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How to properly phrase “can't fall back on anyone”

I am in the process of asking for a salary adjustment. I am trying to state in a letter that I am able to accomplish certain major tasks without being able to fall back on anyone for help. Basically,...
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Object or complement with “have”

Take the following sentence: "He has blue eyes" Does "blue eyes" act as an object or a complemet? Would the answer be different in a sentence such as:
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English sentence without a verb [duplicate]

I know that in speech we say "the bigger the better", but is this ok in written English as there is no verb....
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What does “conditionalities” mean in this article from The Hindu?

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/reimagining-the-niti-aayog/article28118992.ece - In this article, I did not understand what "conditionalities" meant in the following sentence from the 6th ...
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Phrases starting with “The Fruits of …”

I was wondering if there were any other phrases starting with "fruits of ......" like "fruits of labor" and "fruits of love"... The phrases can have different meanings but they need to start with "...
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Which one is appropriate?

Movement becomes impossible due to heavy traffic. Or, Moving becomes impossible due to heavy traffic
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Which one of these sentences is correct? Has or Had?

It is in third person past tense by the way. This time Marinette sighed. She wanted to shoo him away, but he's stubborn. Guess she has to play along. This time Marinette sighed. She wanted to shoo ...
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Could you please tell me which of the following two sentences is correct?

Having had the same best friend for more than 10 years who I'm so mentally connected to is very precious. or Having the same best friend for more than 10 years who I'm so mentally connected to is ...
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I wrote 2 passages, but I feel some of the words might be inaccurate, would you please correct them for me? [on hold]

I wrote 2 passages, but I feel some of the words might be inaccurate and the whole article is a little awkward. I know users on this forum are proficient at the english language, so maybe you're ...
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meaning of Nietzsche's sentence:

I would appreciate it if you give me a simple explanation of the Nietzsche citation in this following paragraph: Nietzsche instead believed that we must look beyond hope. We must look beyond values....
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“You answered that one almost before it had finished writing it”

First, I tell you that I'm a beginner. I would like to understand the grammar of this sentence that I read on the internet: You answered that one almost before it had finished writing it. If I'm ...
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Word for a moment of self-awareness?

What's the word for when something happens in life that makes you take a step outside of the normal routine of life and view your self in an existential way. For example, you witness what the ...
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Help that is really not helpful

Is there a word, phrase or idiom that describes someone who is trying to help but actually hindering? I find this a lot in a work context but sure it's common elsewhere. I even think there may be a ...
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On the velar nasal /ŋ/ sound followed by /k/

I'm a non-native speaker and I have always pronounced all words with syllables ending in 'n' followed by a /k/ sound with the velar nasal /ŋ/. For example: think / increase (v+n) / income / ...
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Proper Use of Commas, Semi-Colons, and Colons

I am curious as to what would be the proper use of Commas and colons when adding your degree on a resume. Which would be correct, or are both suitable? Master of Science in Finance, GPA: 3.9/4.0 ...
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Correct use of IN/OR [migrated]

On the phrase "Next week, renovations on the backyard will be made.", the correct preposition should be "on" or "in"? Thanks!
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Difference sorting & separating [on hold]

Is there a difference between sortation and separation?
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Is it explosive dog or explosives dog?

I can't seem to find a justification either way for this example. Can anyone help me out? Thank you! In the context of a bomb-sniffing dog, what grammar rule would justify using the (s)? Is it simply ...
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Diiffernce Between Did and Have [duplicate]

I am new here and I am beginner in English. Can anyone explain me the difference between these 2 sentences and also which one is wrong. "Did you see my DP?" or "Have you seen my DP?" Please ...
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Is it better to have the s or not in a company name [on hold]

With a company name, is it better to include the s or not. For example, Stratos247 or Starto247? Does it make a difference when telling the domain name of the website or giving an email by phone? ...
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Ending a sentence with 'has'

In the below text, is it correct to use the word 'has' at the very end of the last sentence? A true student would give everything he has and owns to his guru. It doesn’t matter what value it holds, ...
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word/phrase for items added to an active contract

Background: A contract between Mr. X and company Y includes a list of tasks that the company needs to complete. In the middle of the project company Y discovers that a few more tasks are needed, that ...
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Usage of “to compensate for” in the passive tense

As I am not a native speaker, I'm not entirely sure of a sentence I just wrote. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is the following sentence gramatically correct and something you would use as ...
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“Nobody likes to wash (the) dishes.” Can it be used with zero article?

Am I right in thinking that it's possible and correct to use the zero article in contexts like this, when the meaning is general? Even though in dictionaries it's presented as a set expression with ...
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What is the old phrase meaning that two people do not meet that involves a weather house or cookcoo clock?

I have a faint memory of an old phrase that my mother would use when I was young. It was to do with two people that would happen to just miss each other repeatedly. She would compare them to the man ...
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A word/phrase for when an icon means something other than it's actual depiction [duplicate]

A few years ago at my company, for various reasons if you performed a dangerous action you had to hold a large doll while doing it. This is no longer necessary and the doll is now gone from the office....
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A sentence from the novel “The black alibi” after C. Woolrich [on hold]

"Whoever had made whom, one thing was certain: now she had the place put away in her pocket". (what does this sentence mean, specifically its second part?)
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NORMINAL — normal or with nominal mistake?

At the very end of the live-stream for the nominal SpaceX STP-2 mission, the presenter places what appears to be a baseball cap onto the table. It reads "NORMINAL" (sic). My first thought was how ...
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Difference between will finish and will be finished [on hold]

What is the difference between the below sentences? 1. I will finish by next Monday. 2. I will be finished by next Monday. Is the second one is in the passive voice?
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English equivalent of the Hindi saying “Dusre par bill fadna”, meaning “putting on others what YOU want”

What is the English equivalent of the Hindi saying "Dusre par bill fadna"? The meaning of the Hindi saying is stating a request as though it is others who want it when in fact it is you who want it ...
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Technologies in or Technologies for

Which is the correct form for a company name: 1. Digital technologies for logistics LLC 2. Digital technologies in logistics LLC 3. Logistics digital technologies LLC?
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Is it good morning to you or good morning too

When you are replying to a morning greeting ,do you reoly with good morning too or good morning to you too or just good morning
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Beyond reproach - alternative expressions

What are some alternative, diplomatic ways to say "beyond reproach", "above question", "of the path that is ethically spotless/sound and cannot be challenged". I was thinking, "unquestionable", but ...
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I don't want to make any excuses for myself

Is this sentence correct? For instance the context is that I'm talking with a friend and I'm telling him I don't want to make any excuses for myself. Sounds a bit odd, what can I do to make it more ...
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Should I use the formula or the name of the chemical in a sentence?

In a scientific paper, when quoting a chemical, is it more appropriate to write its formula or its name? For example: Ion exchange removed nitrate ions from solution. Or: Ion exchange removed ...
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to enact that coming together

can you help me about the exact meaning of the following passage? He had called on university communities nationwide to mix with ordinary people to form a jameeh’e tohidi, or unitary Islamic ...
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Are these in passives?

I learned English autodidactically by reading books , watching movies , video games , etc.... But, there are some things in english that confused me , such as passive forms. What's the difference ...
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Is Latin “porrige” connected to middle ages “porridge”? [on hold]

Is Latin word "porrige", to stretch, connected in any way to "porridge", the cereal made by stretching oats/ grain by adding water?
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Lets me or Let's me

Do we use "Let's me" or "Lets me". (without the apostrophe) Because if we used the apostrophe, it would mean "Let us me", which wouldn't make sense! Thanks.
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to get past a press law

Can you help me about the exact meaning of the following passage? Homayoon, himself an eminent journalist, had worked to get past a press law to balance the press freedom with responsibility—in ...
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Appositive without a noun?

Is the following grammatical? If so, what would you call the phrase after the comma? It sounds somewhat like an appositive but there's no (explicit) noun to which it refers. Bill might assume his ...
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What is the difference between the terms ‘basic’ and ‘fundamental’?

I am reading an article titled “Basic needs, basic rights” in which the author emphasises on the need of a robust doctrine of basic rights in addition to fundamental rights. Source: https://www....
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Hygroscopic substances

The terms 'desiccant' and 'humectant' are opposites of each other. However, both of them have been described as 'hygroscopic' substances. If desiccant and humectant are opposites of each other, how ...
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Nominalizing adjectives regarding nationalities

When we talk about nationalities, "Americans" and "the Americans(or the American people)" are two ways of saying the same thing with the latter having a collective sense. The same is true for "...
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why does “perturbation” mean small change while “perturb” means greatly disturb?

I only recently looked into the etymology of the word "disturb", which means "per-turb", completely (through, thoroughly) + disturb, which translated into "disturb greatly in mind". My question is ...
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Idiom Request: What is the idiom that means “If it's hard/easy for you, it must be the same for others”?

This is the situation: a younger brother just (badly) finished a rigorous exam and the older brother wants to say something that means "Others must feel the same, don't worry". Is there such an idiom?
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“Leave on” vs “leave”

Can there be a missing on when I say somebody leaves on some date? For example, is it okay if I say: We'll have to leave September 1st, because we have to be back in school on the 2nd. instead of: ...
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Replying to an e-mail or letter where two people have the same name

I see varying answers over the web on this. Hello John and John, Hello John My last email I went with Hello John, It works as intended and seems like the best way to me.
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Do east side and west side implicate poor and rich respectively?

One day I googled the words and I got the meanings and I remembered them as below East side = poor city West side = rich city Is this correct? I want to know the historical, cultural background of ...

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