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What is the difference between contraction and elision?

So, what is the difference between the terms? Is it right to say that elision is a specific case of contraction? Another version I've I ran onto was that these were slightly different terms as ...
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To make a long story short, formal or informal

I know from here a couple of good alternatives for "to cut/make the long story short", I'm just curious if it is formal to use it or not.
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Is “barrel of eels” a common expression? What are alternatives

"To me, literature is something much more alive. More like a barrel of eels. When a writer creates a new eel, it wriggles its way into the barrel, muscles a path into the great teeming mass from which ...
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What Do we call somenone who Ignores You? [on hold]

What can we call a person who Ignores you,like She talks with you and then She Gives someone else more priority then you a lot.
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Orthography plural singular possessive

Do you say socks shop or sock shop? Trousers shop or trouser shop? And why flower shop?
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Which one - at first sight / glance / look? [on hold]

in a sentence beginning 'It might seem easy' which sounds more natural: 'at first sight' 'at first glance' 'at first look'?
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Can “contemporary” used for objects

I don't want to use the word competitors in a business context, can I use the word "contemporaries". For example, Our business stands out from our contemporaries.
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what would you term a form that has information of completed jobs? [on hold]

what would you term a form that has informations of completed jobs? The form will have names of the clients, clients i.d, date of job,etc
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Marked - adjective vs. verb

In the sentence, "She took a hair from the box that was marked "Big Hex"." is marked a verb or adjective? And can you explain why?
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Difference between horrible and terrible [on hold]

I want to know how to use the term horrible and terrible.
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A better alternative for “second next”

Is there a word or phrase (in particular) that exactly give the meaning of the page coming after the next page. For instance, I am reading a book at page 203, but someone suggests me to read the ...
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Clear vs. Clearly

I am confuse which one is correct? Both the words sounds natural in the given sentence. Try to speak as ____ as you can. [Clear, Clearly] Referring to Oxford Clear means Easy to perceive, ...
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Undefinite article absence in scheduled actions

this morning I saw a sign at a metrostation "Train arrives in a minute". The question is: Why the article "a" is omitted before the word "train"? I would say "A train arrives..." because 1) train here ...
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in the possessive form, a possessive pronoun refers to what? [on hold]

If a butterfly's color is white, its odds at surviving are slight can I use "its" here to refer to the butterfly?
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Is 'has' a word of compulsion?

I came across a sentence similar to the following: Not every child HAS to be a doctor. and someone noted that the emphasis through capitalization was on the wrong word, they claimed the word '...
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Can anybody explain why my answer is wrong? [migrated]

Capital expenditure of their company in the year 2001 _______ clearly below the spending in the year 2000 when they _______ about half the investments for the concept conversion. A) used to be / had ...
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the meaning of “for” in the form of “noun + for”?

The U.S. is ending waivers for countries to import Iranian oil, part of the Trump administration’s effort to deprive Iran of export revenue, the White House said Monday. The U.S. is ending waivers (...
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Correct grammar [on hold]

Which is grammatically correct (1) Our class valedictorian in John Perez the son of Mr. and Mrs. Perez or (2) Our class valedictorian is John Perez the son to Mr. and Mrs. Perez. Please justify
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hear sb do / hear sb doing, what's the difference

I heard them sing. I heard them singing. What's the different meaning of these two sentences?
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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 there any case when it's correct to pronounce the word “police” with the stress on the first syllable?

Is there any case when it's correct to pronounce 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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How should 'a posteriori' and 'a priori' be used?

I'm currently writing a scientific report, and have noted that a future investigator could use certain tactics to make their life easier. However, I only discovered this after having gone through 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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