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Meaning of “to be Accounts Receivable for someone”

I understand what accounts receivable are, and I understand what factoring is. But I don't understand what the phrase "to be accounts receivable for someone" means, e.g. "I'm accounts receivable for ...
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I don't like [you to go there]

I don’t like you going there. I don’t like you to go there. Like can take both -ing and a to-infinitive as complement. But can the expression that the matrix subject and the subject of ...
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position of “make” [on hold]

When i will use "make". This movie to made was based on real. This movie was based on real to made. i hope say documentory "sicko" What is right?
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Interpretation of “which must be widely open to tourist visits”

Particular care should be devoted to preserving and upgrading monuments, shrines and museums as well as archaeological and historic sites which must be widely open to tourist visits. ...
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English, Latin, or Malay pronunciation of betta fish

The genus name of the aquarium fish Betta splendens derives from the Malay word "ikan betah." The common name of the fish is also "betta," which in English we'd pronounce with a soft e. I often hear ...
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How to praise someone who put up with you? [on hold]

Is this a correct sentence: She endured me during the time I was the most unbearable. Or is this one better She endured me during my unbearable moments of myself. Or how else could I say ...
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You and Me both

Which is correct ; "Me and Bob have both reviewed the fees". "Bob and I have both reviewed the fees". I ask this because it sounds more grammatically correct to say "Me and bob" when using the word ...
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Detection of dangling modifier

Sentence that needs correction : "For building vocabulary skills, students should try to speak and write new words in appropriate contexts, rather than merely memorizing definitions". How is ...
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What is a theme in English

For English i need to "respond critically to a significant connection across four texts" using a theme. What exactly is a theme? My current understanding is that is the meaning behind the Film. The ...
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Does ‘close’ sometimes now mean ‘in close contact’?

Does ‘close’ sometimes now mean ‘in close contact’, rather than ‘on affectionate and intimate terms’ in expressions like these: We are close. I thought the two of you were close.
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Definition of 'Eucharist' [on hold]

From varied dictionaries dating from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of 1755 to Webster's International Dictionary of 1947 the definition of Eucharist is either thanksgiving or emblems of the sacrament ...
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“We're pregnant!” [duplicate]

I noticed a rash of couples recently who will announce to friends and family, "We're pregnant!" At first I thought this was just a cutesy way of announcing a pregnancy that was intended to be ...
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“Somewhere” - is it really a pronoun?

Is it? If it is then why is not listed in the major dictionaries? LDOCE, Dictionary.com, Merriam-Webster: No
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how do we use 'ride' and 'drive when it comes to a motorcycle?

suppose Iam offering someone a ride home can i use the word 'ride' as in " come I'll ride you home " i know " I'll give you a ride home " would be the correct sentence but could you still answer my ...
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Correct usage of *which* and *that*

I keep seeing written usage of which in cases where the writer clearly intends it to be restrictive. For example: "Is there a word which means whatever you want it to mean? Or has no meaning?" "It ...
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Is there a more general word for velocitized?

Velocitized, meaning being accustomed to high driving speeds and feeling like normal speeds are slower than they actually are afterwards, seems like such a useful word to apply in different ...
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“The feds” has a negative connotation? Who exactly are they anyway?

In the US media, news reporters enjoy saying "the feds" with authority, but this using of a slang term without an agreed upon definition frustrates me. Let me elaborate. Speaking as a native speaker, ...
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Does the following sentence contain right word usage?

I'm trying to paraphrase someone and what they said, but I can't figure out if this makes sense to a reader: "This company will be a gateway to helping many people answer questions in all sorts of ...
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Do you hear “snarky”, to imply some level of wry, off-the-cuff, perhaps mildly acerbic, humor?

People I know use the word that way, but most online definitions put it, I'd say more in the range between acerbic and acid, with no humor. MW does have a second "irreverent" sense, that's also ...
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Is there one word for knowledge and wisdom that has been obtained from different sources and from experience?

Is there one word for "gathered wisdom", meaning knowledge and wisdom that has been obtained from different sources and from experience?
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What is the meaning of the phrase “cut five sides in [something]”?

I was browsing the Elvis Presley page on Wikipedia when I read a strange sentence: During a two-week leave in early June, Presley cut five sides in Nashville. I've never heard this phrase ...
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Compound subject whose parts are joined by “and” and verb agreement : when is the singular correct?

I am in doubt as to whether the subject-verb agreement of the second sentence of this paragraph is correct : Unfortunately, there is no such thing as the ideal home workshop because most people ...
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Women and children

I keep seeing and hearing the expression women and children in print and on NPR when referring to a set of people in a war zone. Do they literally mean women and children? Or has that become an ...
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“All you send me is erased” [on hold]

Is the following sentence grammatical? All you send me is erased. A friend of mine always sends me pictures by phone, so I used that phrase as a response to them.
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Preposition “on” vs “at” [on hold]

I wonder why these two are used differently in this sentence: Meet me on Thursday at 4 o'clock Both are denoting a specific time period but they are not interchangeable: Meet me at Thursday on 4 ...
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Usage of “coruscating”

Can coruscating be used as a one word adjective to describe "interesting and exciting"? Basically the usage is "his interesting and exciting research work" which will end up as "his coruscating ...
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Distinguishing between “opposites” of “ortho-”

There is a class of transformations in physics called "orthochronous", meaning that they preserve the direction of time's flow. ("Ortho-" from the Greek for 'straight' or 'right'?) As far as I am ...
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“[adverb] [present participle verb] [noun]” Should there be a hyphen?

... some quickly growing flowers! Hyphenate? ... some quickly-growing flowers! ... a legally binding contract Hyphenate? ... a legally-binding contract Which is correct?
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Is it “on behalf of” or “in behalf of”?

I often hear folks say in behalf of instead of on behalf of, which sets my teeth on edge. Which preposition is correct here, in or on?
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In the cards or on the cards?

This seems to be a BrE/AmE distinction - is it? And do Americans use the phrase with more of a mystical Tarot card slant, compared to its British English meaning of simply 'likely to happen'?
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Asking about date

I'd like to know which way of asking questions is more common in the UK. Is there any difference? 1 What is the date today or What date is today? 2 What is the day today or What day is today? ...
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Clarification about the usage of “the”

I know that this may be a basic question but I'm severely confused. How do you decide when or not to use "the". For what I've read, if you are referring to objects within a large class (without any ...
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Job description on CV

I want to write a title (i.e. "Math Teacher") and one short sentence (i.e. "High School teacher at Kellog's school of Wizards") on my CV that describes the job I had during a summer. The company I ...
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Clothing Nomenclature between US and UK

Are a waist coat and a dinner jacket the same article of clothing? Are they worn both in the US and UK?
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Term of endearment for either parent?

For father, we have daddy, dada, papa, poppy, etc. For mother, we have momma, mommy, mama, etc. Is there a term of endearment that fits either role? I've racked my brain thinking of one and I can't. ...
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What is the synonym of “points”? [on hold]

I want a synonym for points. My sentence is: 'Review on other points'. What can be a good alternate for points?
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Is there a word for “a variety of breakfast foods”

My native tongue has a word for a specific kind of breakfast where you ask for "a little bit of everything in the middle" or "breakfast of variety" and you get, for example, cooked eggs, jam, butter, ...
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Word for “person living with in-laws” or “feeling awkward and inadequate”

Is there a word for a Person living with in-law parents, by which I mean, a man or a woman who got married and moved to his or her parents in laws' house, in English ? There is a word for it in my ...
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the person who is big -headed always says he is superior and mistakes others [on hold]

the person who is big headed says she knows everything with that she mistakes somebody who is having that much knowledge.what word the knowledge person should say that he is also having knowledge
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Using “our” in this situation

I asked my gf if her family was okay due to a natural disaster in her hometown. She replied to me, "our family are okay." To me, I can't help smiling. I feel like she counts me in. In fact, I know ...
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“Tease” or “tease with”

Does this headline from Toms Hardware use a correct sense of the verb "tease" (the main sense of which in this area being to tantalize especially by arousing desire or curiosity often without ...
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Which sentence is wrong?

Take a look at this part of a conversation: A: I got very wet walking home in the rain last night. |1. You could have taken a taxi. B: Why did you walk? |2. You could take a ...
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What do you call the final sip of water in a bottle (with all the saliva)?

When I was on a trip a while ago a friend had a word for the final bit of water in a bottle. The point of the word was to emphasize the (purported) high percentage of saliva in the final sip in a ...
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How to say “write a program” in a proper way for thesis/dissertation

Suppose you are giving instructions to a student on the task he has to do for thesis/dissertation that involves computer programming. How would you properly open the instructions text ? To explain ...
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'Click/tap' or 'click or tap'

I'm writing documentation for an online system, with sentences like this: Click/tap the ‘cog’ icon of a content filter to edit it. This does not go down well with Microsoft Word. The grammar ...
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Which verb is used to tell: check and pass it

I'm looking for a verb that when I'm saying: XXX it, then I would mean: Check it and if it was valid, pass it What should be the XXX? Or any verb that have a similar meaning as the mentioned sentence. ...
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What do you call a person who is never contented with anything that is given to him/her? [on hold]

I am looking for an adjective for a person who, no matter what you give him/her (materially or else), is never contented, and expects more.
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Why is it “take something with you” and not “take something with yourself”?

Why are reflexive pronouns not used in the following examples? The sentences numbered 1 are what people say, but the sentences numbered 2 are what I understand should be be used, as the subjects of ...
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What algorithm decideds whether to retain a word or drop it while downsizing a dictionary?

One approach I can think of is eliminating most of the words that are very commonly used in spoken English(since a prospective reader is likely to know meaning of most frequently used words, or he/she ...
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What does “as in any number of other endeavors” mean? [on hold]

Below is the context. All the information in this book comes with a fair warning: As in any number of other endeavors, the solutions we discuss can be done in more than one way. You should also be ...

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