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The meaning of “full of them” in context

What is the meaning of "full of them" in this context? Moraine Lake, Canada One of the most surprising things about this vast, remote lake is how accessible it is. It's a natural wonder in a ...
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Usage of interest as a verb: “I interested them in signing up for camp”

The other day I was speaking to a neighbor, and he mentioned he was running a camp and had several kids signed up. His daughter piped up and said "I interested them in signing up", to which her father ...
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Word for responding to criticism by beating one's self up, forcing a switch from criticizing to comforting

Suppose that person A expresses a criticism of person B, and person B responds by beating themselves up and spiraling downwards, which forces person A to drop their criticism and instead try to ...
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What are some metaphorical expressions for the word “escape” as in “escape from reality”?

For example, see the sentence below: "Mary often saw her long swims in the lake as an escape from her problems at home." What would be an expression or even a related word (perhaps an unusual ...
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using would + have to in sentences

"Project managers would have to organize copywriters, editors, and designers as well as feedback from clients or other stakeholders." in the above sentence, What is the timeline it indicates(Past/...
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Word for something indicating the importance of guarding it properly

Is there a good word for something to indicate its importance as something that would be dangerous or harmful if it were compromised or leaked? I'm thinking of something like a social security number. ...
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What did Jeremy Hunt mean by “slipped” to miss a vote?

Today in the UK House of Commons, Conservative MP and PM candidate Jeremy Hunt failed to take part in an important vote. He said: I missed votes today because I thought I was slipped and it turns ...
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Is using “Doesn't this also…” correct?

Is the following sentence correct? "Doesn’t this also apply to your Enterprise architecture?" It's a question following the statement below: "There are specific requirements that have to be met when ...
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'I took a vacation last year.' or 'I had a vacation last year.'

So far, I've always used 'take' when I'm talking about the vacations I've taken. But minutes ago, I happened to see 'I had a vacation last year.' on the internet. I've never heard of that before. I've ...
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What is the subject in a passive infinitive sentence saying “to be considered for a promotion”

Once the employees have completed the company's largest project successfully, they will be offered an opportunity to be considered for a promotion. I found that sentence in my English book and ...
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What are these pieces of cooking equipment called?

I decided to write down all the recipes I know to my website in English. However, I realized that I do not know what many common items are called. To make things even more confusing, I do not know if ...
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explanation of AS or ONCE [on hold]

Should I say we would like you to help him doing his genealogy as he would like to apply for Portuguese citizenship or we would like you to help him doing his genealogy once he would like to ...
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Extensive planning, stringent testing and uncompromising quality control gives our customers confidence in our products. Give or gives?

Is it 'give' or 'gives' in this context? The 'give' follows a list of singular items. I would have thought it would only be 'give' if the listed items are plural but a colleague has brought it to my ...
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Correct use of weeks'

Consider the following statement: I have four assessments due in a weeks' time. Here, the four assessments are due in one week. I am unsure if the apostrophe is placed correctly, i.e. is weeks' ...
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Can /æ/ raising produce homophones in American English?

Can words like "bend" and "band" merge in AmEn? I always thought they should not but here's a confusing example: https://youtu.be/_C0mc7ZOMF4 To my ear this gentleman pronounces "bend" as [bɛənd] and ...
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Is it possible to use a semi colon within a list?

I have seen questions looking at using semi-colons to make a list, but I am looking to ask whether semi-colons can go within lists to better define the objects in the list. I am looking to write a ...
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Using the preposition For to indicate a purpose

I am curious to know if the usage of "for" in the sentence below is grammatical? The reason why “socioeconomical understanding” is chosen as the umbrella section is for it to mediate the ...
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Is there a reason for the “9” in teen slang “code 9”

Various websites that monitor teen slang have taken notice of a mostly text-based form of communication via the number nine, where code 9 or CD9 means, essentially, that parents or authority figures ...
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What is the difference between “I'm sure”, “I think”, “I believe” [migrated]

I know these sentences are used to express opinions. "I'm sure", "I think", "I believe" But I don't know the exact difference between them. What I know is that "I'm sure", "I believe" are more ...
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Usage of the expression “too … not to”

Is it correct to say, "He is too careless not to make such a mistake," when I mean he is so careless that he made such a mistake? Thank you very much.
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Word for small chat about the speakers well being

Is there a word or expression for a small chat that is about how people are? For having a bit of context, two characters, who meet up almost on a daily basis, ask each other how they are, before ...
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What is the difference between 'I almost completed…' and 'I have almost completed…'

While having a conversation, my friend said 'I almost completed...', but when I heard that line, it sounded to me like 'I nearly did something, which I should not have done, and thank god for that' ...
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What is the actual meaning of these lines and what time (Past/Present/Future) it indicates?

These lines have been taken from Shakira's Whenever, Wherever song lyric, "Never could imagine there were only Ten million ways to love somebody". Thanks in Advance.
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What is the background of the phrase “To get one's house in order”?

I know humans used to have "Houses" comprised of people rather than structures, similar to the Klingon fashion. House of Mogh, House of John, etc. Is this house of people the house that needs to be ...
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What's word means someone who VOLUNTARILY isolates themself from society? [duplicate]

I know there are words like outcast, pariah, ostracized, leper, etc. to describe someone who is shunned by society. I’m looking for a word to describe someone who rejects society and lives detached ...
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should I write “These details belongs to my dad” or “These are my dad's details ” when writing an email? [on hold]

When writing an email should I write "These details belongs to my dad" or "These are my dad's details"? I know this sounds somewhat silly but I want to be grammatically correct.
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What's difference between “major, main, primary”? [on hold]

I hope someone, once and for all, can clarify (with examples) the difference in usage of "major,main and primary". Thank you so much
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How to use “ramble” properly? [on hold]

It it correct to say “I’m down to listen if you want to ramble about your problems?”
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What is the actual meaning of these sentences and why [on hold]

I interest in writing songs VS I'm interested in writing songs Thanks in Advance.
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What does “cold balls” exactly mean in American english?

I've been watching a crime TV anime show lately, and I've run into this fancy and maybe offensive too ( sorry about that, if it is like so ) and to put you guys in the scene context here is a summary: ...
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What to say to describe we are lost in a project? [on hold]

At work I am a member of a project that does not have project manager at the moment I want to tell my department manager that we are not on the right path and we are lost. I am not sure if the term "...
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Another word for Adventurous or Fearless [on hold]

I am looking for a word or two words that describe someone who is adventurous. One who likes to be daring such as doing extreme sports like snowboarding or skydiving. Weird request but I am looking ...
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“next Monday” or “in the next Monday” [migrated]

Are both sentences below correct? I will go to the event next Monday. I will go to the event in the next Monday. I know that "next Monday" is idiomatic and I know that "on next Monday" is incorrect/...
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Sentence grammatically correct? [on hold]

"They believe that ancient man in his naivety, as he stood just a step beyond the dividing line between humanoid and human being, was confused and bewildered by all that he saw around him." Is the ...
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Terminology of speaking mannerism

A female relative speaks in a way in which I'm sure there exists a terminology for that particular mannerism. All follow a similar format, with typical examples below Examples: "That's not the way ...
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Is it awkward to say 'yet too dark'?

I am making my website but it is not fully finished. Therefore I set black background and printed text like this : "This place is yet too dark, please come back later." I used yet to emphasize ...
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List with different last item with just one “and”

I have no idea how to describe this. I run into this usage all the time in English, and to me it seems wrong, but considering how common it is, I'm wondering if it's actually accepted. Consider the ...
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Colloquialisms in Translations [on hold]

Anyone else find this odd? That is, use of colloquial language, or even slang, in translated fiction. From a Japanese novel I recently read: "I'm all over it." "You can ask till the cows ...
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Wider width or larger width?

I'm hesitating between these two and I don't know which one is more correct: wider width or larger width?
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Tactical vs Strategic [duplicate]

What's the difference in meanings between tactical and strategic? My teacher told me tactical is short term whereas strategy is related with long time ambitions. But I think otherwise that both are ...
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Semicolon between independent and dependent clause?

I saw the following sentence in the NY Times: “The Jarheads lost more people that day than Mr. Ribeiro’s combat unit lost in the first gulf war; so many that it had been impossible to attend all of ...
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“provided that there was no case” or “provided that there were no case”

My doubt is which of the two is grammatically correct. I'm not sure whether 'were' should be used because it is a subjunctive phrase, or if 'were' should only be used if 'cases' was plural. Thank you! ...
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How should I punctuate this sentence?

The sentence is as follows: I did not know much about the Marines, but the words “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” peaked my interest. Do I need comma after "words?" Can I leave the period after "...
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Can the verb “bridge” be transitive?

My agency name is D'Bridge Insurance Group. I want to use that as a punning reference, to say that I as an insurance agent want to connect my customers with the best insurance markets. Let us ...
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Shouldn't You? or Shouldn't you be?

I am trying to decide whether the appropriate wording is: ... "Your clients are evolving. Shouldn't you?" or "Your clients are evolving. Shouldn't you be?" ... For some reason, "be" feels both ...
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Asking about sufficiency of a document

I want to ask about sufficiency of a document. Is this sentence applicable? Can an English abstract be enough? Is it better to use "could" instead of "can"?
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Is there a name for the second newspaper in a stack?

When picking a newspaper from a stack of newspapers, people usually take the one at the top of the stack. However, sometimes they will choose to take the second paper, the paper just below the top one....
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Unusual use of the word “equipped” - correct or incorrect?

A car-enthusiast website I frequent often, Bringatrailer.com, uses the word "equipped" in what seems to me like an unnatural and incorrect way. I'd like to know if their usage is correct or not. ...
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Word or common short phrase for a intentionally hasty initial proposal to group?

Is there a preferred word or common short phrase (or multiple) for a proposal made to a second party or group that is merely a first draft, intentionally hasty and likely poor quality, in order to ...
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What's the correct verb to be used?

would I say: Having a suitable Tone, Pace and Volume is or are integral to ensuring excellent quality over the phone.

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