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Word present and everywhere

Which is the correct one? 1. God is present everywhere 2. God is present at everywhere 3. God presents everywhere 4. God presents at everywhere
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How to write from this, to that, to that, to that

For example, if I were writing the menu options for a restaurant, how would I write something like this? Restaurant ABC offers many different dishes. From pizza, to burgers, to shakes, to fries, ...
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“News that matter” or “News that matters”?

I would like to ask which one is correct. This is for a slogan. I just cannot seem to understand which is the right one to use and why. Both sound fine to me, albeit the first one sounds better.
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Anyone knows how to correct this sentences?

I also have a gift on Mathematics, This is one of the extract from my profile description. I figured the "on" is incorrect and I need to replace it with other preposition. What is the correct ...
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Usage of “all” in a sentence

"All the apples in the basket are good" vs "All the apple is good" [meaning the whole apple is good?]. Are both usages correct? If yes please explain why. From here it seems both the usages ...
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What is an idiom, phrase or expression for situation such as “throw a pigeon among cats”

Normally there is a idiom "throw a cat among pigeons" but what is being inquired here is "throwing a pigeon among cats" where cats are predator and pigeon is the prey and pigeon is trapped between ...
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Quick links, Quicklinks or Quick-links?

Which is the correct spelling? Quick links, Quicklinks, or Quick-links The context is websites providing links to their users under this rubric. Naturally, I tried looking this up in various ...
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what's the difference between i have no choice and i don't have a choice

I want to know what's the difference between sentences which have in it I have no and I don't have. (eg. "I have no dog") and (eg. "I don't have a dog") is there any difference in meaning or someone ...
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English Speaking Practice [on hold]

How I can practice? Please tell me. Online source for practice. I’ve tried enough but failed.
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Please review my essay [on hold]

Children are experiencing the increasing educational, social and commerical pressures. What are the causes? What measures do you think can be taken to reduce them. In recent years, teenagers are ...
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Word for articles grouped in a Series, but not initially intended to be a part of any series

I'm trying to find a word to describe a particular grouping of individual articles within a specific topic. The context for this word is I have a blog, and on the blog I have a bunch of articles. A ...
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I do not understand this phrase [on hold]

Could anybody help me to understand this phrase in order to proceed for french translation. You know, Debbie, it's not important to feel those feelings growing any faster than you realize as you ...
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Differences between To throw and To throw at?

I throw the paper to you. I throw the paper at you. What is the difference? And why and how the "at" changes this meaning?
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Can I say “empower toward”?

This is a one line description about how I am trying to describe my work. However afraid the grammar is not correct and can't find anything about it on the web. "Empowering teams toward efficient &...
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personal pronouns in object position but subjective case

Why is this right? Give the baton to he who is closest to you when you run by. Does the case of the restrictive clause drive the case of the sentence object?
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Word for brands that mass produce cheap goods too?

I can't remember where I read this term/word. It's a name given to those brands that also produce goods that are cheap along with expensive ones, therefore still allowing people to hold on to the '...
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What is the justification for the difference between “venom” and “poison”

In the last few years an Internet meme has been going around that "poison" is a substance that has a negative effect when ingested, while "venom" has to be injected. Ergo, "poisonous snakes" should ...
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Repeating “can” in this context [duplicate]

I am writing to inquire the correctness of the following usage of "can": ...can cause much confusion and can be potentially used by adversaries Or can I just omit the second "can"? ...can cause ...
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Can I use Present Perfect and Past Perfect together like this?

At a certain point in time, someone gave me something. At a later time, I tried using it. Now, I'm talking about the attempt. I wonder if I can talk about it like this: "I've tried using the thing ...
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Meaning of bolded line here

Pauline had said with a tinge of pride. “Please, have a look at them.” She pointed at the array of photographs that hung on all three sides of a small canopied stall, around a chair by which she stood....
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Phrase for showing your astonishment

I am looking for an expression which shows that I'm surprised at something. For example: What sorcery is this? What is a good formal expression to show that I'm completely astonished and also make ...
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Looking for an idiom

What is a classic saying for a third party getting all the benefit while two others are fighting. For example (from wikipedia): Two dogs fight for a bone, but a third one runs away with it.
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come up with a present / souvenir / item

Recently I learned the idiomatic expression "come up with". Does this sound odd when I use this expression with nouns such as presents, souvenirs, items, etc. like "I came up with a unique present / ...
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'can' in if-clause

Is it ok to use "can" in the if-clause of Type 1 conditional sentences? For example: "I'll try find the audio files later. If I can't find them I'll record everything for you" Is this sentence ...
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meaning of 'show-and-tell'

Me and a few of the other guys were doing a recruiting show-and-tell at Federal Plaza. The speaker is a coastguardsman who just joined an sector. I thought 'recruit' means 'enlist someone in the ...
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Multilinguists and polyglots

A multilinguist is one who speaks or knows many languages. A polyglot is one who speaks or knows many languages What is the difference between a multilingual , multlinguist and a polyglot? can ...
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When can I omit the auxiliary verb in Past Perfect…?

I've come across two examples of past-perfect in the textbook and was wondering if someone could please explain why the latter sentences still use 'had' and why it shouldn't be omitted: 1) When I ...
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What bolded word represent here

Half-orphaned at the age of twelve, Vincent decided to support his mother and the dog, Puppy, for the two summed up to everything that was left of him.
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Whats the term for words used to mean “in terms of _blank_”

I recently noticed that some words can be used in a sentence to literally mean "in terms of". For example, compare the uses of these two sentences, "He kept his accounts religiously." "Religiously, ...
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When to use “once-in-a-lifetime” and when to use “once in a lifetime”?

The first one has - connected and the others do not have, this two seem to have the same meaning but my teacher say not, what is the difference between them?
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Does “accrued great appreciation of his dedication” sound right?

Here is the sentence, During the 4 year collaboration, we accrued great appreciation of his professionalism. My question is about 2 words, "accrued" and "of". First, I never see such usage as "...
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Is “stand in the locker” correct?

My teacher often carelessly say something like that, I am wondering the preposition "in" is correct and what preposition can replaced if this is incorrect.
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When is could too repetitive?

I am having trouble figuring out when to use the word, could. For example, in the sentence "There is a possibility that person had hit my car". If I used "could have" instead of "had", I think it ...
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Idiom for an everyday occurrence that goes unnoticed until pointed out, and then it's noticed all the time [duplicate]

Is there an idiom or a word for the case of a commonplace that goes unnoticed, and then someone points it out, and then people seem to notice it all the time. In the case I'm thinking of, there are ...
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Can something that is one-of-a-kind be “rare”?

Perusing some for sale listings of guitars, many of them are Custom Shop, i.e. built to customer specification and not off the wall production models. By definition, these are one-of-a-kind ...
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Is there a term for a word in the middle of another?

I searched in google and "matryoshka" words and "tmesis" are not what I am looking for. here is a couple of examples: broken, believe... is there a specific term for it??
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How do I make this sentence grammatically correct?

As this week’s lesson comes to an end, we have now completed both Unit One and Two, a perfect time to reflect on what we have learned. I think there is something wrong with the tense here, but I'm ...
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What are the poetic devices used in this sentence?

In the following sentence, I'm hesitant toward which of these devices: Assonance, consonance, alliteration, repetition and rhyme is/are being used with the bold words. "Then I bethought me of a ...
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Difference between portable, mobile, handheld and wearable devices

What are main differences in portable, mobile, handheld and wearable devices in technical area and what are some examples of devices from each category?
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“I regret that Mary said that John had bought {something / anything} in that shop” [on hold]

In the following sentences, would you, native English speakers, use the "any" form or the "some" form? Thank you very much! a) I regret that Mary said that John had bought {something / anything} in ...
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In this scene from the novel, 'The Martian', by Andy Weir, how does Mark Watney store hydrogen made from water in the tank? [on hold]

This is the scene from chapter 25, where Watney describes how he had produced and stored hydrogen, which he produced by electrolysing water. I need clarification of the bold part. LOG ENTRY: SOL ...
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Chicago Manual of Style Headline-Style Capitalization

In the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, §8.159, the following rules are given (among others) for headline-style capitalization: Capitalize the first and last words in titles and subtitles ...
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Is there any standard syntax for the colloquialism “it’s ___ is what it is!”?

I really struggled to find any instance of this phrase online; it’s difficult to search. Does it have a comma (i.e. “it’s ___, is what it is!”)? How would you write this verbal colloquialism down? (...
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Small and large adverbs

On the mathematics stackexchange site, I wrote: If you are certain that those earlier in the order will collectively reach a correct decision then you weight your vote so small that you do not ...
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Response to “Excuse me” when some one wants to pass you [duplicate]

It has happened to me a lot that when I am searching for an item in aisle in a supermarket and somebody says "excuse me" and passes me. What is a natural response to excuse myself here? What should ...
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Quotation marks or italics for foreign word…or both in certain context?

When a foreign word is used for the first time in text, it is generally italicized (or put in quotation quotes as an alternative). Is it ever correct to use both italics and quotation marks when the ...
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Using “had” more than once in a sentence

Can I use "had" the way I have in the first sentence? Or is the second sentence correct? (1) By the time he had descended the tree and brought the cat up, the squirrel had made a wall of acorns, and ...
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Time indiscrete or Temporally indiscrete

Is the word combination temporally indiscrete or time indiscrete correct adjectives, when describing for instance a system which works on the basis of continuous time (and not discrete time)? I am ...
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How should I use hyphenation in the following case?

I am writing an article about continuum mechanics and I would like to understand how to use hyphenation correctly. In continuum mechanics, you have objects called tensors (which are generalizations of ...
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When please is at the end of the request, but before a name, should there be a comma before and after the word 'please'?

I have found similar questions but couldn't find an answer to fit mine, so I am sorry if I have asked a question which has already been asked. This is an example of the sentence: "Sit down please ...

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