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Why no another “nor” in the sentence? [on hold]

Nor need behaving badly abroad as a researcher be life-threatening to be unacceptable. Why there is no another nor in front of "be"?Is the sentence a inversion?And is the infinitive "to be" describes ...
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Car Interior synonym?

Is there a synonym for a car's interior? E.g. 'cockpit', 'cabin', etc. "He sat quietly in the _____ and waited."
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Is this toilet sign correct usage of the English language?

Our company has signs at the toilet that read Please leave the toilet properly Is that correct? My intuition would be that "properly" as an adverb would reference the action "leave" and not the ...
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What's the meaning of command confidence [on hold]

Why do we use "command" in the word "command confidence"? Does it carry the same meaning as 'gain confidence'?
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Addressing several doctors in a salutation [duplicate]

Good morning Drs Smith, Brown, and Jones, (Is this correct?)
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What is the word to describe “annoying but commonly accepted”? [on hold]

For example: You're searching for your wedding location. You google, called, email - go through all the process of finding the perfect location. It's super annoying but at the same time you accept ...
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What is the etymology of the phrase “make it rain”?

I had always thought that this phrase had originated with American rap culture (in fact, this site credits Young Jeezy with coining the term), and certainly In the context of money, that’s probably ...
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What is the meaning of “pathetic” in this phrase?

This book from 1889, presenting a scholarly study of Christian hymns, has the following phrase: It may be said, and with truth, that the Magnificat of Mary, the Nunc Dimittis of old Simeon, and, ...
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What is the word describing renaming an event or process with a symbolic phrase or word?

For example, in an aerospace business setting we are trying to find a title for the process to get approval for a new good or service. We are suggesting names like: green light, take off, launch pad, ...
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Tenses: Present and past perfect interrogative [on hold]

Please clarify if, 'Had i been to the mall?" is Past perfect interrogative form and 'Have i been to the mall?" Present perfect interrogative form.
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What does canonical mean when used in sentence?

I just heard someone said "a canonical horrible idea" I have been googling and still unable to understand exactly what "canonical" means when not used in programming language. Can someone explain me ...
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What is even life or what even is life? [on hold]

Which one is grammatically correct ? Thanks in advance
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Meaning of citation styles in the given context [on hold]

There is a copy-paste app that works across devices. I have come across the following sentence that mentions "citation styles" in a way that is incomprehensible to me: The app lets you copy a text ...
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What is the difference between Clients and Clientele? [on hold]

Google says Clientele means: "clients collectively." But so does Clients mean
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Word for disenfranchising women of their rights to make money

Disenfranchising is mostly used for deprivation of voting rights. what I am looking for is a word for depriving women of their right to earn money. Her husband _____ her, so she is stuck as a ...
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Hyphenation of time-consuming

I am confident that time-consuming should be hyphenated when immediately preceding a noun: It can be a time-consuming process. That said, should the hyphen remain when the adjective is placed ...
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What is the word that means of or pertaining to bushes?

I recall a long time ago reading a science-fiction book that contained a word to describe a character that I didn't recognise. When I looked it up, I learned it meant 'of or pertaining to bushes.' It ...
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In the context, the translation of the phrase FLASHY BOI “5 hours of debugging VS / flashy boi” [on hold]

In the context, the translation of the phrase FLASHY BOI? "5 hours of debugging VS / flashy boi"
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Is “new changes” redundant?

"Exam comes with 3 new changes" Three big changes have been introduced in this year's Form Three examination under a new format.
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'In', 'on', or "to'?

So, I'm writing a story and in this specific sentence I've written "He could give you a head start to finding out who you are". I'm just wondering if 'to' is the correct word usage here or if 'in' or '...
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“above all else” means the most important?

I used google translate, I found this sentence means "the most important is xxxx" ex: Oh, and above all else, have fun! It is strange to me, the 'else' here means all above not mentioned, isn't it? ...
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How to use term describe `out of scope` job, but it is a company tasks

I am writing the scope of work(SOW). I divided into 2 parts. in scope out of scope By nature of startup. I am hired to do on a specific tasks by contract, but in the up front job. I have a chance to ...
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introduce a book for grammar [on hold]

I am studying grammar and I am curious to know if there exist any book that have lots of exercise that identify every word role (adverb, adjective, auxiliary verb, noun and ...). even having something ...
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other ways to say 'a lot of criticism' [on hold]

I'm looking for other ways to say 'a lot of criticism'. Something like "belly full of criticism" or something like that. Thank you!
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what does “even by star standards” mean in this context?

the beauty of the infinite cosmos palled after a while. It was fine to start with, awe-inspiring and breath-taking and all the rest of it. You could spend all the time you liked staring at it, ...
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What is the etymology behind the euphemism “The Troubles”? [on hold]

What is the etymology or history behind the euphemism "The Troubles" for the unrest/civil war in Northern Ireland?
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What are the inhabitants of the island Ireland called?

On the island Great Britain lives the English, the Scots and the Welsh - they are all called British. What are the corresponding words for citizens of countries Eire, Northern Ireland and the island ...
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Understanding the “Welsh” [on hold]

What is meant by Welsh ? I searched it but still it is confusing for me in the below case. I didn't understand the exact meaning of this. "What happened to you guys helping us out by winning the ...
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Word for (feeling) a really strong visceral impulse that draws you to something

I need a word for when a person feels very drawn to something in a way that the object itself is calling out to you and as a result, you feel drawn to it. I'm trying to write an essay on the first ...
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“You’re going to have jump for it” meaning

The writer talks about some funny word unknown to reader yet. From "New Ad Land Cartoon: The Most Important Word in Advertising": David’s new Ad Land cartoon honors and celebrates the MVP word in ...
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Is ‘a dog which is barking’ synonymous with ‘a barking dog’?

I am wondering whether a barking dog means the same as a dog which is barking. Here is the saying a barking dog does not bite. Does a barking dog herein mean a dog which tends to bark in face of ...
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Difference between adverb and adverbial adjunct

He arrived today. He arrived. Could we call adverb today as an adverbial adjunct because it still complete the meaning of sentence without it?
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Question Related To verb: English Grammar [on hold]

What is the purpose of having a different verb form ( usually 3/4 verb forms for most of the verb and 8
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Is “I did not breakfast today” correct? [migrated]

Is the following sentence correct? I did not breakfast today Due to breakfast coming from ‘to break your fast’.
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What is the English pronunciation of “pain au chocolat”?

How do Brits and Americans pronounce pain au chocolat?
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Is it “he talked bad about you” or “he talked badly about you”?

I do not know what word I should use, "badly" or "bad". i thought about using badly because there is a verb but I searched on the web and the results that came up said bad. Is it "he talked bad ...
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Word that means “to remove dependence”

I am seeking a verb that means "to remove dependence" or something equivalent. I am trying to describe a new, novel innovation of an object that eliminates the status quo object's dependence on ...
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Correct grammatical use of mentioning 2 people conjoined with “and” [duplicate]

Suppose there are 2 people, let's call them Adam and Eve. Adam was talking to one of his friends, mentioning himself and Eve. Which one would be the correct grammatical use, examples listed below. (...
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Is an in-text citation needed if I already mentioned the show title? [on hold]

I’m writing a paper and ran into a problem. I’m not sure if I need to do an in-text citation if I already mentioned the episode title for the show I’m referencing in the sentence. For example if I ...
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“in the summer” vs. “during the summer”: what's the difference? [on hold]

What's the difference between these two phrases, and in what contexts would they be used? How are they distinguished from each other in terms of meaning? In the summer During the summer
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Is “should be” talking about the past or the present or the future? [migrated]

Not sure who’s working but this should be resolved. Does that should be resolved part mean (1) that it has already been resolved in the past, or (2) that he is expecting or needing it to be resolved ...
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How to express succinctly “You plan you succeed if the conditions were like you expected”

You succeed at everything you plan (very short term) to do but only succeed if the condition were as like you had initially or you expected the conditions to be like A bit like a pyrrhic victory- ...
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A word/term for someone who cares too much / takes things seriously? [on hold]

Any words/terms to describe someone who cares too much, showing awareness, taking and experiencing things seriously, thus can get hurt or disappointed easily or more often. Sensitive, oversensitive ...
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which of these two sentences would be correct? [on hold]

I thought you said you are Michael Jordan. Or would the correct form be: I thought you said you were Michael Jordan.
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is there a word for an alignment between evil and neutral? [on hold]

Is there a word for alignments that lies between evil and neutral and neutral and good without being definitively labelled either?
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How can I safely use “Thalidomide” in my novel while respecting the trademark? [migrated]

Thalidomide is a tricky one, as I am referring to its disastrous past regarding birth defects; however, Thalidomide is still used as a immunomodulatory drug today - and even though its used under ...
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Help with dialogue tags! [on hold]

Should the sentence be: "What is this?" The man demanded. OR "What is this?" The man said demandingly. I was under the impression that you needed to have 'said' in the sentence for it to be proper. ...
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Is the word “attached” in the sentence “Please find attached the file…” passive or adjective? Why can the word “attached” split verb from object

The sentence "Please find attached the file containing the data you requested" is often seen at the beginning of emails. To be precise, the first part of it (Please find attached the file). The second ...
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What does “Seems daunting at best and herculean at worst.” mean? [on hold]

What is the meaning of this sentence? Seems daunting at best and herculean at worst.
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Is there a word or phrase for nostalgia for an era in which one didn't live?

I am thinking that if such a word or phrase existed, that the French, or Germans, or Japanese would have one. But is there one in English? Is it even appropriate to say one is nostalgic for an era ...

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