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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?

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 subject ...
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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 Webster like so: 1 : natural height (as of a person) in an upright position 2 : quality or status gained by growth, development, or achievement I am wondering: ...
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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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Why is Chrome's Dino called T-Rex Game? What does the T stand for?

When your Google Chrome is in offline mode, you will get this Dino game. This game is also called T-Rex Game. What does T-Rex stand for?
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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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Dumping unwieldy 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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What does “to be golfed-out” mean?

What does "to be golfed-out" mean in the dialog below ? I'm going to the golf tomorrow morning, do you want to join ? Thanks! But I’m pretty golfed-out! Just back from Thailand after 2 weeks ...
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Wedding Invitation Sentence Structure

Would love some help with this. I'm creating a wedding invitation card and am confused on how it should be written. The invitation is for my dinner reception. I'm the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. ...
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What is a word that can be used like “socialist,” but for capitalism?

Those who support the ideology of socialism are called "socialists". However, those who support the ideology of capitalism are not called "capitalists". Instead, those who own capital are called ...
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Single word for “estimated start time”?

Is there any word short for "estimated start time" or date, for the start of a project or work ? If it there isn't a single word, is there any widely used acronym for this?
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What does 'jealous' mean in 'the Courts are bound to be jealous, lest they should turn contracts of service into contracts of slavery'?

Paul Davies. JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2018 2 ed). p. 454. As this case was published in 1890, I don't know if Fry LJ were using an older meaning of 'jealous', let alone try to guess which ...
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What is connotation of concede

I need to knwo the answer ASAP. This is due tomrorow. What is the connotation of concede. Thx
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A term for person who takes care of a task

I need a term for an office worker who is assigned of a task. It is usually used with an "Applicant." For example, when we are making a form for an applicant to fill in, we have to tell him/her who ...
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He was never anything but decent toward me

I saw it in the Game of Throne and I felt kind of confused about this sentence. He was never anything but decent toward me. Is positive or negative?
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Looking for a quote which is like “it's not for their sins, it's ours”

I came across this quote some years back and I don't remember it correctly. If I understood it correctly it implied that when some things go wrong (especially relationships) it's not the other person'...
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What is the origin of the phrase “(play) out of [their] skin”?

The phrase "play out of their skin" is frequently used in sports commentary, and to a lesser extent in describing exceptional performance in other areas, especially where physical exertion and/or some ...
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Which between the two is the right placement of the adverb “barely?” [duplicate]

a. Joanna took barely 17 minutes to complete her essay. b. Joanna barely took 17 minutes to complete her essay. I am aware that adverbs like "barely" should be before the main verb but I hope anyone ...
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Should I use 'on' or 'for' in these sentences?

If I called the ER about a patient of whom a doctor is taking care, should I say, 'may I speak to the doctor on the patient name John? I have a result on this patient?" or should I use for, "may i ...
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Forms of past tense

Can you please advise with appropriate examples the difference between the following: It sold some of its airfield land. It had to sell some of its airfield land.
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He ___ owner of that place

I want to convey a meaning that, a person was and is owner of that place. Obviously, saying "he was always an owner of that place" is other way of saying it, but it means- right from the start. This ...
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Whats the phrase/idiom to describe

What's the phrase/idiom to understand an inscrutable man with hidden secrets?
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USA english ,but im not from there so a have a lil issue with that langueage [on hold]

Can i say = I'm the leader , I'm the one who's heading
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What are the words ending in “-ey” pronounced [eɪ]?

As a native French speaker, I used to pronounce the end of all the English words ending in "-ey" as [eɪ] instead of [i]. Most noticeably, such of those words that are directly used in French are ...
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When something is Starting to pay off [on hold]

In time, Sedaris begins seeing his hard work starting to pay off.
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looking for an Arabic idiom's English equivalent

Hi everyone i want to ask you about an idiom in Arabic language speacilly in iraq .It is about the groundnuts plant because it has a different colors before it bloom ,however, we use this idiom for a ...
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What do the abbreviations L, NG, OT and Z on the lid of a cardboard drinking beaker mean? [on hold]

On the plastic lid of a cardboard drinking beaker manufactured by Huhtamäki are the abbreviations L, NG, OT and Z, each with a little spherical knob next to it. What do the abbreviations mean, and ...
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English studying tense [migrated]

Accouncement:”BIKE RACE 9 a.m.-10 a.m” Someone said:„At 8 a.m. the race hadn’t started” Why someone used Past Perfect in this sentence? Accouncement:”SKI JUMPING COMPETITION 11 a.m.-1 p.m.” Someone ...
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Looking for the grammar terms to describe the components of a question

Questions like these: "How do I increase productivity in my organization?" "How do I increase pro-social behavior in my community?" I want to say that in all of these questions, the second part (e.g....
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'In' as a verb - meaning (lands inned)

According to OED: 1.1 trans. To give or put in (obs.); to take in, include, inclose; esp. to take in, inclose or reclaim (waste or unprofitable land). Now dial. A few examples from OED: 1592 ...
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Past Perfect usage question

„Boxer Joe Foster had fought over 100 opponents when he retired in 1994.” Why someone used Past Perfect in this senence?
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Is the phrase “you are kinda fine” a compliment?

Is the phrase “you are kinda fine” a compliment? Can I reply with “thanks”?
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Single English word [on hold]

What is single word or phrase to describe people who live in the past glory and ignores the present ?

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