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What does “strident note” mean? [on hold]

so I'm translating an RPG book from English to Brazilian Portuguese and stumbled upon (for the first time) with the expression "strident note". I'm not familiar with it, and although I can sort of ...
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Hi! Is this correct grammar: [on hold]

“How would you like to earn more money?” It’s like someone giving a business proposition. Thanks for your help.
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Pronunciation of the /s/ letter in English language

I have a question about pronunciation Of /s/ sound after ‘th’ sound like these situations With /S/eventy-five Or With /S/ilver to make things simple since I’m not a native speaker Provide a word ...
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What is the difference between shame and shamefulness? [on hold]

Is there a difference between shame and shamefulness?
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Reported questions

In reported questions, there is a simple rule of changing the order of the sentence into a non question order. like "what's the dinner" changes to "she asked me what the dinner was". However, ...
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How would you say “es muy psicólogo”? [on hold]

Good afternoon! In Spanish, some people tend to say: "fulanito es muy psicólogo". How would you say in English that a person is "muy psicólogo o psicóloga"? Thank you very much in advance.
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In blur's no distance left to run

"When you coming down think of me here" What's the meaning of "coming down"? It's like plunge/fall??
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Can multiple adjectives in between and/or can refer to noun at the end

On this format: the <adjective> and/or <adjective> <noun> => Does the stands for both adjectives? or should I use the right before both adjectives? => Does both adjectives ...
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What does it mean by the phrase “not my story to tell”

I recently heard the phrase in the season 3 of Blindspot series. One of the characters used this phrase: Well, if i knew it, i'd swear that i'd tell you, but it's not my story to tell, so, sorry. ...
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Which one of these sentences is correct? [on hold]

Which one of these sentences is correct? A Mazda driving past me down the road, splashed my jeans with water from the puddle. A Mazda drove past me down the road, splashing my jeans with ...
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“I'm looking forward to digging into the books!” Can this phrase be used with stuff that isn't food? [on hold]

Does this seem like a correct sentence to you? Can you actually "dig into" something that isn't related to food? Thanks in advance!
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Past participle of stand

I'm new to this community, I hope the question fits this somewhat. Say we have a sentence: The tree which stands in the garden is beautiful. Now using participle construction this becomes: The ...
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Synonym of Dream Interpreter

Is there any single word synonym from "Dream Interpreter" or the person who tells the meaning of the dream?
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all english, informal words [on hold]

What are the meanings of the words- wanna,gonna,gotta and kinda? Try to give meanings to some other informal words also.
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Based upon / judging by / according to usage

Which one from these are mostly usable? For example the sentence: Judging by his reaction, he didn't want to talk about that incident. When should I use "Based upon" or "according to" - are they ...
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Is it natural to end a sentence with “I think/believe”?

It is normal to say: I believe/think that X is more important than Y. But is it normal and more importantly correct to phrase the sentence like this: X is more important than Y I believe/think....
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Does this mean that it was the lowest price in the last eleven years?

Does this mean that it was the lowest price in eleven years or is it an idiom? But then the oil price dropped, and by early 2016 it had slumped to an eleven-year low.
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Use of would be/was/is in hypothetical contexts

When making hypothetical statements such as: If you wanted a loan for your startup, all you'd need to do was/would be/is get in touch with a local bank. Here which word choice is most suitable among ...
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Can you help me understand the second sentence?

I didn't exactly understand the meaning of the second sentence. Nigeria pays for the vast majority of its imports – from food to textiles – in dollars. It’s not alone in this: almost every ...
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word to describe someone who is criticising people for how they act when they act the same way [on hold]

I need help to find a word to describe someone who is criticising other people for how they act when they act the same way. E.G. Canadian-Australian: “I hate Canadian-Australians, How they come to ...
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Can anybody help me about tense question below?

As the victim .... motionless on the ground, the killer .... his weapon? A) has been lying / reloaded B) would lie / had reloaded C) is lying / has reloaded D) lay / was reloading
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Interpretation -“The highest as the lowest form”

There is a similar posting and answers here: An explanation of the preface in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" Still, I am confused about the expression "The highest as the lowest form". Is it ...
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What is a British synonym for “klutz”? [on hold]

What's a British synonym for "klutz"?
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Is 'year sum' ungrammatical?

Paul Davies. JC Smith's The Law of Contract (2018 2 ed). p. 162. I willfully uploaded a picture, rather than transcribing text, to prove that I didn't mistype anything. Kindly see the red ...
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“We oath to creation:…? ”

An associate is writing this as the Mission of our creative studio. Spanish is my main language but we need a version in English. This just sounds wrong to me, but he doesn't accept me criticizing ...
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What's the etymology of sound' in 'sound in damages, tort, contract'?

OED: 6. to sound in damages: in legal use, to be concerned only with damages. Also to sound in tort, to sound in contract, etc. 1780 M. Madan Thelyphthora II. 153 There is not one [...
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What does the phrase “Someone/something came charging across the lawn” mean? [on hold]

I don't understand the phrase "Someone came charging across the lawn". For example: Petey came charging across the lawn. What does it mean? Thanks you for helping.
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While Versus Till [on hold]

Which is correct- enjoy your kids while you can or enjoy your kids till you can? Is there any difference in the meaning in this particular context.
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What is meant by DUE TO EXPIRE [on hold]

My Driving licence is due to expire on May 30, 2019
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The usage of plural form of “percentage/proportion/number…” [on hold]

I wonder when I should use words such as proportion, percentage, number, amount, level ... in the plural form. For example: The percentages/percentage of boys in 6-11 and 12-16 age groups ...
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Inversion of subject and verb [migrated]

Question one: Are the following sentences correct? And why? Statement A: After storms is not necessarily a bright sky. (I think it will be correct only by inserting there between storms and is) It ...
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Using warship as a verb [on hold]

As in warship my wreck... any way to reason this out? as in a really messed up "wreck" of a person referring to events and most likely certain persons responsible for their current state … sort of ...
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Altering beliefs [on hold]

I hear a word in class that I idiotically didn’t write down. The meaning of the word was to alter a set of beliefs to accommodate affluence. I starts with an A I know that at the very least. A ...
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no more … than usage and explanation

The spirited defense of 2 Live Crew was no more about defending the entire black community than the prosecution was about defending black women The first part of the sentence is clear that "X is no ...
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What one word (OK, maybe two short ones) can mean “stay or get relevant”?

I'm looking for a single word - or maybe a phrase that does not have a lot of characters to express: stay or get relevant. What I also would like is a single word that combines "get or stay" even ...
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Is the repeated use of units in sentence okay?

Consider the following sentence: Also on Fig. 2, is the estimated price of a pizza at five locations along the highway (z=0, 4, 6 and 8km). or Also on Fig. 2, is the estimated price of a pizza ...
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The difference between 2 sentences [migrated]

What is the difference between these two sentences: You should learn English words as many as you can You should learn as many English words as you can
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Does “shooting for effect” have contradictory meanings in different areas?

I only know one meaning for "shooting for effect". It's the sort of thing a SWAT team commander might say to indicate that no one is terribly interested in interrogating the subjects. Basically, it ...
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Logic behind “for my __” vs “because of my __”

I wrote a question for others (Elementary ESL students) to answer. I allow different kinds of answers as long as they make sense. The question was "What do you do to apologize?" I was expecting ...
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What does this sentence in a paragraph about the Notre Dame Fire mean?

A 2017 Time article discussing the crumbling, wearing out, and water damage of France's Notre Dame Cathedral prior to the 2019 fire writes (emphasis added to the part I would like clarification on): ...
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Words preceding a direct question (in general and specifically in BrE)

Are such words unacceptable? We can't say: Tell me, what time is it now? or I forgot, how long will your trip last? can we? Or are the following affimative sentences with indirect questions the ...
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What are the meanings of “devoted to” and “year of years” in the passage?

Even his artistic oeuvre, though sublime, is minute. Fewer than 20 finished works are generally attributed to da Vinci. He failed to complete some of his most important commissions such as the “...
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Definition by analogy for “not hierarchical”

Question (fill in the blank): Vertical is to hierarchical as horizontal is to _______? Google searching for this word using synonym, antonym, and 'orthogonal to' haven't given me what I'm looking ...
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What's the correct term for when a small problem becomes a big problem? [on hold]

What's the correct term for when a small problem becomes a big problem? An example would be what happens to Larry David on "Curb Your Enthusiasm"...
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Do exclamation and question marks always end a sentence?

It is true that exclamation and question marks end sentences in the same way a period does. Don't do that! Would you like to go out to eat? However, in a more complex sentence, do exclamation ...
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Moral person, but without the connotation [on hold]

I am looking for a word that describes a person to whom doing right by others is a primary value. I'm looking to avoid words that are associated with religiosity, like pious or the like. I want to ...
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What is it called when you remove part of a quote and accidentally change its meaning [duplicate]

An example is the idiom "Great minds think alike." that has been shortened over time. Its original form being "Great minds think alike, but those of fools rarely differ.". I know this type of ...
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Is “we sang and danced” a compound sentence?

Is the following a compound sentence, and why? We sang and danced. What I understood of compound sentences was that they are made of two independent clauses, connected by a coordinating ...
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Which if these sentences is worded correctly and have I used the proper punctuation, where I put the comma? [on hold]

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The state of being integrated

I am looking for a noun of the adjective "integrated", as in, "combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole." Integration describes the process that ...

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