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What does the bold part of text exactly mean?

Those who strive to be moral are not necessarily more satisfied, and indeed are often less so, than those for whom morality is a matter of indifference. Kant claims, however, that we cannot help ...
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First of these's?

Say a list of things has already been mentioned. How do I refer to an attribute of the first thing in said list? "The first-of-these's attribute" "The first's attribute"
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A formal way to place the emphasis on myself

I want the person to feel they can contact me directly but also give them the option to get in touch with other colleagues. It is a big benefit to them to have the capacity to contact me directly. ...
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Please explain the meaning of “appreciation” in the below sentence

Reactions to German Idealism, especially those of the neo-Kantians, logical positivists and Bertrand Russell, were also instrumental in the founding of analytic philosophy, which today reveals and ...
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A noun that sums up someone who drives huge positive change (in a company, in politics, etc)? [on hold]

I'm looking for a noun or job title that sums up someone who champions and drives change within a company (or could also be in politics, economics, etc). The noun should represent someone who creates ...
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word describing multiple paths to the same abstract outcome

I am looking for a word I came across but forgot to note down. It describes that multiple pathways can lead to the same outcome - not in terms of physical paths but rather in terms of an abstract ...
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What would you recommend for a daily study on English?

I have freed up around half an hour of my days (in shaa Allah, all days) to study advanced English, my English is at lower B2 and I want improve, what do you recommend me to do? Like should I read ...
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Do I need the hyphen?

"Part-Time" in the beginning of this sentence is technically a compound adjective to employment, but it is separated by "or temporary." Do I still hyphenate "part-time"? The same question holds for "...
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What is the opposite of 'gravitas'?

I'm having difficulty coming up with a valid antonym for 'gravitas'. Online searches return results like superficiality, cheerfulness, frivolity, facetiousness etc. which don't work for me. They seem ...
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What does “The trunks won't stop coming” mean?

Is it slang ? I have to translate it into french and I do not understand since this sentence comes at least 3 times in the movie I have to adapt, from 4 different abused women characters. I assume it ...
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Is there a word for when a band progresses quickly?

I originally used the phrase "from strength to strength" however my tutor explained that this is an empty phrase and I should think of a better term? So something along those lines but put simply.
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Can someone tell me what I have [on hold]

Hi people I'm a 16 year old boy and I have these thorts in my head there not just any thorts there special because I think of the future and I can tell people's deaths what time we going to die
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Describing a group of windows?

I'm unsure of the most readily recognizable term among normal people to describe a group of windows in a building. Here's an example of the type of architectural feature I have in mind. In this photo ...
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Can I replace “was” by “had been” here?

I have got two sentences and I want to know whether they make sense gramatically or not. 1) I would surely have crashed the car if I was driving at the time you called me. 2)I would surely have ...
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‘ a heavy blow’ VS ‘a sharp blow’

The man forgot everything when he received a heavy blow on the head. Can place ‘heavy’ with ‘sharp’?
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What does “Where Can I get 40 %?” mean in this context?

Context of the scene : In a bar, at night, she enters and there are only 3 men playing pool. The bartender asks her what she wants and she says a whiskey on the rocks and then he asks her if she is ...
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What are different forms of a verb falling under the same criteria

I have seen many different verbs that have different forms based on the conditions in/by which they may occur. Example can be as following: See Watch Gaze Stare Glimpse Is there a name for these ...
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the meaning of the phrase“practical folks”

what is the meaning of practical folks? in the following passage: Enjoy learning. While practical folks will say college is about getting the piece of paper that will get you the job. I hope you will ...
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“Results Overview” or “Overview of the results”

I have always had this doubt about placing these qualifier words before or after the noun followed by the preposition "of" or "the". For example: "Adjective position" or "position of the adjective" "...
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What is the difference between ‘On + ing ‘ and ‘ing ‘?

On having killed the guard he dragged him into the bushes. Having killed the guard he dragged him into the bushes. What is the difference between them?
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Variance in Recurring Events

I have a recurring event, i.e. at 9:00 every Sunday. If I change one of these future events to be at 10:00 instead of 9:00, then what would you call this event? a "time-varied event" perhaps?
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It was a dark night + , or

It was a dark night, a prisoner of war who had intended to escape killed the guard and changed into his uniform. Why not ‘It was a dark night. A prisoner...’?
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Problem in understanding the syntax

Here is an excerpt from the book flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi which has confused me a bit. If the trend of traditional families keeping together is on the ...
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Looking around with your eyes without moving your head

Is there a word or phrase for looking just by moving your eyeballs? Something like: "the way the helmet was attached to the armour prevented her from turning her head to look at him. Instead, she ...
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What is the meaning of this sentence ..please explain this [on hold]

You’re right to be cautious---what is the meaning of this
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What is the meaning of ‘drive up’?

He was marching up and down in front of the camp when four officers drove up in a car. What is the meaning of ‘drove up’?
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why is the study of weather called meteor-ology rather than weather-ology [on hold]

I have always wondered why weather science is called meteorology,what do meteors have to do with weather on earth if anything? It would be more logical to call those study it weatherologist.
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Guys can you help me with this question?

Which is the object of the following sentence? Account for why it is so. "I made it my objective to settle the matter".
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What the meaning of ‘drove by’?

Four officers drove by in a car while he stood to attention and saluted. What is the meaning of ‘drove by’?
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Can I omit a subject in If-clauses?

I came across a sentence on Cambridge Dictionary. It says If found guilty, he faces six months in jail. They omitted "he is" right ? And can I say If (my computer is) broken , I will fix it. ...
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The most truthful lie there can be?

I was wondering whether it classes as lying if you tell something that you believe is a lie but is actually true. Here is a (not very good) example. Let's say that you have to be 6ft to ride a roller-...
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Grammatical name for and function “ who might be dead next week”

English Please I need the grammatical name and function for "who might be dead next week"
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how to understand this sentence “unbelievably slow in appreciating their good fortune in ruling the country…”?

Here are two consecutive paragraphs from The Adventure of English by Melvyn Bragg: The extensive range of what I would call “almost synonyms” became one of the glories of the English language, ...
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What does this mean of this word “trailing lines”?

I read a sentence in a document of IT have these words with: "trailing lines" but I don't know what is meaning? Can you help me explain?
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what is the meaning of time this---His success was down to being in the right place at the right time

what is the meaning of this---His success was down to being in the right place at the right time
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Funny looking in the mirror and seeing this room

What this sentence means: Funny looking in the mirror and seeing this room.
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“Has sat” vs “Has sit”

My friend and I were looking towards our boss and wondering when to enter his room to speak to him. Usually, a good indication of whether he is free or not is to check whether he is sitting down. So ...
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Tense to be used while asking a question

what tense I should use when asking a question? why do I get this error when I use a function? or why I'm getting this error when using a function? which is correct usage?
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Word for a person who poses a relevant question that may or may not have an answer

What is the word that describes someone who poses a relevant question that may or may not have an answer or to discover more about a situation.
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I cant choose which one is more splendid [on hold]

I cant choose which one is more splendid this grammar is right ?
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Why so people say “Pedal to the metal”?

It doesn't even rhyme well its like the person who invented the saying had a vocabulary of a 2 and a half year old. I'm a rapper so I would know grammatical rhyming superiority.
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can i say this ? “with respect to our social identities”

"We examined our society as network of complex, nonlinear systems that dictate our capacity to thrive with respect to our social identities." trying to say that while our potential for flourishing ...
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Is “A is associated with B” equivalent to “B is associated with A?”

Can we use equivalently "A is associated with B" and "B is associated with A"??
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can “naughty” be used to describe a child who didn't behave?

my opinion is "YES". The reason why I even asked is that this American friend strongly suggested never use it since it carries sexual suggestiveness. I, however, believe the usage heavily depends on ...
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Misunderstanding the use of me/him/her/them/us

I'm aware that when the pronoun is also the object of a sentence we use these: me instead of I, them instead of they and so on. But when I say: He is a teacher, and her? Why do I say her instead ...
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Why “were” needs to be added in this sentence? If he were smarter he would do this [duplicate]

If he were smarter he would do this When we use he, she, it in the past tense we need to use was and I, we, you and they we need to use were. right? But why we are using were in the above sentence?
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Are any of these sentences grammatically correct? [on hold]

Hi, I am writing a user guide and i dont know if any of these sentences is correct. a. On the new user account window,specify the required information of the user from the organisation's database, ...
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Which right and when i use found and find [on hold]

1_ (I will never found a friend like you ) 2_(I will never find a friend like you )
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The em dash, and correct usage in the sentence that follows

As I walked through the channel — I knew it was over. Is this a correct usage of the em dash?
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Is there a word to describe the feeling of being transfixed out of horror?

Could not find an existing duplicate question, but this may be due to not know how to describe the word/feeling! For example, given the following sentence: Francis could not look away from the ...

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