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I'm a student from Saint-Petersburg (Russia). In November 2010 I was preparing for my TOEFL exam. Resources used by me for test preparation include British National Corpus, Cambridge Advanced Learner's dictionary, wiktionary.org, free part of official materials from here and here, anki (to learn new words, my current rate is about 60 words/day during the days completely devoted to enhancing my vocabulary). Recently I've passed my GRE (320 on verbal).

Now I'm in US and I continue to learn English. I've added tradukka to my list of resources.


Nov
27
asked Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
Nov
26
accepted What is the difference between “onerous” and “arduous”?
Nov
25
asked What is the difference between “onerous” and “arduous”?
Nov
22
comment How is “admire” used in “to admire them a great deal”?
Thank you. Now it's clear.
Nov
22
accepted How is “admire” used in “to admire them a great deal”?
Nov
21
asked How is “admire” used in “to admire them a great deal”?
Nov
18
accepted Can “divest” mean “strip or deprive”?
Nov
16
comment Can “divest” mean “strip or deprive”?
@RedDwight Thank you. Not only you have improved my question, but also have given me a possibility to see my mistakes and inaccuracies through the page english.stackexchange.com/posts/5102/revisions .
Nov
16
comment Can “divest” mean “strip or deprive”?
But Ok, I see that both meanings can be understood as a wide meaning of the word "strip" or "get rid of".
Nov
16
comment Can “divest” mean “strip or deprive”?
I'm not sure I understand you. That's probably because my English is not good enough: I'm just learning. But in your examples isn't it used as "sell" or "stop taking part in"? Doesn't Evonik plan to sell its carbon blacks unit? Haven't Universal Services Inc. agreed to sell four psychiatric hospitals?
Nov
16
asked Can “divest” mean “strip or deprive”?
Nov
14
accepted Where can I find a list of ways to get rid of the preposition “of”?
Nov
13
awarded  Scholar
Nov
13
awarded  Editor
Nov
13
revised How to pronounce “derivative” in the phrase “f ′ is a derivative of f ”?
typo
Nov
13
asked How to pronounce “derivative” in the phrase “f ′ is a derivative of f ”?
Nov
8
awarded  Student
Nov
8
awarded  Supporter
Nov
8
asked Where can I find a list of ways to get rid of the preposition “of”?