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As teacher is to student, research guide is to what?

If X is Y's research guide, Y can say "X is my guide." So how does X say in one word" Y is my ..... ? A clarification - In my part of the world, in an educational context, a guide is someone who is ...
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Is it correct to say “solve this situation”? [on hold]

It somehow does not feel right to me. "Solve this problem" is obviously correct, but can you "solve a situation" in English?
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Warm temperature [on hold]

It was raining but the temperature was surprisingly warm. I came across this sentence in a book, can anybody explain why this does not look right?
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What is the purpose of the word “that” in a sentence like “This means that I am unable to sleep.” [on hold]

I am curious about what the formal purpose the word "that" provides in the above sentence vs something like "This means I am unable to sleep". Similarly what about the purpose of "that" in the below ...
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Is “reoccurring” a word and is there any semantic difference with “recurring”?

The internet seems divided on this one. Although, e.g., the Merriam-Webster dictionary does not list the word "reoccurring", dictionary.com does list it as a variant of "occur", and the Oxford ...
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Is it correct to say 'have a plan' in the following context? [on hold]

Is the following question sounds correct to native English speakers? What did you do for Father's Day last year? Do you have a special plan for your father this year?
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Origin of the term “fun fact”

Where does the term "fun fact" originate?-- namely, not with the compositional meaning but rather with the idiomatic usage to introduce some sort of unusual, esoteric, absurd or otherwise "...
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I am worrying about for not receiving my email [on hold]

Can I use preposition one after another in this sentence. Pl answer me
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Should has or have be used in a [verb] while/during [verb] question? [on hold]

Should has or have be used in a [verb] while/during [verb] question? Example: "studying while working HAVE/HAS made me a tough person" What should I use?
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outter Space COMMUNICATIONS [on hold]

i Have heard things lately i don't know about life anymore on the subject of extraterrestrials and having contact with and would like to share i don't know what to do: my opinion with the community ...
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Is there an expression, “to have purvey of”?

I am looking for a way to say that one "has full view of." For example: "When touring the construction site, we had ____ of the building's electrical and plumbing systems." What comes to mind is "...
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Word for “transforming a certain form of energy into a useful and desired form”

I'm looking for a word that describes the act of transforming a certain form of energy into a useful and desired form. It's for a research project in which we are researching the transformation of ...
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When using the abbreviation etc., should it be parenthetical, i.e. enclosed between commas?

I was re-reading The Elements of Style when I noticed a remark I had previously overlooked in the third rule of usage (Enclose parenthetic expressions between commas.). The abbreviations etc., i.e....
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What is the meaning of “the party against whom enforcement is sought ” [on hold]

I am An English language learner,I don't understand this sentence of "the party against whom enforcement is sought ".
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To use “are” or not?

In the following sentence, should "are designed" be just "designed", and if so why? Our products are focused on the educational setting and are designed to work ... To me, removing it makes the ...
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When we tweet to celebrities [on hold]

can we use the words like worship or admire like that ?Can any body send good sentence to express our love regarding to celebrities.
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What are the short answers to general questions with “have + any”?

There's just a problem, and I can't find a correct answer to solve it. It conserns the so called "short answers" to general questions. The poblem may be simply ridiculous, but nevertheless... The ...
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plenty of chance or plenty of chances

Is it correct to say 'plenty of chance' rather than 'plenty of chances' or are they both acceptable? You certainly wouldn't say 'many chance' but 'many chances'. Is there something about the phrase '...
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The correct place of the adverb “nearly”

As far as I know, the adverb "nearly" can be used in an initial or medial position. However, I have seen it in a final position in an exercise book for non-native students: He studied 3 hours a day "...
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How would one spell θæn?

My four-year-old recently got a pet frog. When he named it, he said, "θæn" (note: that is IPA, "θæn" sounds just like the word "than" but it has an unvoiced first consonant). I'm not sure how to ...
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Pronunciation of “Attribute”

My question: Is it common to use the same pronunciation of the word "attribute" for both the verb and noun? If so, how does this vary geographically? Explanation: I'm from Michigan and have always ...
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Using the word "hypothetical' conditionally

Allow me to explain my question. So 'hypothetical', according to Merriam-Webster, is defined as follows: : involving or based on a suggested idea or theory : involving or based on a hypothesis :...
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'work so hard' or 'work too hard'? [on hold]

" I know you're having a big test next Monday, but don't work yourself so hard" In this sentence, Can I possibly use "too hard" instead of "so hard"? Thanks in advance.
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“That beats everything”

I'm aware that there is an idiom "That beats everything" which is used to express surprise. My question is whether I can say "That beats everything" about something that is way better than everything ...
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both or either in negative sentences? [on hold]

Hello native English speakers! I want to ask you about either and both. I tried to find similar questions in this site but I think they were not same with these ones. My questions are; I was ...
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Active to passive in this sentence

I'm trying to convert the following sentence from the active voice to passive. It has two verbs, and I don't know how to link all parts. A recent study found that posting photos of oneself ...
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word for "for one's own survival'

In a novel I am writing, one of the characters wishes to express her change in feelings towards another. “I’m not asking for her sake, but for ours,” I say honestly. A few days ago, I cared about ...
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Is “bench press” a valid name for the bench used for bench pressing?

Someone asked this on Russian.SE: How should one express the concept of "take turns" in Russian? For example, taking turns using the bench press in the gym, or taking turns on the Xbox ...
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Is “My dog can run much faster than I” correct? [duplicate]

I have been revisiting English grammar lessons for a test & I'm reading Pronouns. During a self test I came across this sentence "My dog can run much faster than ___". I selected "me" & ...
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Two gerunds with “requires” or “facilitates”

I have a student who is trying to write a scientific paper - her text is littered with a particular sentence construction that I find very awkward to read, but I'm not sure how to describe it to her ...
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Craze vs Craziness, are they the same?

I'm a non-native English speaker, so is my friend. We are not literature students but we have our interests in English language and we do speak it to a decent level. He thinks we cannot use the word "...
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What is the meaning of “as to” in hindi [on hold]

Please help me on my query: What is the meaning of "as to why" , "as to how" , "as to whether" in hindi.
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What game did “game changer” originally refer to?

Game changer is an expression , often used in business contexts, to refer to: a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way. Origin ...
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While hatch means “to emerge from an egg”, is there an equivalent word for “to emerge from a crysalis or cocoon”

Other than "to emerge", "to come out" or "to climb out", is there a specific verb that means "to emerge out of a crysalis" or "to emerge out of a cocoon", like there is "to hatch" for "to emerge out ...
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I do need help for a certain phrase! [on hold]

I am really concerned about this matter. Are these sentences both right and why? "He told me I should have gone." VS "He told me I should go." If you help me, I'll be really greatful.
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I'm not 100% sure how I should construct the punctuation for a sentence.

I'm having one of those mornings where nothing seems quite right so would appreciate some input (... blah)" is highly inadvisable, but, these things happen."
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understanding and comprehension of [on hold]

I am learning English and I've trouble understanding this: "HERE’S HOW YOU EAT a sea turtle." is it referring to cooking process? or eating?
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Is there a word for a word that someone hears often but never has learned the real definition to?

Is there a word for a word that someone hears often but never has learned the formal definition to and can only guess the meaning from the contexts it has been used in? I know I've been in the ...
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1answer
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Asking a person to become a customer? [on hold]

I want to ask a person to become a customer by email of our B2B SaaS product after we had an initial call. But I want to do it in a very polite way and at the same time ask him what things (features ...
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Words describing ways in which words are used

What umbrella term can be used to describe the collection of writing techniques encompassing "irony, sarcasm, satire, simily, allegory, etc.", indicating the way in which words are used within a text, ...
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Alternative for “all for one, one for all”

Looking for an alternative idiom/phrase, etc. for the titular term. Any idea?
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What does 'pack into' mean? [on hold]

"Yes, I suppose we'll have to get down to work soon, though I dont know how we'll able to, packed into that little space." In the sentence above, I don't get it why it has a comma after 'able to' and ...
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Have something done in English [on hold]

Is it true if I say Japan has got almost all types of fish sushi-ed To express that Japan makes Sushi from almost all types of fish?
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What do you call a sibling who keeps calling 'mom?'

That younger sibling who shouts 'mom' when you tease them. You hit or about to him/her and he/she yells 'mom' or 'dad.'
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Difference between 'through' and 'throughout'

I'm not sure which is correct: The bride's mother sniffed all the way through/throughout the wedding service. According to the Cambridge dictionary, 'through' means 'from the beginning to the ...
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abstract noun from common noun,adjectives,verbs [on hold]

Can you tell me what are the rules or what suffix to add to convert common noun, adjective and verb to abstract noun.
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Word on the tip of my tongue :(

This word is a common-ish word, and it has been on my mind all day. It's really frustrating to keep attempting to find out what this word has been alone, so I decided to just ask others here. The ...

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