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As an aside, I would start both sentences with It is so,. Something that is meant to be a certain way certainly indicates a purpose on the side of an agent that supposedly made it so. Something that is supposed to be a certain way indicates a certain expectation from the side of the observer. His artwork is meant to be shocking. The artist has the ...
Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1942) assigns the two words to different groups of related terms. Anguish falls in the sorrow category (along with woe, heartache, grief, dole, and regret), while distress is the lead term in a group that includes suffering, misery, agony, dolor, and passion. This dictionary has this to say about the special features of the ...
I think you got it just fine: You use the article when refering to some specific instance of something, without article, you are making a general statement, often about the type of something. Some examples: "I like fish" (...but don't like pork) vs. "I like the fish" (...which is on my plate.) "I dread christmas" (...because it's always such a ...
You are going to have to renew your passport. (future intention - sounds horrible without "gonna") means you'll have to do it in the near future. ("gonna" is a colloquialism for "going to") You have to renew your passport. (present simple) It refers to the present. You will have to renew your passport. (future simple) You'll have to do it at some ...
Ontography as a 'working method' is beautifully explained in Graham Harman's book 'Weird Realism: Lovecraft and Philosophy. The context is Lovecraft's writing, but the principles can be applied elsewhere.
"in any which way" adds a rough, rude and indifferent tone to your statement (usually used by superiors to talk to their subordinates or used by angry parents). E.g. Reach the reporting station by 9 a.m. in any which way you can. (It almost implies - I don't really care which mode of transport you use. Just reach by 9 a.m.)
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