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drop to the floor

The terrorist was hanging from a balcony two floors up, trying to pull himself up. The police officers shot at the terrorist, who dropped to the floor and died. (this is going on inside a shopping ...
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Is it natural or idiomatic to say “I can't eat dinner with just only rice/ bread. I want to eat with savory food”?

Normally, when you eat rice or bread, you often eat it with some food that is salty such as meat or food that is sweet such as sugar. Now, a person just eats rice or bread for dinner, do we have a ...
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to share something eatable with someone

If I wish to eat some of the chocolate my friend is eating. Can I say: 1. Give me a bite. 2. Share me a bite. 3. Let me take a bite. 4. Can you share a bite? Important: Does it have any taboos ...
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Collective Nouns and their possessive pronouns

The crowd is clapping their hands. The crowd are clapping their hands. The crowd is clapping its hands. Which one of the above is a correct sentence? The word 'crowd', being a collective noun, can ...
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Usage of rather

In the following two sentences which one is correct regarding the usage of rather Men are rather impressed by beauty then by character. Men are impressed rather by beauty then by character. I think ...
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Is it OK to say “use nothing”?

Is it OK to say "use nothing"? Looks weird to me for some reason, though sentences like "I know nothing about..." are perfectly grammatical, as I know. Maybe I should replace it ...
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Study thoroughly

Is the following sentence correct? The teacher asked the students to study thoroughly this book. I think the following sentence will be more correct The teacher asked the students to thoroughly ...
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What does “breakaway jockstrap” mean?

It's from the 11th episode of the 10th season of Friends. Here is the context: Roy: What's the matter? You never saw a 50 year old stripper cry before? Phoebe: You know, it's fine. We'll pay you. Roy:...
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“I never saw it before” vs. “I have never seen it before”

Is there any difference in meaning between I never saw it before and I have never seen it before when talking about life expriences? For example: I never saw such a big fish in real life before. This ...
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How to express “to raise your left shoulder up while lowering your right shoulder down and do the other way round repeatedly”?

When people dance, sometimes they raise their left shoulders up while lowering their right shoulders down and do the other way round repeatedly as shown in the picture. What is the common term to ...
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With her lap full of newspapers

Which of the following two sentences is more meaningful With her lap full of newspapers Amita was sitting with her husband on the steps of the temple when Bunty and Bitto came up. Amita with her ...
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Is my analysis correct in “This is a private beach, where its members play balls and take a sunbath when the weather is good.”

Before entering my question, I have to say that I have already asked a similar question today. However it contains some grammar errors so that it is not very good for a discussion about how to break ...
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What is the attitude when you call someone with title Mr.?

Here is a part of the conversation in a movie I watched: Bosley: Elena? Elena: Hi. Bosley: Welcome. Elena: Uh, Mr. Bosley? Bosley: Just Bosley. Elena: Thank you for seeing me. Two persons are ...
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Do slippers and slides (sliders) mean the same thing?

I wanted to know if slippers and slides mean the same thing, so I did a search and the following is what I found. It doesn't really say if they are one and the same. Are slides and slippers the same ...
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Need help to review if the syllabus is good, what should be inclusive or removed to teach English to local students for academic purposes? [closed]

Nouns: Singular and Plural / Countable and Uncountable Pronouns: Personal / Demonstrative / Distributive / Indefinite / Intensive / Interrogative / Possessive / Reciprocal / Reflexive / Relative / ...
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Is it correct to say “Climb the other way!” or “Climb the other way round!” or “Go to the other side and climb!”?

There is a climbing structure for children to play as shown in the picture. There are 2 flights of stairs and children can climb either side. The boy is standing on one side and you want him to go to ...
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Same as vs same like

When I walk down the street now, no one looks at me with the same disdain as they used to. When I walk down the street now, no one looks at me with the same disdain like they used to. When I walk down ...
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Slides versus sliders

Wikipedia explains that "a slider (maybe it will be better to make it plural?) is a form of footwear. They are backless and open-toed, essentially an open-toed mule. Slides can be high-heeled, ...
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Is my understanding of the relative adverb “where” correct?

My question: I am afraid I explained the relative adverb "where" wrong, especially in the (3). Is my understanding about the relative adverb correct? Let me tell you what I might have been ...
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What does the word 'dispropriate' mean in the following sentence?

The RSHT lawsuit highlights the dispropriate impact of abusive for-profit school practices on poor and minority students. source:https://www.studentloanborrowerassistance.org/reverse-redlining-...
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Phrasal verbs - account to is use in USA? and how?

I am studying phrasal verbs in English and i found this account to in the website i found they saying its meaning is: To answer to; to be responsible to. they gave us a example : My boss is the ...
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Which statement is correct?

Which statement is correct? I want to recreate her look to as nearly possible as I can. I want to recreate as nearly as possible as I can her look.
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How do we use within in a sentence?

I have some difficulties with the use of the word “within” in essays. I know it means “inside” or “in”, but I don’t know in what contexts I should use this word. “I am in my house” makes sense, but I ...
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What does just mean?

It was written on a T-shirt: "do not disturb. just don't." What does "just" mean here? Does it mean that all I want is that you don't disturb? There is a difference of opinion ...
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Can the word “genocide” be used as a verb? If it can't, what are the alternative verbs?

Here, on Wiktionary, it says we can use "genocide" as a transitive verb to mean "To commit genocide (against); to eliminate (a group of people) completely." In other dictionaries ...
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Use of that with same and subordinate clause

Which one these are/is correct and why ? He is the same man that can do it. He is the same man that he was. He is the same man as he was. This is the book (that) I lost He is the same man as can do ...
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“Do something in your own time” vs. “do something on your own time”

Could you tell me if there is any difference in meaning between do something in one's own time and do something on one's own time? For example, in the 12th episode of the 10th season of Friends, ...
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Imperative form: Have or Make?

I was listening Somebody That I Used Know (Gotye ft. Kimbra), I realize there's a phrase that is in the base form. Have your friends collect your records and then change your number... ...had me ...
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Looks back to see/and sees

The bus driver looks back and sees/to see two men fight at the back of the bus. The bus driver pulls to a stop and goes to pull them apart. As the men have calmed, the bus driver goes back behind the ...
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Verb Tense Consistency: How do I distinguish these two sentences?

Sentence 1:Simon said that he would come over next month. Sentence 2:Simon said that he will come over next month. Is these two sentences both correct? If yes, How do I distinguish these two ...
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“Where did I see this” or “Where did I saw this”?

My friend and I have been arguing about it. I may be wrong, but is the former of the given choices the correct one?
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“Bathroom” or “Restroom”

I have a specific question: Are Americans more inclined to use "bathroom" or "restroom" about a bathroom/restroom with several sinks and stalls in a company building?
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What's meant here by “All the old ladies born this very minute”?

In "The Vampire of the Village" by G. K. Chesterton, Dr. Mulborough was talking to Father Brown about a Great Scandal in their village, while they were going to a village by a train, saying: ...
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Can I say “He would be taller more”?

We know we can't say more taller but can we say He would be taller more.
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Is this sentence impolite?

I came across this sentence while I reading some questions randomly. The question starts with this sentence: This is a bit of a noob question so bear with me. Obviously, the user wants to excuse ...
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What does the highlighted sentence mean in the paragraph given down below?

"The emotions are the rawest of energies, and whether they realize it or not, most people wear their hearts on their sleeves."
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What does “there is something!” mean?

I have come across it in the 11th episode of the 10th season of Friends. Here is the context: Rachel: (finishing the last of her drink) I am soo not going to do good on my SATs tomorrow. Chandler: ...
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“How is it going for you ” vs “How has it been going for you”

If I want to ask someone if something is working out for them. What should I say? How is that working for you so far? How has that been working for you so far?
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Meaning of a “Standby” in this case

“I haven’t got a clue what this lot’s supposed to mean,” he said, staring down at a long list of calculations. “You know,” said Ron, whose hair was on end because of all the times he had run his ...
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Meaning of “in four days from now”

I said a sentence "I have my exam in 4 days from now" does this mean I have exam on 4th day or under 4 days ?
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Implication of “rebuttal” [closed]

He rebutted that HRA (1998) is to be adhered. Does the speaker refute that the HRA (1998) is to be followed, or vice virsa?
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Conditional 2 and harmony of tenses

While teaching yesterday I came across two sentences and I got stuck on them. If somebody offered me to buy a fur coat, I would say that it is too expensive. OR If somebody offered me to buy a fur ...
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“Use them only where it really makes sense to do so.”

Comma-separated expressions Use them only where it really makes sense to do so. Use them only where it really makes sense to. Use them only where it really makes sense. Which one sentence I should ...
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Further question about the difference between “having a hard time Verb+ing” and “having a hard time to Verb”

This question was once raised by Jirei and answered by MSalters already at the link below. Having a hard time "verb-ing" vs having a hard time to "verb" I, however, would like to ...
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Types of verb: State, Action, Event

Here [https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/verbs-types] I read: A verb refers to an action, event or state. I cleaned the room as quickly as possible. [Action verb] I don’t know ...
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Is it correct and natural to use the question “how could you have done it?” when expressing disbelief or surprise?

Is it correcr natural to use the question how could you have done it? when expressing disbelief or surprise? For example: So you are saying you made it. How could you have done it? You can't even ...
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Lost or had lost

Which one of the two is more idiomatic When he had lost the book he searched for it everywhere. When he lost the book he searched for it everywhere. I think the first one Because in the first one ...
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Either win or we're to win

Of the following two sentences which one is more idiomatic If he wins the prize I would be very happy. If he were to win the prize I would be very happy. I don't think the second one is correct but ...
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Can we use article the with water

Can I use article " the" in this blank. Fill the tumbler with ___ water. I have researched a lot and I found that "the" can be used with some uncountable nouns but I am still ...
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Type of container

What do we call the big round thing in the image that contains the small bowls? Is this a: a. container b. bowl c. dish d. plate e. platter f. OR WHAT?

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