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'Get a grip or get a life'

Yesterday's addition to the phrase by Sania Mirza in her tweet in response to the cringworthy ads on both sides of India Pakistan border is rather confusing. She says "...get a grip or get a life !!". ...
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my argument is the word coexist can not be used to state “metaphysics and physics coexist together”

can the word coexist , be used to state "metaphysics and physics coexist." my argument with a friend is the word coexist is wrong grammar and cant be used.?
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When whores talk about honor

There is a proverb or saying in Arabic and the exact translation is... "When whores talk about honor" ...this is said when someone points out other people's mistakes while he/she makes the same ...
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Changed the following sentence in to a pronoun [on hold]

Abu has something in his eye I'm going to school There is a box on the table I have found a house The cat have eating the fish
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The use of possesive with attributive nouns

This has been puzzling me greatly. I see "Governance quality has been decreasing ..." and think it should be "Governance's quality has been decreasing ...". I read a bit more and realize now that ...
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Looking for a word meaning small/petite

Help I’m drawing a blank! Looking for a word that describes a person as having a small build and also fits into the sentence “she was a _______ of a woman”
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What part of speech are “ing” words and best practices

What are "ing" words called when used in this manner, and is it advisable in writing not to over-use them? I feel like I may use them too much to keep from having too many choppy sentences. "He did ...
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Does the term “reduce” necessarily require the object being reduced to already exist?

I'm curious about the term "reduce" and whether it requires pre-existence. For example: If the government were to "reduce" arms sales, would that mean the government would decrease the amount of arms ...
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Word order after the word “or”

Does "or" change the word order back to normal in case of a question? Is sentence A or B correct? A)Take me as your addiction ... or can't you become dependent on me? B)Take me as your addiction ... ...
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Does this statement express that students are seggregated based on the subject of their interest? [on hold]

Schools do provide basic academic education, but they could improve the standards of their education by segregating the students based on the subjects of interest.
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Origin of “Sup boss” and “Thanks boss”?

I’ve had a lot of customers lately tell me “Thanks boss” or “Sup boss” and not only to me, to other coworkers and to each other and my coworkers say it to people too. Is there some sort of origin for ...
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Use of “is no without” [on hold]

In formal writing, is it possible to say: The method is no without issues. as a nicer way to say The method has issues.?
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'did not finish' or 'have not finished' [on hold]

I ... my report because I had a problem with my computer. Should I use 'did not finish' or 'have not finished'? What is the difference?
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What is the meaning of “to have five or more”?

There was a confusing question in my reading test. This is the sentence in the passage: "All starfish have at least 5 arms, but some have more" Is the following statement true? "All starfish ...
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Do we reply “approve” or “approved” in an approval request email? [migrated]

If you were to approve the following email: Dear Tom, Kindly requesting for your approval on the enclosed content. Regards, Bob What would you write? Approve. Regards, Tom ...
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What is the term for moving an adjective from before to after the noun it describes?

I think this is a bit of an anachronism, but sometimes in nursery rhymes or songs you'll hear sentences in which an adjective describing a noun is moved to be after the noun it describes, and I was ...
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How is melagra described in contemporary English?

The noun MELAGRA stands for rheumatic or myalgic pains in the arms or legs. This is the word I found which is closest to describing the kind of pain that one feels all over the body during fever or ...
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When to Use 'A,' 'An,' or 'The'?

I am confused when use them. Example in bellow email: Dear Joumal of Business News, I have received the information about subscribing to your journal. I have a few questions about your journal. First,...
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What is a English word for the events that are part of a larger event?

What is a English word for the events that are part of a larger event? For example in the event "solar eclipse", there are different phases or stages (https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/total-solar-...
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When to use “than them” vs “than they ___” [duplicate]

Is there a rule or best practice when choosing between "than them" or "than they ___" Here are two an examples: She was smarter than them. She was smarter than they were. Many market leaders were ...
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Etymology of words used to ask questions [on hold]

Could you please help me understand the etymology of words used to start questions? I am particularly interested by the words 'how' and 'why'. Thanking you in advance!
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Clustering machine learning [on hold]

I wanted to do a clustering (unsupervised classification) so as to find samples belonging to several classes. Is there a method to apply?
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What is the abbreviation for 'who are'

My school homework asks for abbreviated versions of words, one of which is 'Who are' can this be abbreviated to 'Who're or would it be 'Whom'? Jessica, aged 8
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Is my use of ‘however’ as a conjunctive adverb correct here or is it an aside?

As subject says example below: I'd like to think my english skills are good enough for this; however, since I've never sent many business type emails, I'd like to be sure of my skills.
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Adjective problem

Kick him hard. Throw him naked. I want to know whether "hard" and "naked" are adjectives or adverbs in these sentences?
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What topicalizing role does “do” play in “Only now do we have what we need to move forward”?

In the sentence "Only now do we have what we need to move forward", the word do clearly has some emphasizing meaning. But I would like a more precise understanding. Topicalization and fronting are ...
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What is a secondary school graduate called?

I think graduate indicates only a university graduate in British English, but in American English can it perhaps also suggest a high-school graduate as well? Could anyone tell me something about ...
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What might be word for plethora or excess but in a good sense?

Plethora, excess, too many are words used in negative sense. I was wondering if there is any word which means the same but is used in a positive sense?
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Which word would be most suitable? Shipping cost, shipping price, or shipping fee?

Please help me decide. I have an Online Store and provide worldwide shipping. Which word should I use in the part that we charge customers for the shipping? Shipping cost? Shipping price? or Shipping ...
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Which one is correct and why? What are other possible answer would be for p2 if he is agree with P1 [on hold]

P1: I don't have plan to die today. P2:Neither I OR P2: So do I.
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A word for delight at someone else's failure?

Is there a word for the selfish kind of (possibly humourous) delight felt at someone else's failure? e.g. No matter how I tried, I couldn't complete the seemingly simple task. So feeling like an ...
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How do you pronounce the word “married”? [duplicate]

How do you pronounce the word "married"? Why do most people pronounce it like "mɛrid" or "mɛərid" even though IPA for it is "mærid"?
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Do I have to use “I” or “we” when presenting a scientific thesis that is written by a single author?

I know that in a scientific paper or thesis that is made by a single author, it is common to use "we". (This is also recommended at our university.) But what about presenting a thesis work? At first ...
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Is it correct to use “Good Time” instead of “Good Morning” or “Good Night” etc? [on hold]

Is it correct to use "Good Time" instead of "Good Morning" or "Good Night" etc., or even in a letter, such as: Hi and good time, ...
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Sentence correction related question

I was making a character certificate. Someone had told me the body of the certificate. Now I am in doubt about the usage of the phrase PERSISTENT OF shown in the highlighted sentence below. Is it ...
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Sentences with “participle clauses”

Are these sentences below grammatically correct and understandable? And which version of each example is more appropriate? 1- He is a bookworm, having lived first in Canada and then having moved ...
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Retrospect(ive) vs. Hindsight?

I use both words, but only now does it occur to me, what's the actual.difference? Specifically this kind of usage: "in restrospect" (or "retrospectively") "we should have thought of that"vs"in ...
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comma usage in English

Is it necessary to use a comma before and, when it is between two items (nouns)? example; They received money, and food from a charity. Is it necessary to use comma before and here?
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Help with grammatical mistakes [on hold]

I think there are some grammatical mistakes in this sentence. Am I correct? If yes, could anyone help me identify them please? Company is a voluntary association of persons formed for the purpose ...
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Please help me to score this essay [on hold]

Nowadays, with the development of technology, computers are becoming an ubiquitous part of learning. Althoung installing computers in school have its own drawbacks, I am convinced that this could be ...
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Is the sentence grammatically correct? (Concerned with tense usage)

Since I can understand the English dialogue without much difficulty, there’s no reason not to enjoy the films in the way the film-makers intended. I'm not sure whether I should use "intended" or "...
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Usage of twice and two times with “size”

Below are taken from a grammar book. a) The Earth is about **four times as big as** the moon. = The Earth is about **four times bigger than** the moon. b) The Earth is about twice as big as ...
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“Despite being looking up, her soul keeps looking down” is it correct? [on hold]

is the sentence ““Despite being looking up, her soul keeps looking down” correct?
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Running the roost?

I was reading Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, and the following sentence came up in Chapter 5. If your dog is running the roost, it may not be such a good idea. What does "running the roost" mean?
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Word meaning “based on outward appearance”

There is a word, on the tip of my tongue... An adjective I think. It means something to the effect of “based on outward appearances only, but doesn’t necessarily represent the true nature.” “...
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“Still did” versus “still do” [on hold]

I understand that "did" is past tense and "do" is present tense, but if you see a video of someone dancing a strange dance online, what is more correct to say: "I didn't realize people still did this....
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Can I say “Enjoy your meal” in this context? [on hold]

If someone says to me, "Me and my girlfriend are about to make dinner," can I answer, "Enjoy your meal!" to this sentence?
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Word for internalizing excessive critique & acting upon it

When a parent or a person of authority excessively critizises a child like "you never get your homework on time" even if this was a false accusation the child will internalize those remarks and begin ...

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