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A single word to convey “one who has control of his life/destiny”

I am looking for a word that describes/conveys one who is in control of his/her life, and believes in his own ability to create his own destiny. I am looking for a word that has some poetic/literature ...
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What does 13 going on 30 mean

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Parsing an English to Math expression question, is this ambiguous?

I'm an instructor of a College Algebra course. The computer gave the following question, which I saw as ambiguous: Computer question: Write the corresponding algebraic expression or equation for ...
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how to use for which

The sentence I am questioning is: I revised my resume to include items for which I have experience. Is it ok to use "for which," instead of "of which "
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How do Americans with the cot–caught merger perceive /ɔ/ in foreign languages?

Languages like German, Bulgarian and Portuguese have both an /ɔ/ as in "thought" and an /a/ vowel. When hearing and trying to speak these languages, how would a speaker of American English with the ...
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What do you say about a person who is a higher rank than a hobbyist?

What do you say about someone who does something as a hobby, but has higher knowledge than others and can transfer his/her hobby into a profession? Example sentence: "Adam has superior knowledge ...
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Is “pushing at an open door” a common expression in English?

I'm not sure if the expression "pushing at an open door" is used and understood by a native English speaker.
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what do you call a person who says his the best but he is not [on hold]

what do you call a person who is very arrogant and put people down but in reality he is the total opposite. He acts like he is friends to them but in their back he talk bad about them.
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Convert this passive sentence please

I have this sentence 'Engineers have built new houses in the compound' is correct to say 'New houses in the compound has been built by the engineers' or something else please help.
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Is double-take hyphenated?

Is the phrase double take hyphenated. Is there a hyphen between double and take> Double take or double-take?
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Meaning of “arrow/child” verse

Psalm 127:4-7: Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their ...
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Game for the brain [on hold]

It will gain you more knowledge, intensify your soft skills, strong work ethics and grow your network. What is it?
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In the phrase, “The big shots up at the church”, is 'up at" a two word preposition?

I'm struggling with how to diagram 'up at'. Is this a two word or complex preposition or something else?
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Should a comma be included when listing age?

When listing age under someone's name for reference, does there need to be a comma between "age" and the number? In my specific example: A) Age, 62 or B) Age 62
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Is it grammatical to say “a firm consists of 10 employees”? Is it weird? If so, how should I say it in real English?

Is it grammatical to say "a firm consists of 10 employees"? Is it weird? If so, how should I say it like a native English speaker? Whether "a firm" could be the subject that comes before "consist of"?...
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How would “lah-teck” be pronounced?

How do I interpret the pronounciation of "lah-teck"? (I am not asking for the pronounciation of Latex, but the specific interpretation of "lah-teck.".
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Singular or Plural: Look vs. Looks?

Can I use the plural of look in the following sentence: You should have seen the looks in their eyes.
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Please let me know when / if you might be free

Which is right? "Please let me know when you might be free for a meeting?" or "please let me know if you might be free for a meeting?"
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What level of certainty does “would” imply?

If somebody were to say: The website might have been down if it relied on a single database. If the website had two databases then it would have remained up. Would this use-case of the word would ...
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You made a mistake in classroom. Write a letter to your teacher. In the letter: [on hold]

My name is Khanh Uyen. I do not know that you still remember or not, I am the student who cheated in your class this morning. I know that I have made a seriously mistake, so I wanted to write you a ...
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Usage of possessive pronouns

In my English class, the teacher said that certain nouns do not take possessive pronouns. Can I have any logic or theory behind it. The verbs are: Separation, Excuse, Pardon, Reply, Sight, Mention, ...
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Referring unambiguously to “next oldest” thing in an ordered list

I have a list of widgets that is ordered according to the age of the widget. The first widget in the list is the "oldest", the last is the "youngest" (or "newest"). 1, 2, 3, ..., n oldest ^ ...
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“too dumb not to ~”

It's a scene from Captain America: The First Avenger. In this scene, he is talking to his friend who has always fought against bullies and never run away from them even though he was weak. But for ...
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Did the English phrase “I'm cool in,anyway”right?(dosen't pay attention to Grammar.just Did people use it orally?)

I'm writting a English oral script for a test. In my script,there's three roommate in domitory.'a'ask them like:'guys,Did you got any plan for this holiday?' B replied:not really, any idea?I'm cool in ...
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Emoji for “I will attend”/I will come"

Is there a Unicode emoji for when someone writes to several people in a chat group to indicate that you will attend? In many situations It is fine to use a thumbs up, but sometimes that is not clear ...
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A word that encompasses both hypermasculinity and hyperfemininity?

I'm looking for a noun that encompasses both hypermasculinity and hyperfemininity. The characters portrayed in movies such as Grease are strong examples of _________, as all the men have a ...
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Articles in the English [on hold]

what is the article for sentence Bhagavad gita is _______ holy book of hindu
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about the usage of somebody and anyone

I have a question about something which is on my mind for a while. I was watching an instagram story and the man was speaking English. I'm going to quote directly what he said. ( he spreads ...
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Which sentence is grammatically correct? Everyone for the rest of… life [duplicate]

What is correct: Everyone for the rest of its life or everyone for the rest of their life or everyone for the rest of his/her life?
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usage of 'frequently'

'Far less frequently than in disease A, only three gene mutations were observed in disease B' (I do not know if I can use 'three' here) Do I use 'frequently' in the right way? I want to say that ...
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aiming for an “A” like laser tag?

Can I say I’m aiming for an “A” like laser tag? Btw I’m writing an assignment and “A” is referring to an A grade on the assignment. Thank you in advance :)
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“In favor of” vs “In favor with”

I know the meaning of these two phrases, but why the different propositions here, "of" and "with" make the meaning different such that one is Active Voice while the latter is Passive Voice? ...
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“That of” usage

I want to know if we can use "that of" as a relative pronoun in following situations. 1) The percentage of male smokers always outnumbers that of females. 2) Although the proportion of male ...
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Paraphrasing a sentence

I need to paraphrase the following sentence: scientists usually selected one exact feature in linguistics or archaeology and referenced it strictly to the Indo-European one, whereas all the ...
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Grammar of past events

How is it grammatically correct to say "Did you hear what I just said?"?. Is it also possible to say something as "Did you hear what i say?"?. I mean, that direct following the past simple grammar ...
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what does “took on a weightless quality” mean, also “whisk about”?

“Do you have calendula?” the midwife said. “I also need lobelia and witch hazel.” She was sitting at the kitchen counter, watching Mother rummage through our birch wood cabinets. An electric ...
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Leave for better or Leave for the better… does it make any sense to say like this?

I would like to say something like "Go out and play great outdoors" in other words. Thus, i would like to use these words "leave, enjoy outdoors, better life" Here i made it but, does it make any ...
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How best to describe rankings?

I have a list of clients, and would like to highlight the behaviour of the top 10 clients. In one sentence, I'm talking about the top 5, whilst in another I would like to refer to clients placed in ...
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Is it ok to say “a big set of nodes” or should i use the word “large”?

It feels to me as if "big" in this context is focusing on the word "set" and not the number of things inside the set. For example, what if the nodes could be of different sizes and I want to focus on ...
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Placement of commas with definite and indefinite articles

In the following sentences, are the placement of commas and articles correct? Assign a value, 10, to the variable n. Assign the value 10 to a variable, n. The following phrases look wrong to my ...
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Should it be “doxxed/doxxing” or “doxed/doxing”?

The Oxford Style Guide says, for example, that: When the final consonant is w, x, or y this is not doubled: tow, towing, towed vex, vexing, vexed However, it seems that doxxed/doxxing ...
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Can I use a comma after a colon, in an independent clause that explains the preceding one?

Can I use a comma after a colon, in an independent clause that explains the preceding one? A colon instead of a semicolon may be used between independent clauses when the second sentence explains,...
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Is there any phrase I can use in a formal conversion that is interchangeable with “and so on”

I am doing an English exam. For the speaking part, I am supposed to use more formal words. So just wondering if there is any phrase I can use in a formal conversion is interchangeable with "and so on"
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How can I use the word 'baseless' like an American native from the USA?

When I read a book I saw the word baseless and my question is how can I use this word like an American person and sound more natural like an American. For example: Your project is baseless you need ...
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Use of past participle verbs as adjectives [on hold]

Let me know further examples for adjectives like" iam done, he is gone "likewise I mean participle adjectives incase of both intransitive and transitive having object or without objects or rather like ...
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“I took one last look down the dark corridor, then hurried to rejoin them.” What does it mean? [on hold]

I don't understand the phrase's meaning: "I took one last look down the dark corridor, then hurried to rejoin them." What does it mean? Please help me. Thank you.
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'They ride a bike.' vs 'They ride bikes.'

'They ride a bike.' vs 'They ride bikes.' I don't know the difference between these. When each person rides a bike one by one, Can I use this sentence? >> 'They ride a bike.'
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How and when do (prescriptive) grammarians use (descriptive) linguistics?

How and when do (prescriptive) grammarians use (descriptive) linguistics? I'm asking because I have a (very nebulous) interest in using learning about linguistics for this reason. An answer with ...
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Meaning of phrase “knock against sth.”

I have encountered the phrase "... the knock against [sth.]" from this reddit comment. Does this mean that the person has concerns or problem with [sth.]? Is this expression used commonly? The full ...
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“Ageing is more and more difficult for many people” or “Ageing is the more and more difficult for many people” [migrated]

wich one is more correct: “Ageing is more and more difficult for many people” or “Ageing is the more and more difficult for many people”

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