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comment What does “movie/film” actually mean?
Movie and film are both legacy terms today, vestiges of the past with various meanings depending on context and usage. 1. For the contemporary meaning and usage of these two terms, please see a more specialized glossary rather than a general English dictionary. 2. As for whether the Vietnamese word phim translates to English movie or film, yes, both words do have that meaning in contemporary usage. See also: simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film
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comment Neoclassical Neologisms
Suggesting migration to meta.
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comment Phrases like “Fifth Beatle” or “Fourth estate”
Eighth wonder of the world.
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comment Why are we using 'the' less?
Natural language is a living, growing, evolving organism. The definite article's use is just one of the many things that constantly keep changing with changes in usage.
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comment Either [name of a person] or [second person] followed by a verb: should verb match second pronoun?
Recommended migration to English Language Learners if it has not already been dealt with satisfactorily there.
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comment Either [name of a person] or [second person] followed by a verb: should verb match second pronoun?
Welcome to ELU, Mike! We also have English Language Learners that you should explore. As for this question, I am recommending migration there. Good Luck. (I am tempted to answer this question, but for the fact that it is off-topic here.)
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comment Correct preposition with “to be jealous”
@javaNoobs for in the sense of 'because of' -- pl see my comment again.
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comment the English Language Teacher
"Grammar for the English Language Teacher." :)
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comment the English Language Teacher
@javaNoobs I'm not the one who said it's a dupe (though the closure box attributes it to me). This belongs to English Language Learners I said.
Apr
28
comment Correct preposition with “to be jealous”
"Alice is jealous of Bob for Charlotte." -- 'because of' Cf: "Alice wouldn't have been jealous of Bob but for Charlotte."
Apr
28
comment It Is Imperative That You Be Not Afraid?
Both are grammatical, both will work and make sense, though some may argue there's a subtle difference in meaning. One can find both forms in regular use, though I am not checking their trends over time.
Apr
28
comment Word for a place or resource where everything can be found
El dorado? Not exactly, though.
Apr
28
comment The mayor as well as his brothers is/are going to prison
@HotLicks That's not the question!
Apr
28
comment 'Previously' or 'ever ' in this context
I would say already suits much better.
Apr
28
comment Word or phrase to describe the “overly feminine” stereotype
You need the feminine equivalent of macho.
Apr
28
comment Am I parsing this incorrectly, or is it really possible to read in ambiguity without more context?
This could be a POB.
Apr
28
comment Looking for a perfect word to replace my phrase in the lyrics
Perhaps sneer or scorn could work; frown is another option. Also try their synonyms.
Apr
28
comment What does 'since' imply in this sentence?
Suggesting migration to English Language Learners
Apr
28
comment the English Language Teacher
Suggested migration to English Language Learners if found suitable.
Apr
28
comment What is the opposite of a catalyst?
Please look up catalyst or catalysis in a good dictionary.