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What Does He Do

-The first verb is "does"(third singular singular form of "do") because subject and verb must agree in number. -The second verb is "do"(base form of "do") ...
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Word that means 'speak comfortingly/reassuringly'?

ENCOURAGINGLY adverb. /ɪnˈkʌrɪdʒɪŋli/ /ɪnˈkɜːrɪdʒɪŋli/ ​in a way that gives somebody support, courage or hope.
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Hypernym for reading a book and listening to an audiobook

You could always just say, "I completed 10 books this year" or "I finished 10 books this year." The format, whether it's visual or auditory doesn't matter.
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Word or phrase to describe bashing one's opponents to make oneself look good

There is a more or less informal term that does not explicitly aim at saying that the perperator's intent is to enhance his/her reputation in the eye of the audience, but which implies this ...
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Word or phrase to describe bashing one's opponents to make oneself look good

I would say this is called character assassination. the slandering of a person usually with the intention of destroying public confidence in that person [Merriam-Webster] Another such word is ...
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Word or phrase to describe bashing one's opponents to make oneself look good

You would like to express the concept of "defaming or speaking ill of someone just to raise your own standing or reputation." Generally in the political realm this is called negative ...
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Word or phrase to describe bashing one's opponents to make oneself look good

You might consider the adjective self-serving Serving one's own interests, especially without concern for the needs or interests of others. Exhibiting concern solely for one's own interests: a ...
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Comparison (using Ellipsis)

In all these cases, the verb can be omitted in its second instance, and usually is more in line with contemporary English usage. That is: John is taller than Jim is "better" than: John is ...
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Word that means 'speak comfortingly/reassuringly'?

Maybe try: "Oh, honey, what's wrong?" her mother lissed. Seems to be a bit antiquated though, but it seems onomatopoeic enough and also fits the meaning.
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What's the difference between "Collaborate" and "Cooperate"?

All collaboration is cooperation but not all cooperation is collaboration. The sense of collaboration comes from the Latin "labōrāre to work" and this was physical work and co -> together*...
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The phrase "belong to" in a question

Yes, you can (but see the bottom of the answer for why it doesn't matter). The process is called Pied-piping in English syntax. It happens in wh-clauses, like questions or relative clauses, where a wh-...
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