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Can I say down north as well as down south?
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What is the meaning of "dog-food" here?
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Why "years to life" instead of "years of life"?
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What does "Somebody still hearts waterboarding" mean?
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Can we call "a robber" "a thief"?
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"In my early 20s, ..." or "In my earlier 20s, ...."
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How are tennis scores like "3-6 6-4 6-1" pronounced?
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"I sat a hundred evenings there"
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Is it enough or are these enough?
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Can reduction be applied to "I did this but I didn't do that"?
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Can “boyfriend” indicate an ex-boyfriend?
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word usage “only”
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The one is wrong is/are you
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my father's cousin's husband
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Difference between 'How ... enjoying the job'/'How ... getting on with your job'
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Is the phrase "flesh split" a tautology(needless repetition of the same thing)?
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Does "de-perplex" mean to simplify?
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What do you call this origami thing that kind of looks like a windmill?
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Owl's job (meaning)
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All magic comes with a price. Why "comes" not "come"?
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Check after someone [closed]
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It's too late. / Too late
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What is the American equivalent of "catch out"?
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What does "round pegs" mean?
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What does it mean "to channel" somebody?
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The Present Simple is used as a condition. Why not 'will'?
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Is it correct to say "don't let the door loose from the magnet"?
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The reference of ‘that’ in this context?
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How to negate a sentence
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Why here the tag question doesn't match the rules?
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Can the phrase "out of" be used to specify part of the whole?
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“Have some of that to see you home.”
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Correct or wrong? "They should have paid more attention on their first lecture about..."
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Can these two sentences coexist in the same contexts?
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"It wasn’t always like that" / "It hasn’t always been like that"
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"if you didn’t use imaginary numbers, the planes would have crashed."
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common meanings of "I've got it"
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relative pronouns - subject and object used inside the same clause
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Is ‘broken wing’ an English word?
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Could you explain the usage of "would + perfect infinitive" in this example?
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error by vs error of vs apostrophe [closed]
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In 1600s, in 500s
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meaning of continuum
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Perfect past vs past simple
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What does "points blue plus two" mean?
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Is it wrong "These are expensive engagement rings. Having said that, the rings are very glory."?
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Meaning of the phrasal verb "cut in" in context
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Cleaning a plate using your finger

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