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CASchool students' artworks reflect/reflects ?(Plural)

I'm asking about putting "s" at the end in this sentence. Which one is correct? "CASchool students’ artworks reflect their perspectives on road safety." or "CASchool students’ artworks reflects ...
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The show has started OR The show has been started [migrated]

The show has started. It means Show has started doing something. For example, I have written an essay. It means I am the one who write. How can the show do something by itself? How can this be correct?...
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THe formal form for Let's see [migrated]

I want to say First, let's see what is the concept of (a word). The question is how can I write this part of the sentence (let's see) in a formal manner?
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Is it possible to put the stress on the first syllable in the word “police”?

Is any case when it's correct to pronoun the word police with the stress on the first syllable: /ˈpəlis/ ?
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The construction of “verb1 or verb2” as in “win or lose”

When 'verb1' and 'verb2' are opposite in meaning, can you freely use the construction "verb1 or verb2" to mean "whether + subject + verb1 or verb2", if the meaning of "whether + subject" is ...
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What does “One fell swoop and knock it out” mean?

In a drama, two kids out of triplets have chickenpox and the doctor says, "I always recommend that siblings try and get it all together. One fell swoop and knock it out." What does "One fell swoop ...
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a sentiment of making a backed-up, correct decision

Because none of my readers sympathise with him, I feel ______ in writing John out of the story. I want to put across this feeling of "I'm in the right", "this is a sensible decision" Words that aren'...
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What does the phrase “prod and poke” mean here?

Here is a sentence from a platform puzzle game: This game is a joy to play, with smartly designed levels full of things to prod and poke at. Maybe the phrase is used as an idiom here. However, I ...
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Is there a difference between the phrases “iron cross” and “cross of iron”?

Is there a difference, however small, between iron cross and cross of iron? Or are they the exact same phrase but just worded differently? To me, iron cross sounds like a Germanic construction while ...
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Is the sentence “Thora went to the shop for how long?” grammatically correct? [on hold]

Is the sentence "Thora went to the shop for how long?" grammatically correct? I'm concerned that it sounds too awkward, too expressive of dismay to make grammatical sense and be parsed. Apologies for ...
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Is “But, I later realized, have no car” grammatical?

I was engaged in some informal but I hope grammatical conversation with a friend who is less fluent in English than me (so I didn't want to confuse them!). It went: So why are you so upset? ...
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How to use full stops with initials?

For my project I need to write the initials DMRD which stands for discipline, maturity, Remember Death, (originally I was just going to use DMD for discipline, maturity and death- however it is a ...
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Which of the following is wrong and why? [duplicate]

what is the grammatical error in the following sentence and why I will do it when I will go home.
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Verb Before Compound Noun

We are trying to create a tagline for our department's new logo. We are unsure whether the tagline should say "Supporting Hemet teachers" or "Supporting Hemet's teachers." Hemet is the city in which ...
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Through-The-Door population, translation [migrated]

I'm a beginner in this language and I want to translate the phrase "Through-The-Door population" into Spanish. The context is the following: Credit scoring models are usually developed using the ...
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Mask, meaning in this context?

I'm trying to find a synonym for the term "mask" used in this context: Two men are trying to make a place safe for a blind person, and they spot a potential danger, so they say: Let's cover this up ...
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What is the correct usage of the word ‘beautiful’ when it is an adverb? [on hold]

What form should be used in these sentences? You did that beautiful That was done beautiful You did that beautifully That was done beautifully
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Set a lower bound for ambiguous number phrase

Would this make sense, to say a number between 100 and 10,000?: 'Potentially hundreds of hundreds' More specifically, if I say 'potentially hundreds of hundreds', does this mean '(potentially ...
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I am confused between the uses of simple past and present perfect here [on hold]

a) If she has completed her work by monday, she can come to the office b) If she completed her work by monday, she can come to the office. Would you tell me Which and why the correct choice of tense ...
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How do you spell Vitral - meaning saying bad inaccurate things I believe?

I'm trying to find the word, which I believe is something like "Vitral", like when someone is saying bad and/or inaccurate things, such as: This guy has been spewing a bunch of inaccurate vitral Am ...
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What is the difference between you owe me money and you owe my money

I read all the answers about "owe" but I am still confused. My question is not about the meaning of sentences, it's clear but which grammar rule is used in these sentences: I owe you some money (and ...
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Time with time adverb [on hold]

Which is correct? I met him at 5 O'clock yesterday I met him yesterday at 5 O'clock. based on comments of capitalization and morning/night : Which is correct? I met him at 15 o'clock yesterday I ...
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“Have only just made something” VS “Have only now made something”

My question is, does pattern “have only just made something” work in some contexts as “have only now made something”? I good know from dictionaries and experience that “only just” sometimes is ...
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What is the best wording for a sentence with two present participles?

The sentence I'm correcting reads: Thank you for considering supporting our gala... What is the best way to re-phrase this? "Thank you for considering to support..."?
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Is this question ambiguous?

The following multiple-choice question was asked in an exam: Which one is the internal storage device that performs better than its predecessor with spinning disks inside? HDD SSD USB ...
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What is the longest adjective that has been made by stacking -o adjectives? E.g. Socio-economic

Words, like socioeconomic and geopolitical, have become more popular as the globe has noticed certain phenomena are irrevocably connected. But how far has this adjective stacking been taken? Most of ...
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Word for pleasing someone sexually because you care about them even though you don't like it?

Closest words that come to mind are: pleasing or pleasuring, but somehow these don't catch the meaning. Do you guys know any other words? Context: "I often thought about what I felt. If I were to ...
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he raised his upper body with his left knee and right foot on the ground

what i want to describe is in the picture i attached thank you
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How to read english novels? [on hold]

When i start reading english novel books it has more vocabulary and it consume more my time to know the meaning and writing down it in note book and finally giving up reading novel with disappoint. ...
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What is the meaning of the phase

What exactly the meaning of "blinding of glimpse of obvious".
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What are synonyms for the phrase “Let's practice” in educational videos? [on hold]

I make vocabulary videos for learning English. I use repetition and a guess mode in every video. Each time before practice I say exactly the same phrase "Let's practice". I believe that there are some ...
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A question about “seems like (as If, as though)”

He seems to be happy. It seems that he is happy. (formal style) It seems like (as if, as though) he is happy. (informal style) 1) Sentence #1 ; I assume that 'to infinitive' functions as subjective ...
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I scratched my head when I read the meaning of word impartial

I read something today, and that's the word impartial. Many days ago, in the same book I read the difference between uninterested and disinterested. The author stated in an example that a judge ...
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How to write using “has not” or “have not”! [on hold]

Which is correct way to write, " The details have not been finalized." or "The details has not been finalized?
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Is there a reason for the dual-meaning of the word “stature”?

The word "stature" is doubly defined by Merriam-Webster like so: 1 : natural height (as of a person) in an upright position 2 : quality or status gained by growth, development, or achievement ...
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Alternate word/words for “chaotic city life”?

I'm writing an article about bucolic living, and I need to explain the chaos of city life. I need a word for the paragraph heading. As it stands, the heading seems to be too long - "Escape from the ...
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When italicizing a noun to emphasize, italicize the article or not?

When I want to emphasize a noun by italicizing, do I need to italicize the article of the noun or not? For example, is this correct? "Is it an apple?" "No, it is an orange." Or, is this ...
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Getting something to work with something else

What is the proper way of conveying that I'm starting the task of getting some component to work or to be compatible with another component? Having an app that was developed for iPhone to work on ...
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From my early age vs From an early age

When I'm going to start a sentence with From my early age grammar checker shows an error. It's suggest me to use From an early age Is there any major different with both of the term.
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How many people are there when the word “with” is used?

How many people are there is the following statement: "Bob with his family of 4..." Is it: a total of 4 (Bob + 3 members) or a total of 5 (Bob + 4 members) ?
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Is Motel really a “blend of motor and hotel” developed in the 1920s?

From Merriam Webster History and Etymology for motel blend of motor and hotel Is this supported by its earliest known uses?
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buying local food habit: right or wrong

"There are a number of steps that can be taken to promote buying local food habit among local people" Is it grammatically right or wrong? should I write: "local food buying habit", "the habit of ...
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What's the word or phrase for the situation in which you know about someone's secret and that gives you an advantage over them?

What's the word or phrase for the situation in which you know about someone's secret and that gives you an advantage over them? For example, when a child knows that his father has done something ...
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What do you call the “unlawful dumping of bulky appliances and furniture”?

I am preparing a vocabulary sheet about the environment for my private students and I am stuck on one expression. You know when you drive past some fields or in the open countryside and you come ...
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Explanation of idiom “Can't sit on one's hair”

Reading a book by Salman Rushdie ("Shame") and there's such an expression, I guess it should be an idiom, but I can't find its explanation. So, the author describes his younger sister. ...Who is ...
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Meaning of “theorisable”

I have encountered a word theorisable and have troubles understanding the meaning. Here is an exempt from the abstract: A first drying step involves floating and fluidizing the encapsulated ...
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Word for sibling's sibling-in-law?

Imagine this scenario: Amy and Brent are sister and brother. Clive and Derek are brothers. Amy marries Clive. Derek is therefore Amy's brother-in-law. Brent is also Clive's brother-in-law. Derek and ...
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“I wake up dreaming” - possible meaning

I found an example in that particular structure which is: During a night-terror episode, the person will partially wake up screaming, moaning, or gasping for air. It is clear that it means the ...
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Trying to find an expression for someone who should and wants do things but fails to do so

My friend is a great person, but on a regular base he fails to do what he should and even wants to do. For example to call or visit his mother for her birthday. To study for a test he already paid for ...
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What would be the correct term for the recipient who's, “in care of” something for someone else

This is usually seen when a letter is sent to someone but the abbreviation, c/o is used to indicate that it should be, in care of someone else. Just need a more formal term for a project I'm working ...

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