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The trip will be more interesting than that we had last year

The trip will be more interesting than the one we had last year. Now I replace "the one" with "that". The trip will be more interesting than that we had last year. Is it grammatical? Does it ...
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Difference between “as regards” and “in regards to”

In my understanding the phrases "as regards" and "in regards to" are interchangeable, but an editor once corrected the former to the latter in my writing. May I ask what is the difference? The ...
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Onomatopoeia to present speak quickly, fluently but clearly

If there's a situation:someone is standing on a stage and talking fluently, quickly and clearly. What onomatopoeia can I use to describe the sound of his talk?
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Correct use of prepositions at the end

I am new in this platform and I would like to request you some assistance. I am preparing a technical report; however I would like to know if I am using correctly prepositions at the end of this ...
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Antonyms of duty is right?

I saw duty's antonyms is right. How is it sir/ma'am kindly explain
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do you think the advantages of using social network outweight its disadvantages?

the use of social media such as facebook, twitter,etc, is replacing face to face contact in peoples everyday lives. Do you think the advantages outweigh its disadvantages? With the birth and growth of ...
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What should I name such a to-do list?

I'm confused about the name of one list in my to-do lists. In this list, I want to include important things that belong to quite different categories and happen irregularly or only once. For example, ...
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What is another word for perspective?

In the sentence: This experience gave me a new [perspective]. What would be an eloquent word (or short phrase) that I could use instead of "perspective"?
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What exactly is the meaning of the phrase “county courted”?

I come across this phrase very rarely, most recently in a Wodehouse story. It seems to mean something like "brought as defendant before a county court", e.g., sued. Is there a more precise meaning? In ...
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Compound, complex, or compound and complex?

The baseball player, that I enjoy watching, hit a home run.
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what does “ a side discussion with ” mean ?

I am going to give presentation about my branch office this week, and i received the following email from conference organizer. " I will as a side discussion talk with your company regarding your ...
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Is “besides being cowardly” grammatically correct?

My sentence: Facing difficulties or dangers in life, what should we do besides being cowardly? Rely on God and He will lead you. Does "besides being cowardly" sound natural? Is the meaning ...
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What does “unanimously disagreed” mean?

The complete sentence runs as follows: The judges unanimously disagreed that he was fit to compete. What does it mean?
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What is a word for “someone to whom you pledge loyalty”

I'm looking for a single word that behaves almost like an antonym for "follower" or "constituent", but that doesn't carry the "official-ness" of "leader." He felt betrayed by his [person to whom ...
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Grammatical name [on hold]

1)She likes "worshiping God" 2)I have seen "that you are greedy" 3)Keep it "because of tomorrow" 4)The two boys "whose goat you killed" are waiting outside
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sentence structure and “allows for” usage

I have two sentences: In addition, it allows to customize the WALL appearance, ad units in the WALL and wrapped ListAdapter. Additionally, it allows for the WALL appearance, ad units in the WALL and ...
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should used in topic sentence, is used in key idea sentences

Our elementary school should publish a school newspaper written by students. It is published to inform students about upcoming events.
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Meaning of “But no Source never made me not buy an album when they say it was wack”

I cannot get the real meaning of this AAVE sentence from rapper Kon Artis, a song lyric transcribed at Genius: But no Source never made me not buy an album when they say it was wack Source is the ...
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Is “in the essence of time” legitimate? Standard? Regional?

I had never heard "in the essence of time" before a recent trip to Virginia. Various local attendees of a meeting I attended used the phrase to justify moving on to a new topic, in a situation where I ...
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Word similar to 'insidious' or 'pernicious', with a non-negative connotation

I'm looking to describe an effect caused by using a particular construction in English, and the fact that it affects the listener and the whole of their thought processes whithout the listener being ...
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is this non-essential

A. The Senate voted. The people, themselves, did not. vs. B. The Senate voted. The people themselves did not. Which one is right? A or B? Additionally, is "themselves" non-essential?
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Verb for “friction”

Many languages have a verb to describe friction between two objects e.g. The door xxxx the carpet. Is there a similar way to say so in English rather than "There is friction between the door and the ...
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What is the polite way to ask for age? [on hold]

The company I work for has a website form that asks for information from our user. The first question is "How old are you?" followed by four options: 18 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 59 60+ It is my opinion, ...
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Word for “parts of a plant”

Is there a word that means “plant part”? As in, “member/organ is to body as ______ is to plant”. Root, stalk, leaf, petal, stamen, are all what?
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Perfect Infinitive - why does it need an adverb in this sentence?

Why is it that it's perfectly fine to say: 'I'd like to have started learning Spanish earlier', but we simply can't omit the word 'earlier'. Is it because it implies that it might happen in the ...
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“Education made easy” is it grammatically correct? [on hold]

I am trying to find a short form from this phrase "Education made easy". My purpose is to server this one "Learning made easy" but creating short form the second phrase doesn't sound good. Is it ...
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When did photos start? [migrated]

When was the first photos taken with the first camera? Some sites states that the first photos were taken in 1826 but some sites states that the first photos were taken in 1827. I want to know the ...
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Help! Not everything written on the web is ok, I guess [on hold]

Advertising helps informs the customers about the brands available in the market and the variety of products useful to them. Advertising is for everybody including kids, young and old. It is done ...
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When was the word “terrorism” first used?

When was the word "terrorism" first used in the world? I did some research but, the internet gave me two answers. The first one said it was first used in 1794. But, the second one said it was first ...
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How do I avoid ambiguity if I use the word “toilet”? [on hold]

It sometimes makes ambiguity when I use the word toilet, e.g. the room or the equipment. There are other expresses like washroom and so on, but if I use this word, how do I definite its meaning?
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is it “an or a information page” [duplicate]

I got a simple question: is it a or an information page? "Click here to create an / a information page"
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Are the words victim and victor related?

They seem to come from the same proto-indo-european word "weyk", which has two separate meanings. Is this a coincidence, or are the words related?
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Should one use “an” or an “a” before an acronym beginning with the letter H? [duplicate]

Consider the sentence: He offered to be an HSC. vs: He offered to be a HSC. In the example above, HSC stands for Health Service Consultant. If one were saying the sentence aloud, one would ...
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Word for something that has a legal and illegal use

Certain tools and substances (some fertilizers, nuclear technology, among others) can have both a legal peaceful application, or an illegal destructive use. What's the word for describing this type of ...
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What is the proper way to quote multiple questions within one sentence without using bullets

Here is the sentence I am working with: Some of the reflection questions included are “What do you think is happening here?”; “How do you think the boy to the right feels? Why?”; and “What should the ...
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What would you call a person pejoratively who enjoys perks of a job post but responsibility of a lower rung assistant

What would you call a person pejoratively who is on a professional privileged position such as Engineer, geologist, senior engineer etc (earning what the post demands) but chooses to do a job of a ...
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“Why are you hating me” or “Why are you hating on me”?

Which one is the right? "Why are you hating me" or "Why are you hating on me"?
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What does “move states away for” mean in this sentence?

I read a sentence: "His ambition, twinned with desperation, resonates with any teenager who wants to journey off to college or move states away for work, in a bid to escape youthful boundaries. " Not ...
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What does this mean? “Telerecordings are a latitudes. Disgruntled extrovert will be very recitational booted out the ying yang under the barbadian.” [on hold]

What does this mean? It is possible that the intent of the original author of the quote cannot be surmised. The link is no longer working as the server is not available. The domain is registered in ...
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Can the word mountain be used as the meaning of burden?

I was listening to a song named 'Nobody loves me like you' by Chris Tomlin. And there was an expression that You’re breaking down the weight of all my mountains. Thinking by context I guess the ...
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I don't know which is more correct to say

Basically I came across this as I was writing a birthday card to my cousin wishing her to enjoy her day but I really don't know which is more correct: "Enjoy the best out of it.." or "Enjoy the most ...
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some of his most characteristic work or some of his most characteristic works?

I am a Korean English teacher. I am teaching about Monet. But I have encountered a grammatically strange expression like the following first sentence. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1551703/...
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not to + verb VS don't + verb

Recently a student of mine made the following mistake : "I want my family don't need anything". I corrected it to "I want my family not to need anything". But when asked why I used "not to" instead of ...
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Can I use a noun with a posessive determiner as adjunct?

For example: "Your level English" (Your level = adjunct)? Does it have the same meaning as "English of your level"?
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Meaning of Euripides quote

The quote would be "Every man is like the company he is wont to keep." What is the meaning of "he is wont to keep" in this quote? Merriam-Webster translates wont as accustomed, used or inclined, ...
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inversion: From this hardship emerged a country

I'd like to know how to analyze the inversion structure below. Has the prepositional phrase from this hardship exchanged its position with the subject a country that is more capable of coping with ...
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Term used for a feeling or dream of events happening in the short or near term.

They say Nostradamus could see the future. While not being so bold but what is the term used to describe when some people at times are able to dream or know what is going to happening in the short-...
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What do you call the act of signing a document in the presence of an notary?

I'm asking person A (signer of document) to sign a document in the presence of a notary (N). How do I ask person A to do this? "Dear A, Please notarize the document? " This makes it sound like I'm ...
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When to use present perfect and past perfect

Which answer is the correct one 1- my parents have lived here in Chicago all their lives 2-my parents had lived here in Chicago all their lives
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What is the meaning of correct/right/true? [on hold]

I was just wondering that we use these words so often and most of us have only a "feeling" of what they are but it is difficult to express them in spoken english so I decided to turn up to google but ...

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