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About removing relative pronoun

"She watched the dove soar above the chestnut trees." or " She watched the dove soaring above the chestnut trees." Which one is correct?
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Architectural firm vs. artchitecture studio

I regularly translate Hungarian articles into English, and an expression that keeps coming up is 'architectural firm'. Now, these companies in Hungarian are called 'studios', thus some of my ...
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What's an example of traduction?

The second definition of "traduction" given by Merriam Webster's website is The repetition of a word or one of its derivatives or a term with a change in sense for rhetorical or ...
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Is there a single word for the "act" of praising a person with the intention of bringing down this person later?

Jack __ the other person. I am looking for a word that describes putting someone on a high pedestal only to bring him down later. Any word that follows this chain of activity may also do, praise-...
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English grammar "the something for something"

I found on a bean can the phrase "the italian for healthy taste". I'm wondering if it's an English way to say or it's just a wrong sentence?
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Help with a question for a job application form. (proofreading) (not native speaker) [closed]

I would like some help in reviewing my answer for a question in my job application. I'm currently applying for a job as an English language tutor for kids (haha), and the form has the question "...
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Meaning of "Cut my thumb up"?

What is the meaning of "Cut my thumb up"? I heard it in Post Malone's song Reputation and I'm unable to find the meaning of this idiom/phrase on the internet. Take my own life just to save ...
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What is the meaning of "campaigner" in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes?

I am quoting from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The Final Problem by Arthur Conan Doyle: "Because you will find me a dangerous companion now. This man's occupation is gone. He is lost if he ...
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What does "if she suspects the nature of my feelings for him, she means to put me on my guard" mean?

What does "if she suspects the nature of my feelings for him, she means (most kindly!) to put me on my guard" mean from "Pride and Prejudice"? Here is the passage from which it is ...
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How to use possessive for joined and separate ownerships?

How should I create possessives (for joined and separate ownerships) if each individual isn't a noun but a pronoun? Knowing that: Peter and Dave's car means Peter and Dave own one car. And that Peter'...
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Grammatical name and function of "five months later"

What is the grammatical name and function of "five months later" as used in the following expression? Five months later, Steve strained himself to mould some more blocks.
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What is the passive voice of "He was born"? [duplicate]

I know that the above sentence which I have written can't be changed into passive voice. But someone has asked to answer this question. So I am interested to know this.
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words similar to rhotic, rhetoric and erotic [closed]

I found the three words to look alike: rhotic, rhetoric, and erotic. Are there any other words in the same line?
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Understanding defining and non-defining relative clauses in the context of mathematics

I am a student of mathematics and I have to write my thesis in English. A problem which occurs very often is the distinction between defining and non-defining relative clauses. In mathematics, this ...
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Is the engineering definition of redundancy commonly understood

In writing for non-technical people (C-suite, Board of Directors etc.), is it more likely this audience would understand redundancy to mean additional components to take over for failed components or ...
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Usage of the word "or"

The word "or" is commonly used to link alternatives. For example, in the sentence "You should use a pencil or a pen", the meaning is you can choose which one you want to use. ...
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Orwell on exaggeration in book reviews (help locating a passage) [migrated]

I am trying to locate a passage in which the author writes about the difficulty of praising books. He notes that praise has become so inflated that it's almost impossible to convey that a book is ...
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Is it 'a' L-formula or 'an' L-formula? [duplicate]

In Logic & Mathematics textbooks, the terms 'L-formula', or 'L-term', or 'L-theory' are used. (Though for math, it is reserved to mathematical logic.) I've witnessed it first-hand, and I'm sure ...
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Meaning of "run to the bank" in a political/business context?

In this video, there's rather a grim discussion of the US Military Industrial Complex. The female commentator talks about how the MIC is making profits out of wars and "they run to the bank"....
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What is the (incorrect) German phrase "Bluetooth-Gabeldorsche aktivieren" most likely in English?

I apologize for asking a seemingly German question in an English forum, but I suspect that "German" just resulted from a bad translation of English. Usually I try to translate the German ...
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"both per" or "each per"? [migrated]

If one object costs both of another object, it makes sense to say both X per Y. If an object costs each of two other objects, then does each X per Y mean that it costs one of the other two or does it ...
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The charts below show in4 about land use in 4 countries [closed]

The given chart depict the proportion of land used in 4 countries: Por, N.Z, Can and Nor. Overall, it is clear that the land not used for farming is the dominant followed by Arable land, except N.Z ...
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Getting "poured out" in legal terminology

A common expression in Texas legal circles is, We got poured out down at the courthouse. The clear meaning is that their team lost a lawsuit. I’ve been unable to find a source, first use, nor an ...
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"hack it" - phrasal verb or prepositional verb? [closed]

I'm trying to understand the difference between particles and prepositions for my English assignment but specifically I'm trying to identify parts of speech in the sentence "he couldn't hack it ...
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Best word that describes [closed]

What would the best word to describe the metronome-like beat that windshield wipers make?
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Which is correct? 90 hub or 90 hubs? [closed]

When should I use 90 hub vs 90 hubs? I am trying to name a place and I don't know which is the correct 90 hubs or 90 hub?
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What does "rule" mean in "the rule of law"?

What does rule mean in the rule of law? I understand the concept of it, but not the grammar. Does "rule" mean "control"/"domination"? Or does it mean "rule" as ...
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What’s the meaning of “Substance” [closed]

What’s the meaning of Substance in this phrase: James had never served in the medical community, and his strength was substance rather than management of a large organization.
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Are “is” and “are” both ok here? [duplicate]

In the figure below, I would say that there are two edges that cross each other. I use "a pair of" to emphasise that the two crossed edges are paired. So I write it this way: There are a ...
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Adverb position(by deliberately doing.....)

I have searched the definition of contrarily to know its usage. I found this A child who behaves contrarily behaves badly by deliberately doing the opposite of what is wanted or expected. I ...
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Last part of the sentence "the most" [migrated]

"I want everybody to come to the party, but I want James to come the most". The last part of the sentence "The most". Does it works as adverb of degree?
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Naming my End of Life Doula business [closed]

I have begun my own business. It's very similar to a hospice in the client’s home ( whatever that looks like). I am a certified End of Life Doula Specialist. Think of a midwife for birthing (sometimes ...
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Why use a less common word when communicating with foreigners? [closed]

I am English. When communicating with those who speak some, but not great, English.... I find myself using less commonly used words when I might otherwise use a more common English word with a ...
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Pronunciation of "wind" [closed]

Could I ask how to pronunce "wind"? Here "i" should be pronunced to be "i" or "ai"? Thanks!
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What is the meaning and origin of "a ___ is a ____ is a ____" [duplicate]

Over time I've seen phrases like: "a pound is a pound is a pound" "a year is a year is a year" "a gallon is a gallon is a gallon" all following the template "a ...
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Does the parallel structure break when we use pronouns?

First of all, I know that this sentence obviously preserves the parallel structure: The experiment on wild animals yields results not only to understand their eating habits better but also to ...
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What is the appropriate use of the modal 'Could' in this example? [closed]

I was writing a passage of dialogue wherein one of the characters reflected on their ability to not do something in the past. See a similar example below: [1] They were making a mockery of his name. ...
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How does "on one's case" get its meaning?

I just met this sentence "Your brother is constantly on your case for being clumsy, so when he knocks down a table filled with glassware, you revel in it". I don't know why the phrase means &...
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"Of his" or "of him" in this situation?

The sentence I saw on a TV series: I wanna grab him by that stupid knit tie of his. First I saw it, I thought it is incorrect because I only saw the use of "of him" before. Is this ...
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Can square brackets be used in the following way even though it is not a direct quote?

I am proofing an article and the author has written this: She states: [A]n ekphrasis can be of any length, of any subject matter, composed in verse or prose, using any verbal techniques, as long as ...
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"As I told you" or "Like I told you"? [duplicate]

Which of these two sentences is correct: Close the door as I told you. Close the door like I told you.
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Can "multiply" be used with uncountable nouns?

If multiply means to increase or cause to increase greatly in number or quantity (OxfordL) does that mean that multiply can be used with uncountable nouns as well? Most examples I find are with ...
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Is the quantifier modifying the verb or the noun in this sentence "He gave a lot of advice"?

I'm trying to find out if the quantifier is modifying the noun.
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Is there a proper/better way to write a serial comma separated list of dates? It feels like I shouldn't be mixing date commas with the serial commas

For example, consider the following sentence: The company mentioned the project in press releases dated September 13, 2020, May 21, 2022, and June 8, 2022. Is that the correct way to write it? It ...
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Connotation and Purpose of repetition of Purge [closed]

What is the connotation of "purge" as seen in this excerpt, and what is the point of repeating it? Florida may have changed the outcome of the 2000 presidential election when Secretary of ...
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Forgot vs have forgotten anniversary [migrated]

My understanding of present perfect is basically something that has the possibility of happening more times, The author has written 3 books (he could write more books) The author wrote 3 books (he ...
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Common Rhetorical Devices in Nonfiction [closed]

What are some common rhetorical devices used in nonfiction writing and columns/op-eds?
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Alternatives to "too...to"

I know that "too..to" in "I am too busy to go" means I can't go. But can I use other expressions in the place of "too" to have the same effect? For example, do any of ...
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Can I insert any word/adverb between the noun and the relative clause?

In the following two sentences, should I always move "yesterday" and "very much" to other places or can I leave some short ones in between the noun and the relative clause? I ...
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What is correct form Wonder or Wondering [closed]

You make me wonder/wondering what you are speaking about this
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