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Help me to find a catchy and short name [on hold]

I need a name for a website which is conducting online MCQ question exams. The name should be catchy, short and unique. Help me. Thanks in advance.
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have still to vs still have to

" researchers have still to decide whether smell is one sense or two- one responding to odours proper and the registering odourless chemicals in the air. " Can I ask you guys why it's not still have ...
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What is an “asse” in Elizabethan English?

In the "New Yer's Guiftes giuen to The Quene's Maiestie" we find two handkerchives of Hollande, wroughte with blacke worke, and edged with a smale bone lace of golde and siluer; and an asse of ...
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Meaning of a sentence from the novel The Invisible Man

She had cooked the ham and eggs, laid the table, and done everything, while Millie (help indeed!) had only succeeded in delaying the mustard. And him a new guest and wanting to stay! Then she filled ...
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What is the word starting with P that is a type of chart where all values are calculated?

So, it is a word that that is used with 'analysis' and it means to calculate using all possible values to prepare a chart (I only know this meaning, it is not the dictionary meaning). Let me give you ...
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Is “stabilize into” a valid collocation?

Here is the full sentence: "Despite the fluidity of this trope, in the middle of the twentieth century, it briefly stabilized into a distinct shape". Thanks for the help!
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Can you help me fix the following English presentation? [on hold]

At present the air pollution, especially in urban areas is no longer an individual issue of a country or region in which it has become the global problem. In Quang Ninh, in some municipalities, large ...
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Is there a word that describes someone who likes roller coasters?

There are words you can use to call people who love movies (cinephile) or who are fond of France (francophile), but is there a word to call those who loves roller coasters or theme parks?
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with which/what and wherewith

Let we have the statements like We are doing observations by telescopes, by radio-telescopes, by heliometers etc. But stars do exist independently of by which (what?) they are (being?) observed (??) ...
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Interpretation - “my younger brothers seem never to do anything else.”

I couldn't accurately understand what is the meaning of the following sentence. "Oh, brothers! I don't care for brothers. My elder brother won't die, and my younger brothers seem never to do anything ...
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A word for a something that is given, but cannot be expended

I am trying to come up with the right word to describe this; it's like a resource, but not quite. It can be gained, or dealt, but not spent or expended. Money is a resource; it can be earned and ...
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The problem of mood and voice in English grammar [on hold]

I am a university senior for the time being, and I have to make a presentation for the subject "The problem of mood and voice in English grammar" although I know about voice and mood in English ...
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An equivalent phrase to “Whom you represent to say that!?”

What is the phrase we use when telling someone that based on our current knowledge of them, they don't have the requirements that qualify them to say/object/suggest/propose something. It can be ...
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What is the verb for when a person criticizes you back instead of accepting the criticism?

"When I critcise you, you start criticising me for something that's bad in me instead of correcting yourself. In this way, you think we are even and you don't have to correct yourself because I have ...
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Has the translation rights for the Polish edition been claimed yet? [on hold]

I'd like to ask the author of the book if his book has already been translated into Polish. Is the above question correct? I don't want to ask a simple question like "Has it been translated yet?" but ...
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19 April 12pm - What time is it? Is 12:00pm this day the same as 00:00am tomorrow? [duplicate]

English is not my native language and I am confused when writing about midnight of some day. I am mostly using 24h-format on every day basic, so I want to make sure how to use 12h-format properly. ...
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Does 'd' actually flap?

Flapping or tapping, also known as alveolar flapping, intervocalic flapping, or t-voicing, is a phonological process found in many dialects of English, especially North American English, Australian ...
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Use of 'amount of' to adject a noun

I'm writing documentation for program source code, and I'm wondering if use of amount of in transfer amount of 'value' tokens from A to B is valid, where 'value' is numerical variable. (e.g. 'value' ...
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“has to” vs “must” in passive

I've been recently writing a technical document and I wrote something like It has to be possible to come back to the old version. (paraphrasing here, but I think sense is conveyed) However MS Word ...
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single potato measurement unit

When I need one loaf of bread I can easily say so. When I need only one [___] potato what would the equivalent word be? Everything I considered sounds weird. Is there maybe just an old form, not ...
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Etymology of “take to the cleaners.”

I heard the following statement in the success story of Philip Armour, the captain of American meatpacking industry, which was broadcasted on radio by Success Journal on April 15th, and was ...
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Can a sentence have no verb except in what would otherwise be its noun phrase?

Can a sentence have no verb except in what would otherwise be its noun phrase? e.g. The car in the street I walk down. I'm guessing that "the street I walk down" would be the noun phrase, and it ...
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usage of the word “sweet memory”

Is it correct to use to describe an event in the recent past as "sweet memory" or should it be used only if the event has occured very long?
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I want him dead. [Is 'want' a raising verb?]

(1) I want him to be dead. (2) I want him dead. In (1), the verb 'want' is said to be a raising verb because 'him' raises to the matrix clause from the subordinate clause 'to be dead'. How ...
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f instead of f***, fking instead of f**king, etc. for each form of this word

In a nonfiction narrative where the character is constantly using this word, is it acceptable to use f, fking, etc., instead of the full spelling? The character is being quoted, but I just don't want ...
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please check for me if the sentenses are incorrect [on hold]

Do you know about legend of mid autumn festival? I will tell you. On upon a time, there are ten suns on the sky. They scorched crow and make lots people died. Then a braver man appeared. His name is ...
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“Not at all” or “I'm glad you liked it”? [on hold]

How do native speakers normally answer to this thank you: "Thank you for your nice gift"? Do they reply to it with "Not at all" or "I'm glad you liked it"? Which sounds more natural? Is there any ...
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“had rained” or “was raining”?

Last week I had a test and there was a confusing question: we had to put the bare verb in the brackets into the correct forms and that question was: ""When I woke up last night, it .... (rain) heavily....
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A word for contrarian thinking from former circumstances

Is there a word for someone having a preference for a belief of any kind, while having believed very different views previously, in a contrarian sense? To believe something as a result of or partly ...
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Is differing pronunciation of “second” a regional difference? (US English)

According to Wiktionary the word "second" can be pronounced one of two ways in the US: /ˈsɛk.(ə)nd/ and /ˈsɛk.(ə)nt/ I've googled to try to find anything about the difference between these ...
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What is the meaning of “the best worst thing”?

What does the expression "the best worst thing" mean? Yes, that's without any slashes and/or commas. I tried a quoted Google search but it didn't surface anything that explains the meaning; only ...
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It is correct to use SO THAT in the following sentence?

Is it correct to use 'SO THAT' or should it be replaced by 'SO' in the following paragraph? It is important to mention that I am trying to use formal writing English. Therefore, to promote its ...
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Can you say “Is it how you like it? Your pudding.”

In English questions, can you replace the subject by "it"/"he"/"her" and mention it afterwards, to make a question sound more casual? Other example I can think of: "Does it work ? Your computer." "...
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What is “gratricide”?

I've been reading Michael Innes books again (in this case "From London Far"), and I came across the word gratricidal, in the a passage about a Scottish castle... Castle Moila was famous alike in ...
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Similarity finding best grammar [on hold]

If you had the text abcxxcde, how would you go about counting the number of similarities? Would there be be 1 because one type of letter (x) is the same or 2 because there are two letters that match?
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'Kindly make sure to let's know'

I received an email from my team lead, which says: Kindly make sure to let's know the challenges you faced while working on the project. It was the reply to my email which presented challenges. ...
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“Only to” vs “Just to”

In the following sentence I have to write one word: One annoying example of this is when you walk into a room, _____ to realise you have forgotten what your reason for going there was. According ...
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“Category” vs “Section” in this context

I have to choose the correct word in the following sentence: In the 1730s, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus set out rules for classifying species, the most basic biological category/section. ...
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usage of Me v. myself

Is "Feel free to reach out to myself, Howard, or Jane." correct? Or, should it read "Feel free to reach out to me, Howard, or Jane.".
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What is the proper past and present tense of using shrink wrap and why?

I'm an esl person and am wondering what the best phrasing of this 'shrink-wrap' word is. past tense: I shrink-wrapped the food. I shrunk-wrapped the food. I shrunk shrink-wrap around the food. I ...
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Gerund and participle [on hold]

Is "being caught" a gerund or participle in the sentence... "Illegal immigrants are always worried about being caught."
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present perfect or simple past + position of adverb

I'm struggling with this example: "The materias have kindly been provided" or "The material have been kindly provided" Which of these two is the better option and why? And secondly: In this ...
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without being seen by anybody [migrated]

I have sentence They left the house without being seen by anybody in this sentence why being seen is used can you tell me the grammar
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Why do psychology researchers frequently misplace commas, in relationship to coordinating conjunctions? [on hold]

If a comma belongs next to a coordinating conjunction, it should precede (see Should I use a comma before "and" or "or"?, https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/punctuation/...
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The use of tense in technical writing [on hold]

I am having trouble writing a technical document where the present and future activities are described theoretically. For instance: Study A plans to enroll 300 patients. Patients shall have either ...
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Please help me correct grammar, vocabulary and puntuation, and condense each paragraph [on hold]

Câu 4: Please:- a) give up to three practical examples of how you intend to use the knowledge, skills and connections you will gain from your scholarship. Possible tasks can be personal and/or ...
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Word for 'Choosing one over another'?

I want to say provides a better option than 'choosing one over the other'. Or something to that effect; it's the 'choosing one over the other' or 'choosing one over another' that I'm not a fan of. ...
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Invocation or evocation?

The context is a report from antiquity of a priest summoning a daimon. I'd like to know if I should write 'evocation' or 'invocation' in the blank in the following sentence or if, in fact, both are ...
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A question about 'Past Perfect'

everyone! I'll appreciate, if anyone could explain me the usage of past perfect in the following sentence, since the past perfect, I assume, is unusually refering to 'later past'. "The frustrated ...
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A word to describe the contour of a sheet of paper [on hold]

I'm looking for a word to describe the outline of a paper document. For instance in the sentence : The software will detect the edges of the receipt over the dark background. I have multiple ...

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