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what does “rotate within the plane of the surface” mean?

A rotates within the plane of the surface of the support. what does it mean? and one more question. "A and B move with respect to each other" in this sentence, A and B both move ? or when A moves B ...
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Hi, which is the correct? “I will close my account on June 1” or “I will close my account since June 1”?

I really feel confused when use "on" or "since" in this sentence: "I will close my account on June 1" or "I will close my account since June 1" Which should I use? Thank
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When is it okay to use “harmful symptoms”?

Is the phrase "harmful symptoms" acceptable (does it sound natural) to a native English speaker? If so could you suggest a sentence using it?
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What do we call a person who says that he has experienced something about which others are talking but actually he has not experienced it?

It often happens that whenever we are sitting with friends, we are sharing our experiences. For example, if we just had our lunch at a fine dining restaurant and the finger bowls are brought after you ...
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“cell populations” or “cells populations”?

A simple question, but I did the answer while googling. I would like to say "The proposed method aims at delineating cells populations". Best.
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Makers Night, Maker's Night or Makers' Night?

We're running an evening craft fair soon and the posters are being designed. It's called "Makers Night", as the multiple independent stallholders who make and sell the crafts are also known as "makers"...
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What is the grammatical structure of the expression “F*** you!” and its derivatives? [duplicate]

I heard that expression along with its derivatives so many times, in movies or otherwise, but I can't get it grammatically, meaning, does it stand for a complete sentence like "I will fuck you!" or "I ...
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What kind of phrase is this? Is it grammatically correct? [on hold]

He ran into a cafe and approached a woman in curlers engrossed in a magazine. or He ran into a cafe and approached a woman in curlers reading a magazine. The latter sounds better, but both sound ...
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One word for 'the thing that attracts me'?

attractor? or drawer don't feel right. The attractor for me at this restaurant is their sumptuous ravioli.
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What is the difference between definition and explanation?

What is the difference between definition and explanation? According to definition of both: Explanation: A statement or account that makes something clear. Definition: A statement of the exact ...
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How to write numbers and percentage?

In the sentence – Auditors recommend an increase of the allowance for bad debts by ten %. – should the percent sign be there or should the word percent be spelled out. Also should the number be ...
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“I'm starving” vs. “I'm starved”

I've heard on some American TV shows "I'm starving" instead of "I'm starved". What is the correct usage of both sentences?.
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Schedule us a call here

Is it grammatically correct to write "schedule us a call here" in an email?
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In the First Conditional, what is more important, cause or time?

In real life it happens that the cause happens later than the result. Would the grammar be up to the cause-result sequence or up to the time sequence? How should I form the first conditional? I ...
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What kind of conditional are these sentences?

If he really is my clone, he would never want that If that’s the case, I would recommend the Capillary Caves to the west. I've seen these sentences in an Anime called Gin Tama and I think they ...
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What is HIV and AIDS? Facts about it

What is HIV? HIV is a virus that attacks cells in the immune system, which is our body’s natural defense against illness. The virus destroys a type of white blood cell in the immune system called a T-...
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“Aaron and she” vs “Aaron and her” [duplicate]

Aaron and (she, her) study together at school Please help me, should I place she or her in that sentence?
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Meaning of “it might have been” and “it is, but it hadn’t ought to be”

I was assigned to make a report on a short story, The Scandal of Father Brown by Gilbert K. Chesterton. The story is about Hypatia Hart, a beautiful daughter of some American magnate. Hypatia Hart has ...
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Use of “which in part” - what grammar rule is involved?

Can someone explain how this author uses "which in part" in this sentence? What grammar rule allows the author to use "which in part"? How can I too use "which in part" correctly in a sentence? The ...
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What is the meaning of the term “town hottie”?

I know I heard this term several times before, but when I look it up, I can't find anything on it. Thanks in advance.
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These flaws required the attackers to have valid credentials for the interface in order to exploit them

Please help me correct this sentence. I find the phrase "....required the attackers to have valid credentials for the interface..." incorrect. Kindly provide your suggestions.
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An adjective to replace “so random” (to describe one who is apt to say random things)

Among friends, we describe a person as "so random" (he/she is so random) if that person says random things (often in group discussions). That is, we do not use it as defined below (i.e., he/she is "so ...
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Introducing new terms (Acronyms and quoted)

If I were to introduce a quote in my article say special economic zones (SEZ). Was the previous sentence incorrect or should it be Special Economic Zones (SEZ). Does the fact that it's a known term ...
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Is “in (an) ever pursuit” correct English?

Was writing it naturally and wanted to double check but couldn't find any use of it on the net so now I'm doubting my language skills. Am a native speaker.
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Is this sentence a run-on and grammatically incorrect?

Please read the below sentence: "It was meant for me but I can't send a meme to myself now, can I ?" When I sent this message to my friend, she said this is grammatically incorrect and I cannot use ...
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What’s the opposite of miss as in ‘I miss you’?

Example if a parent time travels to the future and sees their future kid, the kid says, I miss you. What would the parent say.
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Is it correct to say "you have an innovative approach to smth” or an approach for? (The recruitment and management of personnel)

Is it correct to say "you have an innovative approach to smth” or an approach for? (The recruitment and management of personnel) Trying to finish english assignment Thanking you in advance.
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What to call a small, open stone or cement reservoir that supplies fresh water from a spring or other natural source?

In Spanish, this is called a pila or pilón. It's built out of stone or cement near a natural source of water (a spring or a stream) to hold the naturally-arriving water to make it convenient for ...
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What does “both” mean in the paragraph?

The original text: Waves are the children of the struggle between ocean and atmosphere, the ongoing signatures of infinity. Rays from the sun excite and energize the atmosphere of the earth, ...
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Is there a way to say an object is susceptible to being carried away by wind?

I'm trying to think of a word that describes the capacity of an object to be carried away by wind. In particular, I would like to know if there is an adjective that indicates an object could be easily ...
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“View”, but for hearing

I know a lot of words, but it's driving me crazy that I can't think of one for this. I'm sure there must be one. I want to be able to say: I had not only a great view of the ocean from that room, ...
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Grammatical structure of sentences with “will” or “would”

How can I know if I should use "will" or "would" in a sentence?
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What is the verb for “to make incomplete”

What is a good word choice for "to make incomplete" The context is that if I am following a path and perfectly reverse course, I will return to my place of origin. However, failure to precisely ...
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Distinction between a monolingual dictionary and a bilingual dictionary

I would like to use proper terms for a dictionary that describes words of a single language and a bilingual/multilingual where words are presented with their translations.
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Listening is to hearing as learning is to?

This is not for a homework assignment or SAT study course. I'd like to know what the proper word is for this analogy ... Listening is to hearing as learning is to ????
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How to spot a dependent clause

The opposing army were masterful at spreading lies and hate throughout their region, people hated them and therefore feared them. Is this a dependent clause: "People hated them and therefore feared ...
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What is the word to describe someone who thrives on change?

Need word that would describe this type of person and I am unable to locate it. Please help!
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Punctuation In Two Prepositional Phrases Using the Same Object

I'm trying to phrase a sentence with two prepositional phrases that use that same object. Specifically: "This is due, in part, to my training of and good rapport with the team." How should I ...
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How to understand 'in" in the sentence?

The original sentence: If the water was moving with the wave, the ocean and everything on it would be racing in to the shore with obviously catastrophic results. Two questions: I like to ...
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Should I use an infinitive or gerund as the subject in this sentence?

My dream is to walk on Mars. (using infinitive) Since I wish to walk on Mars, I think this sentence is better than My dream is walking on Mars. (using gerund) Now if I want to put "walk on ...
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Whom, who or that?

Which is the correct sentence? Match me only with people I kissed or people that I am following or Match me only with people I kissed or people who I am following or Match me only with ...
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What is the inside of a tube called?

I'm trying to find out what is the inside of a tube could be (like a lab tube) called? Bulb, chamber, reservoir or store? Thanks in advance!
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May “in with” be used to mean “among?”

I was thinking about how little I use the word among and how I would phrase the dictionary's example sentences for it. Most of it involved substitution with the word with. Then I noticed something. ...
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"For the past a 100 years” or “for the past 100 years”? [on hold]

Which is correct? “For the past a 100 years” or “ For the past 100 years”  
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Difference between mean and tight

I'm trying to guess if an English speaker says mean or tight when you are talking about a person who don't like to spend their own money. Do you use different words depending on the friendship with ...
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Comma sense: Grammar and Usage Case

Working on a sentence that's bothering me: After a few minutes, a thin blue-eyed girl, wearing black stockings and wrapped tightly in a silver mink, kicked over the can with her white tennis shoe. ...
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Is this use of “it likely” correct?

In the sentence "He never thought it likely that anyone would care about him," is the use of "it likely" correct or would it have to be "it was likely."
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Which is correct? Launch Ceremony or Launching Ceremony?

I have been having a disagreement at work. We have several events where we commemorate the launch of something like the start of an alliance or an award. My colleagues (whose first language is not ...

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