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I dont understand ‘Stressed schwa’

how can a ‘stressed schwa’ exist? In ‘Applied English Phonology 3rd edition’ (page 85), ‘herder’ is the example of the stressed schwa and it is manifested as ‘3’(with r-coloring tale). As I’ve seen so ...
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There “was” or there “were”

Which of the following is correct and why: 1 - There were 2,223 people aboard RMS Titanic 2 - There was 2,223 people aboard RMS Titanic
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“Giving you with style or in style” meaning and usage idiom

I am doing fashion online shopping. I am selling branded products to my customers. In my shopping page, I want to show logo short word. What I want to show is I want to give my customer with style. So ...
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Noun/Pronoun + Infinitive or Subject + gerund

One of the gerund and infinitive rules I learned is to use infinitive with a noun/pronoun and a gerund with a subject. Are both providing and to provide acceptable in the following sentence? She ...
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Degree of some adverbs + adjective

The rules of this board game is : Very complex Very intricate Extremely complex Extraordinarily complex Very involved Super complex Can we sort these six from lower to higher ( difficulty level / ...
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How do I say that one thing is another using active voice?

I've tried typing this question or variations of this question into Google to no avail, so I apologize if it has already been answered elsewhere. I'm trying to edit a paper for a class in which the ...
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Use of present perfect tense or past perfect tense

Which tense should be used if I want to indicate that, Mr A, who has passed away, was an engineer working in different countries before his death? ‘Mr A has worked in Singapore, India & Hong Kong’ ...
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What does “put stress on” mean in this sentence?

I looked up and figured out that "put stress on something" signifies that it emphasizes something. but I couldn't find what does "put stress on someone" means The next day, I threw it in her face ...
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Looking for a Very Specific Adjective

Is there a word to describe a person who is both of the following? a) insidious - in the traditional sense...that they have a tendency to use or harm people in such a way that the victim does not ...
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Which following sentence is the correct form of question?

I used to be a horrible soccer player. Didn't i use to be a horrible player? Or Wasn’t i used to be a horrible player?
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Why is “the tail/house of the dog” correct, but “the bowl of the dog” not?

I have some sources below which I can make the next conclusions from: "the bowl of the dog" is incorrect "the house of the dog" is correct "the tail of the dog" is correct Why are numbers 2. and 3. ...
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The Cliché of Using the Phrase “[Subject], and You” in Article Titles

I've noticed articles or news stories often use the phrase "[Subject], and You" in titles. I assume the intention here is creating a personal connection with the readers regarding a topic. For ...
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Is Autistic the new “spaz” or “retard”?

Has autistic become an accepted cool pejorative through constant misuse? While I usually would not bother with Urban, the theme was taken up… Autism is typically said with a negative connotation....
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Is there a term for words or expressions that have meaning in both directions?

I'm talking about words like 'comfortable' (the chair is comfortable, or, I am comfortable in the chair) and 'curious' (it is a curious painting, or, I am curious about that painting). So, is there an ...
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Why “wonder woman” and not “wonderwoman”?

It's kind of pedantic question perhaps, or maybe if the reason I'm not getting the point is not that English is my second language, perhaps you can call it a feminist outcry, but regardless: Why is ...
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The figurative use of the word “barrage”

The word "barrage" means a concentrated artillery bombardment. But it is also used figuratively for when someone is being hit with a lot of questions or criticism. The word shares this with the word "...
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Early Language Development

I have always been stuck on the word "there". I have a young child who says "there it". I would say adverb in most contexts but in the context of this utterance I would classify "there" as a ...
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Nuances in meanings: paradox , conundrum, dilemma , plight [on hold]

What are the subtle differences in meanings between the following words? Paradox Conundrum Dilemma Plight
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Which form is correct with pursue?

I am not sure about which of the following forms would be correct: I was pursuing my passions studying CS at University I was pursuing my passions by studying CS at University I was pursuing my ...
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Word for describing phone, name, address, age and so on? [on hold]

I doing some programming, and I have to declare a variable consisting of information on different tutors name, age, phone, address, age and some other practical information to be used in a table. ...
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How to properly phrase “can't fall back on anyone”

I am in the process of asking for a salary adjustment. I am trying to state in a letter that I am able to accomplish certain major tasks without being able to fall back on anyone for help. Basically,...
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Object or complement with “have”

Take the following sentence: "He has blue eyes" Does "blue eyes" act as an object or a complemet? Would the answer be different in a sentence such as:
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English sentence without a verb [duplicate]

I know that in speech we say "the bigger the better", but is this ok in written English as there is no verb....
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What does “conditionalities” mean in this article from The Hindu?

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/reimagining-the-niti-aayog/article28118992.ece - In this article, I did not understand what "conditionalities" meant in the following sentence from the 6th ...
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Phrases starting with “The Fruits of …”

I was wondering if there were any other phrases starting with "fruits of ......" like "fruits of labor" and "fruits of love"... The phrases can have different meanings but they need to start with "...
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Which one is appropriate?

Movement becomes impossible due to heavy traffic. Or, Moving becomes impossible due to heavy traffic
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Which one of these sentences is correct? Has or Had?

It is in third person past tense by the way. This time Marinette sighed. She wanted to shoo him away, but he's stubborn. Guess she has to play along. This time Marinette sighed. She wanted to shoo ...
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Could you please tell me which of the following two sentences is correct?

Having had the same best friend for more than 10 years who I'm so mentally connected to is very precious. or Having the same best friend for more than 10 years who I'm so mentally connected to is ...
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I wrote 2 passages, but I feel some of the words might be inaccurate, would you please correct them for me? [on hold]

I wrote 2 passages, but I feel some of the words might be inaccurate and the whole article is a little awkward. I know users on this forum are proficient at the english language, so maybe you're ...
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meaning of Nietzsche's sentence:

I would appreciate it if you give me a simple explanation of the Nietzsche citation in this following paragraph: Nietzsche instead believed that we must look beyond hope. We must look beyond values....
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“You answered that one almost before it had finished writing it”

First, I tell you that I'm a beginner. I would like to understand the grammar of this sentence that I read on the internet: You answered that one almost before it had finished writing it. If I'm ...
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Word for a moment of self-awareness?

What's the word for when something happens in life that makes you take a step outside of the normal routine of life and view your self in an existential way. For example, you witness what the ...
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Help that is really not helpful

Is there a word, phrase or idiom that describes someone who is trying to help but actually hindering? I find this a lot in a work context but sure it's common elsewhere. I even think there may be a ...
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On the velar nasal /ŋ/ sound followed by /k/

I'm a non-native speaker and I have always pronounced all words with syllables ending in 'n' followed by a /k/ sound with the velar nasal /ŋ/. For example: think / increase (v+n) / income / ...
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Proper Use of Commas, Semi-Colons, and Colons

I am curious as to what would be the proper use of Commas and colons when adding your degree on a resume. Which would be correct, or are both suitable? Master of Science in Finance, GPA: 3.9/4.0 ...
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Correct use of IN/OR [migrated]

On the phrase "Next week, renovations on the backyard will be made.", the correct preposition should be "on" or "in"? Thanks!
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Difference sorting & separating [on hold]

Is there a difference between sortation and separation?
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Is it explosive dog or explosives dog?

I can't seem to find a justification either way for this example. Can anyone help me out? Thank you! In the context of a bomb-sniffing dog, what grammar rule would justify using the (s)? Is it simply ...
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Diiffernce Between Did and Have [duplicate]

I am new here and I am beginner in English. Can anyone explain me the difference between these 2 sentences and also which one is wrong. "Did you see my DP?" or "Have you seen my DP?" Please ...
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Is it better to have the s or not in a company name [on hold]

With a company name, is it better to include the s or not. For example, Stratos247 or Starto247? Does it make a difference when telling the domain name of the website or giving an email by phone? ...
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Ending a sentence with 'has'

In the below text, is it correct to use the word 'has' at the very end of the last sentence? A true student would give everything he has and owns to his guru. It doesn’t matter what value it holds, ...
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word/phrase for items added to an active contract

Background: A contract between Mr. X and company Y includes a list of tasks that the company needs to complete. In the middle of the project company Y discovers that a few more tasks are needed, that ...
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Usage of “to compensate for” in the passive tense

As I am not a native speaker, I'm not entirely sure of a sentence I just wrote. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is the following sentence gramatically correct and something you would use as ...
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“Nobody likes to wash (the) dishes.” Can it be used with zero article?

Am I right in thinking that it's possible and correct to use the zero article in contexts like this, when the meaning is general? Even though in dictionaries it's presented as a set expression with ...
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What is the old phrase meaning that two people do not meet that involves a weather house or cookcoo clock?

I have a faint memory of an old phrase that my mother would use when I was young. It was to do with two people that would happen to just miss each other repeatedly. She would compare them to the man ...
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A word/phrase for when an icon means something other than it's actual depiction

A few years ago at my company, for various reasons if you performed a dangerous action you had to hold a large doll while doing it. This is no longer necessary and the doll is now gone from the office....
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The novel “The black alibi” after J. Woolrich [on hold]

Whoever had made whom, one thing was certain: now she had the place put away in her pocket.
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NORMINAL — normal or with nominal mistake?

At the very end of the live-stream for the nominal SpaceX STP-2 mission, the presenter places what appears to be a baseball cap onto the table. It reads "NORMINAL" (sic). My first thought was how ...
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Difference between will finish and will be finished [on hold]

What is the difference between the below sentences? 1. I will finish by next Monday. 2. I will be finished by next Monday. Is the second one is in the passive voice?

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