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You made a mistake in classroom. Write a letter to your teacher. In the letter:

My name is Khanh Uyen. I do not know that you still remember or not, I am the student who cheated in your class this morning. I know that I have made a seriously mistake, so I wanted to write you a ...
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Usage of possessive pronouns

In my English class, the teacher said that certain verbs do not take possessive pronouns. Can I have any logic or theory behind it. The verbs are: Separation, Excuse, Pardon, Reply, Sight, Mention, ...
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Referring unambiguously to “next oldest” thing in an ordered list

I have a list of widgets that is ordered according to the age of the widget. The first widget in the list is the "oldest", the last is the "youngest" (or "newest"). 1, 2, 3, ..., n oldest ^ ...
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“too dumb not to ~”

It's a scene from Captain America: The First Avenger. In this scene, he is talking to his friend who has always fought against bullies and never run away from them even though he was weak. But for ...
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Did the English phrase “I'm cool in,anyway”right?(dosen't pay attention to Grammar.just Did people use it orally?)

I'm writting a English oral script for a test. In my script,there's three roommate in domitory.'a'ask them like:'guys,Did you got any plan for this holiday?' B replied:not really, any idea?I'm cool in ...
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Emoji for “I will attend”/I will come"

Is there a Unicode emoji for when someone writes to several people in a chat group to indicate that you will attend? In many situations It is fine to use a thumbs up, but sometimes that is not clear ...
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A word that encompasses both hypermasculinity and hyperfemininity?

I'm looking for a noun that encompasses both hypermasculinity and hyperfemininity. The characters portrayed in movies such as Grease are strong examples of _________, as all the men have a ...
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Articles in the English

what is the article for sentence Bhagavad gita is _______ holy book of hindu
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about the usage of somebody and anyone

I have a question about something which is on my mind for a while. I was watching an instagram story and the man was speaking English. I'm going to quote directly what he said. ( he spreads ...
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Which sentence is grammatically correct? Everyone for the rest of… life [duplicate]

What is correct: Everyone for the rest of its life or everyone for the rest of their life or everyone for the rest of his/her life?
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usage of 'frequently'

'Far less frequently than in disease A, only three gene mutations were observed in disease B' (I do not know if I can use 'three' here) Do I use 'frequently' in the right way? I want to say that ...
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aiming for an “A” like laser tag?

Can I say I’m aiming for an “A” like laser tag? Btw I’m writing an assignment and “A” is referring to an A grade on the assignment. Thank you in advance :)
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“In favor of” vs “In favor with”

I know the meaning of these two phrases, but why the different propositions here, "of" and "with" make the meaning different such that one is Active Voice while the latter is Passive Voice? ...
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“That of” usage

I want to know if we can use "that of" as a relative pronoun in following situations. 1) The percentage of male smokers always outnumbers that of females. 2) Although the proportion of male ...
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Paraphrasing a sentence

I need to paraphrase the following sentence: scientists usually selected one exact feature in linguistics or archaeology and referenced it strictly to the Indo-European one, whereas all the ...
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Grammar of past events

How is it grammatically correct to say "Did you hear what I just said?"?. Is it also possible to say something as "Did you hear what i say?"?. I mean, that direct following the past simple grammar ...
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what does “took on a weightless quality” mean, also “whisk about”?

“Do you have calendula?” the midwife said. “I also need lobelia and witch hazel.” She was sitting at the kitchen counter, watching Mother rummage through our birch wood cabinets. An electric ...
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Leave for better or Leave for the better… does it make any sense to say like this?

I would like to say something like "Go out and play great outdoors" in other words. Thus, i would like to use these words "leave, enjoy outdoors, better life" Here i made it but, does it make any ...
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How best to describe rankings?

I have a list of clients, and would like to highlight the behaviour of the top 10 clients. In one sentence, I'm talking about the top 5, whilst in another I would like to refer to clients placed in ...
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Is it ok to say “a big set of nodes” or should i use the word “large”?

It feels to me as if "big" in this context is focusing on the word "set" and not the number of things inside the set. For example, what if the nodes could be of different sizes and I want to focus on ...
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Placement of commas with definite and indefinite articles

In the following sentences, are the placement of commas and articles correct? Assign a value, 10, to the variable n. Assign the value 10 to a variable, n. The following phrases look wrong to my ...
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Should it be “doxxed/doxxing” or “doxed/doxing”?

The Oxford Style Guide says, for example, that: When the final consonant is w, x, or y this is not doubled: tow, towing, towed vex, vexing, vexed However, it seems that doxxed/doxxing ...
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Can I use a comma after a colon, in an independent clause that explains the preceding one?

Can I use a comma after a colon, in an independent clause that explains the preceding one? A colon instead of a semicolon may be used between independent clauses when the second sentence explains,...
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Is there any phrase I can use in a formal conversion that is interchangeable with “and so on”

I am doing an English exam. For the speaking part, I am supposed to use more formal words. So just wondering if there is any phrase I can use in a formal conversion is interchangeable with "and so on"
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How can I use the word 'baseless' like an American native from the USA?

When I read a book I saw the word baseless and my question is how can I use this word like an American person and sound more natural like an American. For example: Your project is baseless you need ...
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Use of past participle verbs as adjectives [on hold]

Let me know further examples for adjectives like" iam done, he is gone "likewise I mean participle adjectives incase of both intransitive and transitive having object or without objects or rather like ...
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“I took one last look down the dark corridor, then hurried to rejoin them.” What does it mean? [on hold]

I don't understand the phrase's meaning: "I took one last look down the dark corridor, then hurried to rejoin them." What does it mean? Please help me. Thank you.
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'They ride a bike.' vs 'They ride bikes.'

'They ride a bike.' vs 'They ride bikes.' I don't know the difference between these. When each person rides a bike one by one, Can I use this sentence? >> 'They ride a bike.'
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How and when do (prescriptive) grammarians use (descriptive) linguistics?

How and when do (prescriptive) grammarians use (descriptive) linguistics? I'm asking because I have a (very nebulous) interest in using learning about linguistics for this reason. An answer with ...
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Meaning of phrase “knock against sth.”

I have encountered the phrase "... the knock against [sth.]" from this reddit comment. Does this mean that the person has concerns or problem with [sth.]? Is this expression used commonly? The full ...
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“Ageing is more and more difficult for many people” or “Ageing is the more and more difficult for many people” [migrated]

wich one is more correct: “Ageing is more and more difficult for many people” or “Ageing is the more and more difficult for many people”
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…Your baby gonna come out naked

I heard this in a casual how-to video. It seemed random and not associated with anything they were doing. Someone said, "My favorite one is... your baby is going to come out naked. If you keep working ...
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“Since” usage in Future Perfect sentences

My friend gave me a sentence in Polish "odkąd pływam minie 8 lat przed koncem tej klasy" to translate into English. And so i did, it is what i came up with "It will have been 8 years by July since i ...
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Future perfect or Past simple in colloquial?

Do you use the complex structure of Future perfect in colloqial speech or resort to simpler Past simple? The sentence: We're going to look for a place until the 2nd of June. Then we'll gather to ...
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Is there a word that encompasses the meaning of both “sort” and “filter”?

Filtering seems to be like restricting things out of a group of things, while sorting is keeping the group of things the same but changing the ordering. Wondering if there's a word that can classify ...
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Is the sentence “On our wedding day I was forty-six, she was eighteen” an example of a comma splice or an example of incorrect list formation?

I would argue that the phrase “On our wedding day” implies that the following two clauses are being listed together as pertinent information, rather than that there are two independent clauses. For ...
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Is it correct to abbreviate etc as &c?

I recently asked someone why they had several instances of "&c" in their writing, to which they told me that &c is another abbreviation for et cetera. I have since looked it up and understand ...
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What's the name of this grammar error: “due to him having…” [duplicate]

I know there's something wrong with the way the indirect-object pronoun "him" and the gerund "having" are being used here, but I can't put my finger on it or find it on Google. Here's another example: ...
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New words invented but how to propagate?

To write is to invent words, and one invents words from everyday experiences. Today during a long disGussion with a juvenile mind I thought up diaPERtribe, evidently from diatribe and diaper. Is there ...
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Use of “the” among list of proper names

When listing proper nouns in a sentence, must I use "the" before each proper noun, or can the first "the" constitute for the remaining nouns? Example: ...the Department of Transportation, the ...
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Go and into the jump, meaning?

I'm trying to understand what does "Go and into" mean here. The frame is approximately this one: there's a skater getting her trainings in front of a TV camera (which is supposed to create media ...
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Usage with conjunctions

She bought one for her, one for him. She bought one for her, and one for him The horse ran out of the gate, across the field. The horse ran out of the gate and across the field. Are the ...
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What does "disingenuous“ really mean in English? Any good definitions?

It is like hypocritical? German translating dictionaries give me "unaufrichtig" mostly but I think that's only an approximation. I'm not sure I am really understanding the word.
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Can I use “whom” to refer to a non-person?

Person one says: I'm switching my phone carrier from company X. Person two replies: To whom are you switching? It feels wrong to me, but I don't know why or what the grammatical justification ...
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"Fun Killer' Phrase

Can we use the phrase “fun killers” to describe people who watch the new episode of a show and start talking about it in front of their friends, who have not watched it yet, to spoil and ruin the ...
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“Rubric” as meaning “signature” or “personal mark” — is this accepted usage?

I am reading a book about Spanish California, and the author uses the word "rubric" to mean, I think, "personal mark attesting to a document." I don't have access to the original manuscript documents, ...
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When do I put a comma before the word 'on'?

For example, why is there a comma before 'on' in this sentence: So, return to the case of Max Greene and consider the way in which satisfaction made by Max Greene should be understood, on the ...
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Is “wheatfield” a valid word? [on hold]

I do know that the field in which wheat grows is called "wheat field" (which is a compound noun). Though, I'd like to know whether there is a simple noun to express the same notion. A potential ...
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Word for kind of descriptive/metaphoric style

On a web-show called Bravest Warriors there is a character called Paralyzed Horse. He has a tendency to make these interesting monologues and I was curious if there was a name for the kind of language ...
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What's the word for?

What's the word for a place and/or activity where a small number of people stand in the streets with information boards in their hands and inform the passersby people about something (which the ...

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