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Opposite of “depends on”

Imagine a web page (A) which contains some repackaged content from another website (B). A depends on B. If B were to keep a list of web pages, like A, that depend on it, what could we call that ...
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hashtag morsecode [on hold]

I'm not sure what Stack Exchange forum to ask this, but I think this one come's close enough. My question is: is there a morse code for a hashtag if so, what is that morse code? My thoughts where that ...
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Could you please answer me and where i have to use below words [on hold]

what is the correct meaning of 'interms' 'inorder' 'unless' 'rather' 'rather than' and where I have to use this words specifically
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usage of the word of

I wonder if the usage of ''of'' in this sentence is correct? The sentence is '' As continuation of completion of the common market''. Can the usage of ''of'' two or three times be possible?
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“You look good. The last time I seen you, you looked terrible, your head was busted in and —” [on hold]

“You look good. The last time I seen you, you looked terrible, your head was busted in and —” What's a "busted in" hairstyle? Research I've done ...
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Active vs Passive (Which construction is correct in which context )

I read the below sentence in Learn American English website. You were given some money to see a movie. Is this passive construction correct? Or do we need to construct it as follows: I got some ...
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He wiped his hand across his nose and the gesture filled Edward with a terrible feeling of love and loss [on hold]

He wiped his hand across his nose and the gesture filled Edward with a terrible feeling of love and loss. in this sentence, what does " wiped his hand across his nose " mean?
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How many instances of the present tense can you find in this poem? [on hold]

I can only count 4 instances but supposedly there are more.
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The meaning of a noun phase which is modified by an adjective clause

(1)Vin is the smartest guy that can play a piano. (2)Vin is the smartest guy in the class that can play a piano. (3)Vin is the smartest guy in the class that can understand every kind of ...
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Which should be used - “me” or “myself”?

Which is proper grammar? This includes me, my friend and my brother. This includes myself, my friend and my brother.
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Please help me to understand if this sentence is correct [on hold]

Please make sure that you selected all file (For when the upload box is empty.)
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How is the style and grammar of this prose? [on hold]

There is no best form of government. No system of government or form of constitution can prevent corruption and nepotism. There will always be loopholes and grey areas from which corruption ...
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“Donation” or “donations”?

Should I say send your donations and support to or send your donation and support to? I would like to confirm which is right to use when I ask people to donate to a charity. I have read other ...
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Active or passive voice - which to use?

In my software, if for some reason the installation fails, I want to display a message. Which of these is correct? Some problem occurred. The installation cannot proceed. Some problem ...
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0answers
31 views

Latin Phrases in English [on hold]

Which are the most common Latin words/phrases used in written English?
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61 views

Is “education” a count noun?

I'm getting confused about these two sentences: The government should provide education to its citizens. She has received a great education since high school. I think education is an ...
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4answers
67 views

word for six-month period…not as an adjective or as an associated adverb, but as an affirmed set word [duplicate]

In English, we have 7 days → a week 14/15 days → a fortnight 30/31 days → a month 365 days → a year Is there any word for six months? Not half a year, or biannually (which ...
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Is there a word or term for one who is obsessed with names?

This is for a piece I am currently writing. Since I could not find anything from a Google search, I figured it would be wise to enlist the knowledge of the smart cohort of Stack Exchange. My question ...
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36 views

Conduct or carry out the execution [on hold]

Which form is correct? and, if both are correct which one is more preferred and appropriate. The execution was conducted as follows: The execution was carried out as follows:
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I need a new word in the dictionnary: Toumly

I m actually writing a book and I need a word which doesn't exist yet. So, I had to create it : Let me introduce the world Toumly. Toumly is now an english adverb (not official yet) using to express ...
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50 views

blind in/from/of one eye

Is it "blind in one eye", " blind from one eye" or "blind of one eye"? Personally I think it is " blind in one eye".
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41 views

Capitalisation help: maître d' or Maître D'

I'm wondering if I should use a capital on the M and D of maître d'. Throughout my book, should I be writing it Maître D' or maître d'. Thanks :)
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45 views

Is “were I you” archaic?

Would the following usage be considered archaic? Were I you, I would ask her for a date.
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33 views

Phrasal verb: 'to read for'

Does the below sentence sound right? "Read the operating instructions for directions on replacing the housing"
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40 views

Synonyms for “big deal”

I have read on The Free Dictionary that the expression big deal may be used as an interjection to answer ironically "to indicate that something is unimportant or unimpressive". If it is the case, what ...
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Does being read to improve reading speed? [migrated]

So my girlfriend is not what you would call a fast reader. She understands completely what she reads, but she reads rather slowly. I'm trying to be a good boyfriend and help her out with this, but the ...
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Is it correct to use the suffix -ian when referring to names?

Oftentimes when reading academic texts I will come across the suffix "-ian" as a way to denote ownership. While I find it fitting syntactically (it "feels" right), I don't remember ever learning it ...
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1answer
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What's meaning of “follow the argument through to its conclusion”?

In "But many of those countries have failed to follow the argument through to its conclusion", I don't understand what "follow the argument through to its conclusion" means. Can anybody help me ...
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Formal definition of “nearly”

When google for "define nearly" the provided definition was: adverb very close to; almost. closely. Does this means, despite almost no one use it this way, It is semantically ...
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42 views

Is “but rather” grammatically correct?

Is the use of "but rather" correct here? The United States' decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was not a diplomatic measure to intimidate the Soviet Union, but rather a ...
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1answer
30 views

The past perfect without a simple past time clause. “I had eaten the day before.”

While I was reading class material from a language school in Korea, I found a whole unit explaining use of the past perfect. However, none of the sentences used a time clause with the simple past to ...
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1answer
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“Touched with your fingers” or “touched by your fingers”?

"I need to be touched with your fingers ?" I just wanna see that it is corret or not .. Or "I need to be touched by your fingers ?"
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Alternatives to “The following (standards) shall be followed:”

Can anyone suggest a good alternative to "The following (standards) shall be followed:"? I'm trying to avoid using "following" twice in a sentence.
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1answer
66 views

Opposite of a requiem [on hold]

The definition of a requiem is a song which plays on one's funeral. I was wondering, is there a word which means the opposite - a song which is used as a celebration of one's birth? Thank you!
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1answer
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How to determine the tense of the auxiliary verb “would”?

I see that "would" in the text is used in present, past and future. I got confused when I tried to get the correct tense of the sentence which contains "would" as an auxiliary verb .
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Does orchestra need “the” before it?

Does the sentence It requires full orchestra and progressively adds each of the four brass bands need the between "requires" and "full"?
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5answers
102 views

Why does the meaning of a root sound different than the root?

I am currently constructing a language for my fantasy world. I am utilizing roots, prefixes, suffixes - all that fun stuff. I've noticed something that I find rather strange though. Nearly every word ...
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Can't remember the word for indicating different options

The word I am trying to find sounds like "weather" and I think it is used on some sentences like "I have to decide {weather} I use this or this other thing", I can't remember how it is written. ...
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1answer
70 views

Sentences without subjects

"What do you call a sentence without a subject?" I have gone through a lot of sites, but none of them has the answer. So, I'm hoping this website might help me.
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Is the sentence; 'Can people stop inviting me to play games I don't want to.' grammatically correct?

Is the sentence 'Can people stop inviting me to play games I don't want to.' grammatically correct? To me it doesn't sound right. Is the sentence; 'Can people stop inviting me to play games that I ...
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7answers
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What does “too on the nose” mean?

What does "too on the nose" mean, especially as applied to art? I use the expression but struggle to explicitly articulate what I mean. My best attempt is that I use it to refer to film, music, etc. ...
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Play games THAT I like, or play games I like? [duplicate]

Which sentence is more grammatically correct? Don't make me play games I don't like. Don't make me play games that I don't like.
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2answers
56 views

A word for a big, difficult, weird question [duplicate]

Is there a word that describes an important question that is difficult to answer? I'm attempting to get permission for something big.
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1answer
67 views

“That” – Which of the following sentences uses correct English grammar? [duplicate]

Which of the following sentences uses correct English grammar? Don't make me play games I don't want to play. Don't make me play games that I don't want to play.
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10answers
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Is there any saying or idiom to describe the opposite of “blessing in disguise”?

Something that looks like a good thing at first, but has unforeseen bad consequences. For instance, while irrigation schemes provide people with water for agriculture, they can increase waterborne ...
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2answers
23 views

Neither, or nor, or both [on hold]

I don't have cash, neither do I have means to raise Or I don't have cash, nor do I have means to raise I don't want to use the traditional: Neither have I cash, nor do I have the means to ...
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0answers
16 views

Can you check my translation? [on hold]

I'm translating the document about mobile app. Can you check for grammatical errors? There are my translated sentences: You can turn off the sounds when new messages arrive. Once you minimize the ...
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1answer
60 views

Which one is grammatically correct, with “the” or without “the”? Why?

An Introduction to the History and Principles of Heraldry. An Introduction to History and Principles of Heraldry. Which one is grammatically correct, with "the" or without "the"? Why?
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3answers
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The origin of Shelock Holmes' “deerstalker”

A deerstalker is a soft cap, most commonly associated with Sherlock Holmes. Neither Oxford nor Etymonline lists the word's origin. Does anyone know when and how this word originated?
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2answers
64 views

Is there a more literary term for a “parallel” in a story?

Right now I'm writing an essay on Death in Venice, and I'm having trouble finding the right word or phrase to express how Aschenbach is parallel to the old man on the boat to Venice (both dress up to ...

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