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comment What does the phrase “He’s holding a cat” mean or does it only have a direct meaning?
And I think this answers the question at hand about as well as any other.
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comment What does the phrase “He’s holding a cat” mean or does it only have a direct meaning?
So. Why don't you frigging ask that person with that status? He knows exactly what it means. Why are you asking a bunch of random folks off the internet instead? We don't even know who that person is. You have at least that bit of context; we have nothing. Why do you expect us to know more when given less? Why? Not cool. Not cool at all.
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comment article - the or a?
The US is associated with a bison? Really? First time I hear that. Clearly a lie.
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comment Usage of adjectives as noun
He is tall. He is old. He is smart. He is beautiful. He is stupid. He is dumb. He is ridiculous. What are you even talking about? Any adjective at all fits.
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comment Period usage when abbreviating at the end of a sentence
I've added a couple tags. By the way, we might have actually discussed this in the past which would make this question a dupe. I'll search around when I have a spare minute.
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revised Period usage when abbreviating at the end of a sentence
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comment How to politely ask someone to hurry up because of lack of time?
Show us what you've got so far and ask about the specific problem you're having with it. If you don't have a specific problem with what you have so far, then you don't have a question. And if you have nothing so far, then hire a ghostwriter. Neither ELU nor Workplace do ghostwriting.
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comment Period usage when abbreviating at the end of a sentence
Both example sentences are punctuated correctly. And do not look weird in the least. Also, what's this to do with grammar? This has nothing at all to do with grammar.
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comment Which is a grammatically correct sentence?
Neither fragment makes any sense at all, so feel free to use either, the result will be the same.
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comment Future Tense Help
Should in this case just means if. As any dictionary will tell you. Why are you dragging future tense into this? English does not even have a future tense. And should is the past tense of shall. The question makes no sense at all.
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comment Construction of a compound-complex sentence
A comma cannot make a sentence grammatically incorrect. This, sentence is,,, perfectly im,,,pe,ccable En,glish. The, question, is unclear. Please clarify what, exactly it is you, want to know.
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comment use of since in simple,progressive, and perfect tenses
There is no such thing as a continuous or perfect tense. English has exactly two tenses, and neither of them is continuous or perfect. The question makes no sense.
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comment I did not saw him. Is this correct; if not, why not?
Use your eyes. The main verb is saw in this case. The main verb cannot possibly be see because then the sentence is ungrammatical. Why do you assume the main verb to be something that makes the sentence ungrammatical? If I told you that I didn't found Microsoft, would you assume the main verb is find? Why? (And by the way, did is a verb, too. What do you mean, you don't see any other verbs in that sentence?)
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comment How to tell effectively, When someone just follows the existing custom or system as it is, without asking any questions
1. Tell it effectively in your mother tongue. 2. Translate into English.
Jul
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comment I did not saw him. Is this correct; if not, why not?
Who says the main verb is see in this case? Why do you assume that?
Jul
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revised Grammatical number of compound subjects with indefinite pronouns
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comment What's the name for when a word changes its pronunciation because of how people read?
So anyway. I think this really is two unrelated questions in one. The first one is about simple unfamiliarity with strange words. We have a whole list of those. I don't think there's a specific name for them. You can call it mispronunciation, and it is, but that's not specific enough. And the second question is about borrowing. Borrowed words always change their pronunciation, in all languages. That is not mispronunciation. Calling that mispronunciation is wrong.
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comment “I wish for a rest now”: what does “now” modify?
The reasoning is completely botched. In fact it is circular reasoning. You first take the desired conclusion, then come up with a bunch of contrived, and obviously wrong, arguments, to fit it, and then are happy to report that the desired conclusion is correct. What do you mean, "I don't know where the for comes from"? "Wish for" is a set phrase. You've never wished for anything before? And "rest" is not a a remnant of an understood verb phrase "to take a rest". Complete and utter nonsense you only just invented. This barely qualifies for a comment, much less an answer. −1.
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revised Correct use of “x times lower”
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comment how to make 'participle phrase'
This is off-topic. Neither the sentence nor the task make any sense in English. Whoever gave it to you is an idiot. You will learn absolutely nothing from listening to them. Run away.