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What does it mean to be asked 'can I' answer a question? [closed]

Is the sentence below asking simply if you can answer the problem, or to give an answer to the problem? * Please do not edit. This way it appears below, is the way it was presented from the initial ...
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How to determine if a following phrase applies to both of the subjects that are connected with “and” or “or”

The title is way too long and not that accurate I think. The example is this: How likely would you be to recommend this product to a colleague or somebody seeking software solutions? When it ...
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What is the word for this particular action of climbing?

An action of pulling your body out of a swimming pool by planting your arms down on the poolside and then pushing down to lift your body up and out of the water. Then you would place one of your feet ...
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What are some words or expressions which can be used to describe a wrong decision? [closed]

What are some words/expressions with which we can describe the wrong decisions made in the past by a person/entity/organisation? The sentence: Real Madrid claims to have the biggest fanbase in ...
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What does “pans” mean in this passage? [closed]

I am currently translating a book called "#GIRLBOSS" by Sophia Amoruso and there's a phrase I can't clarify its meaning. "I was proud of my video project, which was a series of pans with Bad Religion'...
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confuse about “miles away from” [closed]

I would like to use the phrase "miles away from". So I put it in this way. He lives in the city which is 30 miles away from Toronto. I have a question whether I can leave "which is" out of above ...
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Use of preposition with 'adopted' in a sentence

Can this machine be adopted______farm work? Options were: a)in b)into c)for d)by Please provide the correct answer with proper explanation.
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Which is better? “Ans to the q-1” or “The ans to q-1” [closed]

Upto high school, before answering any question in the exam we used to write "Ans to the q-no:1" (Answer to the question number 1). But then our English teacher told us to write "The ans to q-no:1" (...
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Words/Expressions that means having all the qualities for creating something?

I am in search of expression or phrase that can be used to describe something that has all the qualities or skills to create. Usually, I use the phrase "having all the spices for making a tournament ...
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Help explain this long sentence in simple way

""whoever makes two blades of grass or two ears of corn grow where only one grew before serves mankind better than the whole race of politicians" ." Thanks
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Reading Comprehension for MCAT (how to understand this sentence)

At the same time, many architectural critics seem to be convinced that the present call for sustainability with its "green buildings" is but another screen behind which well-known old power structures ...
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Is there any short phrase or sentence available to tell that someone was always hiding my mistakes

I wonder if there is any phrase or sentence available out there to express that someone was always hiding or taking care my mistakes and silly things; to tell them that I am highly obliged.
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ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill More Than 220 Dead In Southern Syria

Going through this news article on NDTV website, I saw the headline 'ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill More Than 220 Dead In Southern Syria'. Is this usage correct? Or should it be 'ISIS Suicide Blasts Kill ...
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For how long will we store your data?. Is this a correct sentence?

I have these two sentences in the legal text of my website. Then the context is a "legal context" and the sentences is about the data the visitors of my web send me. Sentence 1: For how long will we ...
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Which is grammatically correct in this sentence for a character's “declaration” so to say? [closed]

Examples: Through selfless duty, devoted communication, and new experiences will I strive to grow my connections and understand those around me. Through selfless duty, devoted communication, ...
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Why does this sentence use “does not” instead of “do not”? [duplicate]

I have two sentences that I was unsure if I needed to use "do not" or "does not". Now I know that the correct one is the one with "does not" but I don't understand the reason why. The two sentences ...
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Is it correct? “I haven't drunk or smoked neither a cigarette nor hookah?” [closed]

1) Should it be "nor" between drunk and smoked? 2) How about "neither (countable n) nor (uncountable n)"?
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Can a semicolon be placed between two sentences if the second sentence begins with a pronoun that refers back to the previous sentence?

Consider the following closely-related sentences: Those tribes have been farmers for centuries. They do not desire to do anything else. would this way of writing the sentences be correct as well:...
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in this sentence passed and held two verb confusing me explain the sentence with grammer of it

The Parliament on the other hand passed held discussions on the The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill which have been carried forward today.
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How does this sentence structure differ from the normal? [closed]

Is this sentence: On the Application to Dynamics of a General Mathematical Method previously applied to Optics. The same as this one? On the Application of a General Mathematical Method to Dynamics ...
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We have the same car vs we have the same cars [duplicate]

If me and someone have the same car. It is correct to say: we have the same car or we have the same cars.
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Is it 'recite over' or 'recite back'?

He was buried behind the newspaper like someone was going to ask him to recite it over. In the above sentence, would it be better to use the phrase 'recite it back' in place of 'recite it over'?
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Can I say “He's on a trip?”

Can I say He's on a trip? Is it correct? if someone asks for my friend, and he is in China now. can I say He's on a trip?
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Why people often adopt repeated adjective structure on their sentence?

Why people often adopt repeated adjective structure on their sentence? For example: Great courtiers are gracious and polite; their aggression is veiled and indirect. I have seen many fluent English ...
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What does this long sentence mean?

What is the purpose of colon ":" in this sentence "everyone: and reason"? "The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all ...
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Use of the word howbeit

I need to replace a sentence that I have in my corpus since I am using it twice in the same paragraph. My sentence starts with: However, ... and I want to use a similar expression in the similar style....
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Use of made up words in writing

In writing, mainly seen in novel writing, how should we put a word that doesn't exist? for example, "We're screwed beyond levels of screwedness." Please don't tell me that's too unprofessional and I ...
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It just comes down to a matter of taste meaning

I was reading one of article there I found 1 sentence & I am not able judge the meaning of that. Can somebody tell me what exactly is "It just comes down to a matter of taste" Full sentence Both ...
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Is it correct “Accepting payments was never this simple and easy”

Is it correct to say Accepting payments was never this simple and easy -- I am concerned about the plural + was; is that correct?
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Is 'nothing is impossible' and 'anything is possible' the same?

I wonder if these two sentences mean exactly the same, or is there any difference?
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How to request for getting down from a cab first? [closed]

How do I request fellow car pooling members so that I am dropped at my destination first? Is 'Can I get down from the cab first?' correct?
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Is saying “Thank you for the results” grammatically correct? [closed]

I have received an e-mail about some test results from other company. So, T would like to know how to say "thank you" to them politely? Do you have any better sentences?
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Is it correct to ask “Which year this game is?” when asking about the year of game release?

Im not native speaker and have some difficulties with this question. As I remember, I saw "Which ... is?" statement in some grammar books. Is it correct?
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Do these two sentences mean the same thing?

1st - 'You have got until the count of five' 2nd - 'You have got to the count of five' Do these two mean the same thing?
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How to phrase this in one sentence: developed applications and clients were satisfied with the result [closed]

I am in the midst of writing a job resume and would like to write one sentence that captures the following sentences: developed applications and clients were satisfied with the result (happy with ...
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How to remove ambiguity within a sentence

Consider the following sentence: Over 90 percent of applicants secure the credit they need in around 10 minutes As is, the sentence is ambiguous. A possible interpretation could be: 90 percent ...
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Does the 'object' change when you add a noun to show who the action is done for?

In the sentence I buy a cake, cake is the direct object of the transitive verb buy. If I write instead I buy him a cake, is cake still the object, or is him now the object of a new verb buy with a ...
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Customer's Best IT Specialist?

I have a award, customers chose me as a best IT specialist. Is it okay to call it in this way "Customer's best IT Specialist" or it would be better to name it as "Best IT Specialist chosen by ...
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What does the phrase “To be much for” mean?

'There dosen't seem to be much for correlation between intelligence, and kindness.' ('Genocide Bingo' by Exurb1a on YouTube) What does 'there dosen't seem to be much for' mean? It's the 'for' that's ...
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a different way to say “Some successful experiments on propagating… ” in a science paper [closed]

A peer reviewer of my manuscript from an International Journal, in his suggested corrections, wrote: Pleas find a a different way to say "Some successful experiments on propagating.... " in this ...
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Is it correct to say “there be…”?

I'm currently reading the Lord of the Rings book, and one sentence says: "... Where there be mountains of gold, they say". Now I'm not English mothertongue, but I've found the same expression ...
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Need help understand a sentence

This is taken from a book called "A Brief History of the Future: The origins of the internet", page 10, by John Naughton Later, driving home in the dark, I asked, "Da, is Mr Clarke very rich?" He ...
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Does this sentence structure work/flow?

"Under 2 weeks to go until our official 2018-19 full brochure is released. Receive your free brochure, delivered straight to your door, on the link below." It is particularly that second line. I'm ...
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Which one is correct between these two?

Would you say "He is a master of French and Italian cuisine" or "He is a master of both French and Italian cuisine" ? Thanks
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What parts of speech are GIVEN and THAT in the phrase “Given that…”

I'd like to know which parts of speech given and that are in the following sentence: Given that the dress is small, I couldn't wear it. In the answers here, one poster said given that is a ...
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A personal, perceivable watershed moment

How would one describe an event in their life positively redefining their future in a significant way? Further, how would one explain that this "watershed moment" was also perceivable at the time? ...
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A sentence question from the book The Grapes of Wrath

In chapter 10, Tom Joad explains a personal meaning of what preaching is to the preacher Casy and I don't understand it. ”That's preachin'. Doin' good to a fella that's down an' can't smack ya in ...
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Is 'Robin Hood, reversed' a sentence?

In an extremely well written and justifiably incisive article on British austerity measures since the credit crunch of 2008, Peter Goodman of The New York Times writes the following : In these ...
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Which is correct: linguistic development on/of human beings

I came across a very hard to translate sentence in a text written in Portuguese and I need some help with the semantics: that suggested that subjective consciousness was developed in relation to ...
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What is the difference between “every time I look outside my window” and “every time I look out my window”? [closed]

is there any difference between I am amazed by the view every time "I look outside my window" or "I look out my window" ? I don't think there is any but "I look out my window" is more common. Thank ...

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