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will have or would have, are both use the same?

I am trying to say traveling brings opportunities to develop different skills. Which one is correct? Traveling is good... People would have the opportunity to develop ... People will have the ...
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“wore at him” vs “wore him out”

Is the use of "wore at him" vs "wore him out" the same? Few Google examples: "She was tired of apologizing for the intractability of the land, its people, for the distances that wore at him, the ...
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Adjective for 'made of pus' or 'corrupted by pus' or something of something of pus

This to be used in a sentence with: a somethingish discharge I like "pustulous discharge" but 'pustulous' is of pustules not of their content. 'Pusy' would be a natural but doesn't look like ...
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Attributive noun and adjective difference for '-ist' suffixed words

I’d like to understand if there is any difference between attributive nouns and attributive adjectives with regard to ‘-ist’ suffixed words that refer ideologies, belief systems and movements in art ...
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Answer the question vs answer to the question

When to use which one? 1.answer the question. 2.answer to the question. 3.give answer to the question. 4.GIve answer the question.
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Word for the ability to deliver clever replies?

What do we call the person who comes back with clever replies when someone insults them? Also what is this ability (personality trait) to cleverly thrash rivals on-the-spot called? Example: ...
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“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” but with a more negative connotation

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It means: what matters is what something is, not what it's called. I feel like this phrase has a very positive ...
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Word in a sentence [on hold]

Can someone please tell me the usage of these two words (nitpicking, cherrypicking) in a sentence? Or is there any other forum in stack exchange where I can ask for usage of word/phrase in a sentence? ...
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Musical numbers or musical pieces?

I am going to perform two […] from the “Jesus Christ Superstar” rock opera at graduation party — which noun should be in place of the dots, if I have prepared the instrumental Overture (on piano) and ...
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Comma needed or not?

I was reading an article and found the below sentence: I met Ruhail through Facebook last year but I hadn’t saved his number as I didn’t want my parents to know. I believe the author missed commas ...
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What's a word used for someone who criticizes his country but doesn't let any foreigner criticize his country?

I noticed some people attack foreigners who say anything negative about their country, yet they themselves criticize their same country and are being negative. What's a word that describes them? ...
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Word to describe something that has an ending

How to say that something has an ending in one word? I am looking for the opposite of endless.
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What need is there for the English language to include both “affect” and “effect”

I do not know the history of the words affect and effect. I know their use in English, with the words being verbs and nouns respectively, but as a point of curiosity and enthusiasm, I wonder if there ...
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The different usage of “whatever” and “what”

Following two sentences includes a confusing grammar in my opinion. Can you help me ? Whatever a man lacks in himself he will seek outside. If I wrote this sentence, I would use "it" after the ...
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Difference between 'comically tragic' and 'tragically comic'

What is the difference between 'comically tragic' and 'tragically comic'? Or do they mean the same? If they are different can you explain it with an example?
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Word for eyeglasses with no prescription

I once heard/read a word for eyeglasses that have no presciption in the lenses. Just plan glass, worn for effect. Can someone recall that word for me?
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Passive voice reuse after “and” conjunction + screen/display usage

1 Should you copy passive voice frame if the verb has a pair connected with &? 2 Which is more preferable - screen or display in terms of colorless led surface of small smartwatches? 3 Is it ...
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Where did “yeppers” come from?

Where did the slang word "yeppers" come from? I have googled it and found dates as far back as the 30s and geographic areas including Florida, the midwest and Pennsylvania.
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How do you pronounce this phrase, “as for me”?

How do you pronounce this phrase, "as for me"? "æz fɔr mi", "æz fər mi", "əz fɔr mi" or "əz fər mi"?
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Are they both same or do they have different meaning?

1) You can also promote products by messaging the link. 2) You can also promote products messaging the link.
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What do you call this instance of break in noise?

You're in the gym waiting for the school principal to make a speech and everyone is talking, the whole place humming loudly. Suddenly it goes quiet because you all thought the principal has arrived, ...
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Monopoly on Vs Monopoly of

Which one of these two sentences is correct, and why? -the state's monopoly of radio and television broadcasting. -the state's monopoly on radio and television broadcasting.
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Looking for an adjective for an elected but not yet in charge person

I'm looking for an adjective for an elected but not yet in charge person. I remember that there was a synonym for "soon to be" and "President-elect" but that's not the word I'm looking for. As far as ...
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Appropriate the word for 'let the air out' [on hold]

A few days ago, I saw the button named 'deflation' on the blood pressure measure machine. I felt a bit weird, the 'deflation' button is in case of the machine or the patient is getting into trouble, ...
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Would or would have? [on hold]

"His words are a reflection of what he would have wished to be the truth. "
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Case of atypical conditional

I wonder how this sentence sounds in the ears of a native English speaker: "If I had not gone there yesterday, I would not be here today" The classic grammar lessons do not cover this combination of ...
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thought I’d stop in

Sentence: I know, anyhow, I noticed your name on the door as I was walking down the hallway, thought I’d stop in and find out if you happen to have any additional copies of the class syllabus. ...
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Better way to communicate the sentence “Unlabelled miscellaneous utterances”

I have utterances and they are all neatly labelled but I have a section for Unlabelled miscellaneous utterances And I think that name is far too long, is there any better way to write this?
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Does “sit” mean “have a meeting”?

I was born in the United States and raised there in the 1980s. I moved to Israel a couple of years ago and work in a primarily English-speaking corporate office. It has, as you might expect, many ...
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I am not Cinderella or the Cinderella? [on hold]

As in title. Which one is correct I am not Cinderella or the Cinderella? probably without the but want to be sure :) Thanks
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Should there be a comma after “loose” in this sentence?

I read a sentence which was: He reiterated his plea for a loose (united), confederation with considerable autonomy for the confederating units. I don't think there should be a comma in between an ...
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What is the term to describe the state that I always experience, the rhythm of a song repeating in my head? [duplicate]

I usually obsess a song for a long time cause of its rhythm. I hear a song for weeks. Even when I'm on the road, its rhythm continues to play in my imagination. So what is the word or expression to ...
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use of Apostrophes with two noun [on hold]

Which one is correct? 1. John's father condition is unstable. 2. John's father's condition is unstable.
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Differences in swearing - UK vs US [on hold]

I often watch american series and they all swear like: "fuck", or "don't fucking do this", "what the fuck!" on the softer side: "Jesus Christ!", "Jeez". But I was wondering is, what are the British ...
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To be aware of something

Do you have any medical/mobility/health concerns of which we should be aware? Do you have any medical/mobility/health concerns of which we should be aware of? Which of the above sentences is correct?
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What's the difference between “have you seen?” and “have you ever seen?”

I've searched high and low and can't find an explanation to show what is the difference. Is 'ever' for emphasis here?
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Using 'for' twice in a small sentence

I have something like this in my draft- ..thank you for coming for the event. Something does not feel right about using for so near to each other in this sentence.
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what is the difference between and among [duplicate]

what is the difference between Blockquote communication between and communication among?
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“Let's go somewhere” vs “let's go anywhere”?

Are these two sentences grammatically correct and do they carry the same meaning? My textbook suggests 1 as the correct form but 2 sounds ok as well to me. Let's go somewhere warm and sunny. Let's go ...
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“in like manner” v. “in the like manner”

1."in like manner" or 2."in the like manner" I thought that the latter is correct, but more digging points to the former. In Leviathan,of Hobbes, in like manner is used twenty five times, whereas ...
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In “behind the house was an old culvert”, is “behind the house” a complement or an adjunct?

In behind the house was an old culvert, is behind the house the subject of was, or is it an adjunct? I had it down as an adjunct but am changing my mind. If it's an adjunct, what rule allows us to ...
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Is it acceptable to use “almost” at the end of a sentence to make it sound dramatic?

Does adding the word "almost" at the end of the sentence make it sound dramatic or does it change the context of the sentence? Additionally, is it grammatically acceptable? This new laptop has ...
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Myrmidon of a wealthy pervert. What does this mean?

This was said by John Lee Miller in one of the episodes of Elementary. Here is a screenshot of the same.
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Need help with this specific use of “Should” [duplicate]

"We will retain his rights should he wish to be moved elsewhere at a later date" What are the rules with using "should" like that? should he wish to and so on. Because it looks weird. but I know it'...
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Have you ever heard the word “up a part” for clothing?

More than 50 years ago, a word アッパッパ 'a-pa-pa' was used in Japanese meaning one piece like clothing for a girl. The word is being used in Kansai region especially among elderly women but sounds rather ...
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Location of a building

How can we describe the location of a building with its 3 sides facing 3 streets? (it lies on 3 streets) Thank you for your answer.
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The word “Last” [on hold]

How do we use the word last? I last saw him in December 2017. Is this correct? I last met him two years ago and haven't heard of him ever since.
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Feeling of missing someone [duplicate]

What’s that word that describes the feeling when something you see/hear/smell reminds you of someone? For example if you go to the park and you see the place where you had a first kiss with someone ...
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If 'yet as' meant the same thing as 'as', then why was 'yet' used?

Am I correct that 'yet as' signified merely 'as'? E.g., can I replace the 'yet as' in the quote beneath with 'as' or 'because' without affecting meaning? If so, please see the titled question. What ...
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Which sentence is correct and sounds better [on hold]

Which one is grammatically correct Am I smart kid yet or am I a smart kid yet?

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