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In the United States, Canada and Australia, primary and secondary education together are sometimes referred to as K-12 education, and in New Zealand Year 1–13 is used. The purpose of secondary education can be to give common knowledge, to prepare for higher education, or to train directly in a profession. -Wikipedia Education As @ab2 kindly affirmed K-12 ...


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"Bilingual" describes someone who is versatile in two languages. If you want to describe someone who has mastered multiple languages, you could call them a "polyglot", although this is properly "someone who speaks 5 or more languages." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyglot_(disambiguation)) Also relevant is the word "biliterate," simply meaning "able to ...


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They don't have the same meaning at all. The preposition on is used as a function word to indicate an instant when something begins or is done according to Merriam Webster definition No. 3. Therefore, No. (1) sentence could be rephrased to As soon as (The moment) I started to clean up my bedroom, I found my valuable watch. No. (2) sentence could ...


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It's both. Or, it's either or. There is really no way to syntactically say for sure in a sentence whether a passive participle is acting as a predicative subject complement or whether it is part of a passive verb construction. Whether to interpret devastated here as an adjective or the matrix verb depends entirely on the semantics of the sentence. If it's ...


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stalking, from Hunting Behavior in Cats Click on the link to see a good picture. You’ve seen it in your kitty – a slow move forward, then perfect stillness. Her tail swishes side to side just before she pounces on the hapless catnip mouse. Stalking behavior is seen in all felines, who creep up on prey until they are close enough to pounce. Hiding ...


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This is called learning by rote. A kind of learning style that isn't really learning but repeating exactly as you were told. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rote_learning.


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The noun for this is "polyglot". "Polyglotism or polyglottism is the ability to master, or the state of having mastered, multiple languages." "Multilinguist" is a synonym for this.


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To flounder might be a suitable word. From Google: Flounder struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water. "he was floundering about in the shallow offshore waters". (To do it successfully would probably be treading water).


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You are looking for (to) float: to stay on the surface of a liquid and not sink: An empty bottle will float. You can float very easily in/on the Dead Sea because it's so salty. (Cambridge Dictionary)


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Sterile (adj.) not able to produce children or young I believe "scientifically sterile generations" means that those generations are not able to produce science. That is not exactly the same as those generations having nothing to contribute to science. You can contribute to science, without producing science. Older generations can produce science, and the ...


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Pretty much the same meaning, I'd say. Both have implied additional words: [Upon] ... cleaning up my bedroom, I found my valuable watch. or On [the occasion of] cleaning up my bedroom, I found my valuable watch. [While] [c]leaning up my bedroom, I found my valuable watch.


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Pre-booking specifically denotes that you have booked something in advance, Book (something) in advance: a pre-booked hotel reservation (ODO) whilst booking Reserve accommodation for (someone): his secretary had booked him into the hotel (ODO) merely connotes these meanings and booking would refer to the reservation more generally and ...


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I think you might find "compulsory education" works for you. What it means depends on the region you're in but it literally means "required education" - or the years of education required by government. Compulsory education refers to a period of education that is required of all persons and is imposed by law. Depending on the country, this education may ...


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Stalking would come to mind first, or for a phrase moving with stealth, prowling, but it really depends exactly what mood you want to convey.


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If the socks started you wearing shoes, would you have any question about where the preposition went? I think that the reason that "from" is not usually dropped is mental association with "keep". "To keep you doing something" means the opposite of "to keep you from doing something", the preposition is vital, and I think that has carried over to other verbs....


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"Scold" is more specific in that it means to lecture someone or to verbally reprimand someone. "Reprimand" can mean to lecture or scold someone, but it can also mean another type of punishment. "Reprimand" however is especially used to mean a formal punishment, e.g. "The FBI reprimanded the agent who had been careless with classified information. As a result,...



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