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Relation between blood type and personality

I am looking for a word that would name the belief that your personality is related to your blood type.
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a huge amount or huge amount

I want to say having too much data , we need to have a good solution to proceed them. so the statement is : Having a huge amount of data, a huge amount of computing is needed. now the question ...
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Word for explaining where something fits in

A car is a form of transportation. But so is a bicycle. When a paper is discussing where a subject (say the car) fits into such a system and contrasting the car with the bicycle what should that ...
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'pizza' and 'cake': uncountable? [on hold]

Countable noun and Uncountable noun are really hard to understand. I read "'a cake' is correct, but 'a pizza' isn't correct." Why is 'pizza' uncountable?
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What is the opposite of acidic? (as in alkaline heavy water)

A water with a low pH is known as acidic water. How would you refer to water with a high pH? I would guess it's alkalitic or alkalinic but I can't find any references to those words on ...
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Ache, 'Countable noun' or 'Uncountable noun'?

I can usually read the sentence like ' I have a headache.' But I think 'ache' is kind of the pain. We can't see the pain and touch the pain. Therefore, I think that it should be 'uncountable noun'. ...
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Do these 2 paragraphs contain a metaphor anywhere?

"My memory is like a film. That is why I am really good at remembering things, like conversations I have written down in this book, and what people were wearing, and what they smelled like, ...
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The higher of X and Y vs the higher of X or Y

For "higher of" sentences, is it correct to use X and Y, or do you use X or Y? The following example: Recoverable amount: the higher of an asset's fair value less costs of disposal (sometimes called ...
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Phrase for a child moving around — “ritching around”?

Whenever a child was fidgeting or moving around, my grandmother would tell them "stop ritching around!" When I used this phrase recently, my wife told me that it was not an English expression, and I ...
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Other ways to say 'each other'

Are there any other ways to say each other? For example, in this sentence: There are times when we both need each other.
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A word for Bashfully Giddy?

I'm looking for a word to describe a feeling. The best I can describe it is bashfully giddy. Like, I want to show of this elated smile but I also kind of want to bury my head in the sand. It's as ...
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28 views

“If you put in the work to sharpen the steel, it will eventually turn into needles”; Do you have a similar proverb in English?

This is Vietnamese proverb: "If you put in the work to sharpen the steel, it will eventually turn into needles". That means that no matter how difficult the goal (like long-term mission) is, if you ...
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I am trying to remember a word/phrase that is often used to describe backwards and heavy handed laws

I am having the darndest time trying to remember this word/phrase. I have seen it used many times over the years to describe laws, rules, and policies that are usually very heavy handed and backwards ...
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Client compliance, client's compliance or a client's compliance?

I'm working on a job application covering note and I'm really struggling with one particular phrase. Here's the full sentence: "I possess strong analytical and investigative skills as demonstrated by ...
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Is “whomnot” a valid word, and if not, what is a valid alternative?

It just struck me when writing a message, that I don't know of an analogue of "whatnot" for persons. Does such a word exist? If not, could a person hypothetically see about somehow creating it ...
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1answer
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From Soup to Nuts

I know that the phrase means "from one end to the other". Though I know many dinners that start with a soup, I know none that end with nuts. Hence the question - where does this phrase originate?
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154 views

Employee vs Employe Which Is More Correct/Common

It is always interesting when a word has multiple accepted spellings. I'm wondering what people here have to say on this particular word.
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What is an “IT” person called who isn't a manager?

What is an "IT" person called who isn't a manager? An information technologist?
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word for a person who achieves the impossible

Single word for a person who achieves the impossible.
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153 views

Should've [came] vs [come]

In what situations would you use came over come and vice versa? For my example, I was talking to my roommate and I told him: You should have came to the party. Yhen I thought maybe that wasn't ...
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Need another way to say “as is”

I need another way to say "as is". I've tried to look up in every dictionary and thesaurus
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Grammatical process in which an actor is derived from a verb

The question is pretty simple: What is the noun form of a verb's doer called? That is, what is the process that these verbs undergo, and what are the resultant nouns called? Run -> Runner Eat -> ...
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Website Tagline help! [on hold]

Trying to create a landing page for a website and coming from technical background. I am really struggling with copy editing. Tagline that I have come up with is this: "Get your team invested in ...
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Word for “repeat giver” or “repeat giving”?

My clergyman asked me whether there exists a single word for a person or thing "that keeps on giving," that is, gives over and over again. I couldn't come up with such a word, but I volunteered the ...
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Weekly meetings vs weekly meeting

Which is better and is one of them invalid? Are they equivalent or do I have to specify that we talked about the project everytime in the second phrase? During my internship, I had weekly meetings ...
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Is it correct to say “I have no intention to run after you, no more!”?

Provided that "It's totally useless to run after someone who does not make the slightest effort to listen to you", e.g. when you are always there, trying to stop someone from making a mess, but he/she ...
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41 views

Technically, would the contraction “I'm” be a sentence? [duplicate]

Way back in high school, I asked my English teacher a question while we were on the topic of sentence fragments. If the words "I am." make a complete sentence, then would the contraction "I'm" be a ...
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What does “even so” mean in the following passage?

I found it in the Preface of Kipling’s ‘Life’s Handicap.’ Here is an extended quote for context. Kipling is talking to a man named Gobind. "Even so" occurs five parapgraphs down. ‘And what,’ said ...
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what does “hold off” mean

I updated my colleague about a travel subscription confirmation. And he said "Great News! Hold off on arranging travel until I hear from Bill today." I got the point - Dont arrange any travel. But I ...
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Four questions about prepositional phrases [on hold]

Q1 : Is it possible for a prepositional phrase to modify adjectives when being used adverbially? Q2 : Is the prepositional phrase used adverbially in this sentence? "I'm so angry (with my brother)." ...
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What does “let's fold that in” mean?

One of my colleagues replied with a suggestion in the group email. I agreed with his suggestion. The other colleague in the group responded "perfect - lets fold that in Andy."
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Do dependent clauses have to have subjects?

I am studying for a test and am confused about one point. In my book, there is one rule that states Independent, (FANBOYS) Independent. This shows the general rule that you can connect independent ...
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Is there a word for a person who has lost their sibling? [duplicate]

Is there any word that applies to a person who has lost their sibling, such as widow/widower for a married person who has lost their partner?
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use of “at the same time”

i want to re-write the following sentence in a nice way Modernization and globalization have where changed various walks of life, at the same it has also affected the food industry. please suggest ...
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29 views

Word for “changing your mind” or the act of a mind being changed

As in, the act of someone experiencing something that would change their view or choices about their chosen upcoming event. Is there another way to say "changed my mind"?
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Word for “void of people”

I'm looking for a (preferably single) word to describe a place where there are no people. Empty somehow implies that there's nothing at all there, deserted says that people left or abandoned this ...
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which one is correct “you lack of idea”, “you lack idea”, “you are lack of idea”?

I searched each of these "you lack of idea", "you lack idea", "you are lack of idea" & they all come out some results so there must be someone is using them. But, I do not know which expression ...
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Is there a word or expression for improving software

I am writing a text and I have to say what skills I developed during my internship. What do you call improving software? Software improvement? I feel like there would be a better word or expression ...
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29 views

Why in some sentences noun comes before adjective?

Why in some sentences noun comes before adjective ? For example robot soccer instead of soccer robot.
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46 views

Can I use “henceforth” and “from now on” interchangeably?

Where did the word "henceforth" originated? How could I determine the correct usage of it? Is it also the same with "from this time forward?"
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Capitalization of Brand Names

I work at a large church where we have recently added some new public spaces, including a bookstore and a connection center. Both have their own names: The Source and The Hub. In their designed logos, ...
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Is it okay to say “easier” after a verb?

Is it correct to write 'browse easier' and 'search easier'? When I use my Word grammar check, it doesn't correct them.
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Definition and Origin of “Kettlestone”

This turned up in my Tumblr dash yesterday. I work at a state park where we have some rather large grindstones/kettlestones set up around our visitor center. I get this question almost every day ...
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When are 'near', 'near by' and 'nearby' used?

I have read on other fora that 'nearby' is always one word, yet Bill Bryson, the famous travel writer, exclusively writes 'near by'.
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Why is there — and should there be — a comma following a state or country's name?

This Capital Community College document best describes my dilemma: “When both a city's name and that city's state or country's name are mentioned together, the state or country's name is treated as a ...
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In Jamaican English, why is there no θ sound?

For example, three is pronounced as "tree," and thing is pronounced as "ting." How come Jamaicans do not have a θ sound in their accents?
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What is the difference between a ¶ Pilcrow Sign and the § Section Sign?

The following symbols have both been introduced to me as a 'paragraph symbol'. With the help of ShapeCatcher and Wikipedia, I found out that ¶ is officially known as the Pilcrow Sign § is ...
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role of with in this sentence [migrated]

in a film a person said: "I'm this close to getting a big promotion with my own office" why he used with?
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Is Extrapolability an existing english word?

I used extrapolability in a word 2010 document and spell checker didn't recognized it, being a non-native English speaker I had a doubt that maybe it's not a real word. Searching for it in Google ...
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Difference between “Mollify” and “Pacify”?

Also, which word is suitable in a context of hunger?

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