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The Tenno will surpass their former masters. This could refer to a single person if the speaker is under the impression that the Tenno were taught by different people and the reality is that they were taught by one. In that case, it is not the intent of the speaker to be referring to an individual. In some cases, this might be used humorously if the ...


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If the knife-wielder is actually in the process of cutting into her hand and somehow hasn't noticed, then: Be careful, you are cutting your hand! is correct, using the present progressive for an action in progress. However, if the speaker is predicting what will happen if the knife-wielder is not more careful, then both of the following are possible ...


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Be careful, you will cut your hand looks fine to me.


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The phenomenon that a person can easily read a text composed of words whose inner letters are rearranged is called jumbled word effect or letter-position coding. There are two mechanisms involved in this: relative-position priming a type of subset priming in which target word recognition is facilitated as a consequence of priming the word with some of ...


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My personal favorite is The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation . There are no real hard and fast rules, just general advice. It's like trying to force Picasso to paint like Rembrandt.


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Respected is the past participle form of respect. It can be parsed as the passive past participle, implying: People (the implied agent) respect him highly, because of his etiquette and gratitude. Others might want to parse respected as a predicate adjective, but that would be a redundant manipulation of the participial form. Respectable is the adjectival ...


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"Respectable" strictly means "worth respecting", although it more frequently means something like "conforms to societal norms". "Respected" means that people do actually respect them. Sometimes these are not the same thing. For example a person who does everything that is required by society, yet for some reason is not liked, may be respectable but not ...


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The answers here are good, but examples are missing. Example of a coherent text that is not cohesive: Summer was over. The boy went to school. The building: Peter had never liked it. All the other class members became easy targets of the lawmaker's son's gun. At 8:15 the massacre began. 7 children would not go home. The last words of the juvenile ...


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There is a partial set. It's called a Thesaurus. This is quite valuable in finding alternate words, but not good at confirming whether a particular construction will work the same with both words. Essentially you asked two questions: one about replacing words, for which there is a reference work; the other about equivalent phrasing, which is a result of ...


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I'm from NJ and have lived a host of places. I say or, oar and ore exactly the same way. Awe has no 'r' in it. So I don't say it the same way.


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In many parts of New England (US) the four would be indistinguishable. (But that's the only area I'm aware of.)


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We could start by attempting to define what a word is, but of course that definition would be made up of words, and I'm sure no one here woke up today intending to disappear into their own navel on a question like this. So we might instead simply note that, of the 26 possible single-letter "words," only three of them have meanings that go beyond tautological ...



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