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Explanation of the word “Populism” [closed]

I found that the word "populist" means someone who represents the interests of ordinary people, so a "good" word. But I have also seen the term used as "he was accused of populism" so "bad". What ...
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Can a participle phrase modify a clause?

It is generally taught that participial/participle phrases function as adjectives modifying a noun (or pronoun). In a sentence such as: A major accident occurred on our bus's route to school, ...
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What does the following line imply?

In the following excerpt from the short story Three questions by Leo Tolstoy is a line I have questions about: 'Do you not see,' replied the hermit. 'If you had not pitied my weakness yesterday, ...
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going home and going to work [duplicate]

The other day I've learned that you cannot use "to" in the sentence "I am going (to) home". At the same time, you should use "to" with other place names. For example, I am going to work. Could ...
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What's wrong with 'Bananas are unable to grow in cold countries'? [duplicate]

I have an English exam coming up where I will be pointing out the mistakes in sentences and explain them. One of the example questions we got was 'Bananas are unable to grow in cold countries'. ...
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What is the objection of Siddhartha here? [closed]

I am reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and I am not able to understand this passage But according to your very own teachings, this unity and necessary sequence of all things is nevertheless ...
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Which one of the different meanings of the word “consensus” to choose

I'm struggling with a translation of a technical text describing the process of minimization of a logical function (computer science & tech. stuff) and I don't seem to compe up with any logical ...
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Two crows being an attempted murder

What is the point of this joke? — "What do you call two crows on a branch?" — "Attempted murder." I've googled it to check if it was a word play but the closest one I've hit was "marauder". ...