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Does the average adult know more words or proper nouns?

I'm curious if the average adult knows more words in their language, or more proper nouns? At first I'm inclined to think the former, but then I think of all the names I know: names of people, places/...
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Origin of the phrase ''Respect,man/bro. ''?

You never hear anything like ''Fear, man'' or ''honesty, man.'' used in the same sense, its interesting.
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Can I use Present Indefinite Tense with till/until?

Can I say "He doesn't leave his house till 9 o'clock" if I want to express that the man leaves his house at 9 o'clock every day? I'm asking because we normally say "He leaves his house at 9 o'clock" ...
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Can 'web' be used with the zero article in 'through web'?

Can 'web' be used with the zero article instead of the definite article? I came across the following example in an online context dictionary: "You book through web, pay through web and receive ...
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Are these sentences below both correct? Is there any difference in the meaning? [on hold]

I have known this man for over a decade. And I have known this man over a decade.
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Which future form is correct?

When I ‘ll graduate/graduate/am graduating from school next week, a new chapter in my life is starting.
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What verb for taking advantage fits in “I don't want to ________ on the friendship”?

What word am I misplacing that means 'to abuse' but takes the preposition 'on.' For example, My best friend the attorney could give me some free advice here, but I don't want to ____ on the ...
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What synonyms for “absurdities”?

Can you give a few synonyms for something which is nonsense and can you grade them? I know that you can say absurdities, and you can do stupidities, can you also say stupidities? If I should grade I ...
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Why is -ght- in draught pronounced [ft]? [duplicate]

Why is -ght- in draught pronounced [ft]?
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Meaning of a quote in the movie Casino (1995)

I am watching Martin Scorcese's movie Casino (1995) and there is lot of idioms. I am not native english speaker so I am searching for the meaning of quotes I didnt know already. I found meaning of ...
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selling job on the patriarch

Can anyone help me about exact meaning of the following sentence? "The group also recognized that their proposal required a more difficult selling job on the patriarch." Of course. I should add the ...
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Pronunciation of the word antisemitic [duplicate]

There seems to be two ways to pronounce antisemitic. I have always pronounced the syllable "sem" to rhyme with "them". I notice that many Americans make it rhyme with "him" and the following syllable "...
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Which sentence is correct? (him or himself)

There was some rice in the kitchen, and using the wood that was stacked inside, he cooked some for him and the dogs. There was some rice in the kitchen, and using the wood that was stacked inside, ...
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Am I using the word 'amiable' correctly? [on hold]

Please correct my grammar and punctuation, if there are some...thanks. 1.My friends adore Claire because despite of her high social status in life, she still displays an amiable personality, ...
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Word for combination of strength and agility

I'm looking for a way to call an attribute for a Pen&Paper RPG. It's supposed to be derived from "Strength" and "Agilty" and would be used for all kinds of things which usually fall somewhere in ...
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Capitalization in food

Morning everyone! Translating a Spanish restaurant menu into English, I found myself doubting whether to capitalize sauce names. Some examples are romesco and Sriracha. Not being familiar with them, ...
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Which one of these sentences is better? A thesis title - Apostrophes Showing Possession

Sentence 1 : The comparison of Muhammed Bedruddîn Mahmûd el-Aynî’s "Şerhu Süneni Ebû Davud" and "Umdet'ül- Kârî" books Sentence 2 : Comparison of the "Şerhu Süneni Ebû Davud" and "Umdet'ül- Kârî" ...
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Ground Floor versus First Floor; Who is Less Wrong?

In the UK we say 'ground floor' and in the US they say 'first floor' for the lowest level in a building. As I am fairly sure, no-one else in the world uses this terminology. Does this make Britons ...
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Preposition after Persist and resist

Please advise if the below are correct. We persist with what we deserve. We persist in what we deserve. We persist for what we deserve. We resist for what we deserve. We resist, for what we deserve.
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Here, that is=that is to say? and what it was like=its appearance? or else?

I had not then seen a coracle, such as the ancient Britons made, but I have seen one since, and that is what it was like. Source, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1883)
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When were you borne? [on hold]

To invent the word 'born' (borne without the 'e') and call it an adjective is ridiculous. A happy healthy baby is not a 'born' baby. We can describe the delivery of a baby in the past tense passive ...
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Is there an expression to say someone will replace me at a meeting?

I am writing an email to the top management to tell someone will replace me at a meeting I cannot attend. Is there a good expression / a better verb for this situation ? Or is 'replace' the good word ?...
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Comma before 'if' in maths definition

I wonder if there is clear guidance about the following construction: We say that a foo admits a bar, if baz is quz. I feel that the comma before if breaks the structure of the sentence, and ...
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Can I use word “Thou”, “Thee”, “Thy” and “Thine” like following

Firstly I have researched about those words, This answer really help me understand their meanings. So I believe that those words are singular form of You, you, your and yours respectively. ...
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healthy: fine (adj) vs. well (adj)

Fine (adj) and well (adj) have different meanings. I am only interested in a possibly slight difference between the following definitions: 1) fine (adj): definition: well or healthy : not sick 2) ...
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“Which I don't know is possible”?

I want to say: In order to get there we would have to build a bridge over that river. But I don't know if that's possible. But I want to phrase it differently: In order to get there we would ...
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Is a sentence with 'as well as' a simple or a compound sentence?

X likes orange as well as mango. Is it a simple or a compound sentence?
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Use of “the” with nationalities that have plural forms

http://masteringarticles.com/definite-article-nationalities/ Is the "Rule 7.8" here widely accepted in English? If it is, does it sound off when one says "'the American' ARE famous for loving sugar" ...
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Were the sanctions helpful or not in this context?

I'm not sure whether I understand this passage correctly. The author appears to generally suggest that the sanctions against Iraq were not successful. In the midst of the passage though he signals ...
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I dont understand ‘Stressed schwa’

how can a ‘stressed schwa’ exist? In ‘Applied English Phonology 3rd edition’ (page 85), ‘herder’ is the example of the stressed schwa and it is manifested as ‘3’(with r-coloring tail). As I’ve seen so ...
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There “was” or there “were”

Which of the following is correct and why: 1 - There were 2,223 people aboard RMS Titanic 2 - There was 2,223 people aboard RMS Titanic
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“Giving you with style or in style” meaning and usage idiom

I am doing fashion online shopping. I am selling branded products to my customers. In my shopping page, I want to show logo short word. What I want to show is I want to give my customer with style. So ...
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Noun/Pronoun + Infinitive or Subject + gerund

One of the gerund and infinitive rules I learned is to use infinitive with a noun/pronoun and a gerund with a subject. Are both providing and to provide acceptable in the following sentence? She ...
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Degree of some adverbs + adjective

The rules of this board game is : Very complex Very intricate Extremely complex Extraordinarily complex Very involved Super complex Can we sort these six from lower to higher ( difficulty level / ...
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How do I say that one thing is another using active voice?

I've tried typing this question or variations of this question into Google to no avail, so I apologize if it has already been answered elsewhere. I'm trying to edit a paper for a class in which the ...
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Use of present perfect tense or past perfect tense

Which tense should be used if I want to indicate that, Mr A, who has passed away, was an engineer working in different countries before his death? ‘Mr A has worked in Singapore, India & Hong Kong’ ...
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What does “put stress on” mean in this sentence?

I looked up and figured out that "put stress on something" signifies that it emphasizes something. but I couldn't find what does "put stress on someone" means The next day, I threw it in her face ...
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Looking for a Very Specific Adjective

Is there a word to describe a person who is both of the following? a) insidious - in the traditional sense...that they have a tendency to use or harm people in such a way that the victim does not ...
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Which following sentence is the correct form of question?

I used to be a horrible soccer player. Didn't i use to be a horrible player? Or Wasn’t i used to be a horrible player?
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Why is “the tail/house of the dog” correct, but “the bowl of the dog” not?

Upd.: I added the results of Ngram at the ending of this post. I have some sources below which I can make the next conclusions from: "the bowl of the dog" is incorrect "the house of the dog" is ...
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The Cliché of Using the Phrase “[Subject], and You” in Article Titles

I've noticed articles or news stories often use the phrase "[Subject], and You" in titles. I assume the intention here is creating a personal connection with the readers regarding a topic. For ...
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Is Autistic the new “spaz” or “retard”?

Has autistic become an accepted cool pejorative through constant misuse? While I usually would not bother with Urban, the theme was taken up… Autism is typically said with a negative connotation....
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Is there a term for words or expressions that have meaning in both directions?

I'm talking about words like 'comfortable' (the chair is comfortable, or, I am comfortable in the chair) and 'curious' (it is a curious painting, or, I am curious about that painting). So, is there an ...
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Why “wonder woman” and not “wonderwoman”? [on hold]

It's kind of pedantic question perhaps, or maybe if the reason I'm not getting the point is not that English is my second language, perhaps you can call it a feminist outcry, but regardless: Why is ...
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The figurative use of the word “barrage”

The word "barrage" means a concentrated artillery bombardment. But it is also used figuratively for when someone is being hit with a lot of questions or criticism. The word shares this with the word "...
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Early Language Development

I have always been stuck on the word "there". I have a young child who says "there it". I would say adverb in most contexts but in the context of this utterance I would classify "there" as a ...
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Nuances in meanings: paradox , conundrum, dilemma , plight [on hold]

What are the subtle differences in meanings between the following words? Paradox Conundrum Dilemma Plight
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Which form is correct with pursue?

I am not sure about which of the following forms would be correct: I was pursuing my passions studying CS at University I was pursuing my passions by studying CS at University I was pursuing my ...
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Word for describing phone, name, address, age and so on? [on hold]

I doing some programming, and I have to declare a variable consisting of information on different tutors name, age, phone, address, age and some other practical information to be used in a table. ...

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