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Why "having something UP one's sleeve," not "having something IN one's sleeve"?

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When to repeat words like "thousand“, ”million“ or ”billion“

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"I see" versus "oh really"

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Can I use "I drew three snowmen until 4 p.m." in this case?

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What's the meaning of "cut down on the sawdust"?

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"This might occur when a male and female horse see each other." — Why is it correct to use the singular "horse" with the plural "see" here?

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Is the term "dumping tours" a generic English term?

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How do you express that your children to sit down to study by themselves without your urge?

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What's the word similar to jittery in spelling or pronunciation, but means some privately-run transportation by small vehicles?

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What are mild versions of unrequited love?

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Why English IPA is so different across its definitions?

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What does "serves cubes and foam?" mean?

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Do you say "give a sociable compliment" when you mean you give a compliment as a way to socialize with people but it's not a true praise?

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Is it 'did you used to' or 'did you use to'?

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graphic design is my passion so you are(is it true?)

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Are "All right, so ....." and "So, yeah, ....." interchangeable when we start to talk about a subject?

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within five to six days

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She’s both of our 'daughters' or 'daughter'?

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can gourmet (n.) refer to food?

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What is a misreading error called?

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Why is the question tag for this sentence in Cambridge Dictionary shown like this? --- He gave up his job, did he?

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Difference between 'Used to be' and 'have been'

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"Tom they appointed (as) a manager was …" and "The manager they appointed Tom (as) is …" — Is "as" optional here?

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Why can “I want to X” turn into “I want to” but “I look forward to X” cannot become “I look forward to”?

3 votes
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The meaning of "debate" in this sentence

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Should "before getting" be changed to past tense when converting to reported speech?

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Who does "she" refer to in "She wasn’t the jealous type, but she’d always been curious, and Sabé rarely did anything first."?

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Usage of "I wish… so that…"

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"What are their values?" what is the subject in sentences like this?

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(Somebody's) way off of (any place/situation)

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What does "high" in "talking in high circles" mean?

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Is the phrase "to withdraw money from one account to another" correct?

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Publicly accessible balcony with doors to private apartments

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Fewer things that work better

2 votes
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What words for describing or referring to a person showing off wits?

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What do we call a small room in a boutique or a department store where we can try on a clothing?

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regarding which

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BBC presenter: "Some interesting thoughts there." --- What is the function of "THERE" in this sentence?

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as many/much .... as structure

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what word or phrase describes one who doesn't know about plants/flowers?

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"An a hundred millilitre bottle"

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"friend and contemporary": pleonasm?

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Is complicity not a antonym of simplicity? [closed]

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"There is" or "there are" with compound subjects that have a mix of plural and singular elements [duplicate]

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Why “apply for universities” is not ok, but “apply for college” and “apply to college/universities” are ok?

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Does it sound strange to say "I waited until the train had left the station."?

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What does the word decker mean? How can I use it in a sentence? [closed]

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"street, opposite the center"


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