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Can 'smart home' and similar phrases be adjectives if followed by a noun, or do they become complements?

I'm having some confusion here as I've been tasked with checking that some texts fit a style guide for work, and it requires that two adjectives directly preceding a noun be hyphenated, e.g. 'well-...
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Today's teenagers have more stressful lives than previous generations. Discuss this view and give your opinion

Today's teenagers face more pressure than ever before.I completely agree with this idea ,and will discuss the reason why in this essay . First of all, teenagers nowadays feel pressure to acquire ...
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as “seen below” or “shown below”

I was wondering which sentence below is grammatically correct. There are really three questions I am asking: 1) How to introduce the file name - file, named "test.exe," or file, "test.exe" 2) How to ...
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Word for blue ring around the Earth

From certain positions in outer space the Earth will appear to have a blue ring around it when the viewer is in the shadow of the Earth and sunlight is passing through the atmosphere. Here is a ...
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Countable and Uncountable Nouns in a List

Since "information" is an uncountable-noun and "references" is a countable noun, which sentence is correct? Please let me know if any additional information or references are needed. Please let me ...
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Article before Multiple adjectives

Which of the following is correct? He is a quiet, polite and disciplined boy. Or He is a quiet, polite and a disciplined boy. Personally, I think the first one is right. But still wanted to be ...
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What is the correct phrase to be used among these two:

Too short a time Or Too short of a time Which one is correct for daily English usage?
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Should a comma be used before the clause “the other way around”? [on hold]

Does "the other way around" need a comma before it when it is used at the end of a sentence? Thanks in advance.
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I feel poor vs poorly

Can I say: "I feel poorly" or do I have to say: "I feel poor" for "I feel ill"? Or is it more correct to say:"I am poorly"?
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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? [on hold]

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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