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is it a correct sentence in english

One day, I was coming from the office by walk. I was walking on the side of the street, the street was full of vehicles and people. People were looking sad or tired. I was also tried because heavy ...
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How is the term “African-American” a politically correct euphemism?

First, a note: This question is meant to have no explicit or implicit political/sociological connotation whatsoever, and is indeed born of actual and deep curiosity as to what is in the author's ...
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Which one of these is correct?

1 It would make him to being / to be a good person. Which one ,and why?Do both? 2 There is an idiom , 'turn on head'.Eg- turn the game on its head. It will turn the placement on its head. But 'It ...
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Bring someone back (down) to earth?

I thought that the idiom, "bring someone back/down to earth", meant taking someone off a pedestal, and seeing them for who they really are. For example: She needs to bring him down to earth and ...
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How can a global English (or Pidgin) be encouraged without extinguishing linguistic diversity?

Decades of teaching international English have led me to a conundrum: what is the global future of communication? Even though the Chinese outnumber us, they seem to embrace English (Thank God - 3000 ...
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Use comma after “and right after that” that stands at the middle of a compound sentence

I want your suggest in picking the correct sentence: My test was finished within 3 days, and right after that, my dad and I took the earliest flight to come back home. My test was finished within ...
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Changing Spelling in Titles Based on AmE and BrE

For companies or corporations that have names that differ whether you are using AmE or BrE, should you change the title? For example, if I was referencing the the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Articles in a list with an article before

If you have an article in a list (in this case, the), but an article (in this case, a) precedes the list, like so: You can power a command block by using a: button lever redstone torch ...
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Not okay with but not complaining

What word would you use to discribe "not being comfortable with something or someone, yet not complaining"?
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Word Or Expression For “This is background information you should know first”

I'm trying to write something at work that's broken into sections. One sub-section is just about background information that aids in understanding the subsequent sections to follow. I could label it ...
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McFlono McFloonyloo: what does that means?

I'm a big fan of The Big Bang Theory, and I never understood a joke in the S01E07 - The Dumpling Paradox, where Leonard tries Howard's phone voice recognition saying "Call McFlono McFloonyloo" and it ...
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Alternate to Hallucination but applied to hearing?

Is there a word similar to hallucinations, but applied to hearing instead ? What do you say you when you feel like you heard something ?
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Combining two sentence in one while ensuring grammar errors are not present

Since English is my second language, I have been trying to wrap my head around the subheading I am writing. I feel like it would be better written if it was divided into multiple sentence, but I was ...
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Word for statement that adds no value to a conversation

This shouldn't be "trite". I'm wanting a word one could say when an empty statement is made especially when it's annoying..... For example, you're driving and see a sign advertising for a massive ...
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What does “working out of” mean?

Can you please tell me what "working out of" means in this context? "African composers working out of European-based choral and instrumental art music traditions are gaining recognition, as are the ...
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Formation, arrangement and alignment [on hold]

what is the differences? I wold love for a long answer.
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Which one is correct65 year old or 65 years old? [duplicate]

I'm not sure about the plural s so is it do I need a hyphen as well but people is singular I suggest the second is right ...65 year old people or ...65 years old people??
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What does the phrase “make your pick: cigar or cookie” mean? [on hold]

While I have seen this phrase used a lot of times, I'm unable to grasp the meaning of it from the context(s).
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Meaning of following statement:

I came across this statement and I can't understand the overall concept of the part I have made bold: "Current trends in scholarship demonstrate a new historical and ethnographic consciousness. ...
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Is 'take a sauna' the correct expression?

I'm not a native English speaker and I was just wondering if take a sauna is a correct way to say that I'm going to sauna, the same way you can say take a shower. I have tried to search this up ...
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Word for thought process represented by pictures and photographs of instances

Very often I see in movies that an actor tries to piece together several abstract fragments to figure something out. This thought process is shown as images of those fragments. What is this process ...
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43 views

When to use what or who

Which is correct? I'm what you made me or I'm who you made me
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Use of catch you “in some time”

I had an interesting discussion regarding this. We (non-native speakers) tend to transliterate the words in English whilst trying to convey our message. I have often seen here, people use this ...
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Should I use italic font when quoting a MOOC course?

I'm writing my resume in which a MOOC course is quoted. I know that I should use italic font when quoting a book but I'm not sure if I should do the same on a MOOC course?
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What tense should I use in the following case?

I'm describing something in the past tense. However, that something repeats over and over again. What is more correct? A ball destroyed a vase. It was an infinite loop. The ball bounced up. It hit ...
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is “I bring that statement to contest” grammatically correct?

My question is if the sentence "I bring that statement to contest" is grammatically correct and in a logical sequence of words that can be understood. Also, I would like to know if that is a ...
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589 views

What is the part of a stage ahead of the curtain called?

Does the part of the stage that lies in front of the curtain where the mic is usually kept have a name?
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How to punctuate a prose conversation with only one speaker's words

I would like some ideas of the best way to punctuate a conversation that only has the words spoken by one participant. Eg., ‘Well, when did you last see your dog? … …Yesterday morning when you put ...
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Express that something is delivered with something else for a certain amount of time

I want to express that A is delivered together with B for 5 years and that this still goes on. A is being delivered with B since two years. The above sentences is obviously wrong. What about ...
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Use of “trying to” in place of “wanting to” in the US

Is the use of "trying to" in place of "wanting to" occurring nationwide or regionally? What is its prevalence and when did it start? I'm in my late 20s and live in New England. In the past 2-3 ...
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Are these grammatically correct sentences-also tensewise?

1 Heartbroken and dejected, she returns to her uncle, who committed suicide from the setback. It should be 'who has committed'? 2 Lakshmi was born and brought up in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to veteran ...
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Antonym of underage or minority

I am looking for one word (formal preferably) that defines the state or period of not being under full legal age, i.e. the opposite of what is asked in this question: Is there a word for "the ...
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What do you think of the pronouns “that, this, it” in the following?

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams: "Make Change Possible" Most struggles aren't won by single actions. Or by iconic leaders. Though they have their role. They are won by people, taking individual ...
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Debris “is” or “are” called toxins

"Debris are called toxins." In this sentence, should I use "is" or "are"? I understand "debris" is an uncountable noun, so normally I would use "is". But I am referring to different kinds of debris. ...
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Can you clear my these grammar doubts? [on hold]

Q1 Meaning:His clothes are burning a hole in my eyes. Q2 Rephrase it:He dealt unfairly with his partner. Answer:His partner was dealt with unfairly with by him. And not,he dealt with his ...
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Picture/ Cartoon Description - Describing somebody's clothing - “to wear” in present simple or continuous form?

If I need to describe somebody's clothing in a picture/photograph/cartoon description, would I need to use the verb "to wear" in the present simple or in the present continuous? Is "to wear" more of ...
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Is there a viable synonym for the verb “nod”?

Reading through my manuscript, I realize I have overused the verb "nod" - as in "This sounds great", she agreed nodding. It seems to me there is a slight problem in that there aren't any great, ...
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“at” or “with”--which is correct?

Which is correct---or are they both correct? I am angry at the boss. I am angry with the boss. I am upset at the boss. I am upset with the boss.
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Which verb fits better for the action of “creating” an earth connection?

The following sentence is used on a warning label: Ensure that an earth connection is made I think that "making an earth connection" doesn't express the real intent here. The alternatives that I ...
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The quality of being “headstrong”

I can think of two options for a word meaning "the quality of being headstrong": "headstrongness", which sounds horrid "headstrength", which feels like it could be more grammatically correct but ...
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Which verb should be used with the nouns “repair/maintenance”: “Make”/“Do”/“Carry out”/…?

The following sentence is used on a warning label: All maintenance and repair must be done only by authorized personnel I'm not quite sure that "do" is the proper verb to use with "maintenance ...
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Pronunciation of the state name Illinois

I've been to the US recently and noticed that Americans usually pronounce Illinois as "Illinoy", with the ending similar to the one of "annoy". This looks very illogical to me because there's an "s" ...
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To be a bit angular in one's views

What does it mean for one to be a bit angular in one's views ? This was said while describing an author of a book. The statement was in praise of the author, and in the end adds this qualification ...
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How to say if coffee is diluted and not strong?

For instance, a cup of cappuccino was made with too much water and because of it its taste was not that strong. What are correct words to say it? Dictionary returns many options, but which ones are ...
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A + plural? Please help [duplicate]

I have come across this sentence in a CNN report. "We can't smell them because we have a measly five million sensors in our noses, but dogs have up to 300 million sensors in their noses." "...a ...
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Offensive phrase: what does “**ck my brains out” mean?

Does this expression have to do with actual sex intercourse? Or it is mostly used to describe a situation of some conflicts over little petty meaningless things, for example, preparing a work report? ...
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six points clear of Jack in fifth place

a. In the most recent rankings, Don sits six points clear of Jack in fifth place. b. In the most recent rankings, Don sits six points clear of Jack, in fifth place. In the second sentence there is ...
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Avoiding repetition

The original sentence is : Here the plus and minus signs refer to the potential with lower right well and to the potential with lower left well, respectively. How should I avoid repeating the ...
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Any research data on spelling mistakes in English?

I am developing a "did you mean?" suggestion for my project similar to Google's suggestion. To make the algorithm to work faster, I am looking for a data or any research done on English spelling ...
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A phrase or word meaning “thin rationale”

I'm looking for a word or phrase to fill in the blank. I feel like the president of the university had a ________ for demoting Mr. X. The meaning I want to convey is "thin rationale". This might be ...

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