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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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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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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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Schedule us a call here

Is it grammatically correct to write "schedule us a call here" in an email?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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The term XYZ is hardly a misnomer

What is the meaning of 'hardly a' ? Is this like, XYZ is not a misnomer ?
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Superlative, present perfect vs past perfect

In the following context, can I have present perfect, or do I need to use past perfect? It was the worst food I've ever eaten / I had ever eaten. Thank you :)
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Past participle

Why in this sentence past participle goes without auxiliary verb? The table painted red, the sofa covered with American leather of a reddish colour with little green flowers on it, and the clothes ...
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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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Is it natural to use 'once' with 'used to'?

Is it natural to use 'once used to' as in the following construction? I once used to read the Times everyday.
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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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Regent and Viceroy: When should I use one over the other? [on hold]

These words appear to be synonymous, so I checked to see the difference on Wikidiff which gives the following definitions: One who governs a country, province, or colony as the representative of a ...
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In the form of a human being or in the a form of a human being? [on hold]

What is correct? 'In the form of a human being' or 'in a form of a human being'?
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so much [verb] as [verb]

This is from a book that I'm reading. The whole quote is: The bubble doesn't so much burst as evaporate, leaving us back in the real world. I looked "so much as" up in the dictionary, it only ...
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Meaning of “half-crown enclosure”

In the novel "Brighton Rock", Graham Greene refers to a "half-crown enclosure" in the context of horse racing. My guess is that it may refer to a type of horse race where half-crown refers to a ...
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Not earlier than 30 to the date of the meeting [on hold]

What is the meaning of not earlier than 30 days to the meeting?? Suppose meeting is held at 7 august 2019? It means 7 july , 6 july 5 july i.e before 7 july or after?
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Type of subordinate clause in 'I am happy that you are here'

In the sentence 'I am happy that you are here', 'that you are here' acts as a subordinate clause. However, I am unsure what type of subordinate clause it is: i.e. I'm not sure if it's an adverbial, ...
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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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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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Charabanc Caravan [on hold]

The words ‘caravan’ and ‘charabanc’ have different etymological derivations. But as they can both mean a form of transport, is it possible that ‘charabanc’ was deliberately coined to sound a bit like ‘...
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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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whats the meaning of this [on hold]

here whats the meaning of "pimp"; There was something shockingly awkward about discussing Stuart’s breakup with his mom. The expression is: a boy’s best friend is his mother. It’s not: a boy’s best ...
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Asking a question “did you use to…?” when we don't know whether person still have that habit or not?

“used to“ implies habitual actions is the past that is not valid now. How about questions “did you use to...?” Could we ask such questions when we want to learn about habits in the past BUT we aren't ...
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Why is a private school called “public school” in the UK? [on hold]

Public school seems to have contradictory meanings, depending on the region you use the term: (in the UK) a private fee-paying secondary school, especially one for boarders. (chiefly in North America)...
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What does the phrase 'proverbial couch' mean?

I'm reading a book in English. About emotional intelligence. When I encountered the "Proverbial Couch" phrase, I really got frustrated because I could not find the meaning in any of the dictionaries. ...
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What is the difference between “make it up to” and “make amends”?

It seems both "make it up to" and "make amends" have same meaning. Is there any difference?

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