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I am pretty sure the original phrase is 'to a tittle' as in 'Not a jot nor a tittle out of place'. Those phrases referred to writing Greek and meant literally that even the very small markings including subscript iotas (jots) and the diacritical markings that indicate tone and breathing (including what we would call a tilde, but before Spanish inflected ...


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This appears to be a typo or variant of boded ill (bode well/ill) Be an omen of a particular outcome: their argument did not bode well for the future [WITH OBJECT]: the 12 percent interest rate bodes dark days ahead for retailers [Oxford Dictionary Online] In context, it seems to indicate make a bad impression (and likely suffer future ...


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Either can be correct if used in the proper context: Case #1 "I am a teacher of English. Teaching the language is my profession and I am current unemployed." Case #2 "I am an English teacher. Teaching the English language is my job at Linwood School." Case #3 "I am an English teacher. My nationality is English and I have a position as Instructor of ...


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Greatest or least number. Most or fewest items. Just as greatest volume but most cubic feet. Lowest heat but fewest degrees. Dimensions are singular like substances (length, water). Measures are generally plural (feet, even when it is 0.97 feet). So in the abstract, we use forms that go with the singular on the former and forms that go better with ...


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"Most" in this instance means "largest number of". "Most number" is therefore incorrect. "Most items" is correct. As "most" is improperly modifying "numbers" in the second example sentence it would be improved by using a different word. Either use "most items" or "largest number of items."


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It means 'average', not outstanding by any quality. American 15-year-olds are middle of the pack in reading, survey shows THE FIRST major international study of reading in a decade shows that American 15-year-olds are about as proficient at reading as they are at mathematics and science. They're adequate but not very good - the definition of ...


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Yeah, it means not outstanding but not failing. For example, I will reference cleveland.com site (no offence intended). U.S. students in the middle of the pack on financial smarts Means that US students are not awful at understanding the value of money, but not brilliant. Of the countries / places surveyed, they came about the middle. As far as I ...



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