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What is the English idiom about "expensive" that expresses the idea that "It is so expensive that you feel like you got ripped-off"?
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So, "Some advice" or "some advices"? Which is correct?
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What is the English term to say job quitting?
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Why do we say "I would appreciate it if you paid in cash," but not "I will appreciate it if you pay in cash"?
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Could you clarify /e/ and /ɛ/?
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Why do American speakers pronounce "the" as "/ðə/" before vowels?
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Is "I am running" or "I run" grammatical to say while running?
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Strong /strɔːŋ/ → stronger /strɔːŋɡər/ - Why do we have to put an extra /g/ in front of /ər/? Is it a rule?
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Is the expression "one's cup of tea" used in American English?
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How are "might" and "may" used in the past?
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So, Can linking verbs be used with "continuous tenses"?
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A spinster or old maid! What is a similar term for male?
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what does the preposition "up" mean in "He got beaten up by other kids in school"?
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We have "on Monday" for 1 occasion & "on Mondays" for repeated events, can we have similar patterns for "in July" or "in Winter"?
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What is the word that sounds like "caromize" which means "cook a dish until we can reduce the juice in that dish to being viscous"?
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Is calling a white person "white bread" considered racist in everyday conversation?
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What is part of speech of "fifteen minutes" in "She is fifteen minutes late"?
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Do people mean "*flea market*" is like the dirty market which has a lot of fleas?
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Why does /t/ after a consonant (ex: /ˈnaɪn.ti/) produce less air than /t/ at the beginning of word (ex: /ˈtaɪlænd/) or after a vowel (ex: /ˈraɪ.tər/)?
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"restaurant" has 1 or 2 morphemes?
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Is there a rule for forming plural compound nouns?
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How to express the idea that a person feels "anxious" because someone said something that is somehow relating / touching to his/her bad intention?
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How to position the tip of the tongue when pronouncing /s/ & /z/?
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What is the proverb of "big fish eats small fish"?
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Does "Streetwise person" carry any negative meaning?
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Is it correct to say "to sacrifice A for B" or "to sacrifice A over B"?
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Could you explain the differences between voiced stop, voiceless unaspirated stop, voiceless aspirated stop?
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Should the IPA of the word "conscious" be /ˈkɑːnʃəs/ or /ˈkɑːntʃəs/?
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Why can an adjective be placed after "eat" as in "garlic can be eaten raw"?
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Why do American people use simple past instead of present perfect with "ever"?
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