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Shakespearean equivalent of genuinely?

What would the word 'genuinely' as in: 'genuinely I am being really funny' be in early modern english, of Shakespeare era? ?
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Noun meaning “a fixedly watch”?

I'm not talking about the timepiece, but the act of watching. For example: I came back to my post and and continued my [...] Is there any noun that would fit there?
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Need help to understand job ad eligibility criteria

I want to apply for a researcher position. This is the homepage I am refering to. Now I have serious trouble to understand this part of the eligibility criteria: Early-Stage Researchers will, at ...
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Problems related right form of verb [on hold]

Which one is correct? 'He can help solve this.' or 'He can help solving this.'
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Why does English omit diacritics on foreign names?

Why does English omit diacritics from foreign names that still use the Latin alphabet? For example, why are the Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych, the Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø, or the Polish ...
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Are idioms impervious to grammatical rules?

I heard someone on the radio this morning who was talking about some interest rate say, "[such and such an interest rate] will remain at one point two percent, in other words: low." Since "low" is ...
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What is “Current Post” in a form?

I have a form which I have to fill in. Therer are the fields name, address, email and current post. I know what to fill in in name, address and email. But what is current post?
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Using “should” in a conditional sentence

I have a question about certain conditional sentences. Specifically with these rules: If + present = future For example: "If I win the lottery, I will go to France." If + past = conditional ...
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Is “fatah” an alternative spelling of “fatwa”?

I've occasionally seen "fatah" being used instead of "fatwa" to mean Islamic religious ruling. For example, from Fear and Loathing of Sharks in Western Australia by Paul Watson (in an article which ...
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Origin of golden parachute

noun 1. an employment contract or agreement guaranteeing a key executive of a company substantial severance pay and other financial benefits in the event of job loss caused by the company's being ...
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Does anyone know what these words mean? [on hold]

And where it come from? Nomeus Leasd
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‘On’ vs. ‘at’ with immutable date-time string [duplicate]

I understand that on is used for dates and at for times, as in On vs At with date and time. But what can I use when I have a string consists of both a date and a time? The issue is that I can’t change ...
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What does “full circle” mean in the following sentence? [on hold]

The context is : "Wind turbine technology has now come full circle since the days of the early government-funded programmes, which spawned a number of megawatt-size machines around 20 years ago." ...
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what is the term used for adding an 'S' onto a name? [on hold]

I realise the title doesn't make much sense, it's a hard one to ask, so I will describe the situation... the other day my Ex's mother was sending me texts and said " it's always Dannies world". of ...
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Is 'arrogant' a masculine word? [on hold]

I was trying to think of a word to describe a female acquaintance and came up with arrogant, but immediately wanted to discard this as the word itself felt masculine to me. I later settled on ...
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Noun w/ prepositional phrase and relative clause [on hold]

Which noun does the relative clause apply to in this sentence: The shadows from Europa, which cannot be seen in the image, Callisto, and Io are strung out from left to right. I think it is ...
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1answer
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In writing dates, when should “last” or “on” be used? [on hold]

Please enlighten me about the difference in using "last" and "on" when writing dates. For example, which one would be correct: "I attended the meeting on December 14, 2014." Or, "I attended the ...
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33 views

Past participle form of “exit”?

What's the past participle form of the word exit? Is it exit (irregular, like set)? exited? exitted? On one page I found exited but if that's the case why isn't it exitted (double t) like with the ...
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2answers
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Why is Greece not called in English by the name Hellas? [duplicate]

The Greeks call their country Hellas and themselves Hellenes. The names Greece and Greek are of Roman origin and were adopted from Latin Graecus into old High German as Crêch and then in all ...
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“On the one hand side”

At my (large, multinational, Germany-headquartered) employer, I frequently hear "on the one hand side... on the other hand side" by non-native speakers. This always sets my teeth on edge. However, I ...
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Usage of care: can I say that “I care about how the news paper wrote about me”?

Can I say that "I care about how the news paper wrote about me" I am sure about the usage that I care about my family. It implies that I love my family, I am emotionally attached with them, and they ...
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32 views

One of many (singular or plural)? [on hold]

What is correct way to structure following sentence? It will be fixed in one of future releases. It will be fixed in one of future release. In this scenario, there will be many releases ...
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7answers
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What is the word for to agree without questions?

I felt maybe there is an alternate and concise way of saying "She agreed to follow without asking questions ?" in one(or two) word(s) ?
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What do you call someone that believes he is the only living being?

What do you call someone that believes he is actually the only living being and that everyone and everything that exist (besides him self) is a state of his own mind? I am not referring to a ...
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where vs in which [duplicate]

I found this sentence in a dictionary: A nursery is a place where children who are not old enough to go to school are looked after. I want to know if in which can be used instead of where.
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'watch her run' vs 'watch her running' [duplicate]

QUESTION 1 I'm trying to figure out the seemingly subtle difference(s) between a sentence modified by a bare infinitive and one modified by a participle phrase. What do you get out of these: I ...
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1answer
57 views

Idiom or word for someone who opens their mouth and closes their ears in discussions? [on hold]

Some individuals are not interested in listening to your opinion, and it seems like your idea either has no value to them, or they already know what you are about to say, and they talk over you or ...
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Which one is correct? (capitalization of the word president) [duplicate]

Between these two examples, which one would be correct? Specifically, the second line in each example. Would president be capitalized in that instance, or would it be considered a common noun? ...
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Number of verbs possible in a single sentence [on hold]

Richard Adams, a consultant for McDonald’s franchisees in San Diego, said Thompson’s departure was a bit of a surprise considering the numerous plans McDonald’s recently announced to turn around its ...
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“Being” fall into in this phrase?

...oops, never mind, because we actually just now passed the exact point of ever being able to undo the horrifying effects of climate change. -The Onion What category does the word 'being' fall ...
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What does fuzzy means in this context?

I am working a narrative which is told by a five year old girl, and somewhere she says "Momma will pluck me out of bed and feed me bacon. I want to ask out loud but my teeth are too fuzzy." I could ...
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Can we use the preposition “for” with the verb “scoot”?

I checked the dictionary and found that I can use 'scoot' with 'off' or 'over' but can I use it with 'for'? Example: Kalya got out of bed and scooted for the toilet
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“(singular) OR (singular)” - plural or singular [on hold]

Which is correct? "Is MS Office or OpenOffice installed on your computer?" Or "Are MS Office or OpenOffice installed on your computer?" Is this affected by the possibility that both may be ...
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Is it correct to say someone is in a certain role? [on hold]

For example, "Is Connie in the role of administrator?"
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is there a word for arguing no one?

I'm wondering if there is a word for when someone is making an argument but there is no one on the other side of the argument. it's like they've made a statement against an opinion, even though no one ...
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What is the word to describe an explanatory person?

What is the word to describe an explanatory person who likes to explain everything even though they were asked a question that could be answered simply with "Yes" or "No"?
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Explain the quote?

[We command all] Ministers of the so called reformed religion, who do not choose to become converts and to embrace the catholic, apostolic, and roman religion, to leave our kingdom
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Two good things put together create a bad thing

I had this word as a vocabulary word in jr high I think. The definition is things that are good individually but bad when put together. I cannot think of the word! The example was ketchup and ice ...
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Add “the” before “of” [migrated]

I am confused with the usage of "the" before an of". City of Pain A City of Sadness Why the first example does not add "a" or "the" before the word "city"? Actually, the first one is a ...
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What is the tersest way for a speaker to request from the listener to refrain from making any inferences from a statement of fact? [on hold]

What is the tersest way for a speaker to request from the listener to refrain from making any inferences from a statement of fact? Suppose as part of a narrative, I want to say something happened ...
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What's the difference between pigment, dye and colorant? [on hold]

For example, is 'pigment' always solid, 'dye' always liquid, and 'colorant' a general name for the both?
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Long trip for small reward?

There's a German idiom (I think) for a long trip for a small reward. For example, driving from New York to Boston to buy a roast beef sandwich. Has a connotation of taking a trip for the trip's sake. ...
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Phrase “In my spare time” [on hold]

In an office environment answering a customer with the response "I will work on your project in my spare time". I feel there is a more professional way to answer. Suggestions?
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5answers
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Whats the word for an missed event? [on hold]

I am looking for a fitting end to this sentence: With so many members around I refrained from speaking up and now my wish/plan to have a private conversation with the leader remains ...
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2answers
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I speak common English. I want to know how to spell a sound I hear people make

When you stick your tongue outside of your mouth, and gently blow it makes a common sound to "say" whatever! or I don't like your answer/response or Yes, you are smarter than I am.
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“predicted at” vs “predicted for”

If you are trying to say that a bus will arrive some time in the future do you use "predicted at 2pm" or "predicted for 2pm"?
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Sorry I didn't turn up, I clean forgot. What's the sense of "clean' and its usage hygiene? [on hold]

Sorry I didn't turn up -I clean forgot. The explosion blew the cooker clean through the wall. What kind of usage is this- AmE or BrE ? The meaning of clean usually refers to removing ...
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1answer
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Plural Noun--Its vs Their

I am trying to determine which sentence is correct. A) Storyboards got their name from the bulletin boards containing cartoon drawings. B) Storyboards got its name from bulletin boards containing ...
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How to ask a question to interviewer [on hold]

I have got an email from a interviewer and he said that he will take a short coding test but I want to ask him in which language I have to give the test. I wrote something like this as a draft. ...
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When do words like “Rewirable” keep the 'e' from “Rewire”?

I was spelling "rewirable" earlier and could've sworn it should be spelled 'rewireable' but google said otherwise. Whats the deal here? I never paid a lot of attention in my english classes ...

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