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What is the difference between "Chinese-Canadian" and "Canadian-Chinese"?

"a Chinese-Canadian" and “a Canadian-Chinese"? The phrases are couplings of substantives. They operate in the same way as “noun1 noun2”. noun1 noun2 = noun2 contextually associated ...
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What's the difference between "looked" and "had a look", which uses a delexical verb?

In "I had a look around the room," had is a light verb, one whose contribution in terms of meaning is small in comparison with that of its complement look; typically this complement is ...
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