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how to use correctly [on hold]

I am having troubles understanding how to write the following sentence: Another reason is that the ambiance is very casual. in a sense this place feels like being in the late sixties.
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Draft Beer or Draught Beer (In Canada)

There's a few threads on here about draft vs draught, but I couldn't find an answer to my question. As a preface, I'm Canadian, and know that draft (US) and draught (UK) are generally interchangeable,...
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Department or department? [on hold]

I have been asked to review a document but I have a dilemma: "D" in below phrase should be capital? "It can flourish collaboration among the members of the Department"? Or job title: "The ...
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Using it appears likely in sentence

I want to use a synonym or other different words for (it appears likely): The sentence is: By comparing the formulas for quantity1 and quantity2 ,it appears likely that quantity1 > quantity1 for all ...
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Why “they”, and not “it”, is used here? [on hold]

It seems to me that the author should have used a singular pronoun here: Bakunin: Universal suffrage by the whole people of representatives and rulers of the state — this is the last word of ...
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Confusion about the structure ''to seem to be'' [duplicate]

Can you explain the linguistic logic of the structure ''to seem to be''? Maybe it is a question that does not sound as one which needs to be explained because it is very straightforward or basic. ...
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The term Precambrian, is it autological? [on hold]

The term Precambrian defines the age of the earth before the Precambrian Period (before 541 Ma) ... I've heard it is not proper to say "Precambrian Time", as Precambrian is a definition of time. Is ...
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What is the phrase for :I should do a task in two days?

I want a simple phrase to describe this: If I should do a task in two days then which phrase is more natural to use: 2 Days deadline 2 Days Grace period or a better phrase you recommend... ...
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“denotes x by” or “denote x as” [on hold]

I am confused in which term to use: denotes by or denotes as Example: Yahoo denotes these websites by ordinary Or Yahoo denotes these websites as ordinary
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what do you call intellectual creations? [on hold]

Is there a word to describe all intellectual creations? I came up with content but that's too generic. Artwork on the other hand has very specific connotation. I need something that applies mostly to ...
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Is the usage of 'held' correct in the following sentence? [on hold]

We cordially invite you to the interzone sports meet, GLORIA, held at Joji college, Mumbai
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Adverbial phrase in passive voice

'The chairman was met by his subordinates on his return from Chennai.' What is the adverbial phrase used in this sentence?
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“he said no to anything containing sugar” or “he said no to everything containing sugar”? [migrated]

I don't know which sounds more correct but I think the latter is the one to go with.
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Paying for everybody, to be paid back later [on hold]

Is there is any word or phrase (American English or British English) denoting somebody in a group or circle who takes charge of paying all expenses of the group, which will be later paid back by the ...
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Proper position for 'most likely' in the given sentence? [on hold]

Which is correct? The first element will most likely never be seen. or The first element most likely will never be seen.
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Which tense do I use when reporting an action that occurred yesterday? [migrated]

Today I told my friend that yesterday I had read the book which my father had given me two weeks ago Today (when I told my friend) is 23rd March; I read the book on 22nd March, and my father gave it ...
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How do you pronounce the word Shaman?

I found 2 American pronunciation samples on Forvo, and they said /ˈʃæmən/ (audio), I wonder if British people say /ˈʃeɪmən/ (audio), or not? Could you please tell me something about that?
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Older equivalent to “concrete thought” metaphor?

What came first, concrete as a way to express a solid thought, or concrete as a solid building material? And what I am really getting at is, prior to the invention of concrete as a building material, ...
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IPA confusion for 'Aegis'

Merriam-Webster says: \ˈē-jəs \ or \ˈā-jəs\ Cambridge says: /ˈiː.dʒɪs/ for US Oxfor says: /ˈiːdʒɪs/ https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aegis https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/...
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Usage of everywhere [on hold]

Everywhere are they is this a correct sentence ? I am learning the rules of adverb usage but came around this rule stating that the adverb of place comes first then the people is it true please ...
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How should I use the word “incisive”? [on hold]

INCISIVE How do you use this word if you use it ? I was reading a book which provided the translation of this word as (I will write the word which is an exact equivalent of it) CUTTING OR BITING ...
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Scientific writing: Phrasing of the possibility to do something [on hold]

I've got a short paper to write for my Computer Science Master in English language. I'm not a native speaker myself and stumbled across an idea I was trying to express properly, but just couldn't find ...
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What is a shortened word that is used as an insult called?

In this example someone calling a person who likes or practices traditional architecture a Trad I think along the same lines as calling a communist a commie
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“Do I have my mobile phone inside?”- Is this sentence correct? [on hold]

Is this sentence grammatically correct? "Do I have my mobile phone inside the restroom?" or "Do I have my phone there(some place)?"--- One day I asked this question to my friend and he replied that ...
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Why do they use “were partly responsible” instead of “are partly responsible”? [migrated]

Recognized for formulating unorthodox social theories, Lev Gumilev and D.S. Mirsky were partly responsible for founding the neo-eurasianist political and cultural movement. Why did they use were ...
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Rising and falling intonation

I have been told that rising and falling intonation can change the meaning of a sentence. For me as a non-native speaker of English this may sometimes cause misunderstanding. In the following ...
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Can an adjective clause modify an adverb clause?

I have read this sentence and got slightly confused. When my mother, who was only 18 when she had me, told me I should wait until I got older to marry Lucy, I knew she was really happy I met the ...
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Rephrasing relative clauses [on hold]

How to rephrase the sentences: Shopping centres now look like cathedrals. People love to shop there. a. Shopping centres where people love to shop now look like cathedrals. or b. Shopping centres ...
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Is this ironic? and if not what is it called? [duplicate]

Someone is so fat they cant bend down to pick up a bag of food that lies at their feet and then as a result end up dying of starvation
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Style guides on dative alternation

Is there any style guide on how to use dative alternation in writing? It looks to me that dative construction is rarely mentioned (if ever).
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Game arena or gaming arena or gamer arena? [on hold]

I am going to present a proposal to build a gaming arena for my English class. I couldn't find any proper answer online. Many websites use gaming arena, some of them use game arena or gamer arena. ...
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Which one is corect? To whom you go . Whom do you go with [on hold]

please answer me quickly i really need it.
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An example sentence of Oxford Dictionary seems to be wrong

When i look up the word"sheer" in the 7th edition oxford advanced learner's English-Chinese Dictionary,it gives me an example sentence"The concert was sheer delight",but i think there should be an ...
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Phrase meaning of equal parts

IN THE CUT-THROAT realm of reality TV, “Wanted Down Under” is a survivor. A daytime fixture that has just finished its 13th season, the BBC documentary follows Britons contemplating relocating to ...
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Super glue on joy-con [on hold]

My best friend super glued his joy-con on to his switch. Is there any way to take off the joy-con without it or the switch being damaged?
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Meaning of “Would I were steadfast as you are”? [duplicate]

What is the mean of the line by Keats: "Would I were steadfast as you are"?
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What does the phrase “getting a taste for” mean?

In a movie, I have seen the following scene: A dog licked a face of a man. The man said something. The dog was barking with the following subtitle: "I wasn't licking. I was getting a taste for when ...
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Word/phrase/idiom for taking flak (of any kind or amount) from people who can't handle everyday details well [on hold]

So, this is the kind of thing that happens to me and some of my friends...a lot! And we struggle with finding words to describe it. Here's a real-world example; let's pretend it happened to you for ...
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You did well or you did the right thing [on hold]

Do we say: You did the right thing buying it! Or You did well buying it! Thank you
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What is the role of “much” immediately after a noun?

Child development specialists believe that confining babies much of the time to strollers, high chairs, playpens, and walkers can inhibit muscle development. I came across this sentence and wanted to ...
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The difference in form and meaning [on hold]

Only now have students taken a more central role in the democracy movement. 
 Students have only now taken a more central role in the democracy movement.
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An idiom on idioms [on hold]

Is there an idiom which conveys that there is an idiom for everything? (or for anything, or for every conceivable topic)
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Is 'Viking' capitalised in this phrase? [on hold]

'Clothe someone in a viking costume.'
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Choice of preposition in “best-of-x” in sports and other competitions

I would like to understand the logic (if there is any) behind the phrase "best-of-x" (where x is a number) in the context of competitions, most notably sports. I understand that best-of-five implies ...
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Is the phrase “come fast” a grammatically correct imperative? [on hold]

Is the following sentence grammatically correct as a command? "Come fast." I believe this would be a correct alternative: "Come quick."
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Which one is correct i am proud of you or i pround on you [on hold]

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Comma before the words 'the' and 'if' read with a pause [duplicate]

Wouldn't it depend on how you would say it? If a pause is needed to be clear, shouldn't there be a comma?
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Where to use all [migrated]

Must all vs all must which is correct why? Example sentences : We all must try to find a solution to the problem We must all try to find a solution to the problem Please clarify me
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Which sentence is more suitable? [on hold]

"I would like to participate as well" or "I also would like to participate" when talking about some event I want to participate in, along with others?
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Is this grammatical? “It is I who was being romantic about tradition” [on hold]

I read this in a book and it threw me a little bit. Should it not be "It was I who was being romantic about tradition" as it's talking about the past?

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