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Term/Phrase for implying 'not proceeding any further'

Is there a simple yet concise term or phrase to which a person implies that they do not intend to do business to another person? Would it be correct to say it's like the opposite of cold email/calls? ...
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Which variant is correct? Actually this test confused me I can't understand. I know “programme” is countable noun.

I would like to listen to ..... A) a news B) a few latest news C) a news programme D) a foreign news E) news programme
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Pass me the almond cookie V/s Pass me an almond cookie

Sentence:Pass me the almond cookie. Why does this sentence not framed like -"Pass me an almond cookie" IS it because the person wants "the almond cookie" out of all other cookies. Because the ...
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Passive to Active voice

Can someone explain why this sentence is considered passive voice. Also convert it to active voice. "The recruits are tested and qualified for the finals".
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Can we use “every person” in this sentence and sound natural?

They treat every person in the same way. Does it sound natural? Can we use "every person" here?
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Cute: Ugly but interesting?

I know the common use of the word Cute is for someone that you like or find attractive, as is defined in the dictionaries I've looked at (eg Merriam-Webster, Oxford, Collins). However I've heard from ...
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It there a way to say 'early arrival' or ' arrive earlier than expected' in a single word?

It there a way to say early arrival or arrive earlier than expected in a single word?
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Punctuation: Comma

Which one is correct? "My name is Karl, and I'll be helping you today." "My name is Karl and I'll be helping you today."
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Shouldn't expression “would do the exactly the same thing” be “would do exactly the same thing” or what is correct form to use?

Is use of "the" so close 1 word between as "the exactly the same" correct if saying for example "would do the exactly the same thing" versus "would do exactly the same thing" or even maybe "would do ...
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“We also recently” or “We recently also”?

Title says it all. The sentence is We also recently started playing other games. or We recently also started playing other games. Which is preferable?
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Combining demonstrative and possessive pronoun

I know of at least one language (German, although it’s considered old-fashioned nowadays) where it’s possible to combine demonstrative and possessive pronoun: Diese deine Worte sind wahr. ...
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Are adjectives ending with -ing considered non-finite verbs?

Are gerunds and present participles that function as adjectives considered non-finite? I understand that they aren't but I'm not so sure for example: The frightening tiger has eaten the scared doe. ...
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“Don't mess it up” meaning?

In the song of "Friends" by Marshmello & Anne-Marie: Ooh ooh, ooh ooh Ooh ooh, ooh ooh You say you love me, I say you crazy We're nothing more than friends You're not my lover, more like a ...
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Difference between /əʳ/ and /ɚ/

Consider the word 'future.' Cambridge Dictionary shows the transcriptions /ˈfjuːtʃəʳ/ and /ˈfjuːtʃɚ/. Are they different?
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A word that means “Someone who risks their life to find out and tell the truth”?

What is a word that means "Someone who risks their life to find out and tell the truth”? This word would mean they will risk their lives for nothing to find out the truth and tell others.
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Conveying a message in a club advertisement

There has been a dispute between my colleague and I between the use of a phrase in our club advertisement. We are a chemistry interest group and sometimes, I feel that new students may feel that the ...
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“I would like to know from you on your favor sports” Does it sounds ok?

I am making a survey form, should I say " I would like to know from you on your favor sports." Does it sounds ok?
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Usage of Prepositions + Relative Pronouns

I am going crazy because of prepositions + relative pronouns. Here are some examples and please read and tell me if in the way that I have understood is right or not. (1) Do you know the date when ...
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Using “proximity” to imply “next to each other”

I am currently writing the introduction to my thesis and I want to say that two genes are next to each other. I would like to use the word "proximity" without saying "close proximity" but am unsure ...
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TUTOR NEEDED FOR COLLEGE LEVEL ENGLISH EXAM [on hold]

I'M LOOKING FOR AN ENGLISH MAJOR TO TUTOR ME FOR A COLLEGE LEVEL ENGLISH EXAM VIA SKYPE. SOME OF THE TOPICS INCLUDED ARE: 1.INCORRECT DICTION. 2.SENTENSE FRAGMENTATION 3.PASSIVE VOICE 4.UNCLEAR ...
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Is this grammar valid: I have no idea what you need to make it work on a Mac

This statement here: I have no idea what you need to make it work on a Mac. seems off to me regarding grammar. Is it not supported to be why instead of what?
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Using the Latin phrase 'ante Christum natum' in an English sentence

The phrase ante Christum natum translates to 'before the birth of Christ,' and Wikipedia says it is the (likely outdated) Latin equivalent to BC, in the same way post Christum natum is the equivalent ...
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What do humanitarian sciences refer to?

When to use humanitarian sciences and human sciences in contrast? According to my uni materials, humanitarian sciences should have something to do with scientific function style of texts.
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Word for when something inappropriate or surprising is said or proclaimed in a jarring and nonchalant manner

An example is if I was speaking to someone about baseball or something similarly innocent and nonchalantly said "That reminds me of my mother. She was killed in a car accident two years ago." The ...
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`is built for` vs `was built for`: how to describe a tool

We are using a tool and want to report it in our paper. The tool was developed around a year ago for Purpose_X, but we realized it is also very useful for Purpose_Y and used it in the Y project. Now ...
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What does “crust of a rhinoceros” mean?

I've been reading Thank You, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse and couldn't understand what he meant by "The man must have the crust of a rhinoceros". Is this British slang? Can somebody explain to me what this ...
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What is the proper way to claim something as your and someone elses?

(For example, This is mine and John’s house, this is John’s and my house, this is my and John’s house..) without simply saying “our house”
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What is correct englisch?

Avid Outdoorsman who loves to fish and exploring nature. Avid Outdoorsman who loves to fish and explore nature. Avid Outdoorsman who loves fishing and exploring nature.
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One word to replace “takes as input”

I'm looking to replace the phrase "takes as input" to make a sentence flow better but I can't think of the right word to use. I want to say "the simulator ______ a spatial map and an algorithm".
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Calculate / count / measure the time between

Which one is right? We calculate/measure/count the time elapsed from the first occurrence... In the same article I want to explain something and say start and stop counting/measuring/calculating ...
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What is a word that means I enjoy human and/or animal interaction?

I don't know if there is a word for the above question or not, but if there is please help. I enjoy human or animal interaction, and without such I begin to feel extremely bored and lose interest in ...
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“Whereby” vs “With which”?

Which one is right and sounds more academic? We consider only the higher values, whereby we calculate how many ... We consider only the higher values, with which we calculate how many ... Any better ...
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Why is the verb in plural?

Why is the noun company here followed by the verb in plural? Does this actually mean - one of the companies, and is it how it should always be written ? "... to use the services of a web hosting ...
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Word for disappointed and dejected (slightly irritated too?) at the same time

So imagine you ask a person a serious question, and they make light of it. You feel a certain emotion which I'm trying to find the name for. Your shoulders may slump. Face and body seem to relax. ...
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What does the word “these” refer to in the given paragraph?

We will have to devise innovative plans to ensure that minorities, particularly the Muslim minority, are empowered to share equitably the fruits of development. These must have the first claim on ...
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Whai is the difference between if I am to and if I have to [on hold]

What is the difference between ' if I am to' and 'if I have to'?
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what is the difference between shoeshine and shoe-shine [on hold]

How do you use the word shoeshine? I have come across both shoeshine and shoe shine on the web.
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looking for a phrase synonymous with 'pay it forward'

I am looking for a phrase synonymous with 'pay it forward' so as to convey how expressing gratitude is a self-perpetuating concept. I'd like to avoid anything too cliche.
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Variable's value / variable value / value of the variable

What's the right and more formal way to tell it? (In physics or mathematics): The variable's value. The variable value. The value of the variable. There are rules to use the Saxon genitive and "of"...
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Which is the correct? A universally or an universally? [duplicate]

Which is the correct option for below sentence? Who doesn't know that he is ____ universally acclaimed writter? 1) a 2) an Thanks in advance.
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The use the word “earthly”

Does using the word "earthly" describing a person make sense? As in "he is earthly", "are you earthly" etc.? Does it make/doesn't make sense 100% or is it somewhere in between? (Try to think about the ...
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Pronunciation rules (survive and service)

It is known that one pronounces 'i' as /i/ in a closed syllable and as /ai/ in open syllable. There are two words: 'service' /ˈsɜː.vɪs/ and 'survive' /səˈvaɪv/ Is 'service' an exception?
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what do you call a place where someone thought of an idea?

I'm working on a project about structures and their historical value. I don't need this information, however, I would like to know and/or have it exposed to people that have wondered the same question....
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The Person who become indifferent after they have achieved their goal

I want to know what do we call a person who becomes suddenly indifferent after they have achieved what they were looking for. In my mother tongue, there is idiom for that, Turning eyes but it seems ...
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What is a word for ascribing divine characteristics to a machine?

We use anthropomorphize to describe when human qualities have been ascribed to non-human creatures, objects, etc. What is a word to that captures the situation when seemingly divine (or godlike) ...
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Correct Comma Usage with String of “or”

Is this comma usage correct with the sentence? I placed them more to add a pause after each listed item, but if it is grammatically incorrect I'm not sure I want to use it. "It wasn’t wandering down ...
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I'm looking for a word that describes that horrible feeling you get when you see something disgusting and painful happen?

Extremely specific, I know. Hopefully, that makes it easier to answer. It's just like the title says. You know when you're watching a program and something horrible happens in it along the lines of ...
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Stylistic Inversion

This book titled "EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities" has this sentence: On the positive side of this system is the seemingly infinite variety of produce ...
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correctness of sentence according to grammatically

is these two sentences are correct (or not) to used them. The farm was used to produce produce. i had to subject the subject to a series of test.
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Filipino and English are allowed [on hold]

It is an important to you the issues and issue concerning the nature.?

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