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I was wondering, why do we say 'I'm drinking orange juice'. Not, 'I'm drinking the orange juice'? Is it because in the first case, we aren't specific about which orange juice we're drinking? Any ...
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Capitalization - Students with Disabilities

In a section, I am writing using statistics including Black, White, and Hispanic. In the same section, I also reference a statistic for Students with Disabilities. Should Students with Disabilities ...
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Is 'of great sentimental value' grammatically correct? [on hold]

For example That is of great sentimental value to me. Is this grammatically correct?
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Which of these two sentences is correct: they need to understand the lesson well,or they need to understand well the lesson?

Which of the following sentence is correct: They need to understand the lesson well, or they need to understand well the lesson.
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How to call when each of a group pays and shares expenses?

Me and my friend are flatmates. I spend $100 for bills, he spends $60 for shared groceries. Every once in a while we balance out our expenses; in this case my friend gives me $20, or makes a $40 ...
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Single word to replace “allowed to be missing” [on hold]

I want to express my knowledge about the presence of absence of something. My knowledge is divided into three different cases: I know that the thing doesn't exist. I don't know whether the thing ...
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a phrasal veb about turning around something

What we should say to show someone rounds the building and goes to the back door? I mean the verb showing to turn around the building
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What's the difference between “seem” and “seem as if”?

What is the difference between following sentences: The children seemed tired The children seemed as if they were tired. Does the second sentence indicate an imaginary situation?
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Is the structure of this sentence correct? [on hold]

How many clothes harmonize with our hair, skin color, eyes, so much we make a good impression to people around, so much we have positive emotions ourselves.
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What tense should be used at sentence «Currently i work as engineer, but i also look for work as manager»? [migrated]

What tense should be used at this sentence? Now i use Present Simple, and at the one hand it seems to be right choice, because my work is not attached to a time, but at the other hand something this ...
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Can you call a vegetable plot “a vegetable bed”?

Can you call a vegetable plot "a vegetable bed"? Or is this usage uncommon? For example a bed of flowers is called a flowerbed.
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The project will be carried out in a … of five years [space or timing] and why? [migrated]

This question was asked on my exam today and some teachers said its space but they didn't tell me why! When I asked some of my friends who also answered it space, they don't even know why because they ...
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Adjective of low-toxicity

Is there an adjective for low-toxicity, or can it be used as an adjective itself? It sounds strange to say, for example, materials that are low-toxicity.
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In or of-Please help. This is urgent [on hold]

Is 'in' the right choice of preposition in this conext? Anna received the following certificate. The name of the person is not mentioned it only shows the information below. Certificate in/of ...
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How do you derive an adverb from “difficult”?

Consider this sentence: The solution to this question should no more difficult be obtained than that to the other question. Is this sentence grammatical? Is difficult here used as an adverb?
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What is the meaning of “we must have missed you”? [migrated]

I was missed from agenda list of minutes of meeting, hence i requested for including my name in the list. But the chairperson of the meeting replied saying "we must have missed you". I am confused? ...
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“The number of steps is infinite” or “The number of steps is infinity”?

In a mathematical paper about random-walks. Which is more correct: "The number of steps in the random-walk is infinite" or "The number of steps in the random-walk is infinity"?
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I using the word “very” always allowed or it is better to limit the usage?

I noticed that I'm using the word very quite often. I'd say I use it very often. For example: I find search engines very helpful. I'm very happy for you. Your are very good at that. He's very sad ...
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You “Not” or You “Do Not” [on hold]

I heard a song that use that phrase: "you only live once? No, you not live only once" Is this right? Wasnt "you dont live only once" the better option?
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Would you help me regarding English grammar? [on hold]

We examine these effects in Korea because first, there is appropriate panel data to analyze the subject; second, it has a good population distribution to compare the happiness level between the ...
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Can a PP be analysed as a complex adjective?

In the sentence They are more familiar with this, the predicative complement more familiar with this is an AdjP, with the adjective head familiar. But what about a sentence such as They are more at ...
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Should I use apposition while writing a formal letter? [on hold]

Consider the following Dear Members of the Admissions Committee, I am writing to request a waiver for the English proficiency test. ... and Dear Members of the Admissions Committee, ...
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how to attribute a singular property to a plural noun?

Please consider the following examples: The size/sizes of the planets is/are written here. The door/doors of a 100 houses is/are 100Kg. Men's nose/noses is/are bigger than that/those of women. Which ...
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This guy's alright in my book, because he used the word “rapscallion”. Meaning

This guy's alright in my book, because he used the word "rapscallion". Source What it means by alright in my book?
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Use of 'female' and 'male' (in science fiction)

Often in science fiction when someone refers to a male or female member of some other species, they use terms like "the klingon female". This also happens between members of that species, so if a ...
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Is there an opposite phrase for “The apple never falls far from the tree”?

I was doing some research on idioms, and came upon the thought of whether there is an opposite idiom for The apple never falls far from the tree. as in "The offspring have much in common with ...
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Paraphrasing a sentence including so many “I”s

Consider the following sentence, [...]but it feels like, if I were to do otherwise, I would be lost, so I did what I could. Using "I" all the time doesn't sound very "native" way of doing this, ...
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Is there a word to describe the process of finding your own materials and tools to produce a work?

Is there an English word that describes the process or time spent finding your own materials and/or tools to produce a work? For example, what would you call all of the following similar processes? ...
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Revising a sentence to make it more clear

I'm making revisions on a book from an archaeological museum. As I was reading through, this sentence stroke me as a bit odd and I need your help correcting it. Pottery shaped as horses, ducks, ...
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Sorry for not been/being able to participate?

Is Sorry for not been able to participate in the meeting despite being very vocal about his subject on the group (the meeting already happened) or Sorry for not being able to participate [...]...
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Can I use “into” instead of “to”?

He was quick to adapt himself to the new system. = He was quick to adapt himself (into) the new system. Can I use "into" instead of "to"?
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Cristóvão Colombo's name in America [on hold]

How do American people usually pronounce Cristóvão Colombo's name? For example, do Americans say "Cristopher"? Is that a correct version of this? Or do they pronounce it like in my country (Brazil, ...
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Difference between “he got no” and “he didn't get”

What is the difference between He got no fish from there. and He didn't get fish from there.
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Did she leave a package for me? Did she leave me a package? [on hold]

Are both of these sentences correct? Is there any difference? Did she leave a package for me? Did she leave me a package?
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What would be a word between 'opposite' and 'next to?'

If you had two people sitting at ninety degrees to each other (see the attached image), they wouldn't be opposite each other, but they wouldn't be next to each other either. Is there an English word ...
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He was given certificate [on hold]

"He (boss) was given certificate"in this sentence whom do give certificate ,to boss or boss given to someone else.please give me suggestions
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The difference between 'to' and 'of' in some sentences

I have a quick question regarding some usages of both 'to' and 'of'. Could you please have a look at the sentences below and share your insights with me as to how to make a distinction between them. ...
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What does the phrase “held in confidence” mean?

I recently came across this sentence: Thank them for their time and remind them that answers will be held in confidence. Simplifying things, if I said "Your answers will be held in confidence", ...
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Is the phrase “That is typically exactly what happens “ grammatically correct?

Wondering if it makes sense to say “That is typically exactly what happens “. My wife tells me I can’t use the words typically and exactly together.
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Some types of nouns feel ungrammatical in “His every [noun]”?

Abstract nouns, specifically nouns related to feelings, feel natural: Set A: His every {whim, desire, need, wish} should be satisfied by the council. However, concrete nouns feel wrong. Set B:...
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What does “a cross between the Parthenon and the Reichstag” mean?

In Gerard Durrell's The Whispering Land I ran into the sentence below: At that precise moment we were heading towards the massive building that looked like a cross between the Parthenon and the ...
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Two close prepositions; how do you not end with one?

I've always had difficulty ascertaining the way to approach structuring a particular type of sentence re: the situation in the question title. There are probably all sorts of ways to restructure ...
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“25th De­cem­ber” vs “25 De­cem­ber”: Should I use or­di­nals or car­di­nals for the day of the month?

In one of the IELTS lis­ten­ing tests, there is a fill-out-the-blank ques­tion read­ing: The mu­seum is not open on ___. My an­swer was “25th De­cem­ber”. How­ever, the of­fi­cial an­swer is “25 ...
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Do Americans pronounce “transient” as \ˈtran(t)-sh(ē-)ənt\?

Merriam-Webster pronounces "transient" as \ˈtran(t)-sh(ē-)ənt\. However, most Americans pronounce it as \ˈtran-zē-ənt\.
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Which is correct; “Be not late for school”, or “Don't be late for school” [migrated]

We are taught when you negate a verb, you use "do not", "does not" or "did not" for general verbs, but you only have to add "not" after the verb in the case of Be-verb. If this rule should be applied ...
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How do archaic words affect on English native speakers?

I wonder why I need to know words like thereby, thereunto, wherewithal, hereonafter, thenceforward and others. I understand that I am unable to use them while writing an essay, because these words are ...
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Is sentence of using God's name correct or is there a better phrasing?

I just snapped this up from a youtube comment. It was regarding Respawn Entertainments and their Titanfall series. I’m a born again Christian and the Campaign used God’s name as a cuss word a lot, ...
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I am aware the punctuation is incomplete. Just looking to see if you understand my poem. Thank you [on hold]

Doubt I want to do better I want to be better for me, for you, for everyone that I love They tell me, I am a good person, and that I have so many amazing qualities I hope they do not mind if I take ...
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Tattoo phrase translated properly!

I’m Spanish and I wanna get tattooed a phrase that I always say but in English instead. It’s something like ‘You can’t judge someone for something he hasn’t chosen’ I know it is not right like that, ...

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