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Present perfect continuous with simple present

Mary loves having a hot shower after she’s been swimming. Could you tell me what the point of using the present perfect continuous in this sentence is? What if we were to use the simple present?
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What does inflate mean in women inflate?

"he’s likely never made eye contact with a woman he didn’t have to inflate." Some people says this about me. What does it mean?
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mark (n) vs. spot (n)

I am interested in the difference between spot (n) and mark (n). These nouns have different meanings. I am only interested in the difference of the meaning of: mark: a small area on the surface of ...
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How do you say Doll Stories or Doll's Stories?

I am trying to make a logo and already made it saying The Doll Stories And I am not sure if this is incorrect? Please help Thankyou
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word for creating a problem then claiming to solve it

Looking for the word for someone that does this, or the act of doing it. Generally, both the problem and the claim of solving it are fictitious or at best half true.
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How to say that a video is hyping something up? [on hold]

I want to describe a video that is hyping up a field, but is also somewhat technical. However, I'm unable to find the correct wording to convey that idea. Here's what I have: "... his video content is ...
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What does expression 'get it right' mean? [on hold]

I noticed it has several meanings depending on context. On one hand, it can be understood as 'to do something in a proper way and get expected result'. On the other hand, it sounds like 'to ...
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Prepositions and articles in “Solutions to Problems on the Course on…”

I have studied an Andvanced Course on the Theory of Finite Groups and Their Representations. I have solved some problems on this course, but I am struggling with articles and prepositions in the title ...
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Are the words “who” and “have” pronounced like /həv/ together?

Are the words "who" and "have" pronounced /həv/ together? For example how do you pronounce this phrase, "people who have family members"? https://vocaroo.com/i/s0opK5B9gp9T
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What does “diversity has more of a purchase” mean?

The following is an excerpt from the Japan Times article of June 15 regarding "hikikomori" (social recluses).  According to U.S.-based journalist Makiko Iizuka writing for Yahoo News, new labels ...
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What word is to child as dowry/“bride price” is to marriage?

Is there a word in English that denotes money set aside (or money given to the mother/father/parents) at the birth of a child designated for the upkeep of the child or as a gift to the adult the child ...
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Which part of speech is “back” in “then she went back to her secretaire”? [duplicate]

Which part of speech is "back" in the sentence “then she went back to her secretaire”?
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Is it possible to use the phrase 'Suit yourself' with other reflexive pronouns?

Some dictionaries list the phrase in the generic form of 'Suit oneself' (e.g. Merriam-Webster). Although I have come across the phrase 'Suit yourself' many times, I haven't seen any example usage for ...
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Polite text for 5-star review link [on hold]

I created a plugin with "Give a 5-star review" link on the settings page. I would like the users not to be irritated by what may seem like nagging or commanding, especially that annoyed users could ...
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Give/insert a pronoun [on hold]

I have come across a question in a book. Please explain the solution. The statement is as follows: The city_________ is very large. (Give a pronoun).
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An idiom meaning “a good horse is called a sorrel, a good young man is called fearless/crazy/bold”

Is there any idiom in English similar to Horse as boy, (brave) man as kook (are best). in which boy means sorrel. The latter is obvious. It is my translation(maybe it is wrong) to describe the ...
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Why do people seem to get so triggered at the word “plebeians”? [on hold]

While having online conversations people seem to get triggered when the word plebeian is used to describe the commoners or common people. They seem to think its bad or something. What's wrong in ...
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Dreams come true or Dreams do come true [on hold]

May all my dreams come true or May all my dreams do come true? Which is correct and why?
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looking for a word or phrase meaning the strive, or striving for, excellence in the potential of human ability

With all the talk of, and advances made in, the striving for excellence in our bodies and minds (nutrition, exercise, mental, psychological, etc--eg. bio-hacking), isn't there an expression of some ...
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three discourses directions or three discourses direction [on hold]

Is it possible to have one noun used as a plural noun to support another noun? For examples, three discourses directions or three discourses direction, or it can only say three discourse directions. ...
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“I study two hours daily” vs. “I study for two hours daily” [migrated]

Which one is correct? I study two hours daily. I study for two hours daily. Is the preposition "for" correct here or not, and why? If both sentences are correct, what is the difference in ...
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Still usage and despite suggestion [on hold]

I have this sentence: I fell in love with coding, but still I was not able to decide whether it is something possible as a career. Is the structure correct?
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Where is the saying “A for away” from?

I have recently picked up the saying "A for away" (meaning, we are good to go/ready to go). I am English but live in South Africa and watch American TV, so I have no idea where this saying is from. Is ...
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First or Zero conditional [duplicate]

I had this question on my exam a couple of days ago: If you are a well-organized person, you (manage-will manage) your time. The model answer is will manage and I don't get why manage is not correct?...
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Broader term for Scouts [on hold]

What's a broader term/synonym for the Scouts? As example: I'm a member of a scout troop. What I'm searching for: I'm a member of a ... (a.e youth organization) The scouts: https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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What is this word in a sample of blackletter script?

What is this word "seneney"? Am I right?
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Should two independent clauses separated by “and” also have a comma even when used in parantheses with the phrase “you know”?

My question deals specifically with this example: I was extremely excited, so it was hard for me even to grab the doorknob and turn it—I kept on missing and my hand was shaking, you see—but once I ...
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“On” is optional with time expressions, no?

I say "I don't have any events June 1st" and "I don't have any events on June 1st" are both acceptable grammatically. The rest of the group, which includes a couple people calling themselves linguists,...
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Definition of 'vrit'

Can someone explain to me what vrit stands for, please? I can't find it in any dictionary. The Interventionists is a half-hour vrit documentary that follows the days and nights of a unique mental-...
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Is there a single word for a decision that hasn't been made yet? [on hold]

I'm looking for a single word (a noun) that indicates a decision that has not been made versus a decision that has been made... a single word for "pending decision" vs. "concluded decision". To ...
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Logical implications of 'than they would be if …'?

Given: Proof-of-concept technologies, although important, are less valuable than they would be if they were supported by careful experiments that identify key attributes of the design or ...
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Nominative Absolute Phrase

I jogging, a stranger asked me to tell him the way to the station. Does the strange sounding sentence above qualify as a nominative absolute phrase?
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Conditional sentences: type 3 but did not use perfect conditional [migrated]

I am working on my scholarship exam practice and I am not sure where I got it wrong. Could you please have a look? If we had started studying Spanish three years ago, we (.....) much more fluent ...
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Difference between coin (v.) and term (v.)

I am working on my scholarship exam but, as a non-native, I found this question pretty confusing. Some critics say the 1990s saw what could be (.....) a computer revolution. By the mid 1990s the ...
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Meaning of “account of” without “on”? [on hold]

What does "account of" mean in this context? (The Mythical Man-Month) One occasionally reads newspaper accounts of how two programmers in a remodeled garage have built an important program that ...
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Use of 'advice'

As 'advice' is an uncountable noun, hence should not be used as plural, but I have a sentence here which has word 'advices' and marked as NO ERROR without any proper explanation. They are awaiting ...
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Which one is to be chosen: “has - had”? [on hold]

She ... already visited the city before her school trip. has had This question was in my final exam, some of my classmates said: "(before) comes with the past perfect tense, so (has) is not right", ...
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Did English peal derive from pea [on hold]

Did English peal derive from pea by analogy with kneel and knee?
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“Crossing someone out on a list ”

I know that it usually is "crossing someone out", like: I:Why is her name crossed out? Person: Because she is not going. But my question is whether it will sound natural in "on the list" is ...
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English translation of german bureaucratic term: “Weglegesache”

The German bureaucratic term Weglegesache is used in German public administration to refer to documents that they are forced to keep for a certain amount of time, but which are very unlikely ever to ...
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What are the English phrases/words a foreigner should not use? [on hold]

Do you know this feeling, when somebody is trying to use a word they heard somewhere and think that it's relevant and will be suitable, but it actually isn't because they are not the generation that ...
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Did English seal derive from sea? [on hold]

Did English seal (pinniped) derive from sea by analogy with kneel and knee?
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Meaning of “You missed it by just a hare” [on hold]

What does the sentence "You missed it by just a hare" mean, in this context: Think these are rabbits? You missed it by just a hare If the context is about rabbit. What are the possible meanings of ...
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Relative clause place in long sentences

sometimes I confuse the place of relative clauses especially in long sentences like below During my senior year, I’ve participated a project, which is related with estimation of branch and ATM cash ...
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Nothing ruins your Friday faster than realizing it's only Wednesday [on hold]

What is the proverb means. Nothing ruins your Friday faster than realizing it's only Wednesday.
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Will vs going to with a personal skill [duplicate]

Lately, we had our finals and a question popped up in that went like this: Liverpool players are known to be skilled. They ...... The match easily. The choices were: "will win" or "are going to win" ...
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What part of speech is 'put' in the expression 'stay put'?

A previous question asked the same of 'warm' in 'stay warm' but the single answer was not very satisfying to me and also 'put' is not the same as 'warm' even if, as the answer suggests, 'you' is ...
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Can I use “end-focus” for a noun phrase? [on hold]

today I read about “end-focus”: In English grammar, end-focus is the principle that the most important information in a clause or sentence is placed at the end.  End-focus (also known as the ...
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Is this sentence correct? “I have never seen any thieves in this town in the past 50 years.”

I would like to know if the sentence in the title of this thread is correct. "I have never seen any thieves in this town in the past 50 years." Here I used "never" instead of "have not" because I ...
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Indefinite article in thesis title

I have a thesis that is called "Maritime Dimension of the Energy Policy of Korea". Is it nesessary to add indefinite article in the beginning of the title. If yes/no, then why? What are the rules for ...

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