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Think Doublethink

In 1984 this is a term for someone who could, knowing all the facts, still believe a falsehood to be true. Is there a word for someone who uses a misunderstood fact to support their argument?
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1answer
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Correcting grammar [duplicate]

He said "aaron here" is that correct? How about "aaron is here"
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“The page address” or “the address of the page”? [migrated]

Which would be more correct: “The page address” or “the address of the page” in the sentence: “Check the page address, or use the form below to search the site:” in the meaning of the URL?
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0answers
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correct usage of preposition 'on' and 'with' [migrated]

which of the following sentence is correct and why? 1.The principal started his lecture with a pessimistic note. 2.The principal started his lecture on a pessimistic note
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2answers
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Term for limitless temporal scope of digital information [on hold]

Social media and digital information storage together have created a new kind of archive in which even arcane details of individuals' behaviour and attitudes cannot easily be forgotten or erased. ...
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“Changed or improved”?

We have the following text on a feedback page on a website we have been working on: “We'd love to hear what you think about any [Product name] feature or aspect — including anything you'd like to see ...
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2answers
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Understanding a short speech by the Speaker of the House of Commons from the mid-1600s

Can someone please explain to me the meaning of the middle paragraph here, the direct quote from the Speaker of the House of Commons. I really don't understand what is being meant by it. On 9 ...
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1answer
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What « Super User » mean in the StackEchange network? [on hold]

I recently browsed into the Stack Exhange page and saw a Community called « Super User » and even after looking for a definition online I found the following: a consumer of electrical power. Which ...
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1answer
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Is the use of the word “cracker” as a racial slur so common that it cannot safely be used to refer to certain hackers? [duplicate]

I always liked to use the word "crackers" to refer to people who overcome computer software or security restrictions, as opposed to "hackers," which (supposedly) originally meant people skilled at ...
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1answer
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First song I ever recorded (was to/to was) a Fat Joe beat

I watched an interview and he said "First song I ever recorded was to a Fat Joe beat." I wonder, can I switch the positions of "was" and "to" like this? "First song I ever recorded to was a ...
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3answers
63 views

Was doing VS Had been doing [on hold]

Although the police suspected him, he was able to prove that he ...... when the crime was committed. A) was working. B) Worked. C) Had worked. D) Had been working. Someone next door ..... ...
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0answers
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Is “bit of oil” countable or uncountable? [migrated]

If it is countable why do we say a little bit of oil and can I say the following? a little quantity of seeds
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0answers
10 views

In a hope/ an attempt/ a try [on hold]

He escaped from prison in an attempt to prove his innocence. Can I replace an attempt by a hope or a try?
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0answers
14 views

Noun adjunct with 'beginning'

Can noun adjunct be used with the word 'beginning'? In the following phrases, for example: event beginning, play beginning, month beginning, beautiful friendship beginning These examples sound off ...
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1answer
19 views

The use of past tense where necessary [on hold]

Is the below question correct:, How was your leg
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2answers
50 views

Which one is better to use, Need or Needs?

I have two sentences does this item need to be repaired? and does this item needs to be repaired? which sentence is better, and why. Thank you.
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1answer
50 views

meaning of the word “dressing” in this paragraph?

Can you please tell me what exactly does "dressing" mean in this paragraph? (it's from a book about management and leadership): "the second way to see yourself as a leader is to stake indirectly ...
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1answer
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Phrasal verbs meaning stop being consistent in doing something?

I would like to know some commonly-used phrasal verbs referring to the action of stop being consistent in doing something. A phrasal verb that sounds natural and can be used in the following context. ...
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0answers
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I have problems with “on” and “in” [on hold]

When I write a text and I have to use an structure preposition as on and in, I get too confused about them. Sometimes I use on instead of in, and viceversa. Is there a tip to use them correctly?
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0answers
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Can someone help me chang this from first to third person [on hold]

Romeo tells everybody that he has feelings for Juliet. Tybalt was mad so he starts being aggressive towards Romeo, Romeo does not want to fight Tybalt because Tybalt is Juliet's cousin. Mercutio you ...
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0answers
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I was just informed by Resource team that I’m scheduled for AAA project from next week [on hold]

I was just informed by Resource team that I’m scheduled for AAA project from next week. Is this sentence grammatically correct?
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0answers
21 views

A question about using a countable noun as an uncountable one and vice veresa [on hold]

It seems like that there's no strict distinction between countable and uncountable nouns sometimes and they can be used interchangeably depending on the speaker's intention. e.g.) a food <--> food, ...
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0answers
33 views

How to pronounce Chinese word 月 (Yue) [on hold]

I want to pronounce Chinese word 月 (Yue)
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2answers
55 views

Is it ever correct to use “on” after “continue”?

Is it ever grammatically correct to use the word "on" after the word "continue"? as in: "After this break, we will continue on with the broadcast."
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0answers
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What do you call a kid that gets sick a lot [on hold]

What do you call a kid that gets sick a lot? I’m writing a story about myself as a child, and I was getting sick a lot. So, I would like to know how to describe myself. Thanks ahead Igal
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1answer
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What to call a mass of meat in English? [on hold]

I'm not talking about the meat itself. Could be a corpse or something lifeless. I think I've heard of the term "lamb" (British English). Is that the case though? (as lamb is sheep's meat). EDIT: ...
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2answers
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The present perfect usage

According to the Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (CGEL) by Geoffrey. K. Pullum and Rodney Huddlestone, there are four different uses of the present perfect tense: the continuative, the ...
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0answers
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Defining relative clause followed by comma when clause ends with negation & is followed by verb?

Whilst writing my dissertation I wrote the following line: 'Many of the features which Kotlin has that Java does not come at the cost of strange, seemingly erroneous drawbacks to, in particular, ...
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1answer
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It is typical vs. It is frequent

It is ______________ to find that, when a young male and female are near a mound, she's really focusing on termite fishing and he's spinning round in circles. I must put only one word in the gap. ...
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0answers
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How do you correctly punctuate this phrase (preferably according to Chicago with citations)?

Pre-K to 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry or Pre-K to 8, Algebra 1, and Geometry Does Pre-K to 8 function as one item and necessitate the oxford comma, or is not really an oxford comma in this case ...
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What is correct use of definite article “the”?

They hiked the price and demand wasn't decreasing. Or They hiked the price and, the demand wasn't decreasing.
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Police Have…vs Police Has [duplicate]

The State Police Have Busted the thief or The state police has busted the thief? According to me, It is Have because police is a group of people. So police is plural noun.
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0answers
25 views

Is there a word for people who care about only a select few? [on hold]

See title. Somebody who is to very little people
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5answers
142 views

Is it correct to use “their” when referring to a single person when the gender is known? [duplicate]

I have come accross this sentence: There is a 2.5% probability that whenever we measure a woman, their height will be less than 142 centimeters. Is the use of their correct here? Shouldn't it be ...
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2answers
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Is there a word for following a man or his ideas too closely?

Imagine a famous person who delivers dogma that other people follow too closely. A follower might study and take as the whole truth everything he says or references. The follower might obsess and ...
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0answers
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Can vs May (Which one is correct?) [migrated]

Which modal verb do I use in the first blank? I know that “may” is for asking permission, but “can” is for showing capability. So throwing a peel is somewhat a capability. Some people can/may ...
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1answer
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What are some (made-up) nouns referring to people living in a specific place similar to Seattleite, Delhiite? [on hold]

What are some (made-up) nouns referring to people living in a specific place similar to Seattleite, Delhiite? I'm interested in the ones that's less straightforward.
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0answers
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Verb tenses in a sentence

Is this sentence Grammarly correct? The group members discussed their ideas to establish norms. I am not sure if I can use the present tense (establish) after using past tense (discussed).
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Is my homework correct? [on hold]

1. Fill in the gaps: 1.being 2.is 3.under 4.is 5.with 6.be 7.been 8.has 9.have 10.be 2.Rewrite the sentences: The only reason we won the contract was Debbie's fantastic presentation. - We wouldn't ...
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2answers
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“technical work” singular or plural?

Should I use "are" or "is" in this sentence? The technical work done at these meetings is an import precursor to the...
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2answers
50 views

Is there a word for swear word substitutes? [duplicate]

Is there a specific name for swear word alternatives? I know about synonyms, but was wondering if there is a specific word to describe when a substitute is created for a swear word (e.g. "dang" or "...
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1answer
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Is “outcome” plural? [on hold]

Is this sentence grammatically correct? Our participation will ensure that the outcome of the meetings are compatible with the interests of the U.S. for transportation and classification of XXX ...
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0answers
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Nor Usage- Seems Incorrect

"He didn’t give me a date nor location." Shouldn't it be, "He didn't give me a date or location"? Of course, she could've written, "He gave me neither a date nor a location."
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Is there a nicer/politer/more positive alternative for “negates”?

I have somewhere the following sentence: our platform negates the need for a middleman ... but I do not want to offend or upset the middlemen whomever it is ... there are many middlemen in the ...
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2answers
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“To be reviewed and approved”

Does the phrase "to be reviewed and approved by [someone]" indicate that the actor must take the specified actions (i.e., review and approve)?
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Articles and Prepositions: “At/The mountain of…” and “…descended in/on her head” [on hold]

The/A mountain of family responsibilities had already descended in/on her head. According to me, it is in her head. But I am not 100% sure about the answer because in the net various answers are ...
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2answers
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What do you call a word that can be spelled forward or backward forming two different words

Trying to find the name of the word that describes a word mean spelled backwards or forwards is meaning and having different meanings. For example: reward and drawer.
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“one man army” vs “one person army” [on hold]

When using the phrase "one man army" in an indefinite sense is "one person army" to be preferred since it could potentially refer to a woman? Or is it ok to always use "one man army"?
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1answer
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Aggregate or aggregate to? [on hold]

Do the loans in a portfolio aggregate $50 million or do they aggregate to $50 million? Is the usage more like sum or total? Loans would sum to $50 million or total $5 million...
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If necessary vs If it is necessary [on hold]

A lot of phrases sound odd or like ellipsis (also pointed out here, as elision) when "it" or any subject is left out. Like: If wrong, correct it. If intelligent, hire her. If stolen, please report ...

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