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No meetings scheduled today vs No meetings scheduled for today. What is the difference?

No meetings scheduled today vs No meetings scheduled for today. When we want to specify that the statement which is talking meetings about to happen that day. Which one to use?
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OUT OF or OUTSIDE my area of responsibility?

Do you think there any differences in meaning between the prepositions out of and outside when talking about 'no longer involved in something or not part of something'? If there are any, please ...
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There were x there have been

I was looking at the phrase "this road is very dangerous. There have been many accidents." And I was wondering what difference there is between this sentence and "there were many accidents." I'm ...
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Are there any differences between “thematize” and “topicalize” [closed]

Are there any differences in usage between the verbs "thematize" and "topicalize"?
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A difference between two parts of sentences

What's a difference between these two parts of sentences: Example: This software is ..., it doesn't catch (any) errors, it leaves everything to someone. it doesn't catch errors it doesn't catch any ...
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What’s the difference between “up ahead (of)” and “ahead (of)”?

Is there any subtle difference?
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What are the “fine” differences in these lines and how not to get confused when thinking about them?

I don't see a team without Messi that reaches the top 3 in the world.(Present) or I don't see a team without Messi that can reach the top 3 in the world.(Present with "can") or I don't see a team ...
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What's the difference between all and each?

What is the difference between these sentences: All experiments are carried out four times Each experiment is carried out four times and which one should I use if I want to say I carry out the 1st ...
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what is the difference between supply and allocate?

what is the difference between supply and allocate? Can anyone give explain with examples?
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What is the difference between “ I love you” and “I am not in love with you”

When someone says "I love you, but I'm not in love with you" are they really saying "I don't love you but I don't want to hurt your feelings"?
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Is it “enough to worry” or “enough to be worried”?

I'm trying to describe a scenario where, for a parent, their child has gone long enough (for them) to ______? worry be worried Honestly, both of them sound ok to me (not a native speaker), apart ...
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What's the difference between “management”, “administration”, and “moderator”/“mediator”?

It looks like "moderator" is mostly used for online forums, whereas "manager" and "administrator" are used interchangeably. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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unparallleled versus unprecedented

I am looking up these two words and they seem to have the same meaning. I thought that they mean same.Reading one of each definitions of these below, I undestood they meant same. unparalleled - ...
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What's the difference between What are you going to do and What will you do? [duplicate]

What are you going to do this summer? What will you do this summer? Do these two sentences have the same meaning? Are they changeable all the time?
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Is it correct to use “insultive” in place of “insulting”

So I was watching a video on youtube (https://youtu.be/hfXXbmTpkrw?t=377) where the "host" of the show (I don't know if you can call him that) is commentating on a video of a famous youtube ...
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Why does “too many” sound wrong here?

I can’t believe I make too many mistakes in Turkish. I’m a native English speaker trying help a friend understand why it sounds off to use “too many” here but I can’t seem to figure out why. To me, “...
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Hi I'm Japanese, I'd like know the difference between “evidence” and “proof” [closed]

Which one is more common in daily conversation, like when you are talking to a friend? I understand "evidence" as having a more specific meaning, such as a particular experiment in physics, and used ...
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What's the difference between “The merchant's daughter” and “The daughter of the merchant”? [duplicate]

I've been thinking about these, I'd appreciate your help. What's the difference between "The merchant's daughter" and "The daughter of the merchant"? Many thanks,
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“Your idea's sounding great” or “Your idea sounds great” [duplicate]

What is the difference in meaning between the following two sentences? (1) Your idea's sounding great. (2) Your idea sounds great. To me, as a non-native speaker both sound grammatical, with ...
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Is there any difference between “of who we are as a people” and “of us as a people”? [migrated]

Donald Trump appealed to the very worst, most base instincts of who we are as a people. Donald Trump appealed to the very worst, most base instincts of us as a people. The first sentence is from ...
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What is the difference between death rate, fatality rate, lethality rate and mortality rate?

Please explain in details and give some typical examples to show the differences. I have found some differences, such as https://www.differencebetween.com/difference-between-death-rate-and-vs-...
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Does “I have been exposed to” imply that I still am?

I still don't seem to fully understand the difference between these three: I've been exposed to English as a kid I'd been exposed to English as a kid I was exposed to English as a kid ...
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“Sense of Calm” vs “Sense of calmness” & “Works are” vs “work is” [migrated]

I came across a sentence his works are invariably imbued with a sense of calm and serenity Now in my opinion (for which I do not have any concrete reason) it should've been "sense of calmness". ...
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About violence: abrupt; impulsive? [closed]

Is it better to describe violence as "abrupt violence" or "impulsive violence"? Or maybe neither, and there is a different, better word? Thank you in advance for any help :)
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Difference between ''to say something without thinking'' and ''to say something inadvertently''

Do the two have any differences and do both mean to say something unintentionally?
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health experts foresee/predict the novel coronavirus spreading in the U.S

One of the top officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans on Tuesday that health experts foresee the novel coronavirus that has killed thousands spreading in the ...
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What is the difference between words “notability” and “significance”?

I've seen somewhere that "notable" is related to a person or a concrete thing, while "significant" is related to a sign or a symbol. Is it correct?
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“The key to design a poster” vs. “The key to designing a poster”

I'm really confused as to which is more correct. The second sounds more natural to me, but I'm not entirely sure if I can explain why. "The key to design a poster is to focus on good composition" "...
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Difference between calibration and tuning [closed]

What is the difference between "calibration" and "tuning"?
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What's the difference between “collective spirit” and “collectivism”?

I think the collectivism is more like a political and social culture, while "collective spirit" can be cooperation within a small group.
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You will vs you must [closed]

With it being a direct order with out a choice. Is it written You will pay for your sins. Or You must pay for your sins. Will seems stronger as You will no matter what. Where you must just ...
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“the one who is” vs. “he who is”

Are those sentences interchangeable? Personally I would like to use "the one who" to stay more gender-neutral. Would that be correct? Any help would be greatly appreciated :) Every mile is long for ...
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I am trying to find out differences between between a bunch of “would” conditionals [duplicate]

I am confused about how to correctly use if with would (+have) or could (+have) while talking about past activities in conditionals. Please check out these sentences and help me to figure out their ...
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Opaque vs transparent to the observer?

When you want to describe that a change should be made in a manner that is not visible to the observer (in other words, the change should retain the current behavior of the system/process/application),...
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What is the difference between 'patient' and 'casualty'?

In my experience, the terms 'patient' and 'casualty' tend to be used pretty interchangeably when referring to people in need of medical attention. However, I feel like there's definitely a semantic ...
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“any of my X” vs “any X of mine”?

What's the difference between "any of my X" and "any X of mine"? My impression, as a non-native speaker of English, is that the latter sounds more formal. I searched COCA Corpus, and I found: any of ...
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What is the difference between a quay and a wharf?

A "wharf" is "an area like a wide wall built near the edge of the sea or a river where ships can be tied and goods can be taken off them," says the Cambridge Online Dictionary. A "quay" is "a long ...
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Is ''blurt out'' synonymous to ''jump the gun''?

Because they both mean to say or do something quickly isn't it synonymous?
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What is the difference between “it will be destroyed.” and “it will get destroyed.”? [duplicate]

Is there any difference between "it will get destroyed." and "it will be destroyed."?Are they both equivalent?
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“can be clearly seen” OR “can clearly be seen” [duplicate]

In my essay the sentence The results can be clearly seen. was corrected to: The results can clearly be seen. What is the rule behind this correction? Most of the time I use "can be" ...
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What is the difference between _chagrin_ and _dismay_?

When would both be appropriate and when would only one be appropriate? How much do they overlap?
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What's the difference between adjuncts and modifiers?

All types of adjuncts (my conclusion from wikipedia.org): An adnominal adjunct is an adjunct modifying noun, i.e. it's dependent words in noun phrases (a good boy, the discussion before the game). ...
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What is the difference between become and be become?

What is the difference between become and be become? For example, I become deaf. I am become deaf.
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Differences between sheaf and bundle

In Mathematics, particularly in Algebraic Geometry, the words bundle and sheaf are used everywhere in the literature to represent different concepts. Cambridge Dictionary defines these two words as ...
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Order of the words to emphasize meaning

I would like to ask what is the difference between these two sentences: a) We need to prioritize badly injured people. b) We need to prioritize people badly injured. Is b) stressing more the ...
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why the color word is used in this way: “dark” chocolate and “black” coffee

Both colors of dark chocolate and black coffee are the same to me. Why the color words used are different? Thanks!
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What is the difference between “ renewal ” and “ resumption ”?

Cambridge English Dictionary explains these as renewal : a situation in which something begins again after having stopped for a period of time e.g. Pharmaceutical shares also benefited from the ...
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Difference and usage of “contains exclusively” vs “exclusively contains”

Since the late 1800s, the phrase "contains exclusively" has been consistently used more often than "exclusively contains". Ngram viewer: "contains exclusively" vs "exclusively contains". What is the ...
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What is the difference between affect and effect? [duplicate]

Does anyone know the difference between affect and effect? The definitions I have found online are confusing and I don't understand them. If someone could define it that would be great!
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Is there a difference between categorial and categorical?

I am only interested in the meaning as relating to categories. I understand that there is only a "categorical denial". For example would be there be a difference between categorial storage of data ...

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