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Inquiries Concerning Context Clues, Syllables, and the Use of the Dictionary [closed]

The following are consists of three questions with the possible choices for each along with my reasoning for each question. I ask of you to provide me assistance in guiding me towards the answer for ...
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What's the meaning of /e/, /i:/, /a:/, /z/ and /p/?

I was doing homework with the kid and I found this. Can anyone explain what this is about?
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Is this sentence Active or Passive?

Today, we had an exam in our English classroom. one of the questions was: All the rubbish .... in the sea is a real danger to health. A) floated B) floating C) which floating D) is floating I ...
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What literary technique would this be?

Abandon all logic ye who enter here, because we are about to start talking Lucy. You might want to leave reason and science by the door while you’re at it, you won’t have much call to use either of ...
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What is a tone word to describe how someone may feel like they do not belong? [closed]

I have world literature homework, and i have to discuss a shift in tone. A character is feeling like she doesn't belong to any cultural group... help?
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Preposition and tense-Homework

In today's exam, I had few grammar questions. I am doubtful in two questions. Please check my answers and correct the mistakes, if any. 1.Fill with suitable prepositions. There lived _ _ _ _ _ a ...
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reporting statements: that-clauses [closed]

How would you write the negative statement of: She declared the item to be faulty, the police reported the girl to be missing. Would it be: She declared the item not to be faulty, the police ...
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Relationship between Juxtaposition, Oxymoron, and Paradox [closed]

Explain the definition and relationship between "juxtaposition", "oxymoron", and "paradox". I'm supposed to apply this to Romeo and Juliet too, so any examples including them would be appreciated. ...
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In the end / at the end/ at the beginning

I need some help with this question from an English test for English learners : Fill with the correct word: ____ of the play, everybody stood up and applauded. ____, it was a good play. A. ...
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Comprehension help required

I was given the following question for comprehension pasted below: What does John mean when he says that he would only win his own money? And I answered that John meant that Marry won't be betting ...
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The plural of One [closed]

I have a statement: 'The writer says we must all feel excitement and strangeness at the idea of going to sea.' Now I have to remove "we" here and replace it with "one" or any other third person. ...
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Question about subject-verb agreement

Is this a run-on? By 1990, it was even easier to make bottles and paper products quickly; as a result, competition among companies grew and stores featured products with increasingly interesting ...
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Designators, quantifications and predicates in Predicate Logic [closed]

So, I got my Predicate Logic exercises back, and I had apprently made one mistake. What is annoying is that I don't know why. The taks was to identify all the designators and predicates in a certain ...
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Affirmative form of “He has no right to question.” while preserving the meaning

He has no right to question. What would this sentence be if we were to make it affirmative. This question appeared in an exam. I tried It is unlawful for him to question. but the answer given ...
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Is 'an eye' a designator?

I realize this may be a super-rookie question, but I have to ask. It is in connection with my logic module. Is 'an eye' in this sentence a designator? I was told to keep an eye on him I know "I" ...
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Composition question problem [closed]

So I have a line from composition: 'But balloons had the disadvantage of having to go wherever the wind blew them, so that one never knew where they would come down.' And I was asked a question: '...
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Which degree should be used? [closed]

Which degree of 'less' is correct in the following sentence - "Seats in this room are much less/lesser in comparison to the adjacent one." Also please state any general rule of English if it is being ...
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'What may it be'/ 'what may be it' which one is correct? [closed]

I think,saying 'what may it be' is correct in the sense of something that i did not see before,it is new to me and on my hand.and i am saying this sentence "what may it be"/"what may be it".which one ...
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Analyzing rhetorical strategies used [closed]

This essay question [PDF] prompts: Read the letter carefully. Then write an essay in which you analyze the rhetorical strategies Lewes uses to establish her position about the development of a ...
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What does “metadiscursive framework” mean? [closed]

In their article "The language of text-messaging" (which appeared in 2009, in S.C. Herring, D. Stein & T. Virtanen (eds), Handbook of the Pragmatics of CMC. Berlin and New York: Mouton do Gruyter.)...
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Which English word has the greatest number of distinct definitions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Words with most meanings For example: in·se·cure [in-si-kyoor]adjective subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not self-confident or assured: an insecure person. not ...
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For what verbs is there no difference between 'has …' and 'has been …ing'? [closed]

For some verbs like 'live', where if you say "have lived" it means you lived somewhere for a period of time but that is not true anymore, and if you say "have been living" it means you still live in ...
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Help me understand the word 'deflect' in this sentence

Belanger dances with an undemonstrative panache that draws one's attention as if by seeking to deflect it; through finesse and understatement, he manages to seem at once intensely present and ...
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Why is “schism” preferred over “demur” in this sentence?

This is a verbal reasoning question in a GRE book. Obviously, the correct answer could only be A or B. And the explanation on the text book is "the correct answer is B". Unenlightened authoritarian ...
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Syntactically correct, semantically incorrect sentence

How would I answer the following programming exercise? It's trying to emphasize the difference between semantics and syntax. Write an English sentence that has correct syntax but has semantic ...
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Is there any other literary technique other than metaphor in the following quote?

I'm writing an essay required for school, involving the analysis of texts. “remove the shackles of prejudice and intolerance” I was wondering if there is any other literary technique in the above ...
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Help me with this GRE question

Human nature and long distances have made exceeding the speed limit a (i)__ in the state, so the legislators surprised no one when, acceding to public demand, they (ii)__ increased penalties for ...
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A confusing set of verbs

Pick out the Verbs in the following sentences: After loitering for ten minutes, the boy walked away. Since winning the prize, he has been boasting about it to everyone. Having settled himself into ...
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How to describe narrated action?

Let's say we have a poem that has a first-person point of view and then goes like: I have eaten the cookies Now, when I write about this poem and want to describe the action in the poem, would it ...