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Is there a word that means “proof that I can trust you?”

I’m looking for a word that means something like “proof that I can trust you / them / me / it.” If there isn’t an English word, but you know of one that can be borrowed from another language, that ...
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“to invest in the seed round of XYZ” vs “to invest at the seed round of XYZ”

In June of 2017, she financed with $1 million the seed round of XYZ. In June of 2017, she invested $1 million in the seed round of XYZ. In June of 2017, she invested $1 million at the seed round of ...
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An alternative of “What is the impact of”

I am writing my thesis and I have been using the question What is the impact of X on Y? quite a lot. As an alternative, I change the word impact to effect, which is still the same. Is there any ...
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What's the difference between “you wasted” and “you've wasted”

I've got a question about this topic. So, about the context. I've just watched a video and in the end, the author said thank you as follows: Thank you for all the time you wasted on this video. I ...
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Is there a way to locate something relative to a grave?

In Persian, objects can be located in respect to a grave. For instance, and these are words that I've made up myself just to give you an idea of what I'm looking for: Upper head region: Any place ...
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Function of a line in this Reading Comprehension

While chocolate was highly esteemed in Mesoamerica, where it originated, its adoption in Europe was initially slow. There is a common belief that Europeans needed to "transform" chocolate to make ...
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Origin of the saying “ChatBot”?

I didn't found anything in Wikipedia or on the Web (Maybe I don't know how to search). Chat is speaking with someone. But what is bot? Is it came from robot? Where the word robot came from?
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“Get onto your nerves” or “get on your nerves”?

Which is correct? "Get on your nerves" or "get onto your nerves"?
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Is there a name for this specific category of humor?

I've attempted a few searches, but the terminology escapes me. Is there a simple term or phrase that defines this type of humor? I don't think it's redirected comedy but suspect the word "literal" may ...
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usage of “May” word [on hold]

is "May God visits you" a correct sentence or not. Grammatically it looks like it is wrong but some online grammar checkers say it is correct.
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what is the exact year when archaic English words were common in everyday use? [on hold]

Archaic words or meanings "Brimstone means "Sulfur", or "Let" means "Hinder" are obsolete in these days.But I want to know in which years they are common things rather than obsolete?
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Word to replace “tomorrow” in a world without “day”

I am looking for a single word meant to represent the evening, much like "tomorrow", "today", [missing word], and "tonight". I do realise that "tomorrow" doesn't actually mean "this morning", but the ...
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whats is meaning of jam ’er?

"Even middle-school milers know that the smart tactic is to sit on the leader’s shoulder, go only as fast as you have to, then jam ’er into gear and blow past on the bell lap." would you please help ...
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Can “let alone” be used this way?

I know the phrase "let alone" can be used in this way: "The man is too severely injured to be saved even by a doctor, let alone by a layman like me." But can I use it this way: "Even a doctor can't ...
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Where should “inherent” be in these sentences?

This sentence is from the Cambridge dictionary: "There are risks inherent in almost every sport." inherent is an adjective, and it describes risks at there so as a second alternative "There are ...
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Articles to use with instruments

Could anyone tell me which of these is correct? The intro to this song is played on A guitar OR The intro to this song is played on THE guitar. Thank you in advance :...
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Using two finite verbs at the same time in a simple sentence

Sometimes, I notice some sentences used in some youtube videos which are: Come have dinner/Come enjoy the party etc (Are these correct?) I think they had to be like below: Come to have dinner/...
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correct usage with conjunctions

He was arrogant, dismissive of others work. He was arrogant, a dismissive person allround. Does 1. require an and conjunction as a rule or is ok as written? The second example sounds fine with or ...
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The moment of success mixed with realisation of failure

Is there a single word for the feeling you have in the moment you successfully avert a bad outcome and simultaneously realise what would have happened if you had failed to do so? For example catching ...
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Formal way of saying “dig it out”

I am writing an academic manuscript to describe the action of "digging certain stuff out." For instance, given an image containing several pedestrians, my image analysis techniques can extract those ...
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Plural or singular: “Long live Europe” or “Long lives Europe” [on hold]

Wondering if "Europe" is a singular or plural noun? After the EU speech of Ursula von der Leyen, she said: "long LIVE Europe" instead of "long LIVES Europe". Any English native speaker who could ...
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what does the bolded sentence mean?

Your room is up on the tenth floor, and the elevators are right behind you.You'll actually be on the same floor as the business center, and it's clearly signposted.The gym is down on this level and so ...
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Didn't know it is your mirror? Or didn't know it was your mirror?

Which one is correct? Please clarify me and others those who are in state of confusion?
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Work on my tags inside

Few players can make the act of applying a tag as exciting as Javier Báez. And few moments were as key as the one Baez found himself in on Saturday at Wrigley Field, when he made a stupendous no-look ...
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QUESTION about WOULD [migrated]

My friend said to me yesterday that "I don't think having superpowers would make my life easier". Why did he use would in that sentence? It is not future in the past, so why use would?
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Over exaggeration, over hype

Are these phrases examples of a pleonasm or redundancy? Are these the same thing? over exaggeration over hype
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What's the word to decribe someone's voice when they talk with their nose closed?

I have a scene where one of my characters talk with a clothes peg on their nose. I'm trying to find the correct word to describe the way someone's voice sounds when they talk like that. It's the ...
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Word or phrase for when you ask someone to do something but really there is not a choice

If you ask someone a question or to do something where you are telling them the answer or the way to do it in the question im sure there is a phrase or word to describe it.... what is it?
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What is the antecedent in this passage?

sample taken from a Toefl exam Just as painted designs on Greek pots may seem today to be purely decorative, whereas in fact they were carefully and precisely worked out so that at the time their ...
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That is punctuation

How do we punctuate that is and i.e in sentences? Can you mention me all the possible forms because I feel a bit confused? Thanks in advance.
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Verb for misdetection

While the noun misdetection is rather usual in technological articles and discussions, its supposed verb form misdetect seems not so common (at least looks like the case based on search engine ...
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Meaning of this sentence with would

My friend said I did not think I would marry her. Why did he use would in that sentence?
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“The number of students are larger” vs. “The number of students is larger” [duplicate]

What is the correct verb to use, is it is or are? A) The number of students are larger than before. B) The number of students is larger than before.
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What is the emphasis of the phrase “the cause of sexual attraction”? the reason or the result?

guys, i am preparing for my gre and coming up with the sentence that just doesn't make sense to me. thanks for your help. What does "misattribute the cause of a sexual attraction to a fellow ...
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How to pronounce -MENT as in moment and environment?

Do we pronounce ment as MUNT or MENT ?
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Using the word “circumvent”

Can I use a sentence like "To circumvent this problem" or "To circumvent this obstacle"? But the google shows Circumvent means "find a way around (an obstacle)". If I use "problem/obstacle" will it be ...
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Meaning of this sentence about impeachment

This is what Woodrow Wilson said about the impeachment process: "'Nothing short of the grossest offenses against the plain law of the land will suffice to give them speed and effectiveness. ...
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Are there any English words pronounced with consonants that aren't part of the spelling?

There are many English words with silent letters, words like gnome or island that are spelt with consonants that aren't pronounced, but are there any words that work the other way round, with a ...
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Construction using gerunds [duplicate]

This construction sounds wrong, but I’ve read and heard it many times: “Me not caring about this had dire consequences.” “Him coming in frightened me.” I had thought “my coming in” would be more ...
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Understanding a Statement [migrated]

"a man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for [...]" I understood it until nothing. What does which mean? Why is it there? Can I omit?
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Are both versions correct?

source: AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND | GEORGE MACDONALD But for a four-wheeler as takes families and their luggages, he's the very horse. I was searching for the usage of luggages and found ...
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What is the best word describing the nature of expiring in a short amount of time, connoting “losing public attention”?

Is there an adjective that describes the nature of expiring, connoting a sense of losing public attention, in a very short amount of time? For example, In a fast-pacing era, news articles are ____. ...
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Should I use “in” or “of”?

I posted a photo that was very serene. I wrote as my heading: The serenity of this speaks to me. But I don't know if that's correct. Should I have instead said: The serenity in this speaks to ...
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Word for giving a name to something to legitimize it

Is there a word or logical fallacy for describing the action of giving something a name to legitimize it? Here's a simple example: Alice: Your jeans are too tight Bob: No, they're slim jeans ...
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Sould a sentence fragment like this contain a period?

See the following: The second book in the Secrets of the Abandoned Bus series. If this is placed at the end of a book's back cover, should it have the period? Yes, no, or either? Thanks!
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Use of Past tenses to tell a story

In my story, it is like this: The detective investigated my father (3 event happened). He investigated him because my father had looked suspicious (2 event) after locking a safe(1 event). He wasn't ...
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Can “to fly on” be used to mean “to land”?

Can "to fly on" be used to mean "to land"? Here are two examples: (1) "The Navy has traversed a long and complicated road in trying to develop a UAS that would fly on and off its aircraft ...
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Sentences with errors [on hold]

Hello I have some sentences can I have them rectified here? I am having hard time to get the rectified so can anyone help.
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How should this line be worded?

I have questions about the following line: As the time away from his parents grows, what will become of John—and what kind of man is his uncle really? Does the beginning clause ("As the time away ...
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what color \ what is the color? [duplicate]

I'm sure that the first form of the following questions is right but I'm confused with the second one, so can anyone tell me whether (2) is right? and if so, what is the difference? What color ...

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