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agree on that clause?

I wrote this sentence one day. "I agree with the author on that the structure of the poem is unusual." I read it again and found it a little strange. I knew that that-clauses cannot be used after a ...
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What does the phrase, “Eat your heart out, Samuel Becket” in reference to Republican Presidential candidate debate?

Subsequent to my previous question about the meaning of “his peers” used in Magna Carta quoted in Jill Lepore’s article, “After the fact,” in New Yorker March 21st issue, I’m drawn to the phrase, “Eat ...
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How to describe data changes over time?

I have a dataset, it has the problem that data changes overtime. In the pic above, the distribution is plotted every 5 years, and it could be seen that the distribution is not constant, it changes ...
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Word for when a writer uses alternate spelling and grammar to immitate a dialect

What is the word for when a writer spells words of a character's dialogue differently for a character in order to express an accent or dialect? I think it starts with a 'd'.
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Is cafe an English word or a misspelling of café?

Is cafe an English word or a misspelling of café? The same goes for touche and touché.
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Can someone tell me the correct formatting of the original poem please?

If anyone familiar with the Bumble bee poem (Dusted with yellow .... ) please tell me what should be the correct formatting of the original poem. Thank you.
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Single word request: to learn or the act/state of learning something without awareness that one is being taught

You'll often hear people reference how they learned so much about something, but it didn't feel like they were learning. Is there a word to describe this? Sample sentence: "I had no idea how much I ...
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Word for the fear of learning something new and forgetting something you know

Is there a word for the (probably irrational) fear of learning something new and maybe forgetting something you already know?1
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Which is proper? i'll (lowercase) or I'll (uppercase)? [on hold]

Recently, my friend told me that it proper English to write i'll instead of I'll. I've only ever seen I'll in books, ect. so is it really proper or is it just baloney?
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Is there a specific word for a person who tries to tell you what you think or believe?

Is there a specific word for a person who tries to tell you what you think or believe?
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Is there a shorter way of saying “travelers on the road to self discovery”?

As in the exclamation, "Calling all travelers on the road to self discovery."
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Can introspect be used only in first person ? Or better word to replace it, in following context

Meaning of introspect is examine one's thoughts and feeling. In fact, i have to find word for "introspect". I m writing a technical report, can I use the word "introspect" but the meaning i want to ...
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Why use plural form here?

From BBC News Report: Leicester City Football Club, whose entire squad cost less than a single player at some of its better-known rivals, have won the English Premier League. Leicester were ...
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Word: an inability to understand a spoken language

Illiterate is used to describe someone who cannot read. I am looking for a word to describe someone who cannot understand a spoken language. David was [unable to understand French] {People are ...
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“Garnered” the attention of

I've used this phrase a couple of times recently and it just now struck me that I'm not entirely sure if it's correct. I'm using it in pretty much the same context as "caught the attention of" or ...
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How do use a numbered list inside of a sentence

There were a few factors to keep in mind when going about the benefit cost analysis: 1) technologies that were going to stay 2) those that were going to stay but be upgraded 3) things that were ...
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The use of the word 'only' under complicated situations

I read that question: different usage of the word "only" Then I'm wondering how to represent following situations in the short sentence using the word 'only'. 'He' can speak English, ...
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sticked to vs stuck at vs glued to

I'm not a native English speaker, so to me these three phrases sound ok: This system consists of NFC codes sticked to the tables. This system consists of NFC codes stuck at the tables. This system ...
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Jesus said,“I am coming soon”. Is there a Shakespearian meaning of the term,“soon”? [on hold]

Jesus said "I am coming soon". Is there a meaning of soon, other than "in the near future"?
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What is entered in Full Text Search engines - query, phrase, term?

When designing search forms for websites, I always think of name for the variable that contains the text that user is searching for. The form often contains additional filters like date range or ...
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Term for “Hereditary by Nurture”

In the nature vs. nurture debate, there's a category oft forgotten: hereditary by nurture. This is a strict subset of nurture - the extreme case of it - where, from the time of birth, the environment ...
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Is there a good alternative to very common violent metaphors?

I cringe every time I hear words like Execute, Impact, and Penetration used in a business context (or even other fields, including psychology). How did these become so promiscuous? What are some more ...
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Meaning of “by my behalf”

I encountered a curious phrase in a copyright waiver form: I grant [...] a [...] license to my [...] performance in any [...] recordings [...] taken of me by or on my behalf. I do not understand what ...
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I need a word to combine three elements in any language [on hold]

I need a word to combine water,air, and light into one word. It can be in any language. Just a word which means or implies water, light and air. Thank you😃
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Origin of the term “deadeye” meaning “expert marksman”?

The term deadeye means (informal, chiefly North American) An expert marksman Oxford Dictionaries Online (There is an apparently unrelated sense of the term referring to a specific type of ...
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Judiciary/juridicial labour

I know that uauslly we do not think of judging as 'labour', but if we wished to do so, would you prefer saying "judiciary labour" or rather "juridicial labour"? Do both of them sound just too odd?
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When to use “come” & when to use “go”?

I don't understand what this article is saying: We use come to describe movement between the speaker and listener, and movement from another place to the place where the speaker or listener is. ...
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Please let me know the meaning of one sentence “Who knew that thing would top out at one twenty”

I have one question about drama dialogue. Please see the sentence below and FYI, Vito is a criminal and it's the scene the case solved. Surprisingly, Vito's truck got all the way to Arizona before ...
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What is the past participle of “to bear” as in to bear one's soul [on hold]

What is the past participle of "bear" as in "to bear one's soul". Is it "I have borne my soul in a public forum" or "I have bore my soul..."
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Someone who exploits your feelings for them to take advantage of you

I need a word or idiom for someone who takes advantage of you because they know you like them. In relationships, I heard the word "user", as someone who uses their romantic partners for material gain. ...
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Fire off (Phrasal verb)

I've looked up the phrasal verb fire off in the major dictionaries. Although no dictionary states that the phrasal verb suggests no intention of hitting a target. All the example sort of suggest so. ...
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Term for someone receiving pastoral care

I'm currently writing a manual on pastoral care in a Church community. In our cultural context, we use the term "pastor" not only for the traditional role of a community leader but also for anyone ...
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A question on usage of could and was able to

As you know,we use could for general ability. But if we want to say that somebody did something in a specific situation,we have to use was/were able to or managed to **(not **could ). I know the below ...
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Where does “more bang for the/your buck” come from?

The saying "more bang for the/your buck" that is more value in exchange for money or effort has been around since the '50s probably from an adaptation of Pepsi-Cola's 'More Bounce to the Ounce' ...
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What's the adjective from 'emit'?

I'd like to know what's the right adjective from the word 'to emit'. Is is emitting or emitted radiation? Or are they both used interchangeably?
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exports goes with is or are! Which is correct [on hold]

India's beef exports are 7,10,791 tonnes or India's beef exports is 7,10,791 tonnes in these two sentence which is correct? is or are
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Semicolon use before conjunction

"This is not a film about people with disabilities, but about the deep paths of human communication." Could I change this to - "This is not a film about people with disabilities; but the deep paths ...
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What is a word (or two) that means “to fill in the blanks?” [on hold]

I'm looking for a word or two (the shorter the better) that means "to fill in the blanks".
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Using “Putting up” in day to day conversation [on hold]

How to use "Where do you put up?". Is it the right replacement for "Where are you staying?".
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what is a word for “multifaceted information”?

It can be said as either "multifaceted information" or "information in multi-dimensional form ." some times, people used to provide a wide variety of information in a single graph or figure. So, what ...
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I have found this in a German newspaper: “Don't spring from the margin”

A German newspaper has published this instruction at a swimming pool in Berlin. Spring can also mean jump Margin is certainly not the edge of a pool I'd write Don't jump off the edge ...
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What can a pass be? For example there is a ski pass. Are there any typical collocations? [on hold]

I can't find the similar collocations on-line! I think that it is possible to say a salsa pass too. What passes may be?
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Perfet aspect as a contradiction

I'm a Russian native speaker. I've been struggling with "perfect tense" for a long time. Can we say that word "have", besides it's root meaning (posession), has 2 distinct (that is we can separate ...
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Can I use “but” when the second part of a sentence isn't in contrast to the first?

My understanding of the conjunction "but" is that it should be used when the second part of a sentence rebuts the first. However, I often find myself using it when the second part isn't rebutting ...
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Help with correct phrasing for poorly constructed sentence [on hold]

I know the below sentence is wrong, but I'm stuck on the right way to phrase it; any suggestions? Select the period of duty this person will be going on while awaiting approval or rejection for ...
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verb - Is there a word for 'de-acknowledging'?

Is there a singular word for the act of 'de-acknowledging' or 'removing an acknowledgement'. For context: I am creating a computer program with a list of issues. Issues can be acknowledged. But these ...
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Do you know the word ROUTABILITY?

Is the word "routability" appropriate in the context of electrical engineering? I want to express whether the electrical routes between components can be routed or not.
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Difference between usage of room and space

There is no more space for you in this apartment. There is no more room for you in this car. How to determine which one to use?
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Origin of “Caught between a rock and a hard place” [duplicate]

caught between a rock and a hard place Where is this expression coming from? I understood the meaning but, for me, literal translation doesn't make sense. Can you give me some image?
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I don't understand two points in the following sentence [on hold]

I don't understand two points in the following sentence: I have quite a lot of family and when I was growing up it was in a real, good, ordinary family – you couldn’t really get away with ...

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