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Good phrase for a company being “self-centered”

I'm looking to replace the phrase "self-centered" in the following example sentence: The board members did not care about anything but their profits. The company was polluting the environment, but ...
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1)Such a new I knew about the party. 2)Little a wonderful day was it that I decided to have a walk [on hold]

What's mean these sentences? I know it's inversion but I can't understand how do they translate
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Moving question! [duplicate]

Which sentence is grammatically correct: The Smith family has moved The Smith family have moved I would appreciate your advice.
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Little did I suspect that she would sign a new contract.(inversion) [duplicate]

Why is it inversion? We use DID after the word LITTLE. If I see another example,I'll understand .So-Not until we saw our kids with our own eyes did we believe they were really safe and sound- in that ...
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“Realized” vs “Realized that ” [duplicate]

I believe this is a syntax question. I'm sorry if this is the wrong tag. Which is correct? Through my education, volunteer work, and work experience, I have truly realized Tagore was right, service ...
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Double present perfect in a compound sentence

I have two questions concerning the use of the present perfect tense twice in a compound sentence: a. He has accused John of the crime and provided evidence for it. b. He has accused John of ...
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Semicolon and Em-dash Usage in Technical Articles

First off, I am looking more for readability takes, not necessarily hard fast grammar policing. However, utter grammar mistakes must be avoided. The last couple works I have made for publishing (in ...
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“All But” confusion [duplicate]

Today one of my friends sent me a picture of a massive plunger, captioned with "for all but the most unholy poops." He clearly meant it to mean "this plunger is/can be used for the most unholy of ...
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one or two-word phrase for 'without skipping a beat'

can you give me a one or two-word phrase for 'without skipping a beat'
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Only in this way will our plan be a success (inversion) [on hold]

Please help me!I don't understand how this sentence show emotional paint
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What does ‘to be all in’ mean in this context?

I encountered the following sentence: “This was not in fact an original idea, but was based on the English ‘Harvest Festival’, an old custom whereby people gave thanks to God once the crops were all ...
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British English language [on hold]

Please I don't know how to go about the question. Culture is a means to and end not an end itself. Give reasons why the statement is important.
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What is the origin of “like there's no tomorrow”?

When was the expression "like there's no tomorrow" as in party/live/etc.like there is no tomorrow first used and in what context?
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“I opened the door. Then, there was a friend standing outside.” correct? [on hold]

"I opened the door. Then, there was a friend standing outside." I know how to make the sentence more natural but I was wondering if this particular sentence is grammatically alright.
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Why is ketchup so ketchupy? [on hold]

I need to know for biology homework. Please help!
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Let's fun in the kitchen [on hold]

"Let's fun in the kitchen" or "Let's have fun in the kitchen" which is correct grammar? Giuseppe
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Past perfect in a complex sentence (indirect speech)

I came across this sentence In a letter to Gleim from 15 March 1749, Krause announced that he had made further progress in his work and had made changes that Gleim suggested. In the letter, I ...
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What does the word “connive” mean in this context? [on hold]

I read a sentence in my history book which was: In this respect, as Time wrote, "the world knew that it had, in a sense too deep, too simple for the world to understand, connived at his (Gandhiji's ...
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Difference between Pr. Simple and Pr. Continuous [migrated]

During one of my recent English lessons I have faced some problems with the strong understanding when to use the present simple or the present continuous. There are some examples of what I have met ...
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I was marked wrong stating passive voice misuse

Although advertisements provide everyone the information on new products, a few people argue that they are being influenced by them in purchasing unwanted items. I could not figure out what is wrong ...
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Usage of “besides”

Is this sentence correct? National food culture, besides its political consequences, contributes to the national economy through the tourism and export of foodstuffs. If not, how can I make it ...
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What are the uses of the verb « to promote » in a sentence?

I wanna know how can i use the verb to promote in sentence correctly.
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Meaning and usage of Over

The following passage is from the dialogue between Socrates and Euthyphro. ... as it's not over this that we disagree. I can't understand its meaning and structure. I guess AS is BECAUSE and know ...
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Would I use 'The FA' or 'the FA' in a sentence?

I'm writing a sentence that refers to The Football Association and want to shorten it to the FA, but I'm unsure whether I should capitalise the T in 'the' or not because its official name is The ...
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Why there is no article before “heire”?

The following passage is from All's Well That Ends Well: Shee is young, wise, faire, In these, to Nature shee's immediate heire: And these breed honour: According to the research I did on Cambridge ...
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use of abstract nouns

Love and affection is. Love and affection are. Are both of these sentences correct. I would be grateful to anyone who clears my doubt.
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What is the difference between phrases and collocations?

The Longman DOCE always show the collocations and phrases of a word, but I do not know what do they stand for.
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whats the meaning of “ as to be ” here?

But it was new now, all of it—cloaked in a white so pure as to be vaguely menacing.
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wat is the meaning of tow away in this sentence. i dont understand [on hold]

The BMC has decided to slap a penalty ranging from Rs 1,000 up to even Rs 10,000 on car owners for parking in no-parking zones, causing inconvenience to other motorists, pedestrians and importantly, ...
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What's a word for mocking in a hurtful/smart ass way?

Say someone has an idea/thought that they genuinely think is good, and then asks what people think of it, and then someone responds with "Imagine thinking this was a good idea". Implying it's a bad ...
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ca. in the beginning of a sentence

If I want to use ca. (circa) in the begnning of a sentence, do I need to use "C" as a capital letter? Should it be Ca. or has to be ca. ? Thanks
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Help with app name [on hold]

I would like to set a name for the mobile application as "Transcribe Out". The application transcribes from audio/video files into the text files. So the question is, will this name be okay for the ...
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What is the phrasal verb for working hard?

I can't recall that phrasal verb and I'm upset. It's like a 's**** away' phrasal verb. Also, if I've got it right, it means to work hard, but it's not slave away. Anyone?
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Happy tensing after /l/

Happy tensing is claimed by Wikipedia to occur in General American and Australian English in words like "happy", "money", "valley" etc. Here's an American lady saying "realy badly" as [ˈriɫɪ ˈbædɫɪ] ...
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Unknown word “visigraph”, what could have the author meant to use?

I've encountered a word in print which does not exist, and which Google isn't auto-correcting to an existing word. I wonder which word the author had meant to use. Following is the sentence in which ...
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Meaning of the verb “to vendor”

Several technical articles write about vendor using it as a verb: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0518/#configparser quoth: While one could standardize on what Python 3 accepts and simply ...
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Are US detention centers in the US-Mexico border “concentration camps”?

There is a hot "debate" on Twitter regarding whether the detention centers used by the US border police to detain/hold immigrants can be called "concentration camps" or not. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, ...
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“yet” and “after all”

Can I use "yet" at the beginning of a sentence ( as an conjunction which adds a surprising fact to the previous sentence ) and "after all" at the end of that sentence? Example: ..., Yet he didn't ...
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What is the meaning of this sentence? Wishing the Google gods would just NOTICE YOU ALREADY?

Wishing the Google gods would just NOTICE YOU ALREADY!?
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What does the word connive mean in this context?

I write a sentence in my history book which was: In this respect, as Time wrote, "the world knew that it had, in a sense too deep, too simple for the world to understand, connived at his (Gandhiji'...
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What is it called when you use someone's exact words against them?

Sometimes, people would make a statement that makes them feel slick, or something. And I would use the exact same statement against them in a similar scenario that I create. For example, in the ...
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Someone belittling others

What do we call someone who belittles others, especially belittling their efforts or saying disparaging comments?
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Sentences that do not contain the classic subject and predicate structure

I understand the classic definition of a sentence is one that contains a predicate and a subject but is it okay to have shorter sentences that don't follow this structure for effect? For example, if ...
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What does the word 'collect' mean here in the sentence?

I thought that the word 'collect' here means 'to prepare' according to the sentence,but the teacher said the word here literally means 'to gather sth', what the hell does the word mean.Is it possible ...
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Difference between “Latest version” and “Lastest version” [on hold]

I see some deveeloper use "Lastest version" but almost other user "Latest version"
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Difference between a word combination “retail fuel company” or “fuel retail company.”

Please give me your opinions to a word combination "retail fuel industry/company/network/logistics" or "fuel retail industry/company/network/logistics." What is primary in this word combination a word ...
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Placement of preposition

I bought two discounted tickets on Standard airlines to Honolulu Or I bought two discounted tickets for Standard Airlines to Honolulu Out of the two , Please tell me which one is correct with regard ...
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Word to describe something that in itself may be admirable, but which happens too often, too predictably, to be 'good'? [duplicate]

I know boring is one option, but it does not always apply to the case that something maybe desirable at start, but once it happens too often, it becomes bad. For example, in movies and literature, ...
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Meaning of to go to their succour

I read this in my history book: In fact, as DG Tendulkar writes, "Gandhiji was equally concerned with the sufferings of the minority community in Pakistan. He would have liked to be able to go to ...
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Verb and noun relation

Is the set of subsidies exactly the same as the set of things that subsidise? Put another way: can there exist something that subsidises that is not a subsidy?

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