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Sitting on a desk or at a desk? What's the difference?

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Does "my grades suffered" mean "my grades became worse" or "my grades were bad"?

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What is the difference between "Donald Trump just got shot at!" and "Donald Trump just got shot!"?

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"All due respect to jazz." - Does this mean the speaker likes it or dislikes it?

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Can a festival or a celebration like Halloween be "invented"?

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Why does "They be naked" use the base form of "be"?

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Are both vocal cord and vocal chord correct?

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Don't make noise. OR Don't make a noise

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A class for students who want to get better at a subject, aside from their public education

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He is ill/well/highly reputed of

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The meaning of "tarmac ticket"

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Does the question "will I get transplanted" make sense to your ears?

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What does "as to" mean in "to request to be quiet, **as to** start (a meeting)"

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Interesting structure: --- "If you ever go to sell this place, let me know."

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How are "pursed" and "rounded" synonymous?

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How to understand "...we could all see our way past thinking…"

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Confusion regarding "since" vs "for"

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Why is the future perfect used in "This latest setback will have done nothing to quell the growing doubts about the future of the club."?

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Can 'as much as' be replaced by 'as well as' in 'Sam retorted that it was my fault as much as his.'?

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Should "as a ..." and "unlike ..." clauses refer to the subject?

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Do we always use "worsen" with something which is already bad?

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What does "steal so much as a single glance" mean?

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Does the proverb "having your cake and eating it too" imply hypocrisy?

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Requesting explanation on the meaning of the word 'Passerby'?

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What do American people call the classes that students go to after school for SATs?

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What is the meaning of "Attempt any air"?

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I would like to submit an opinion letter arguing that my sentence should also be considered correct

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Using colon to add reason for the statement

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The use of the definite article before cardinal numbers

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more than what people think vs more than people think

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Shoppers who've filled in everything but the total before they've set foot in the store.../ The exact meaning?

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Substitute for "has turned into"

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We are getting someplace/somewhere

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We saw a burglar climb/ climbing our wall?

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which one is correct, "looking forward to hear" OR "looking forward to hearing"

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In imperative sentences, is it correct to use a full infinitive (to do) instead of a bare

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Is it correct to say "glide my fingernail on the adhesive tape to feel its rim"?

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What is the difference between verbs "will" and "would"?

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Is "conversational" used correctly in this context?

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Using "Delight" Without a Preposition

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How to refer to the locations in lower depths of a waterbody (such as a lake)?

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Q1 2024 but 1H 2024. Why?

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What is the meaning of "yard" in "a yard across the street"?

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"Brass neck of her. Spoilt rotten, her."

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Negative "not" in the clause

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With what tense I follow up "it's time"

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Hell knows who/how

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Is there any word better than "English name"?


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