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Do Canadians say 'go to hospital' or 'go to the hospital'?

Do Canadians follow the British in saying 'I need to go to hospital', or do they say "He needs to go to the hospital'?
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Is there a word in English that express that something though less would suffice the need by the grace of God

Is there a word in English to substitute Barka in the Arabic language to mean that though something is less but can be sufficient by the grace of Allah or God
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Word for the state of being compelled

I am looking for a way to describe the state of having an intense driver or urge for a thing. I could only think of "compellement" but I fear it is not a word, or the state of being compelled exists ...
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Field Guide meaning

There is a book by George Lakoff named "More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor" I wonder what "Field Guide" means here. In Wikipedia it is mentioned that: A field guide is a book ...
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What is the practice of selling an item, in a place which one cannot get out of, at a much higher price than its normal price?

If you go into an amusement park which you cannot go out of and back in (without a new ticket) or which is remote and far away from any shops, and find that a bottle of soft drink is being (legally) ...
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Can stagnate be used as a noun?

I couldn't remember stalemate for some reason so opted to use the phrase, "put us in a stagnate". In this context, would that be appropriate? Full sentence: I'm worried that a lack of coordination ...
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What is the function of the infinitive in “She tried to make us understand”?

I'm having trouble deciding whether the infinitive in this sentence: "She tried to make us understand." is functioning as a noun or as part of a verb string. Can anyone give me guidance on this ...
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Using a “colon” after “is” or “this”

I've seen this a few times now and it confuses me, especially when my editor does it. According to the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition, a colon can only be used where a period could. In other ...
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The use of conjunction “and” to avoid repetition

I apologize if my question seems trivial for people who study literature and English language in depth. My question is basically related to the following statements: The existence of X The ...
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Why “attention to detail” over “attention to details”

Why are people more likely to say "attention to detail" over "attention to details"? I understand both are grammatically correct. But what slight difference between them, if there is any, makes it ...
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What is the meaning of "aruga aruga'

In Ben Aaronovitch's Foxglove Summer, the main character exclaims this (mentally) upon thinking he's discovered an important clue in an interview. What is the meaning of the phrase? I felt her ...
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How do you use punctuation when describing something using three words?

"Humans are a large complex organism" how would I correctly use punctuation here?
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Benefit of all parties vs all our benefit

Does the explicit meaning of "we shall do [some action] for the benefit of all parties" equal the implicit meaning of "we shall do [some action] for all our benefit"?
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Is it correct to say “I will start looking into it tomorrow”?

Which one of the following sounds grammatically correct? I'm leaning towards the first. I will start looking into it tomorrow. I will start looking into it beginning tomorrow. I will start looking ...
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The difference between be aimed at and aim to?

According to Longman, I think I can use "aimed at ing" and "aiming to v" both. GRAMMAR: Patterns with aim • You aim to do something: I aim to study medicine. ✗Don’t say: I aim at ...
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“What dont kill you, makes you more strong”

Okay so this is a lyric from one Metallica song (Broken, Beat & Scarred) which clearly says "What dont kill you makes you more strong"... i eventually found out about the "what dont kill you" part ...
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Payments: up-front, mid-term and on-account?

I've been working between countries and I'm starting to be confused about financial nomenclature. One of the doubts I have is about payments. We sometimes accept split payments, and here are my ...
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Comma placement: two prepositions in one sentence

In the following sentence, should there be a comma in front of "pulsed?" Deposited thin films by means of, and prepared targets for pulsed laser deposition.
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Premises Always Used As A Plural In This Scenario?

Are both of these examples the correct use of the word premises? I was under the impression it should always be used as a plural Our premises are located in Manchester, England Our premises is ...
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Coordinate adjectives comma rule for common phrases

Generally speaking, if coordinate adjectives can be rearranged without changing the meaning of a sentence, a comma is required between them. Tom lifted the heavy, bulky box. Tom lifted the bulky, ...
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Looking for a word that describes a way of thinking

So im looking for 1 word preferably that sums up this ideology. So i believe that bad things that happen to you are not necessarily bad, infact using the ying yang theory or you cant have ups without ...
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What is an antonym for “hagiography”?

A hagiography is a book or long article which praises and exaggerates the characteristics of the subject and lauds his/her accomplishments. Historically it is about a saint. I am looking for an ...
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What is correct in the following sentences?

The system shows 79 pcs in stock from the previous version of the V95830 harness. The system shows 79 pcs in stock of the previous version of the V95830 harness.
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Where can i learn english? [on hold]

I am new here and this is my first question: where can I learn english? i want to watch movies without subtitle or read a book like many people so i want it extremly.i am waiting your suggestions...
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What term is “Mary Sue” describing? A character or an archetype?

Mary Sue is a term within literature given to a character who never fails, to oversimplify it. Though, I'm wondering if a Mary Sue would be an archetype, or a character. Or maybe there is another word ...
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Looking for the antonym of self-assignable

How can I express something that is assignable, but only by others? I'm a developer and I'm trying to come up with the name of a pair of functions: selfAssignableRoles and ?AssignableRoles. The ? ...
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History of the phrase “keep it together”

Often used in conjunction with panic-inducing situations, what does the "it" reference in the phrase "keep it together"? The closest established phrase would be "keep your wits together". When and ...
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What is a single word to denote up-to-date-ness that would work in this context?

I want to add a word to the following list in my sentence to denote "up-to-date-ness" but am struggling to find the word: ...and addresses the accuracy, reliability, relevance, <up-to-date-ness> ...
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Form of a verb relating to a subject referred to by a preposition

In this sentence: The security system comprises a complex network of specialized detectors that protect against temperature fluctuations, eliminate dust particles, and regulate humidity, thus ...
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Unable to remember some word/phrases

I am writing a story and I am stuck. I am trying to find some particular words/phrases for particular actions but I can't find them. First of all what is the word used when women cover their hairs ...
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Head across the pond

The crossword puzzle clue today was "Head across the pond?" and the answer was "Loo". Does anyone understand that?
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“One of my friends'” or “One of my friends's”?

When specifying possession, my understanding is that one adds an apostrophe if modifying a plural ending with an 's', or adds apostrophe followed by an s if not. How does one specify possession of one ...
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“hardly… than…” vs. “no sooner… than…”

I am interested in the history of the phrases "hardly...than..." and "no sooner...than...", as exemplified in the following sentences: Hardly had he arrived than the bell began to ring. No ...
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Noncompliant with vs not compliant with

"Not compliant with something" sounds better to me than "Noncompliant with something". Is there a preferred version? I thought "non-compliant" could not be followed by "with" but both seem to be used....
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Subject verb relation [on hold]

Which one is correct I wish he come and answer the question I wish he comes and answers the question I wish he comes and answer the question I am having some confusion about structure of ...
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What does “..it had fallen to Red as lion, and Pope as Christian, to supply it”?

This is a sentence from the short story "The Inhuman Condition" by Clive Barker. Some entertainment had been called for, and it had fallen to Red as lion, and Pope as Christian, to supply it. Red ...
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Mail template for extend the shared item usage for one week [on hold]

I borrow one item for a week from my colleague & I used that item for a week but I would like to extend the shared item usage for next week also if my colleague doesn't need it. can anybody share ...
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Use of uncountable or mass nouns in plural form

Most grammar sources and Grammarly app say that uncountable nouns can not be used in plural form! However, what about the case when we talk about different types of uncountable noun? For example, let ...
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at faculty level, at departmental structures level

at faculty level at departmental structures level I was wondering if the use of 'at level' was correct in the above-mentioned structures. Thank you!
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The phrase 'mentally check out'

I asked an older English person about this phrase, but he was unaware of it. Is it new slang that someone of his generation wouldn’t have heard, or is it strictly American English?
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Use of 'a great deal' with another determiner

I found this in a leaflet: " they have a great deal too much alcohol" Can the determiner 'a great deal' be followed by another determiner?
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Two hundredths / two one-hundredths of a second

For me it was always natural to say just two hundredths or seven hundredths, but I've come across the usage of ‘/number/ one-hundredths’ watching British Eurosport and CBC channel. Commentators there ...
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Why these sentences are incorrect?

I'm writing with Grammarly and the application says that I've written them wrongly. ( 2 Passive Voice Misuse) It has been proven that studying a book is not the most reliable method. Words tend to be ...
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Meaning of “She is an open book in her own cipher”

My friend did post in Instagram "She is an open book in her own cipher". But I did not understand its meaning. What is its meaning?
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Is “Me vs Me” grammatically correct?

What I want to say is that I compete with myself in short. I was thinking that it could be Me vs Me I vs Me I vs Myself Which one is grammatically correct?
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Pronounciation of Detritus

I had thought that detritus would be pronounced like detriment, but apparently not. Why not? Is there something in the etymology? Are there any other words of English origin written "-trit-" ...
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He has a bomb which no one knows how powerful it is [migrated]

is this correct sentence? I am thinking the "it" should be removed to make it grammatically blunder-free.
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How do you use etymology in a sentence? [on hold]

I was doing a report when I realised that I need to use the word "Etymology". How can I use it properly? Where do you put it in a sentence?
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A word which means that the existence of one thing does not mean another thing cannot also exist

For Example, Solution A already exists, however it is a poor solution. We created solution B. The existence of B however, does not _____ the existence of A. I was thinking preclude, however I ...
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A or An When Listing Professions

I've spent too long thinking on this, so I apologies ahead of time.... but I'm just curious which to use when listing items or occupations. For instance, I am a writer, anthropologist, and teacher. ...

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