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“a XML API” or “an XML API”? [duplicate]

On StackOverflow I wrote : It often comes that a XML API reorder tags without our will. (API : Application Program Interface) Is "a XML API" the correct sentence or "an XML API" ?
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what is the meaning of “That just about does it”

I would like to know what is the meaning of this phrase "That just about does it"?
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“Compounds Wealth” — Is it correct to say “Doing X compounds wealth”?

Is it correct to say "Doing X compounds wealth"? Searching google only gives me results related to compounding interest. I would like to know the phrase explains it better.
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Where did the term “tower shield” come from?

So-called tower shields appear occasionally in role-playing games (such as Dungeons&Dragons), including computer games (for example in The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, Chivalry, Dark Souls). ...
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Phrase placement [duplicate]

I was hoping that the grammarians here could help me decide whether it would be better to place the phrase "far more effectively and convincingly than previous authors" after "showed,&...
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The difference between “have got” and “have got to”?

I have been asked about the difference between Have got Have got to Are they considered as present perfect forms?
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Does the sentence read correct?

In the movie Listen up, Philip, the narrator uses this sentence at one point: When Philip departed in late August for the college, Ike was remiss to find himself backsliding into a familiar pattern ...
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Observation: “Take back” is used in impolite speech, while “Bring back” is used in polite speech. Is there any basis to this?

I'm an English teacher working with an advanced student. They asked me to teach them how to ask for help or support when things aren't going they way they should. I decided to teach him that it is ...
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Is there a category name for verbs like: think, assume, suppose, etc

Is there a category name for verbs like: think, assume, suppose, guess, believe, reckon, expect, hope, etc. I guess these verbs have in common that they can all introduce statements that describe ...
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Use of objects and prepositions after “do” as substitute verb

Can we place objects and prepositions after do used as a substitute verb? What are the rules? For example, "we eat vegetables, as we do fruits" sounds ok, if contrived (bad example). "...
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Can you start a question using 'Meanwhile'?

When writing an email I started off with this sentence but now I am having doubts on using 'Meanwhile' at the beginning of a question. Meanwhile my absence, did you receive an answer to your mail by ...
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I'm not sure whether this sentence is correct or not:

I want to express(I'm not sure whether the sentence is correct or not): Instead of spending a long time waiting for the government's approval for a new drug, they can purchase those effective but not ...
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Correct use of the word 'opportunity' [closed]

Please let me know which usage of the word 'opportunity' is correct or better OR are both correct. a) This provides a person opportunities to learn from various experiences. b) This provides a person ...
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my question is in University accounting and accountancy can be taken as a different course [closed]

Anybody please can answer this question
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indefinite vs. non-definite reference [closed]

What is the difference between indefinite reference and non-definite reference in semantics?
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Are both “enjoying ᴛʜᴇ sun” and “enjoying sun” completely acceptable and fully equivalent? [migrated]

I know that enjoying the sun is appropriate in this sentence: We passed by the harbor where some kids were taking a dip and other people were enjoying the sun. But I have noticed that just plain sun ...
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What type of statement is “the sun rises in the east?” [closed]

I want to know what the type of statement "the sun rises in the east" is called. Already know how to use, just need an indepth analytical answer. Is there a specialized search engine that ...
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Which is correct: “This is one of my most significant research projects to-date” or “This is one of my most significant research projects to date?”

Does "to date" get a hyphen in this case or not? I'm inclined to say yes, but wanted confirmation.
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Use the verb overlengthen with speech as object [closed]

Is it correct to use the verb overlengthen with speech as object? You should avoid to overlengthen your speech
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Correct usage of modal verbs: should have / might have / would have

Context: There are two lecturers in the particular faculty in the university and both of them are teaching the same subject as two parts. The first lecturer completed his part and the second lecturer ...
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Word for “underproportionalize”?

I'm writing a speech, which has a sentence to the effect of: Even as COVID-19 continues to cause people to leave the region for cheaper pastures, resulting decreases in expected salary for remote ...
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Is the phrase “I'm afraid” interchangeable with “I am afraid”?

I don't think I've ever seen the phrase/idiom used with the non-contracted "I am". If it's not interchangeable, would it be odd to see that phrase in a poem where there aren't any other ...
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Repetition or stylistic choice? [closed]

What is it called when you end one sentence and begin the next with the same words? The essential questions is asked by the title character in Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie. ...
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Pun of the word “fall”

Is this sentence sound native to English speakers? Fall falls on falls. Which I intended to say "Autumn comes to the waterfalls." If this does not sound native, how would you use the word &...
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Are “not because” and “not just because” opposites?

"They aren't playing as well as they always do. Not because they have lost motivation, but because their key players are suspended." Which of the following is implied in the above example: ...
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Is it grammatical to say that something is “covered with some animal”, implying it is that animal's skin? [closed]

I'd like to know if it is grammatical to describe something as covered with "an animal", implying that the cover is that animal's skin, hide, etc. I've found examples for an alligator's skin:...
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Which order is correct? Sloth Team Santa OR Sloth Santa Team? [closed]

comparing to the sentence "Sloth running team" "Sloth hiking team" what is the correct order for the words: Sloth + Santa + Team? the complete sentence will be: Sloth team Santa. ...
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Is it necessary to add a coma after **issues**? [closed]

Is it necessary to add a coma after issues? .On the other hand, the education obtained in countries widely known for their high standards of investigation in fuel issues proves that he has the ...
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A semicolon or a period is necessary before Thereby? [closed]

I am not sure which punctuation mark to use before Thereby, a semicolon or a period? .This skill along with academic preparation in the USA can make his work more credible to the local authorities and ...
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Is there any difference between these two constructions?

In the following two constructions, the first is used with an indefinite article, while the other is used without. The woman speaks a good Arabic. The woman speaks good Arabic. I am wondering if ...
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What is a word for “historically used but now obsolete”?

What is a good word to use to describe a word that was used in history but now is becoming obsolete in literature because of its racial, cultural, or ethical bias implications? For example, what is a ...
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Which order is correct? John's choice of keybindings or John's keybindings choice [closed]

As specified in the question I have two sentences, which one is grammatically correct: John's choice of keybindings John's keybindings choice
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The usage of “you” vs. “yourself” in an imperative sentence

In the sentence "Learn how to protect you and your property . . ." I believe that "you" should be changed to "yourself," since the understood imperative subject of the ...
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a + adjective + “many” + of the + plural noun

(Countable noun) [a + adjective + ~ + of the + plural noun] a large number of persons or things: A good many of the beggars were blind. https://www.wordreference.com/definition/many Is the plural ...
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Synonym for busy/occupied that's something like “predisposed” or “undeposed”

There's a word that means "busy" that is similar to "predisposed" or "undeposed" - and now I can't remember it at all. An example usage would be "I'm going to be ...
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wish sentence with past perfect … before going [duplicate]

Seonaid! I often use your https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com It is very helpful. Now I need your personal help. Please can you help me? I am an English teacher and I have a question about ...
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Which sentence is correct(anything/something)? [closed]

"You said I could call you if I remembered anything" or "You said I could call you if I remembered something"
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verbs in the middle English [closed]

could you teach me some verbs in the middle English whose stems end in v, l, m, n, nd or ld?
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Is my usage of “any different” correct in this context?

I'm reading a Webnovel and in this particular chapter, there is this guy who is on a high position and everyone around him(not including those who have a higher authority and status) is bending over ...
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any of this or these?

Can you help me correct this sentence? "Whether it's a cup of coffee or tea, our cake goes well with any of THIS or THESE? " this seems a little confusing since ANY is usually used in plural ...
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Words or idioms to describe burden of knowledge but not doing or caring about it

I want to capture the pain which comes from having knowledge that will improve the situation or make the world a better place but being apathetic towards it. They care, but not enough. They can act ...
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Is there a word to describe someone who over responds to the judgement of others? [duplicate]

Is there a word to describe someone who overreacts to the judgement of others, i.e., they over-correct their behavior or are overly fearful of the judgement of others?
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Which one is grammatically correct: “what are you studying” or “what do you study”? [migrated]

Let's say I am having a conversation with an university student and want to ask about his or her major. In that scenario, which one should I use, "what are you studying" or "what do you ...
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What´s the meaning of: “you are spinning your wheels” [closed]

it was the answer from somebody to a lad who was spending time trying to define something with limited information.
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What are the free resources to learn english online? [migrated]

My wife wants to improve her English. It's a paid site to learn english https://id.engbreaking.com/ I wonder if there is any like that that is free?
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Victorian Writing [closed]

I have an English assignment where we have to write as if we were in the Victorian era (from the perspective of an educated middle-class girl seeking to be a governess). What are some phrases she ...
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Capitals after mdash

I would like to know if, in British English, if there is a question after emdash, do I need to start the question with a capital? for example —Do you know what this means? Also, what about a general ...
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What's the difference between /t̬/ and /ɾ/ in American English?

I have learned that the t between vowels in American English is usually an alveolar flap, represented by /ɾ/, which is the voiced counterpart of the usual /t/. Cambridge Online Dictionary gives /ˈbet̬....
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BE term for a historical type of outlaw?

An old-fashioned punishment consisted of depriving an individual of the benefit and protection of the law. Does British English have a more explicit term for such an indiviudal than "outlaw"?...
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Is it grammarly correct to say “Never me”…? [closed]

I´m translating Swedish song-lyrics into English, and just run into a dilemma. Is it grammatically correct to use the phrase "Never me"...? Or is it more proper to say/sing "Never I&...

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