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What is a word for an argumentative victory via empty rhetoric and audience manipulation?

A word or phrase with similar usage as a "pyrrhic victory", but meaning that the argument was won in an invalid/disingenuous way via empty (but effective) rhetoric and superior persuasive skills. ...
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What is a word for being obviously humorous?

So I'm trying to write a piece of dialogue and I can't remember this word for the life of me and Google isn't helping. I know it's similar to sarcasm in usage but not quite. The characters are in a ...
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What's this idiom or proverb? Please help!

You want to give a criticism to someone, but you cannot because you’re not close to them, but you give that criticism to someone else and hope the other person understands.” I will explain more so ...
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Is there any difference between to strew and to scatter?

I just read that : https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/strew-scatter.172228/ and it appears those two words are interchangeable, apart that strew is rather literate. What do you think?
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Main and Subordinate Clauses

Does whenever functions as a subordinate conjunction or as an adverb in the following sentence. Whenever did the Ramsey twins paint their parent's house?
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What is the correct term for a fear of breasts? [on hold]

I have known this is a phobia for quite a while and remember reading the word long ago, but when I googled it today I got 2 different spellings: mastophobia and mastrophobia. Which one is right? Is ...
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Word for the river emptiyng into the ocean

In Portuguese we have the word "desaguar", which would roughly translate to "to release water" but is almost exclusively used to mean the offloading of water by a river into another body of water. We ...
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Is there any standard terminology to describe how advanced a topic is?

Background: I have been searching for succinct language for referring to how "advanced" a topic or skill might be. I've found things like Integrative Complexity and the Model of Hierarchical ...
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Should vs Will? [migrated]

What is the difference, if any, between the following: the building materials should be stored on pallets the building materials will be stored on pallets
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Does the word “append” work for when one inserts something at the beginning of something else? [on hold]

For example, does putting one's initials before the name of a copied document count as "appending" one's initials to the name of the document? I know there is a word called "prepend," but it is ...
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What's the reason behind this common error? [on hold]

Pretty frequently, I see someone Capitalize Every Word In Their Sentences Like This; (example) after seeing it so many times I'm intensely curious just what makes it so common. It seems to be from ...
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Nonrestrictive Clauses and Coordinating conjunction separating two independent clauses

Quick, not so simple question. I know that, if you join two independent clauses with a coordinating conjunction (like "and"), you need a comma before the coordinating conjunction. For example: I ...
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We Can be able to or We are able to Which one correct [on hold]

Can anyone correct me? We can be able to do it and we are able to do it. Both the sentences are correct.
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Breakfast has been over [on hold]

What is the difference between the following two sentences. Breakfast is over. Breakfast has been over. What does has been mean in the second sentence, is it in passive voice.
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What term is used to describe a team chartered to solve a problem? [on hold]

I am struggling to recall a term that defines a team of people that is organized around a charter to solve a problem. It's a term I've run across recently and I'm unable to recall it. I'm hoping ...
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optimal control problems [on hold]

Please I need the analytic solution of this optimal control problem minimize J=1/2 ∫_0^1▒(3x(t)^2+u(t)^2 ) dt Subject to u=x ̇+x with conditions x(0)=0,x(1)=2
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Is “Wanting” a Gerund or Present Participle?

The conversation eventually makes its way around to him wanting to switch and do something new. Is "wanting" in the sentence considered as a gerund or present participle?
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Comma or No Comma [on hold]

We heard her yelling, "Stop!" Should there be a comma after yelling since it's not a direct quote?
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When and where did “clam” come to mean a missed note in a musical performance?

Someone just asked me in chat what a missed note in music is called. Without hesitation, I replied, "A clam." It's what I've always heard in academic and professional settings since forever. Only now,...
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The meaning of Only more so

What is the exact meaning of only more so. A sentence I read in the book Then we bought a pizza and brought it back to his apartment,which was your standard Divorced Guy Pad,only more so. ...
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Gerund or Present Participle?

"Which is exactly what you don’t want your programmers learning." Is "learning" gerund or present participle in the above sentence?
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A guy at the gym asked me, “what did you hit today?”. And I replied,“Bro, my workout is legs and arms” [on hold]

A guy at the gym asked me, "what did you hit today?". And I replied,"Bro, my workout is legs and arms". Actually, completed my workout before he asked me and now I'm thinking that I should have said "...
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How to use word in parentheses

I wrote a sentence: Figure 6(top) shows that....... while figure 6(bottom) shows.... Does this sentence look grammatically clear with using parentheses? Do I have to leave a space after number 6, ...
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Is this statement grammatically correct [on hold]

Is this statement grammatically correct? You don’t understand my truth I lashed out in wrong understandings
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Grammatical problem [on hold]

Question 24,27,41,45 Please help ~~(☻-☻)
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What is the word for or a psychological term for person who knows how to do a job but says he does not know because he does not want to work? [on hold]

If I am assigned a work and i know how to do it but I will say i do not know because I do not want to work.
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revive vs revivify

I recently stumbled upon the word "revivify". As a verb, it seems to be a synonym for "revive". Is it? Or are there any differences between the 2 words? And is it usual to have synonymous words with ...
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Hyphenating measurements in case of a fraction

I am now quite comfortable with the rules of hyphenating measurements (For example, 5-foot-long rod, 7-inch-long handle, etc.) However, what is the rule for hyphenation if the number is a fraction. ...
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Use of singular verb with plural noun for one to one mapping?

I think this sentence is incorrect The various plots corresponds to different numerical values of parameters. However, I want to know if there exists a one to one mapping between the parameter value ...
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Muzzle or not? What would you call this thing? [on hold]

What would you call this in English? What's this white thing on cat's or rabbit's muzzle? Or is this a muzzle itself? Would it be right to say, "This is a head with a white muzzle?"
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Can one say “I am burning with questions about [a topic]”?

I am burning with questions about XYZ topic. To mean: I have a lot of questions about XYZ topic. Possibly: I have a lot of burning questions about XYZ topic. Is this something others will ...
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Verb meaning “to make a list of elements unique”

I am looking for a verb that would mean to make a list of elements unique. For example, let's say I have a list of elements and some of them can exist more then once in the list (duplicates). What ...
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How to tell “please support me” in a kind way? [on hold]

How to tell this like "Feel free to ask me anytime". Because "please support me" seems like a little bit forcing. How can I express like if you have time, please support me xD
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Are you sure you want to exit? Any pending job will lost sentence [on hold]

In my app I have this message: Are you sure you want to exit? Any pending job will lost. Is it correct spelled? English isn't my first language
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what is the grammar of all showing in this scentence? [on hold]

It contained a number of channels lined by a sequence of holes, about 50 centimeters deep, all showing burn marks and filled with ashes. all showing???
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Waiting your comments how to use with verb on below sentence [migrated]

Q. I ____ john and Liz after school tomorrow. A. am meet B. am meeting C. met Q2. My sister ____ john and Liz after school tomorrow. A. Is meet B. Is meeting C. ...
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Which of the following sentences is written correctly? “…while being in your house” or “… while you are in your house”? [on hold]

In the context of: if you were to receive something. Ex. A package or groceries. Ex. 1. You can get your groceries while being in your house. Ex. 2. You can get your groceries while you are in your ...
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A sentence that confuses me [migrated]

The sentence is "The fact was, however, that she was always dreaming and thinking odd things and could not herself remember any time when she had not been thinking things about grown-up people and the ...
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How do you determine if a pre-modifying past participle is a verb or an adjective?

How do you determine if a past participle--when used as a pre-modifier of a noun--is a verb or an adjective? For example: a. I saw a broken vase. b. I saw a murdered man. I think broken in a....
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what is the difference between I have been used and I have used?

What is the difference between the following sentences? When can I use either? are they both correct? I have been used this method and I have used this method
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Is “you Chromebook” correct grammar in any dialect?

As a learner of English as a foreign language, I believe from what I learned that "you Chromebook" is not grammatically correct in "standard" English (as spoken in formal situations in the UK, US etc)....
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An adverb for when you're not exaggerating

I want to say, Your situation is, without exaggerating, more severe than mine. However, I want to replace "without exaggerating" with an adverb. Something like "undoubtedly". Now I know the ...
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What’s the different between “so the detective was easier to watched her” and ”so it was easier for the detective to watch her.” , Which is better [on hold]

What’s the different between "so the detective was easier to watched her” and "so it was easier for the detective to watch her.”. Which is better.
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What type of phrase is “you’re pulling/doing a sb.”?

There’s a common phrasal structure that goes: sb.’s pulling a sb. or sb.’s doing a sb. For instance: And he's scary looking. And he says "You're doing a John Hinkley on me aren't you?" Or ...
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What is the word/philosophy to describe someone who is in charge of their own destiny? [on hold]

Perhaps opposite of fatalistic. My English Teacher is giving a prize to whoever can get this word next week and everything I found on google is not the answer!
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Which is the correct way of reporting? [on hold]

Which one is the correct way to report a past episode? They wanted that Joe must not be around when they go shopping. They wanted that Joe must not be around when they went shopping.
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Why are there two versions of the Canterbury Tales written in totally different dialects? [on hold]

I'm researching Middle English to learn about the changes that occurred between the death of Old English and the birth of Early Modern English. I'm planning on looking into different works from ...
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What other phrase or word to use in place of words like otherwise, et cetera and/or so forth? [on hold]

Many times I find myself ending sentences like in the title this way? How can I avoid doing this or phrase it where the sentences don't end in those words? https://space.stackexchange.com/search?q=...
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Types of sentences in english [on hold]

i wanted to ask about propositions and other statements in english So a proposition is something like: Bill had a Mazda car in red What would you call something like: Manipulation of data Storage ...
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“sit back down again” — Tautology or no?

I'm curious about whether the phrase "sit back down again" (along with anything similar, like "stand back up again") would be considered a tautology or if another term would be a better fit here. To ...

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