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Which is correct and why? He looked up at the sky and found that night ____ [fell _ had fallen _ has fallen]

Which one is correct? He looked up at the sky and found that night ___. [1] fell [2] had fallen [3] has fallen
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What's the opposite of “simple”?

i'm a newbie here. What is the opposite of "simple"? Sentence example: "Don't draw the eyes more (...), make it simple" Thanks if answered it!
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It is okay to say “Take a glimpse to find your match”

The idea of "Take a glimpse" to do something/get something?
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Is it correct to invert, “If I could fly, I would …” into, “Could I fly, I would …?”

I know that, "If he should ask about me, ..." can be inverted into, "Should he ask about me, ..." But I am not sure if it works to invert, "If I could fly, I would ..." into, "Could I fly, I would ...?...
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What does “numbers” mean here?

I see this paragraph in The life of Samuel Johnson About this time he made one other effort to emancipate himself from the drudgery of authourship. He applied to Dr. Adams, to consult Dr. ...
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Unable to understand in which context this is to be used

I had attended a conference on mitigation risks in litigation, the presenter used this phrase "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet" On a brief ...
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Meaning of this passage from nytimes

China has long prevented many American internet giants from providing services within its borders, and it has placed tight strictures on how other American technology firms can operate. The ...
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Condtional sentences - present clause and future consequence VS future clause and future consequence

Proposition 1: You run. Proposition 2: You will run. Proposition 3: I will jump. Proposition 4: If Proposition 1 then Proposition 3. Proposition 5: If Proposition 2 then Proposition 3. In English ...
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Is this wording correct?

Non native speaker here. I saw this wording on the door as advertising catchword: "Together can more." Is it correct grammatically? I think it should be at least: "Together WE can more" or "Together ...
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Is there any one word to describe people who don't prefer the product?

In terms of marketing, is there any simple word to describe non-preference in a particular product? Like Pick-up truck non-preferred type?
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Is character a countable or an uncountable noun?

Is character a countable or uncountable noun? How to judge?
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How to describe persons who care about cost-effectiveness?

How can I describe in a single word or two words a person who is sensitive in cost-effective stuff or products? Or persons who care the most for cost-effective stuff?
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Meaning of “ZTE, which competes with Huawei in telecom equipment, was determined to have sold American-origin goods to Iran”

What is the meaning of: ZTE, which competes with Huawei in telecom equipment, was determined to have sold American-origin goods to Iran. Only thing that causes confusion is the part "have sold"? ...
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Is this an appositive clause?

The original sentence: Idealists have objected to the practice of camping, as to the package tour, that the traveller abroad thereby denies himself the opportunity of getting to know the people ...
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Can't we use simple past in given sentence?

A disabled dog named Ping Pong has become the pride of his village in north-east Thailand, after rescuing a baby boy who had been buried alive by his teenage mother. Can I use "who was buried alive ...
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What tense is this in? ( present continuous, past continuous, simple present, simple past ect ) [on hold]

"There are so many things in the world that I love. Dozing in the sun at the beach after swimming, limbs exhausted, salt drying stiff in my hair. Cutting up vegetables into neat, symmetrical pieces. ...
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Using “priority” to describe control or superiority

Browsing stackexchange, I came across this answer, explaining the meaning of "lane priority". The term itself boils down to putting pressure on an opponent in a virtual tug of war, so that you have ...
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Is there an artistic difference between “complex” and “simple”? [on hold]

i'm a newbie here. Is there an artistic difference between those 2 words, "complex" and "simple"? Also don't forget to add the illustration for it. Thanks if you answered it!
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Can someone PLEASE tell me what the gerunds and participles are in these sentences? PLEASE [duplicate]

Dozing in the sun at the beach after swimming, limbs exhausted, salt dring stiff in my hair. Cutting up vegetables into neat pieces. Flying into a city and at night seeing the lit gauze of its ...
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Meaning of “textbook Launch” in given sentence?

In a post-launch address from the Sriharikota launch port, K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO), hailed the event as a textbook launch of a very important and complex ...
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How can I ask the updates on my request?

I have requested an agent to cancel my tickets in email as shown below It helps if I get a confirmation once the request to cancellation of the ticket has been updated. But, my outlook (this is ...
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Is there a word that means “attracted to talent” in the way that sapiosexual means attracted to intellect?

I think the title says it all but just wondering if there is a word that means attracted to talent or attracted to displays of talent. Examples would be being attracted to seeing someone be a good ...
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How do you divide the syllables of plurals whose original word ended in “e”? [on hold]

How do you divide the syllables of plurals whose original word ended in "e"? (For example, is "fences" "fen-ces" or "fenc-es"? Is "appliances" "ap-pli-an-ces" or "ap-pli-anc-es"?)
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Single word that describes network effect

Is there a word that describes "Network Effect". Sometimes referred to as network externality, or positive externality. I would like to describe the effect to a layperson. The word I'm looking for ...
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Wise But Oblivious

Is there a phrase or word for someone who seems doesn't care about many things because they have had so much experience or have seen a lot. I'm trying to describe a character in a book. Ex. "You are a ...
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A place or a thing?

In this sentence does the word "store" represent a place or a thing? My aunt owns a store in the country.
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Comma or no comma for Adjective phrase

Jack stood at the door, numb with pain. Hi all Am I right in putting a comma before the word numb? It's not a comma splice because 'numb with pain' is not an independent clause. Without the comma, ...
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Word order in sentences starting with “How”

Could you please tell me which one is correct? How China's economy is being damaged? How is China's economy being damaged?
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word for being overly childish

I can't find a word for this and I don't know what to search, so I am asking here. I cant explain this very well, so sorry, but here goes: I would like a word to explain the feeling of annoyance when ...
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“Value as” vs “Evaluate as”

I am writing an essay about time and its characteristics. In the introduction, I have a sentence: "It [time] became one of those rare things people evaluate as priceless". As far as I am concerned, ...
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A word for 'the need to prove oneself'

I want to have a shorter word to describe the feeling of 'the need to prove oneself'. Is there any?
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Meaning of “erotics” in Susan Sontag's “Against Interpretation”

In her essay Against Interpretation, section 10, Sontag said: In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art. I can't quite understand what she meant exactly by "erotics". I'm pretty sure ...
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Meaning of “rubber” as a verb in O. Henry

"I'm one of the Sole Sanhedrims and Ostensible Hooplas of the Inner Pulpit," says I. "The lame talk and the blind rubber whenever I make a pass at 'em. I am a medium, a coloratura hypnotist and a ...
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Tone of voice based on word meaning

After being told over text that someone was cooking, I responded with “what?”. I thought to myself that that “what” could have different meanings - was I confused about what the person had said, or ...
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Confusion in analogy Hailstorm : Destruction :: Brainstorm :?

I am solving some problems in an analogy. At one point I have got the following analogy. Hailstorm : Destruction :: Brainstorm : ? a ) Construction b ) Innovation c) Neuroticism d) Disorientation ...
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I'm not sure how to use “to miss someone” properly

Which is correct: I miss having someone do something for me Or I miss having someone doing something for me Thank you
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depend as predicate in infinitive clause

I'm confused by the following sentence: To understand electricity depends on a knowledge of atoms It seems to me that it is incorrect, however, I couldn't find any rule to support it. My ...
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difference between “hypocritical” and “projection”

The term "hypocritical" is used when person A criticizes person B's behavior/traits, when A is known to have done the same behavior/possess the same traits. I also see the term "projection" get used ...
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Standard (legal?) phrase for a clear mind

Is there a standard (possibly legal) phrase to denote that a person has a clear mind and is capable of doing things well and understanding the consequences of their actions (as opposed to being e.g. ...
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Is “really” in the sense of “very”, American English, or British English?

Or is it both? If it is American English, what would be the British English equivalent, or vice versa. "I really like this dress" as in "I very much like this dress"
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have or had a pet is the grammar correct? [on hold]

if you have or had a pet is that correct or not I'm confused. because of the thing we are trying to get the essay right
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When to use me or myself [on hold]

Example: Please do not hesitate to contact Susan or me if you have any questions. or I think it should be 'me' vs myself. Is this correct?
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What's a word for a generic, simple name that gains significance over time the more it's referred to?

An example might be how "Catch-22" was one of many bureaucratic catches, but gained significance and recognizability over time the more it was used.
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What's the word for software that benefits third parties at the expense of the user? [on hold]

A few examples of what I'm talking about: Android has a permissions system that allows two values for each access request from installed software: yes or no. However if Android tried to benefit the ...
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Using a collective noun when only a single item exists?

A statement like "dodos were flightless birds" seems to be using a collective noun; "dodos" being the collective. But in the case where a group actually only had a single item, would a usage like ...
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Is there a word for a situation that is specific to an individual based upon prior experiences

I feel there is, or should be a word to describe a person-specific situation, but I haven't been able to think of it
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Is the sentence correct? If not how can I improve it? [on hold]

Sentence: "This at its essence is what Fitzgerald uses to critique the abstract idea of the American Dream: those who pursue are left with a degenerating sense of "what's more?"."
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What is the difference between Lenience and Leniency?

And which one is used most nowadays? Thank you.
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What is the phrase “in days gone by” for here?

The original sentences: Ideas are dangerous. The Holy office knew this full well when it caused heretics to be burned in days gone by. I do not quite understand the purpose of "in days gone by" ...
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Is 'too big of an issue' correct?

Recently, when writing an email, I used the following phrase: 'I hope this does not cause too big of an issue' However, in their response, the recipient (an English teacher) said that he was 'not ...

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