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It was too tempting a chance to resist

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Is the phrase "Are you five years old" a thing?

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Is there a word or expression that describes a person who demands that something needs to be a certain way yet they wont help to get it that way?

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Correct position of "always"

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"To put the copestone on something", meaning, literary synonyms

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Possessive of time / belonging to the ages: time’s or times’

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Meaning of the verb "hate"

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A word to describe the act to switch between positive and negative?

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In this example do the square brackets mean Mexican was the original word and not addict? "the addict [read Mexican]"

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Can 'as opposed to' be used preceding a verb? [closed]

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What is the concept of an accepted default not having a formal name?

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Punctuation before and within an adverb clause

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What is a word or phrase for "The point in time when the work pays off and it takes care of itself from here"

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Word or idiom to describe clothes colours that don't match

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-phobia word for fear of hearing speeches

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Fear of smart people/ phobia of intelligence

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In saying "how things ought to be how they ought to be..." is the use of "ought to be" redundant? [closed]

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To Find a Word Beginning with B: Adjective, in the Shape of a Grape [closed]

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"run-down" versus "rundown"

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In the phrase "the scales have fallen from my eyes" why did they use the word "scales"?

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In legal citations, why are "see", "see also", etc., in italics?

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Can you invert a whole phrase in an anastrophe?

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Is there a single word for a person who loves colours in general?

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Should I use a comma or em dash before "including"?

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Can I use 'Yours sincerely' when I write 'Dear Parent'?

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What does "on" means in this context? [closed]

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"A, and thus B, is true." or "A, and thus B, are true."?

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Is "be to do" a shortened form of "be going to do"? [migrated]

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Between each/every (logic analysis)

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'were' or 'was' in a sentence with two subjects - plural followed by singular [duplicate]

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What might the term "B-I-T-sweetie" mean in the context of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes's play "The Mule-Bone"?

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Can anyone explain the meaning of "as an old fisherman used to say when I was a boy not so very long ago, ..."

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In Early Modern English, is it common to use “if thou do something”, or “if he do something”?

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Is usage of “Yours sincerely” still appropriate?

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Is 'Yours hopefully' formal or informal?

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What would be a good humorous alternative to "Let's get a move on"? [closed]

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I was raised being called "sister" by my family. What's the background on this usage?

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Placement of "for all" in "show that"

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Manager/managee - role word question

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Whence comes the expression ‘’starve a cold, feed a fever?”

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What word can fulfill the most parts of speech?

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Colon versus separate sentences

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Doesn't kibbutz also mean to build consensus?

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Is there a word for feeling both intense panic and peace at the same time?

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Comma or period after the words: I remain at the end of a letter?

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She[,] as well as I[,] (am/is/are?) tired of the work

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'Some people' and 'Others' and their relation in context of being majority/minority/equal

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What are the nuances of the British expression "gone" used with time, as in "gone 8" or "gone midnight"?


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