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What's the difference between a few, few, the few [closed]

What's the difference between a few, few, the few? Which one is formal or informal?
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What's the difference between “any” and “every”?

When I see "every" and "any", I think they have the same meaning but it's not actually so! To be more specific, what's the difference between "everything/anything", "everytime/anytime", "everywhere/...
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The difference between “We’ll ever be back to normal,” and “We’ll never be back to normal.”

Time magazine (Aug.2) reported that Toledo Mayor instructed city residents not to drink tap water polluted with toxin caused by algae bloom under the headline: Toledo, Ohio without drinking water for ...
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What is the grammatical explanation of the phrase “all that” as in the sentence “I didn't understand all that much”

What is the grammatical explanation of the phrase “all that” as in the sentence “I didn’t understand all that much”? I didn’t understand all that much. I came across the sentence above, and ...
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“at all the vertices”, what does this mean?

My professor has written a statement like this: function is non-negative at all the vertices of the structure S and positive at some vertex for a publication. It is a peer-reviewed publication so ...
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Can I use “anymore” with “nothing”?

Normally, anymore (or any more in UK) meaning any longer used as an adverb not a as determiner, can be found in negative, conditional, or interrogative sentences. Americans may use anymore in ...
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Difference between an adverb modifying an NP consisting a single noun, and an adverb modifying a noun

Consider the following examples: The work is mostly Kim's. Only Kim resigned. A question some of us had (e.g. here and here) was, aren't these examples of adverbs modifying nouns (which they are not ...
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Anything does not go

Does Anything does not go mean that everything will not always go ahead as expected? And, is it an independent sentence and phrase or is it referring to "critical" in the next sentence like X (...
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Much and not much

Why is it that much doesn't fit in many of the places not much does? Compare "Have you got any food in the house?" "Not much." "Would you like this old box?" "That's not much use to me." with "...
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Emphasis of this double negative? [closed]

Without which, we would be able to act at all. I’m hearing this in my own head as, “Without which, we would not be able to act at all.” So I'm wondering, is the former just a cleaner and less ...
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Double negative complicated with the use of 'hard'

What does the author mean by this: 'It is hard not to conclude there is none...' Here is the whole context: What is the cure? It is hard not to conclude there is none: some problems have no ...