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What accent allows this spoonerism

In one of the many brilliant UK panel/game shows "Richard Osman's house of games", there is a round called "RoonerSpisms". The goal of the contestants in this round is to find a pair of spoonerisms ...
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Help with correct comma usage

I need help on whether or not a comma fits into statements about being somewhere and doing something. For example, which sentence is correct? "I am in the backyard enjoying the barbecue." or "I am ...
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is it who or whom in this sentence please [on hold]

Someday we will also be one of those who/whom the Memorial is memorializing.
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Is it ok to have a semicolon after a colon or em dash? (or other variations)

I've looked all over but have not found this example. Can one use a semicolon after a colon or em-dash (or similar doubling up combinations). Is it a matter of style or is there a fast rule? e.g.: ...
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In crossing or to cross? Which is correct?

I was watching a video on YouTube and a heard this phrase: «Light takes such a long time in crossing the enormous distances and getting to us.» It didn't sound right to me, I would have said it ...
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Ruining the family name

Is the following correct usage? "They didn't want me to ruin the family name. " What are some other idiomatic expressions or phrases to say something similar? I am aware of "give a bad name" and "one'...
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Indefinite article before “format”

I need to use this word with the following meaning: the way in which data is stored or held to be worked on by a computer This particular dictionary doesn't say anything about whether this word is ...
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Should I divide this sentence?

Should I turn this sentence into two sentences so it will be easier to understand? As the global population increases, energy consumption increases, which in turn relies on more fossil fuels to be ...
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Is this an English statement? [on hold]

Is this sentence below correct? "Have you gone and come already?"
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I had, vs, I have had, [on hold]

I have this sentence: Four months prior to the completion of my diploma, I had witnessed a lesson on a programming topic? Should it be, I have had or simply had witnessed? Second sentence is this: ...
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How should I parse and understand this sentence in the rules of a game that I am playing? [migrated]

While reading a rulebook of the popular role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, I have come across a sentence structure that is difficult to parse. I try to determine whether I have to ...
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Irregular shape with projections and recesses that interlock with other shapes

What might be a word for the shape with a lot of random projections and recesses? I would like to describe the shape of countries in Europe where countries have interlocking shapes like distorted ...
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What the difference between think back _/on/over/to?

Are there any other alternatives to be more natural? e.g. I thought back my password (putting preposition is a bit strange to me)
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Antonym to word brother

Quite a few web resources claims that sister is an antonyms to word brother. I can agree with this in some way, but how correctly it is. So let say “relative” is synonymous for word brother. In the ...
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What’s the proper word to describe this?

Do you know what word I can use to describe a situation where you cry while reading a letter then your tears dropped to the paper and unfortunately, since that letter is a printed one, some parts of ...
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How do you pronounce the letter “t” before “h”?

How do you pronounce the letter "t" before "h"? For example how do you pronounce "What happened?"? Is it like "whadappened?"
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What does “ turning into the skid ” mean here?

Tommy must have tried to gun the engine while turning into the skid, but it didn’t work.
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Confusing word usage

You were more accurate than 10% of (software company) users. I use a software tool that grades me at the end of the week. One of the categories is called Mastery. I am always confused at this because ...
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Indefinite article - are there any exceptions for proper nouns? “an Aristides” vs “Aristides”

I was going through Leviathan[enter link description here of Hobbes today and I think I spotted an error. "and every Citizen bringing his Oystershell into the market place, written with the name of ...
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What do we call the relationship between something (the design) and another thing (the reference)

Sorry for the poorly written title, cannot think of how to write it better. I am looking for a word or phrase that roughly means "metaphorical environment". I'll explain: The email system and ...
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I want to know the tense form of the following

I want to know what is the tense form of these three sentences. The water is poured. The work is completed. My mind is corrupted.
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Is the expression of “in order for” correct?

Is the following sentence correct? "In order for a country's foreign aid or diplomacy to be effective, it must have also military power." Especially in respect for the phrase "In order for".
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What's a polite way to say I will not be working?

I want to let my co-workers know that I will not be working on a given day due to a national holiday. However, just saying I will not be working Thursday, due to a national holiday Feels a little ...
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Remove All Input Mappings or input mapping or inputs mappings

Remove All Input Mappings Query Output Mappings Remove All Outputs Mappings which one is correct and apply to all
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Where should I put the possessive apostrophe in the construction noun + “Proper Name” + possessed thing

The sentence is as follows: The association "Association Name" requirements. Where should I put the possessive apostrophe? The association "Association Name"'s requirements. OR The ...
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Verb “telescope” in mathematical formal use

I have recently seen the verb "telescope" applied in a mathematical context, as a synonym of "derive" or "compress". Like in the following sentence: "This expression can be telescoped as follows:..." ...
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Has had vs had a surgery/operation [duplicate]

Can someone please clarify the difference between has had and had? For example: Everyone on this ward [had | has had] [a surgery | an operation]. Almost every patient on this ward [had | has had] a ...
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Comparative form - which one is correct?

Which of the following comparative forms is correct? It is much cheaper to train doctors, teachers, police and other vital public service workers than it is to train astronauts or the ...
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would have had Problem [on hold]

Consider the following sentence. Doctor informed the court on Monday that it had terminated the over 22-week pregnancy of a minor rape survivor as continuing with it would have had severe impact on ...
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What is the document called that documents warranty repairs?

When you bring a device to warranty repairs, the repairmen fixes it, and then hands it back along with a document that states what was done. What is this document called (titled)? "Warranty repair ...
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“Summer Back” is before or after the summer [on hold]

I'm trying to find a good name for a game. You see, the game is about summer already being here. I thought 'Summer Back' because I don't like to use 'Summer is Back'. I wanted to know if I say '...
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Whether we should use' present tense' or 'past tense' in telling a story?

For example A Father is telling his son a story of a dog A line from the story is "Dogs soon recognize the person by whom they are kindly treated" or "Dogs soon recognized the person by whom they were ...
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Agent nouns and other derivatives of phrasal verbs that have their order reversed

Recently I read the word "upstander" on a counselling poster, and wondered about having prepositions/particles before the verbs in phrasal verbs' derivatives. The only other such noun I could think of ...
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What is it saying?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kUhRiycleuqZOHp2kxiY4AU22fZKS_t1/view?usp=sharing After "bunch of people", what does it sound like? What's the way for me to fully understand what it's said? I can ...
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can 'experiment' be used as an uncountable like 'theory'

When not referring to any specific theory, one says 'theory predicts blablabla', rather than 'the theory predicts blablabla'. Also 'I do theory', rather than 'I do theories'. So can these rules apply ...
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What's the difference [on hold]

What's the difference between, 'Do you have the same thing in other colors?' and 'Do you have the same thing with other patterns?' pleaasseee help me..
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How to choose between “work day” vs “working day”

For business days, I see both 'work day' and 'working day'. Which one is correct? Also asking between 'work hours' vs 'working hours'. Context: I have 5 work/working/business days. My work/working/...
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“Tell and sell” idiom

Recently I was asked to evaluate my manager's work. One of the questions was whether he is a "tell and sell" person (I don't remember the exact phrase however). I'm not sure what this idiom means (or ...
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Is there an “-onym” for “group names of animals?”

Psuedonyms are false names. Synonyms are similar names Antonyms are opposite names. There are also aptronyms, homonymns, eponyms, demonyms, and retronyms. Is there an "-onym" that applies to ...
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beautiful vs handsome on a bunch of people [on hold]

What if you're talking about a genderly mixed group of people. Are both handsome and beautiful ok? I learned handsome is for guys and beautiful is for women.
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there is a number of [duplicate]

I've just read about "here is" vs. "here are" and remembered that there was a great controversy at my work about an expression "there is a number". Could you please clarify if we talk about something ...
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'Get a grip or get a life' [on hold]

Yesterday's addition to the phrase by Sania Mirza in her tweet in response to the cringeworthy ads on both sides of India Pakistan border is rather confusing. She says "...get a grip or get a life !!"....
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my argument is the word coexist can not be used to state “metaphysics and physics coexist together” [on hold]

can the word coexist , be used to state "metaphysics and physics coexist." my argument with a friend is the word coexist is wrong grammar and cant be used.? thank you all for responding and I ...
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When whores talk about honor [duplicate]

There is a proverb or saying in Arabic and the exact translation is... "When whores talk about honor" ...this is said when someone points out other people's mistakes while he/she makes the same ...
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Changed the following sentence in to a pronoun [on hold]

Abu has something in his eye I'm going to school There is a box on the table I have found a house The cat have eating the fish
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The use of possessive with genitive case

This has been puzzling me greatly. I see "Governance quality has been decreasing ..." and think it should be "Governance's quality has been decreasing ...". Which one is correct? Could someone ...
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Looking for a word meaning small/petite

Help I’m drawing a blank! Looking for a word that describes a person as having a small build and also fits into the sentence “she was a _______ of a woman”
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What part of speech are “ing” words and best practices [on hold]

What are "ing" words called when used in this manner, and is it advisable in writing not to over-use them? I feel like I may use them too much to keep from having too many choppy sentences. "He did ...
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Does the term “reduce” necessarily require the object being reduced to already exist?

I'm curious about the term "reduce" and whether it requires pre-existence. For example: If the government were to "reduce" arms sales, would that mean the government would decrease the amount of arms ...
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Word order after the word “or”

Does "or" change the word order back to normal in case of a question? Is sentence A or B correct? A)Take me as your addiction ... or can't you become dependent on me? B)Take me as your addiction ... ...

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