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should I use present or fast form of structure in a comment?

I wanted to comment on a website on why I am interested to enroll on a course from the site. Should I say: 1) They provide a well structured courses or 2) They provide a well structure courses
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What's the word to describe someone who is trying to appear dumber than they actually are?

What would describe someone who puts on a façade of stupidity, but is actually much smarter than they appear? I would say that this is the oppposite of pretentious. I have looked all over the web and ...
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What is an appropriate one word replacement for the word “spam”?

Oxford Dictionary defines spam as: Irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the Internet, typically to large numbers of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, ...
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Is “know how to” a phrasal modal?

I know how to do it If not, how would you analyze this?
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Inferred meaning in a word problem

I know this is a computer science problem, but I am about to blow a gasket over the meaning implied or inferred here. Does this not refer to a single linkedlist that can be inferred from the ...
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Unpredictable person

What is an adjective that describes a person who is unpredictable in a negative or potentially dangerous way? I keep thinking "volatile," but I'm looking for a word more cohesive with the description ...
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Usase of could have/would have/would have been

I find myself very weak in using these phrases. please write a sentence.
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Why is this use of the word “meaning” not quite right?

Today one of my students gave me some writing as part of her preparation for a Cambridge Proficiency exam. She was describing how after she'd moved away to go to university she'd temporarily lost ...
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Medieval sounding words or old English words? [on hold]

I'm writing a item name generator for my RPG I'm working on and I have a small list of words that are old Amulet Gauntlet Talisman Ward And I'm trying to think of other words like stuff you'd find ...
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Is “technical possible (to do something)” the same as “technically possible”? [on hold]

I've sometimes read the expression "technical possible" as a synonym of the phrase "technically possible". I would like to know if it is grammatically correct. If it's correct, I understand that ...
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1answer
32 views

Trouble with prepositions [on hold]

I want to write the sentence "start date of the period being aggregated over" However, I know one is not supposed to end a sentence in a preposition. I can't think of a good alternative to this ...
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10answers
447 views

Is there a negative word for an overt display of emotion?

I recently discovered a friend who always believed that cheesy, corny and tacky meant (to use their words) a "pornographic display of emotion". As in: The end of a TV show where that Dad says to the ...
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1answer
18 views

since I did something vs since I have done something

A sentence like "We've known each other since 2015" sounds common and normal. However, could you explain the possible circumstances of using a sentence with 2 Present Perfect clauses linked by "since" ...
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Why do personal pronouns always come last after a list of nouns?

Why do we always put "I" or "me" at the end of a list of nouns in a sentence. For example we would say "John, Sam, and I are going to the mall" instead of "I, John, and Sam are going to the mall" Is ...
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Is there a word for “false accuser”?

Say I robbed you which makes you angry and then I blame you for being angry even though I caused it. So in a sense I'm accusing you falsely and making you a scapegoat. Is there a single word for what ...
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19 views

Would the cell theory be capitalized?

I was wondering if the cell theory should be capitalized science there is only one. also , would Pre AP Biology be capitalized? thank you so much for your time
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33 views

what does that's a first mean [on hold]

It's a first! I'm not familiar with the meaning of this phrase. I was explaining a situation and this is the response that I received via email.
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2answers
48 views

What's another way of saying “interested in”?

What's another way of saying "interested in"? In my cover letter, I want to say "i am interested in this position..." but I have already used the word "interested" and I want to use another word to ...
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English Grammar [migrated]

I have a sentence: "We are having a party this evening" I don't know why we use present continuous. In grammar, we don't use having for possess. Thank you for reading
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2answers
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How to say “libro parlato” in English

In Italian a "libro parlato" is an ordinary book which has been recorded with a person's real voice (thus giving the book a pleasant "mood" listening experience which cannot currently be achieved ...
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Origin of the exclamation “Jeannie (Genie?) Martins”

My mother often uses the term "Jeannie Martins!" (or perhaps Genie Martins, I've never seen it written, though this seems less likely) as a general exclamation. Jeannie Martins, it's cold outside! ...
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1answer
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Four letters - one sound!

Whilst teaching phonics today, we encountered the word 'through' and I was asked 'What is it called when four letters make one sound'? It's a fair question and I haven't a clue! None of the phonic ...
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1answer
40 views

What does 'their' refer to here?

Consider the sentence: The Taliban tortured the minorities. They ridiculed their laws. Here, they refers to Taliban? their refers to the minorities or the Taliban? Further, consider the ...
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445 views

Term for: Simultaneous rare experience/occurrence

I'm talking about a situation where I hear a word, phrase, or telling of an actual experience from one source (e.g., a friend's mouth), and almost immediately hear the exact same word or phrase from a ...
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5answers
68 views

Word choice for a comparison of different amounts

I'm currently struggling to clearly state the following situation: Background: Let's assume I have two newspaper articles A and B. Let's say I want to count how often a specific word (for instance ...
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5answers
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A single word to describe a young, successful team or organization

My kid's youth soccer club (let's call it Team A) is merging with another club (Team B). I am working on a website banner to announce the merger. Team A has been around for over 40 years and quite ...
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1answer
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Up in Annie's room behind the wall paper

My dad had a lot of phrases which I have not been able to identify the origins of. He would use "up in Annie's room behind the wallpaper" in much the same way as "to see a man about a dog" is used - ...
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What is the plural of the name Jess?

I understand it's grammatically correct to use apostrophe s for the plural of letters. Dot your i's and cross your t's. But not for proper nouns that end with s. Here come the Jones's ...
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2answers
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Change of tenses

What is the past progressive form of- "I was ill"? Can it be changed at all? I think it cannot be changed but in a bit hesitation. Clarify the answer with reason.
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2answers
38 views

The meaning of 'the' in this sentence

"Winston Smith lives in a world where everyone is watched every second of the day" Is highlighted "the" the synonym of "every"? Why do we use "the" here instead of "a".
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0answers
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percentile in JEE(MAIN) in resume [on hold]

How to mention percentile in JEE(MAIN) in resume and suggest whether to mention 90.42 percentile in resume is ok or not ?
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3answers
42 views

Does this quote use proper grammar? [on hold]

The quote "How did you know you're alive, unless you'd once been dead?" by Alan Watts seems like it uses the incorrect grammar. I would think instead of "you'd" it should be "you've", but perhaps I'm ...
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1answer
19 views

Is the word mercantilistic correct in this context?

I want to use the word in the following sentence:--- By using the aforementioned words, he adds a mercantilistic color to the whole situation.
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1answer
13 views

“the proposal for” or “the proposal of”

I need to prepare the title of a document. I am not sure whether it should sound like this: "The proposal for implementation of a new architecture" or "The proposal of implementation of a new ...
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0answers
29 views

amount or number [on hold]

For a number of year snow the term "amount" has ben substituted for "number". This grates on my ears. People can not be poured through a funnel as an "amount'. Does anyone else here feel this way too? ...
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0answers
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Plural or singularis?

The sentence: The reader has more knowledge than the characters in the short story: this is the very definition of suspense, and the effect of it works brilliantly I am not sure whether it is ...
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1answer
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Going back and forth in time gramatically?

The sentence(s): The ice breaks beneath them, and they are stuck in their car while it is being filled with ice-cold water. Dawn’s mother had tried to convince Sam, Dawn’s father, not to go on the ...
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Creative synonym for follower/following

I am building a platform that will have a similar structure to Twitter and I am tirelessly looking for something that could replace the terms for connections between users. On Twitter the terms ...
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Is anyone to speak English sometimes in Telegram? [on hold]

I am from Iran and want to speak English with someone that want to know about Iran. and I want to know about other country s too.and this is an exercise for me. My telegram account is :
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Is there an adjective describing calendar information?

I am trying to find an overall expression for different types of calender days within a certain period. I would like to distinguish e.g. "normal working day", "Saturday", "Sunday or holiday". Is ...
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1answer
29 views

“Leave the meeting room in order” or “keep the meeting room in order”

We're having a discussion at our office whether or not the phrase "Please leave the meeting room/kitchen/coffee corner in order" is correct. What we're trying to convey is: please clean up dirty cups ...
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What is the english term for “tistis ng niyog”? [on hold]

English term for that part of the coconut tree.
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2answers
55 views

Is “I like how when + phrase” correct?

Is the following sentence grammatically correct? I like how when Katy asked "Is everything okay?", Lilly asked "Is it not?".
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1answer
108 views

Is there a word for when you run into someone and both of you try to avoid each other and fail, repeatedly? [duplicate]

It has most certainly happened to all of us at least once: Two people walking along the same narrow pathway in opposite directions walk into each other. There is room for both to pass each other, ...
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1answer
49 views

English false diminutives

In German there are false diminutives but are there any false diminutives in English? By false diminutives I mean words which are have diminutive suffixes but don't express either small size or ...
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0answers
21 views

English Diminutives and Augmentatives

how are English augmentatives formed?Are there any suffixes for forming English augmentatives?
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1answer
50 views

Use of “not only… but also”

I am an English teacher in Korea. Please help me to teach correct English to my students. I found the following sentence in the book "Why We Shop: Emotional Rewards and Retail Strategies" written by ...
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0answers
35 views

Word for a person from another race?

I am searching for a word that means 'of another race' to be used in context of a sentence such as, "She was deeply protective to her [of other race], foster children.", "They shunned the ...
4
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3answers
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Are there English equivalents to “Samurai uses (show off) a toothpick, even he hasn’t eaten anything (for a day)”?

There is a Japanese proverb, 武士は食わねど高楊子、of which literal translation is “Samurai uses (show off) a toothpick, even he hasn’t eaten meal,” meaning a Samurai glories in his honorable poverty. Samurais ...
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1answer
25 views

“an (among other things) schizophrenic” or “a (among other things) schizophrenic”?

I'm lost on whether I should use "a" or "an" in the part of the sentence: "an (among other things) schizophrenic". How does the part in the brackets affect the rest here?

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