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Parts Of Speech

Is School a preposition in this sentence?: The School day never goes too slowly. If it is not what part of speech is it?
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What is the meaning of the sandwich, and how do you eat it properly [on hold]

What is the sandwich. Why is the sandwich. and how do you properly and perfectly eat one
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What verb could I use to replace can't? Please answer fast

synonym for can I cannot find lunch but maybe as you can and you helpingggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg gghfdfghjklkjhgfdsfdghjklmnbvcxdsertyuio;...
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clarification of the definition of “Pangaea”

I found these definitions online: Pangaea is a hypothetical supercontinent that included all current land masses, believed to have been in existence before the continents broke apart during the ...
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A word like “anachronism” but for word meanings instead of time

I’m trying to find a word that has roughly the same meaning as “anachronism”, but rather than incongruous time periods, it’s the word meanings which don’t line up/don’t make sense with each other. ...
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How to reword this without using additional nouns?

This sentence doesn't feel correct. There were a lot of photos that I didn't know who they were. But I'm not sure how to reword it without changing its structure. I could use additional nouns, ...
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Back to do VS back to doing

Is it incorrect to say "Coach is back to do what he does best" or should it be "Coach is back to doing what he does best"?
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Movie masterpiece or masterpiece of a movie?

I can't quite comprehend the phrase "I recommend you this masterpiece of a movie". Is it correct? Or should it say "I recommend you this movie masterpiece?"
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Usage of word factitious

Can I use the word factitious when expressing a false art? I wanna write the following: "Don't force factitious art. Sometimes poetry isn't enough to express feelings and music failes to convey ...
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What is the differnce between can and get to do something?

Could I replace"got to do" for "could do" in the following sentence? "Because he had all this land we could just drive, so we got to do all these things that none of our friends ever got to do." ...
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Not a decade, but a term for a 9 year span

Thanks for the help in advance; first time posting here. I'm curious what the most appropriate single word is to describe a 9 year time span, or a 9 year anniversary. A search on Google didn't turn ...
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Can a start be anticlimactic?

Anticlimactic is often used to refer to a disappointing ending to an exciting series of events. So, (not being a native speaker) I cannot decide whether it sounds natural to use the word at the start ...
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Difference between: I need some help (to) do something/I need some help doing something

I would like to know the difference in meaning between the following two sentences: I need some help to do something. I need some help doing something. Here are a couple of more specific example ...
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Change the voice of the given sentence

"How can this crime be committed"? Change the voice of this sentence Also, what is the object here? Is it "committed"? Any help would be appreciated.
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Word for something that is the last thing that shows that something existed

What word do I use when I want to say that something is the last thing that shows that something existed? Exact Scenario: There is a rod that extends from an electric pole, that was once there for ...
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Hundreds of times higher?

Is it correct to use the expression "hundreds of times higher" when the difference is 3.08 - 3.85 times higher? This is coming from Twitter, someone said that there was an increase of "hundreds of ...
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Which is correct — as much as … or as many as … used with a percentage?

I’m unsure which is correct to use in the following sentence — “as much as” or “as many as”? Here’s the sentence: As ___ as 88% of all real estate transactions come from repeat and referral ...
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wafer as computer-based equipment

In a book I'm reading there's the following phrase: In the study, her computer, a top-of-the-range wafer of stainless steel, is protected by civilian security software... My question is what ...
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Preposition usage

Should it be "the snake moved THROUGH the grass" or the snake "moved IN the grass" ?I have seen "moved in the grass" used in some places but I feel like it depends on the density of the grass. Which ...
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Electricity withdrawal

We commonly say "electricity consumption" for both : the electric energy actually consumed by appliances the electric energy drawn from the grid by a house, measured by a meter (what appears on your ...
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how to use as is requested in a email when replying back to the requestor about their original message

I have written the following Message: Please confirm the attached is as requested
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Help me understand “mortal man never smoked their superior in quality.”

I am a Korean reading The Lives of the Great Composers by Harold Schonberg. There's part of an article quoted from the New York Times describing how Americans welcomed Offenbach in his visit to New ...
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Prepositions, determiners and english grammar

How did you get _____ such a rare book? Please fill in the blank with the appropriate preposition. I think it can either be 'by' or 'across' but I am not sure. Also I think that the 'get' there is ...
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What is a good metaphor/analogy/idiom espousing the virtues of “developing something gradually over time”?

My question specifically relates to learning a new skill. Which could be used in the following example: An aspiring athlete trains for an hour each day without feeling like she is making much ...
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Which type of dash is used in an epigraph?

Which type of dash (en, em, 2-em) is used in an epigraph?
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Tips by Jon or tips from Jon or anything else?

If I give someone some tips, what would it be? Tips by Jon or Tips from Jon or anything else?
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Which of the two sentences is correct? If both are, which one is better?

I want to know which sentence is better of the two? 1. I am not in mood to do debate. 2. I am not in a mood to debate.
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Plural or singular when talking about generalities

In an academic paper, I need to explain that C programs have only one entry point. Should I write C programs have only one entry point or A C program has only one entry point I often find ...
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Trouble, problem and issue - Doubt

What the difference of trouble, problem and issue?
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What is the correct way to write this sentence(using vision and embodiment)

I wanna make a statement of my work which is design and writing that i make the clients vision into reality by using the words (vision,embodiment) but I don’t know what is the best way to write it ?! ...
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What's the difference in meaning between “cartography” and “cartology”?

What's the difference in meaning between "cartography" and "cartology"? Many sources on the internet would suggest that these words are synonyms but I'm sure they're not. I thought cartography is the ...
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meaning of “a priori”

I am reading an article, but a sentence confuses me. On one side, novels and films are opposed as “words” and “images,” agreed to be irreducible, untranslatable, a priori entities by most ...
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Kind vs the adjective kindly

When l was reading a Pokemon book, I saw this expression "This calm and kindly pokemon is slow to anger, …". I'd like to ask you whether "kind" and "kindly" as an adjective are almost same or not. ...
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What word am I thinking of?

I can’t think of a word I use quite often. It means to look at someone with a confused expression, or a slight look of disapproval. I’m quite certain it begins with D and it’s driving me mad not being ...
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Past modal required or can be omitted (example)

I had a few native speakers disagreed over the following sentence: She was treated harshly but she stayed with them. If she wanted, she could simply run away (//all those years). Now while some ...
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“Write me a description…”

Please help me. Here is a piece of my English exercise. The textbook was written by British authors. Now, class, I’d like you all to write … a description of your last holiday. A. me B. to me C. ...
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How do I write about my education in a mail to professor

I have completed graduation and want to write a mail to a professor. How should I write about my education background. I want to write something like that: `I have my bachelor's degree in Civil ...
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How about this sentence? [duplicate]

"It is you who does this". Is this sentence correct? As "you is used, so will it not be "do"? I'll appreciate if anyone reply. Thanks
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Subject complement or prepositonal object

In this sentence: " This is an adventure to me" /an adventure to me/ is the subject complement. I'd like to know the function of " to me" . Is it a post modifier of " adventure"? Or is it a prep. ...
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Correct Usage of “This Side”

I have heard people using "This side James, here" "This side James" I wanted to check if any of the above is a correct usage of English?
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Reformed irregular verbs and plurals happened how?

In the 1950s and 1960s UK schools taught a number of verbs and plurals as irregular that they now teach as regular. For example thrive/throve/thriven became thrive/thrived/thrived; stadia became ...
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question structure - “For” - front or rear

How would you say that right? I would ask for an existing order. What would you need faster for ? For What would you need faster ? Thank you in advance for Tibor
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What is the meaning of 'pipeline' in business/tech news?

I already knew the basic meaning of pipeline indicating a series of tubes for transporting gas, oil, or water. But I found the word 'pipeline' written with a different nuance especially when aritcles ...
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What do we call a person who adapts easily?

I know that my mother will be fine after reaching there, she is a person who knows how to adapt very easily.
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Can you please… when asking from a person with senior position

I have asked a simple thing from my client as: Can you please provide me the data to work on. So his reply was when you say can you do you mean that If I can provide the data or not. I felt ...
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is it correct ''to which I hold on"?

I was writing a song and wondering about the proper grammar of this sentence: the dream to which I hold on
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What does ‘Not being Not’ supposed to mean?

I would like to ask what does ‘Not being Not ready to be all in’ means? From my understanding, Not being ready to be all in means they don’t want to commit to the relationship but ‘Not being Not’ is ...
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O.K. abbreviation for "On Key' in telegraphy?

I have a background in amateur radio and the story was always told that O.K. stood for On Key, which is what telegraphists would send in Morse Code when they returned from a break. ie I am now On Key ...
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Avoid repeating a verb in a sentence

I'm not a native english speaker, so forgive me in advance if the question sounds very simple. In one of the sentences of my application letter I want to say: My professional experience includes a ...
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Difference between at every step and on every step

I'm trying to translate a poem from my native language to English. And I don't know what's the appropriate preposition for a sentence. Should it be, 'At every step, at every path, I've protested/...

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