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Can “everlasting”/“eternal” be used as independent adjective?

I am about to translate a phrase into English, with the meaning of "something that lasts forever", but it's in adjective form. I've searched that there are two adjectives: everlasting and eternal. In ...
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Why is “folks” commonly used as a gender-neutral term for “people” when “people” is already gender-neutral?

Lately, I've been noticing a lot of people using folks (sometimes spelled folx) instead of people. This seems especially prevalent among left-leaning sources that pride themselves on inclusion. Some ...
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The usage of it in sentences

It’s been always confusing to me whether some widely used sentences that have “it” in them were grammatically correct. “The winner takes it all” is this sentence grammatically correct? ...
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Difference between “mind” and “heart” in Gunslinger's Creed in Dark Tower

In the 2017 moive "Dark Tower" (based on Steven King's Dark Tower), the main character recites the Gunslinger's Creed which is as follows: "I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has ...
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Word or phrase for a particular type of spiral

The leaves of the Aloe Polyphylla - Spiral Aloe produce the illusion of five different curves spiraling to the center of the plant. Is there a word that describes a spiral with five, preferably six, ...
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Word for a religious leader who has been forsaken by their followers

I'm looking for a single adjective to describe a religious leader, e.g. a priest or the Lord, who has been forsaken by their followers. Not necessarily betrayed, but had the followers' faith lost. ...
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Which one is better ( why)? Which one is logically or grammatically correct? [closed]

Ring me up at 9 pm. I shall not be asleep yet. Ring me up at 9pm . I shall not be sleeping yet.
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How and when to use the articles?

Why we don’t use the article a after the preposition to in this phrase? He went to prison.
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Why are certain medicines named for their enantiomers while others are abbreviated?

I recently came across a pair of psychiatric medications whose generic names surprised me. What I have seen before is L-Dopa, which is an abbreviation for levo-Dopa, which in itself is an enantiomer ...
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Should I use “What is the difference…” or “What are the differences…” if I don't know how many difference(s) there is/are?

If I want to ask a question about the difference(s) between A and B, but not sure about there is only one difference or many, should I use "What is the difference between A and B" or "What are the ...
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On the category “subject complement.”

A definition of "subject complement" found here Subject Complement Definition: A subject complement is a complement that is used to predicate a description of the subject of a clause. ...
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Need a short way of conveying “a state is updated in accordance to how the feedback report looks.”

Okay, some context first. I am a programmer and am in a need for a function name. It should be: as short as possible convey what the function does: "a state is updated in accordance to how the ...
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May your bakery keep or keeps? [migrated]

I have to use a sentence which is: May your bakery keep flooding with customers. Will it be keep or keeps. As bakery is singular, so is keeps fine? Can anyone explain the logic? Thank you so much.
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Is there a term for “non-words” like “ha”, “ugh”, “huh”, etc?

What would these words be called, and are there any related rules on how to use them and what they each mean?
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Attractive and collective term for all skills

I'm looking for a catchy word that represents all skills in all types of fields like sports, dance, music, education and so on. Kindly suggest.
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A flagrant bit of anarchy yearning for direction

I report more sentences surrounding the one in the title, which is a monologue from the movie Black River: "A community is a funny little animal: 8903 bits of self-interests heading up to something ...
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Word for a Person Who Manages a Pantry

I'm trying to find a word or title which describes a person that is in charge of food supplies, preferably for a household specifically. I'm fine with colloquial expressions (even if they're no ...
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A word describing physical or online address

I'm working on an application that tracks accredited activities doctors can participate in and gain credits. These can be seminars, online courses etc. What should I call the field whose value can be ...
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What does 'there's nothing to say that…' mean?

I stumbled upon a sentence: There’s nothing to say that you have to process all the state transitions at the same time What does this phrase mean? Specifically as a 'clause' if I can call it that (...
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What does “over two years” mean?

If someone says I will get 20k over 2 years - Does that mean a total of 20k divided over 2 years or 20k per year, for a total of 40k?
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Synonyms to precisify [duplicate]

The word precisify is absent from the OED but seems to have some popularity. It's clearly a useful word; does it have any single-word synonyms that render it unnecessary?
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Adjectives that describe something is well-recognized?

I am looking for an adjective (single word) to describe something that is well-recognized (that it is able to serve certain functions). It is more on the common knowledge side, not on the side of "...
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“Say” with “to”

Where can I use the verb say with the proposition to ? Sara said to me that she was happy. Is it correct? Where do I use said to?
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What does ''What are you thinking?!'' mean? [closed]

Like when they ask it in an angry,disapproving,etc way to someone
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Is it correct to use “Do training?” [closed]

The most common form I have heard is "Undergo training" So, is it correct to use do?
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What are the main causes of the rise of English novels? [closed]

I hope this is the right focus to ask my question. What are the main causes of the rise of English novels? The world wars are considered one of the causes of AFAIK. But what after the WW-II, the ...
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Is there a difference in these two sentences?

Are these two sentence equivalent in their meaning, or is there subtle differences because of where the word who is placed? No one has come forward who remembers seeing Bill that Monday. No ...
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Words that describe the movement of water after an object has fallen into it

I am trying to build a vocabulary describing water after an object fallen into it. The objects could be anything ranging from an autumn leaf (lighter than water and slow) to an asteroid (heavier than ...
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Words that describe the movement of an object thrown into water [closed]

I am trying to build a vocabulary describing the movement of an object after it has been thrown into water. The objects could be anything ranging from a piece of cork (lighter than water and slow) to ...
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Words that describe the action of releasing objects into water [closed]

I am trying to build a vocabulary describing the act of dropping or throwing objects into water. The objects could be anything ranging from a feather, a fishing line to heavy ballast for all I care. ...
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The Meaning of that “The first step is made beyond recall.”

could anyone kindly paraphrase the sentence "The first step is made beyond recall" in William James's "Stanford's Ideal Destiny" for me, please? Thank you very much!
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enhance this paragraph [closed]

I would like to Thank you and all company team for continues support during Data PoC activities. As we are on a tight schedule, we decided that PoC will continue as is with no change.
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What does the expression “there is a catch” mean? [closed]

What does "there is a catch" mean? The context is person looking for a house, and finds a house with a price too cheap, that does not make sense for the place, situation, etc. "He sold the house ...
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Is 'thrive to become' used correctly in this sentence?

I came upon a sentence 'Thrive to become an efficient and adaptive IT organisation' describing future company goals. It seems to me that 'strive' would be more appropriate word here. Is 'thrive' used ...
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Is “I had the chance read him in his report, not all his report…” correct?

I have a full sentence: "I had the chance to read him in his reports, not all of his reports were perfect but his writing skill on a level far from I expected" Is this same with "I had the chance ...
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Is it a correct translation? [closed]

Neither officer's uniform won't make you bravery, nor priest's cassock won't do you mercifully, nor judge's toga won't do you equitably, nor ministerial chair won't do you strongly, if your soul has a ...
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Pronunciation of “I'm gonna want a”

What is the approximate pronunciation heard n the following clip? "Also, I'm gonna want a shit-ton a candles" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwhxZKOKRbs
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Why there are so many different words for repeated movement? What are the differences between them?

I looked up a thesaurus and got these words for moving something repeatedly: wag waggle wiggle jig jiggle jog joggle twitch shimmy shake and surely many more. Am I right when I assume that the -le ...
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Is there an adjective to say “will be maintained up-to-date”?

I would like to say the following: an up-to-date database which will be maintained up-to-date This sentence is nested within a larger sentence, therefore I would like to keep it as short as ...
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Sun doesn't / don't shine?

I'm curious about the grammar in the vulgar idiom "Where the sun don't shine". Why is there a don't instead of doesn't? The latter strikes me as the correct grammatical form, but I'm not sure.
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Powerful / Strong car?

If a car can handle steep climbs or rocky paths, do we say it's a strong or a powerful car? What's the right collocation?
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My character always fails me

Are there any expressions or idioms in English that mean someone whose character always fails them? For example: I believe in people but they often cheat me. Every time I promise myself that I won'...
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Taught me or showed me?

What is the correct way of saying the following sentance.. This experience has taught me the importance of waiting. This experience showed me the importance of waiting. I think the second ...
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More True to Life?

I know that "truer to life" is correct. Is "more true to life" also correct? If so, when would we use each?E.g. the experiment produces more true to life results.
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What is the difference between “Aren't you straight” and “Aren't you straighttt”?

If "straight" means "heterosexual," what does "straighttt" mean?
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Do native English speakers know that can and know, corn and kernel are cognate? [closed]

Do native English speakers know that can and know, corn and kernel are cognate? or you simply don't think about it ?
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Difference between “gone in bed” and “gone to bed” [closed]

What is the difference between these sentences: "I have gone in bed." "I have gone to bed." "I have gone bed."
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What is the proper name for the document with all the right answer of an exam?

When a teacher builds an exam he usually has in a safe place a document with all the right answers for that exam. What is the right name for this document?
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What is a word for someone who ålways puts in a major effort, but never comes out on top?

I'm writing a character, and have been looking for a word to describe him. Something that implies that he works very hard to get what he wants, only to always come up short, or never quite get it.
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How to distinguish the spoken language and written language?

Today I was confused about the word, 'via' I have seen this word in many texts, but I have not heard in oral communication. I tried to search the word 'via' is used in spoken language, but I am not ...

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