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“Can live no more” vs “can no more live”

Is there a difference in meaning between the two versions of this famous phrase/quote: "Man can live no more without air than a fish can without water" vs "Man can no more live without air ...
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Having completed and after having completed

(After)having completed his work, he left his office. Is there any difference in meaning between with and without 'After' in the sentence
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Meaning of “it is only a small percentage of whom this would be true at present.”

In the extract It will be said that men will not work well if the fear of dismissal does not spur them on. I think it is only a small percentage of whom this would be true at present. could the ...
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“To change the sense” vs “to alter the meaning”

A. Your modification changes the sense of the sentence. B. Your modification alters the meaning of the sentence. What is the difference?
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Can some nation “approves” something to other countries?

I'm a South Korean. Today there was an issue in Korea about what Donald Trump the US President said. https://youtu.be/JLbLk2AUSjs?t=25 Donald Trump : They won't do that without our approval. They do ...
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“It is for people who” vs “it is for the/those people who”

A. Mnemonics are for people who don't know. B. Mnemonics are for the/those people who don't know. Which one is correct? If both, what is the difference in sense/meaning?
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Using a preposition with the word 'grant'

Obedience he had secured, and honor had been granted him... My question is why is it 'granted him' and not 'granted to him?'
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What is the meaning of the following sentence? Is the grammar correct? What might be the tone of the speaker?

I was reading something and just struck upon this sentence: "Should they be taught a lesson in their own ways immediately!" I am unable to figure out what exactly the speaker intends to convey. Is it ...
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What does “so to say” refer to in this sentence?

Do you think that is possible or should we just let the organic process happen, occur, so to say? Does it refer to the whole sentence or it only refers to "occur"?
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What does it mean “to have claim over something”?

This is a sentence from the book Everything I Know About Love: I thought we had claim over each other’s twenties before we’d inevitably have to give the other one up.
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meaning of 'renew' in the sentence

In August 2013 the Government of Canada renewed support of $100 million over seven years (2013-2020) for the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program, which advances geological knowledge in ...
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What is the meaning of “head-poppingly”?

In a book I'm reading there is a sentence like this If you travel to a foreign country, you will make the charming discovery that there are many differences between the local way of life and your ...
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Confusing word usage

You were more accurate than 10% of (software company) users. I use a software tool that grades me at the end of the week. One of the categories is called Mastery. I am always confused at this because ...
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Please paraphrasing this sentence

It is the 2018 - 2019 goal of Natural Resources Canada written on the site: Canadians have access to cutting-edge research to inform decisions on the management of natural resources. I can't ...
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What's the meaning of the sentence below?

If the world takes the shape of whatever the most powerful AI is programmed (or reprograms itself) to desire, it even opens the possibility of evolution taking a turn for the entirely banal – could an ...
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What is the meaning of this quote from Barbara Ehrenreich?

I am currently reading Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By In America by Barbara Ehrenreich, and I read the quote But Jesus makes his appearance here only as a corpse; the living man, the wine-...