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How to pronounce Türkiye in English?

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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

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What is a proper word for (almost) identical products?

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Where did the pronunciation of the word "kilometer/kilometre" as "kl OM iter" rather than "KILL o meeter" originate?

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Is the ‘t’ in ‘witch’ considered a silent t?

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Idiom for a situation where a problem has two simultaneous but unrelated causes?

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Sink vs Basin distinction

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Are there examples of triple entendres in English?

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Are there other proposed translations of "aelfheres" in Beowulf than a name?

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What is the meaning of "Wa’al"?

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Was the phrase "white Christmas" indeed coined in the song?

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What does ‘a grade-hog’ mean?

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Is "sinnate" a word? What does it mean?

11 votes
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Why do we say "commit" a crime?

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1 answer
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What is the meaning of "sutting "?

2 votes
6 answers
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I’m looking for a word that describes a decision being imposed on you unwillingly [closed]

4 votes
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Use of generic "one" without having to revel the gender

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Formal written form for a 2x something? [closed]

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Is "parse out" actually a phrasal verb, and in what context do you use "parse"

5 votes
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What's quasi-modal be?

8 votes
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428 views

Is "farfel" an idiolectical quirk/part of a familect?

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Is there a word in English specifically for any dream during sleep?

5 votes
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How do you pronounce Greenough?

3 votes
1 answer
572 views

Olympic basketball terms: what does “gutted on the glass and in the paint” mean?

6 votes
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How does one determine if something is "Modern" or not?

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1 answer
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What do you call the male equivalent to Cougar (woman)?

2 votes
1 answer
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What is the meaning of '"It's nart'ral" in "Pollyanna" by Eleanor H. Porter?

7 votes
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"Stop __________ and hurry up!" [migrated]

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What did Tolkien apparently have against commas?

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Confusion regarding "since" vs "for" [migrated]

2 votes
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Is it proper to capitalize the scientific method?

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anger with something (rather than someone)?

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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

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Is a painting "made by" a painter or just "by" a painter?

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Idiomatic expressions for making sarcastic comparisons with other person: translations for ‘otra que’ or ‘ser un poroto’ [closed]

2 votes
4 answers
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"as tall as the building" or "as high as the building"

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Types of English where "try [bare infinitive]" is common? (e.g. I'll try work on it) [closed]

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Can "et ali" be proper?

3 votes
2 answers
154 views

I’m confused by how the term “syntactic marker” is used in CGEL

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How to quote a word in quotes [duplicate]

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"The tired fireman found the building ablaze", is "ablaze" predicative adjective at there? [duplicate]

0 votes
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Stop blowing your load in the Golden Arches

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1 answer
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watering for a snatch - what does it mean?

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Use of the word "any" with imperative verbs. Singular or Plural

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Won Fin Anymore? (Won't Fit Anymore?)

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Why does Huddleston and Pullum's definition of catenatives exclude objects (and predicative complements)?

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Word for the dust carried by wind


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