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Who and what was the first meme? What does meme mean?

I might already know this, but I actually want to know it, you can't trust the internet, well except for you guys
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Confusion in was and were: The diameter length of X,Y,Z was/were 4,5,6 respectively

I am confused with the usage of was vs were in the following sentence: The length of diameter of three plates X, Y, Z was/were 4, 5, 6 respectively. I am not sure which one is correct: was or were. ...
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Subject of an email

So my native language is Spanish and I'm about to write an email to a colleague in English asking about several stuff. While doing so I started wondering about the subject of the email I was writing ...
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“A vs. One” in this context

As well as hoping to encourage children to catch the reading bug, WBD also hope to get reluctant adults hooked on books. So, for the first time, WORLD BOOK DAY will also have an adult focus, with the ...
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What is the difference between “resign” and “surrender”?

Why do you resign a game of chess, but surrender a war?
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can the word “versus(vs.)” be used when listing relationships?

I have a question regarding the use of the term "versus". Can it be used in this way? or should I keep saying "A and B"? the exhibition deals with the correlative relationships between minorities ...
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"lends credence to…'

The expression "lends credence to the conjecture" is standard. I was wondering if it sounds hyperformal or affected and can be replaced by "provides evidence as to the validity of the conjecture", "...
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Is the grammar in this article of this student constitution correct?

I am currently disputing my eligibility to run for president of my college's Student Government. The grounds on which my opponents are seeking to exclude me from the ballot fall upon the following ...
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‘Not until’ VS ‘until’

It was not until his third match that Mendoza won. It was until his third match that Mendoza won. What is the difference between two sentence?
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‘have been’ VS ‘were’

He said with a smile as if he were talking about an old friend. He said with a smile as if he had been talking about an old friend. What the difference between two sentences?
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Is it “No band practice” or “No band practise” in British English? [duplicate]

I understand that one is a noun and one is a verb. But is it correct to say "There is no band practice today" or "There is no band practise" UPDATE: I am not asking for the correct spelling of the ...
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Why father’s first letter is capital

After they had their supper, Father went into the living-room to watch TV. Why use Father not father?
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using the word “and” [on hold]

is there a difference interpretation for each of the following statements or not? Application of injection material to treat, reduce and eliminate the water leaks Application of injection material to ...
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Is the phrase correct?: part I [on hold]

Is the phrase "And how is it so that we start the day?" correct?
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Need urgent help with these MCQ Questions [on hold]

These questions popped up in a practice test that was provided by the Ministry of Education. I have asked around 3 English teachers about these questions and all 3 have given me different answers.. ...
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“All the apples” or “All apples”?

Which one is correct? "All the apples on the tree are ripe" or "All apples on the tree are ripe".
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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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Is there a term for clause in a sentence that can be removed without invalidating the remainder of the sentence?

Take, for example, the sentence "The dog, which is in the corner of the room, is barking.". Is there a specific term for the part of the sentence "which is in the corner of the room", which can be ...
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Didn't leave me a choice - May I drop the subject? Really hope so

"Why did you leave a friend?" "Didn't leave me a choice" Seems fine to me as it's clear to the reader that the friend (he), didn't leave him a choice. Who's with me? Should join me.
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When was “Chronic” first used as its own antonym?

The word "Chronic" means "long lasting", or "occurring over an extended period of time". A chronic illness one that you will have for a long time (if not for your entire life), or take a long time to ...
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What's the English for Chinese word “敏感词”?

The Chinese word "敏感词" is translated into "sensitive words" somewhere, but I think it's not exact. What's the exact expression in English? In Chinese, "敏感词" is the word which is not allowed to be ...
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What is the structure of “dorm room door”? Is it genitive?

I wonder where we can make genitive without 's or of. I know that using "of" in "dorm room door" might be complicated but the question is when we are allowed to make such phrases.
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What is the difference between to pollute and to contaminate?

I think they might be synonym, but I'm just not sure.
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How do you say 1/1024th

Is there such a fraction in English as: "1/1024th" and if so, how is it pronounced? I can't image we say: "One thousand and twenty fourth" Maybe the correct way is to write it without the "th" and say ...
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comperatives and superlatives [on hold]

There's an exercise witch is called comperatives and superlatives. No4 of the exercise says: A)To our great surprise we found one immediately. B)The surprise was all...……………………………………………………….. In ...
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spatio or spatial

Searching the Google scholar, "spatio-temporal" returnn 778,000 hits, "spatial-temporal" returns 798,000 hits, "spatial-temporal scales" returns 3,620 hits, "spatio-temporal scales" returns 13,...
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meaning of 'renew' in the sentence

In August 2013 the Government of Canada renewed support of $100 million over seven years (2013-2020) for the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program, which advances geological knowledge in ...
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Pronunciation /d/, /t/ or /id/ Please help!

I have a problem with pronouncing the word 'sunbathed' and it's been bugging me for a while now. Does it end with a /t/,/d/ or a /id/ sound ? Thank you
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Confusion in usage of In / within

●In the given sentence which one is more appropriate out of in and within " The voice in / within you " ●If suppose i replace ' you' with 'me' which preposition out of in,within will be the most ...
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Direct speech to Indirect speech

A man says, " May I drop you there in my car?" Convert the above sentence to reported speech. Is the following a correct attempt? A man asked if he might drop somebody there in his car. Not a ...
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“Making music” and “music making” as a noun

I have always been wondering if one of these forms is more correct in formal writing: The verb-ing + noun form and the noun + verb-ing form. For example: Making music is a skill anyone can learn. ...
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Can something be “very historic”?

In the video NASA Administrator Bridenstine Chats with Elon Musk of SpaceX Bridenstine uses "very historic" three times out of four times near the beginning of the video: the historic launch complex ...
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what does “pinned post” mean in Chinese?

I came across a phrase "pinned post" in this web page - https://purecss.io/layouts/blog/. I tried to find out its corresponding meaning in Chinese, however, I got nothing. I hope someone can explain ...
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Meaning of idiolect

Whether the term 'idiolect' refer to only diction i.e. the choice of words or phrases peculiar to an individual or it also includes accent, intonation and other features?
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“On me” vs “I currently have”

I have 10 dollars on me. I currently have 10 dollars. Does the first sentence imply that I have 10 dollars in my pocket right now or I always have 10 dollars in my pocket? I understand the ...
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“Indian” comes from Italian/Spanish “gente in dios” (God-like people)? False etymology?

A while ago in January The Black Hebrew Israelites were speaking/shouting/proselytizing to surrounding people at Lincoln Memorial. The speaker claimed that the word "Indian" means "savage". A member ...
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Make this sentence to be more fun.(related to League Of Legends) [on hold]

"One day, Mario saw a mushroom on the floor and he immediately ate it without a doubt. Then Mario's body didn't get fatter but bombed and he died. Timor hiding beside said:" the fucking plumber ...
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How to use but in english

It's correct say "someone but me" to tell someone else who hasn't to be you? Like "he choose someone but me"
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Formality and politeness of the word fine

I was wondering what I should use to sound more polite. If you are with it or If it is fine with you? Thanks
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“It was or they were?” in this case

"My grandparent told me a lot of stories about the past, and it was such stories that help me to understand more about the difficulty that he used to face" I just want to use the structure "It was ......
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Can you use the word alight in this way?

For as long as I can remember I've believed that the word alight could also be used to mean something like took flight, or took to the air. As in: "The bird alighted from the branch." Or: "His prayers ...
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The meaning of causative 'have'

(1) He had a specialist examine his son. (2) He had his son examined by a specialist. About this pair, The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language (Page 1236) says: we have equivalence ...
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Subjunctive mood & inversion

“Be any person guilty of a crime, the court shall have the right to appeal ”. My teacher told me that this was a instance of the subjunctive inversion, where “if” and “should” are both omitted. And ...
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An expression for the trigger of something that was inevitable

I'm looking for a way to describe the thing that finally triggers something after rising tensions. For example, some isolated incident triggers massive protests, but the protests are really due to ...
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my room be cleaned vs my room cleaned

As I know ‘my room be cleaned ‘ is passive The meaning is ‘my room cleaned by someone else.’ So I confused the sentence-> Would you like to have your room cleaned now? Why isn’t this sentence be ...
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“Questions need to be answered” or “questions require to be answered”?

"Need" is often used on living things, whereas "required" is often used on non-living things. For example: I need a stereo for my car. My car requires a stereo. But when it goes to "question", we ...
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If I were not holding my pee, I think I might sleep

If I were not holding my pee, I think I definitely slept. Is this correct grammar when I walk out of the movie theater and talk to my friends?
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Does the verb go at the end of a question? [migrated]

Could you tell me where your office is located? or Could you tell me where your office located is?
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Phrase 'a common road to success': Please fix official translation

Recently this masterpiece (attachment) came out as the new visual identity of a certain cargo transport company. It says 'a common road to success' trying to express something like 'let's join our ...
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Can you always replace “that that” with “which that”?

At least I haven't yet been able to imagine a context in which there is a clear semantic difference between "that that" and "which that". No hardware warnings, either. I've always been a bit troubled ...

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