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Is the noun “device” correctly used as a modifier in the phrase “the device box”?

For example, "the instruction manual can be found in the device's box". "Device's" doesn't sound right to me, so I thought of using: "the instruction manual can be found in the device box". Is it ...
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Why do we say “I am in a good mood” and not just “I am in good mood”?

I'm just curious to know, why do we say "I am in a good mood" not "I am in good mood"? Is there any grammatical rule for that?
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Do the adjectives always precedes the noun or pronoun? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do some adjectives follow the nouns they modify? Attributive and predicative position of an adjective “A place nearby” but not “A place good” ...
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pattern to predict -ent vs -ant? [duplicate]

Is there any pattern to predict whether to use -ant or -ent, in words such as those below? abundant / attendant / arrogant VS abhorrent / absorbent / dependent I find -ent seems to be more common... ...
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what do you call the person who passes the trophies to the prize giver/presenter?

The person who gives out the trophies to the winners are called award presenters. So what do u call the person who passes the trophies to the presenter? Thanks!
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Is there an English dictionary that distinguishes words as either abstract or concrete? [closed]

The words that express the tangible and visible things of our experience, such as sand or sea, are all nouns, as are those expressing intangibles such as love or idealism. Also, some nouns, like ...
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A situation when you do too many thing but achieve nothing [closed]

I am looking for few nouns describing "a situation when one does too many things but achieve nothing important or useful".
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Word for a person who lives in the past [closed]

Someone who is highly nostalgic and is stuck in the past, better days
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What is a word for someone who enjoys discussions? [closed]

Someone who enjoys discussions could be described as?
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What does “pre-delay” mean in this conversation?

This short piece of dialogue appears in the movie "Faces in the Crowd": Bryce: Shouldn't you be handing out gold stars instead of earning yellow ribbons on FarmVille? Anna: I was just ...
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What does the word “s***storm” mean exactly?

The definition of shitstorm in New Oxford American Dictionary: a situation marked by violent controversy. The definition in Wikipedia: a vulgar dysphemism for a chaotic and unpleasant situation....
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“Assailant” vs “Attacker”

Besides sports in which an attacker is an offensive player, is there any difference between assailant and attacker? a person who attacks somebody I guess attacker can also be used for animals but ...