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comment Opposite of “depends on”
Downstream packages depend on things further upstream.
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answered “You look good. The last time I seen you, you looked terrible, your head was busted in and —”
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comment “Thirty times weaker”: Using a multiplier to describe the lack of something
I would have thought that something can only be thirty times weaker than something that is quantifiably weak. It is not the same as being one thirtieth the strength. If someone needs to get one more point to win a game, and I need five more, my position is five times weaker, not one fifth as strong.
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comment Why does the meaning of a root sound different than the root?
As-salamu alaykum @Mitch
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comment Academic writing Photo or Photograph
Given the context, photograph seems better, if only to help eliminate any casual tone.
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comment Why does the meaning of a root sound different than the root?
They're not all Latin. If you're just making up words, I don't understand the question. Just pick a bunch of random noises and put them in rows. Blumfinich krargum mukashakalah.
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comment Is there any saying or idiom to describe the opposite of “blessing in disguise”?
@TusharRaj - Let it go. Giving away millions of dollars is not a blessing, it's an act of charity. It may be a blessing for the people receiving the benefits. If they were fed, but then it turned out the food was rotten, and they all died of food poisoning, that'd work, but that's not blowback. And your other suggestions were equally poor, but had already been commented on. Genuinely, I'm not going to respond to this thread anymore. All the best for the next question dude.
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comment Why does the meaning of a root sound different than the root?
To help with constructing a convincing language for a fantasy world, if you haven't already, spend some time reading J.K. Rowling. She has a gift for doing what you're trying to do when she comes up with names for magical spells. You can probably get all you need from just reading the fan wikis.
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comment Is there any saying or idiom to describe the opposite of “blessing in disguise”?
Yes. But one that appeared to be a blessing, but that was a curse in disguise. And please don't shout at me.
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comment Is there any saying or idiom to describe the opposite of “blessing in disguise”?
Blowback just generally refers just unforeseen, unwanted consequences of your own actions. Blowback does not appear to be a blessing. None of the examples really fit the actual question. This answer just goes off on its own tangent.
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comment Is the sentence; 'Can people stop inviting me to play games I don't want to.' grammatically correct?
Hey @Inquiring, welcome to Stack Exchange. Check out our sister site, English Language Learners. It's much better suited to this kind of question. ell.stackexchange.com
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answered Why does the meaning of a root sound different than the root?
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comment Can't remember the word for indicating different options
Hey @exs, welcome to the network. We have a sister site, English Language Learners, that would be a much more appropriate place for these kinds of questions: ell.stackexchange.com .
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comment Formal way to say “I believe”
A few words you could use with this approach: Convincing, compelling and persuasive. They all imply that the author believes the researcher, without implying that anything is definitely true.
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comment A word to describe a London projects dweller
Yeah, there are a lot of slightly wealthier people, who do the whole Burberrys and gold chain thing, and get called chav as well. But they're just another side of it, kind of like posh wannabes. Still, if you asked someone what's the UK word for somebody with low income, who often gets in trouble with law enforcement and probably wears sportswear on any occasion, they'd say chav more often than not.
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