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Use of “s” in two consecutive words

I was doing my online banking and reading through their material, when I noticed a blurb " we offer you a wide range of savings account and fixed deposit products and services.....". Should this not ...
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“Complete the following sentence..”… anyone could help me?

I just trying to solve this, but my English is not so good. Anyone could help me? why does the letter a) is correct? thanks a lot in advance Complete the following sentence: "Two ........have just ...
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Pronunciation of “Ozymandias”

Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem Ozymandias is written in iambic pentameter and contains the famous lines 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!' I can ...
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How to overcome confusion of contrasting word?

Actual sentence- As a result, while patients are not being cured, the malaria parasite continues to spread further. My Explanation- This sentence seems to me wrong, because while is contrasting word,...
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Grammatical use of How with matter [on hold]

What is the meaning of the phrase "How does it matter?"
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Do you teach to? [on hold]

I wonder if this is correct and if there is a better way of putting it. I teach, among other courses, applied mathematics to Bachelor of Science degree students at the first year level.
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Suitable words with alternatives [on hold]

Would you mind ____________ off the fan? a)switching, b)to switch Which one will be the correct one and if any reason y.
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about the verb 'bias'

I am not sure what difference, if any, exists between the following two phrases: bias the report in Peter's favor. bias Peter in favor of the report. I'd appreciate your help.
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What does proferred mean as to whether funding is proferred? [on hold]

I've seen it in an environment as to whether funding is proferred by the govt or not for certain requests.
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see ON the images vs see IN the images [migrated]

As non native I struggle with in, on and at. I usually ask Google for help in cases like this, but here Google reports similar number of results for both options, so I'm not sure what is the best and ...
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Which preposition is correct IN or AT? [on hold]

A: where were you yesterday? B: I was (in - at - both ) the concert.
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What do you call the sudden burst of loudness that may occur when switching from one audio source to another?

Typical occurrences Imagine you’re watching a video on YouTube but you can barely hear the speaker, so you crank up the volume. After the video you switch to your music player application to liste to ...
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Can a Linking Verb be a Phrasal Verb?

I'm aware of what phrasal verbs and the fact they are typically accompanied by a word like up, down, or in in order to add meaning to the verb. But, in the sentence: The subject is whom or what the ...
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There is no point in “my lying to you” or “me lying to you” - which is correct? [on hold]

More examples: 1) "there is nothing queer about your giving him that present" vs "there is nothing queer about you giving him that present". 2) "it's about you being an idiot" vs "it's about your ...
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A word to describe “political buyer's remorse”

Recent numbers show over 3.5 million people in the UK have signed a petition to “do over” the Brexit Referendum. Interestingly, since the Referendum the Google question “What is the EU?” showed more ...
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Help understanding a sentence from “The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis [migrated]

The trouble about argument is that it moves the whole struggle onto the Enemy's own ground. He can argue too; whereas in really practical propaganda of the kind I am suggesting He has been shown for ...
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Word Request: someone who is thrilled by viewing private things (related: scopophiliac, voyeur) [duplicate]

I want a word for someone who enjoys, who gets a thrill from, bearing witness to private documents, like diaries. This sort of adrenal-pleasure would be similar to that of a kleptomaniac, except the ...
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In phonetic writing, what does italics mean?

The word government is supposed to be pronounced guhv-ern-muh nt See here http://www.dictionary.com/browse/government?s=t
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What does “a fish in a never ending bowl” supposed to mean? [on hold]

What does "A fish in a never ending bowl" supposed to mean?
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Can we say “I early came” or “I, early, came” like “I, hardly, know you”? [migrated]

I can understand that 'hardly' was put soon after 'I' to give stress on the adverb. Why does it feel incorrect if someone says, "I early came" or "I, early, came". It seems some people often use "...
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The tractor's crashing

Is the use of genetive in the following structure common among native speakers? Brad tried to stop the "tractor's crashing" into the barn.
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the VERB following media is singular or plural. [duplicate]

Media. Media do or media does? Singular or plural?
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408 views

What does the title “Man Friday” mean? [on hold]

I was reading this book Gujarat files and suddenly I came across this word Narendra Modi’s Man Friday (describing Amit Shah) What does this title mean? And also is the word 'title' I used correct word ...
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What is the entomology of “ligger”?

This answer on a prior question points out that ligger is defined by UrbanDictionary as: Ligger An individual who attends parties, openings, social gatherings and events with the sole ...
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Use of word which

I read a sentence given below, I think it would more appropriate to use word "which" like "The benefits which marriage used to confer , can now be attained........ am I right or the sentence is ...
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Quote about “good quotes by bad person”

I remember reading at some point a quote by a renowned individual about not hesitating to use a good quote in spite of a dishonourable or unimpressive source. Could anyone suggest what the exact quote ...
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Need the word for “two ideas connected only by phrase commonality” [duplicate]

I need a word for "two ideas connected only by phrase commonality." Reverse dictionary lookup help needed : e.g.: "I've had my fill of you and tofu" where the phrases "I've had my fill of you" and ...
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Modern Salutation [on hold]

I am working in a tech company and I am finding it frustrating writing to suppliers for information etc. when I don't know their name. Dear Sir/ Madam or To whom it may concern do not hit the right ...
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Word for “extensively written about”

What is one word for "extensively researched and written about"? Not famous in the sense of "known" or "talked about" but specifically "written" about in a positive way. "....and one became highly ...
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How do i say these titles better “Program Success Factors” and “Realized Benefits” [on hold]

How do i say these titles better Program Success Factors Realized Benefits I am doing a presentation for a CEO about a project. Needs to be strategic
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Why is my sentence incorrect? [on hold]

My solution: Jake told me yesterday that he was going to the party at Helen’s house the week before. The teacher's solution: Jake told me yesterday that he had gone to the party at Helen’s house the ...
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Explanation of the English in this University of Cambridge graduation certificate

I recently came upon this certificate of award of a BA degree at the University of Cambridge, which was written in a strange form of English which I didn't find very grammatical or logical according ...
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2answers
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How do you call components that make up a car's engine? [on hold]

I'm looking for the common way to call components like oil filter or fuel pump. I thought about car parts or auto parts but I don't know which one is correct.
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Word for: to exacerbate but not cause [on hold]

Intended Meaning: Suppose I am feeling upset. There is a clear cause for this feeling, but I also know that if I wasn't also in a particular circumstance, I would be better equipped to temper my ...
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Is it good to leave things out on the pitch?

Started re-watching The West Wing recently, and came across the phrase "leave it all out on the field": Everyone's walking around here like we're finished. We have 365 more days… For both of us, ...
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Etymology of 'rime' and 'unrime', meaning 'to put on/takeoff outdoor clothing'

These terms were in use when I was a boy in South London back in the 1930s/1940s. My grandmother would tell me to "Rime up well." or "Get well rimed up." when I was going to go outdoors on a cold day ...
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Is it brexiteer or brexiter?

The recent facts about the so called Brexit has generated new terms like brexiteer: (politics) Someone who supports Brexit, the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. Wiktionary ...
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“married with” or “married to” somebody? [on hold]

He’s married with a programmer or He’s married to a programmer which one is correct ? i mean which one should be come after married ?
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Confused between these two sentences [on hold]

I'm confused between Is not and Does not. Please tell me which on is corrected and why. Sentence is here... A.Empty string **Does not** accepted. B.Empty string **Is not** accepted.
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Adjective or Verb? [on hold]

Context (Segment of the movie "The Box"). Mr. Steward: One, I am not permitted to disclose any information about the identity of my employers. I, myself, wrote this question: What isn't the man ...
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Correct punctuation of a classical music title?

What is the correct way of punctuating the following classical music title? Antonio Vivaldi - I Solisti Veneti Should a colon, comma or dash be used after the composer's name? Antonio ...
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What do sentences without adjectival complements refer to?

This event is very exciting. This event is very exciting to me. "To me" is an adjectival complement to "exciting," so the two sentences can't be the same. However, if that's the case, what ...
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“Occurs to me” or “Occurred to me”? [migrated]

The question is in the title. Which one is correct? And if they're both correct, how do they differ? Especially when you're teaching a concept and say: The first thing that "occurs to me" is... ...
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Multi-word determiners [on hold]

I've been reading in a grammar book by Gerald Nelson that some determiners can co-occur in a noun phrase: eg. "all the children", "our first home", "every second week", "his many talents", "all my ...
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Voiced or voiceless cluster in “Brexit?”

I was watching American national news coverage of the "Brexit" poll, and it seemed to me that none of the news anchors nor commentators used a voiced consonant cluster in their pronunciation of the ...
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Is it 'in the period of ' or between the period of'? [on hold]

I wrote a quote and it says like this 'In the period of transforming from beginner to world class,we develop our attitude,not our talent. Is it correct?
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Alternative to 'portfolio' covering non-visual fields?

It seems that the word 'portfolio' is mostly used in the context of representing work in field of visual art, even, if it technically isn't restricted to that by definition. Are there other ...
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How are careers described? Over or during? [on hold]

What is the best usage? To say "Over my career, I have..." or "During my career, I have..."
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Using slang in formal writing [on hold]

Is it appropriate to use the expression "are you up for something" in business writing? I have a client who knows me and my family personally, but I still want to be professional when writing. So, ...
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Gerund phrase vs infinitive phrase

I am having trouble using gerund/infinitive phrases. In this sentence, which is correct the infinitive or the gerund: Clearly, more attention – and investment – is needed on leveraging/to leverage ...

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