correct in that case? a) 0 result b) 0 results
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Who needs a haircut?

Haircut is a relatively recent term, considering that Romans began to cut the hair about A.U.C. 454, when Ticinius Maenas introduced Barbers from Sicily: (Etymonline) also hair-cut, 1887, "act ...
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Is “coin” still used to mean “money”?

To clarify, I'm NOT talking about money solely in form of metal coins. (As in: I then proceeded carefully to count out the entire 14 pounds 78 pence in coin - Oxford). I'm talking about using 'coin' ...
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34 views

“Jamie and me” or “Jamie and I” [duplicate]

Please let me know which sentence is proper? Summer has always been an imaginative time for Jamie and me. Summer has always been an imaginative time for Jamie and I.
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2answers
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Can i know what is the meaning of “Nothing Like That”?

I asked a person, "Aren't we meeting in next 2 or 3 years?" The person replied saying: "Nothing like that." What does he mean? Will the person will meet me or not?
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Grammar - which tense should I use [on hold]

I work with xyz pvt ltd, and I joined that company in 2011 and am still working there. I simply want to tell this to the HR Executive during the interview. What is the grammatically correct way to ...
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What is a word for what gladiators do?

I was writing a story about gladiators and wanted a word to describe what gladiators do (besides fighting), as in the phrase "X isn't just...". Arena fighting sounds too long and gladiation, which was ...
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0answers
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What does “case” mean in the following context? [on hold]

I firmly believe that imagination is coming from knowledge, experience, and most of all, reading. Reading things in our sphere, say, blogging and SEO (if I am the case) there is nothing ...
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4answers
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Word or expression for immediate fear of death?

I'm looking for a word or expression describing extreme fear of sudden death. This could be caused by a (real or perceived) life-threatening situation, such as acute illness, violent assault or ...
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4answers
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What is the correct syntax for using 'arrive' with a destination? [on hold]

Which should I say? I arrive to my work. or I arrive into my work.
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4answers
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“), or ,”) in the middle of a sentence? [duplicate]

I think commas are typically placed after closed parentheses and within quotation marks. This creates a dilemma when all three are used together. Example one: You may like snelms (or "snail helms,") ...
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What would be the best terminology for these plans? [on hold]

We have three plans for our website, currently named: "Pro", "Premium", and "Platinum" Pro is the basic. Premium is for professionals. Platinum is for industry (companies, and such). However, my ...
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2answers
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Subtrahendum/Subtrahenda

We are familiar with addendum (and addenda), which we take directly from Latin to mean "something (or things) added" This is used especially in regard to written work such as books. Today I was ...
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1answer
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What do you call someone who misses someone? [on hold]

What would you call a person who misses someone dearly? Perhaps also a person who's life was changed by that person?
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“Sacrifice something for something” or “lose something in return for something”? [on hold]

Which of the following is more natural? Sacrifice something for something. Lose something in return for something.
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6answers
98 views

Word for someone with the ability to change appearances

What's a word for someone having the ability to change their own or someone else's appearance? I've heard witch, pythoness, shapeshifter and siren, but any other words I'm missing?
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Active Voice in Research Without Personal Pronoun

I am trying to write a document in an active voice. I am allowed to use personal pronouns. That being said, I feel like I am using "we" too much. I am trying to vary sentence structure so that each ...
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4answers
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A word to describe a London projects dweller

Actually, I think I would also love to know the proper British English word for the type of housing that's called 'projects' in US (slums?), but it's a secondary question after all =). The main ...
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3answers
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Is there a word for an idea similar to negative evidence?

My question will best be summed up by this phenomenon. A few thousand years ago, all Jews believed that the tablets containing the ten commandments were square, there was no debate regarding their ...
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2answers
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What commas rule is used here?

I have a question regarding how the rules of commas apply in a particular sentence. I cannot seem to work out what rules go with the below extract. I understand the two independent clauses rule and ...
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“isn't/ 's not” and “aren't/'re not.”

I'm a non-native English speaker and I always wonder: 's not and 're not are faster and consequently more common than isn't and aren't. Is this accurate or am I wrong here? Thanks
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is it correct to say it is must for everyone to attend the meeting tomorrow [on hold]

Is it correct to say It is must for everyone to attend the meeting tomorrow
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What is the correct grammar here? [on hold]

Is the following statement grammatically correct? It is about want/wants I prefer being under a good leader who can tell me what he want, how he want it and when he want it. Or should it be like ...
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“Determination of the effects is…” or “The determination of the effects is…” or “Determining the effects is…” [on hold]

Which of the following sentences is correct? Determination of the long-term effects of aerosols on the upper atmosphere is currently one of the most challenging problems in climate research. The ...
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1answer
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Proper name used for memorializing [on hold]

What is the correct name to use on a commemorative plaque purchased from children and sister of the one to be celebrated. is the maiden name of person being memorialized used in combination with ...
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0answers
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phrase from a play by Terence: “ne quid nimis” [on hold]

I've seen this phrase of Terence's play Andria (act 1, scene 1) spelled two ways: ne quid nimis (link) nequid nimis (link) I think I know it's meaning: "not anything in excess". Could anyone tell ...
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Does one say “Where?” or “Where at?” [on hold]

Like when someone says, "Hey, look at that girl!"... are you supposed to say "Where?" or "Where at?" What's the difference?
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What does Antichronic mean? [on hold]

I recently came across a word "Anachronous" meaning something which is "out of (from ana) time (from chronos)". Usage eg: A person is wearing an 18th century dress to a 21st century formal ...
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2answers
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Quotation marks and italics in same sentence

I have a piece of writing about an orchestra, a choir and a conductor. In the piece are numerous Italian words. There is one sentence that reads ... Singing fortissimo for a Dies Irae was tremendous ...

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