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What are first/second/third cousins?

Once I was told that I am the second cousin of my uncle's son? Where the number before cousin doesn't depict the number of cousins, but rather it tells how close of a relation you are in with the ...
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Which words the speaker wanna emphasize with the most prominent stress in the below video?

In "And I can see a couple of really brainy TED faces there", I can hear she really wanna emphasize "see", "brainy" and "TED". These three words seem to be the most prominent, but how about "really"? ...
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How to answer a question begins with “has”?

Q: Has your daughter come back from Australia? A: Yes. She ____ there for three years. A. has stayed B. stays C. stayed D. had stayed I think the answer is D because "staying ...
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Does 'feelings of solitude' sound good or correct?

I always see/read sentences like : '..and this can cause you to have feelings of loneliness.' or 'but it’s hard to cope when feelings of worthlessness and loneliness persist.' So I wonder if it ...
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Is “Do you know some writers?” grammatical?

Is "Do you know some writers?" grammatical? I mean, does that mean do you know a number of writers that isn't a few nor a lot but some? Is there ever used or could it be in that sense?
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at a loss (meaning)

I would like to know the meaning of "at a loss" in the following context. I had a friend, a girl. One day I asked her to stop being friends. So she sent me a message saying: "Only God will know ...
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What is the difference of the words

What is the difference? He is not even mistaken. He is not even wrong.
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A short-term course presenting lots of information

I wonder what do you call 1- a course in which the teacher has to present all the information given in a normal-length class (e.g. a three-months course) within just one month? Or 2- a course ...
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“Summarize” Vs “Condense” Vs “Shorten”

I wonder how these words differ in meaning: To shorten (which means to make something like a piece of speech or a text shorter) To condense (which means to reduce something in length) To summarize (...
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The change of the tense in the main and the subordinate clauses

I have found the two sentences in Michael Swan's Practical English Usage .(page no 556) 1.This discovery means that we will have to spend less on food. 2 This Discovery will mean that we spend ...
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Please break down a complicated sentence

“And so, finally, this: A third gift of darkness is a more intimate connection with the natural world. When light falls away and darkness comes on, when killdeer fall silent and the hedgerows ...
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Which one's correct? “Sir was absent” or “Sir were absent”

Which of these is correct? 1) "We heard that Sir was absent today, therefore, we didn't show up for class." 2) "We heard that Sir were absent today, therefore, we didn't show up for class." Context:...
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What the voicing of air from a mouth called?

What the voicing of air from a mouth (without syllable) called? For example when we say the consonant "sh" without a syllable. It's usually happens when you want to quiet a child or something like ...
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recommended , suggests, mandatory

The tribunal recommends that the dept reassesses the appellant within 18 months. Is this obligatory, a suggestion or mandatory? Is the department obligated to reassess within the limited time? Or ...
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Any comment or any comments? Of or From?

Can you tell me which sentence is correct: 1) I'd appreciate any comment of (from) you. 2) I'd appreciate any comments of (from) you. First, I think "any comments" is correct but I also read a ...
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Seven out of 10 sentences are not descriptive. Why are the other 3 descriptive?

I have read carefully Contributor's Guide to English Language Learners (Giving your question a title). Somebody says the following sentences: Is this grammatically correct? ...
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About the form of “service”, plural or single?

From designer city-centre hotels to palatial mansions and even private islands, Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers a unique and personal travel experience around the globe. From designer city-...
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“This” vs. “That” in reported speech

1- Let's suppose that Mary is saying this on September 2019, and I'm reporting her words in November of the same year; can I keep (this winter) in the reported speech, or should I stick to the rule ...
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To include something in your daily routine/plans/schedule/timetable

Let's imagine someone is giving some pieces of advice to a person who is looking for some hobbies for their leisure time. He says: Have you ever read about the benefits of reading books?! Did ...
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Grammar present simple, simple future, present continuous

Taking your example "I eat cereal for breakfast" and your descriptions concerned, please let me know what is the different between that and the sentence "I am eating cereal for breakfast" being used ...
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That’s another story vs That’s a different story

That’s another story. That’s a different story. They seem the same to me. But I hear they have different meanings. What’s the difference?
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whether 'thanks for doing something' can only be used for stuff in the past

'thanks for coming', 'thanks for listening' etc are usually used at the end of the meetings. Can they ever be used at the beginning rather than the end?
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What is meant by “meaning systems” in this sentence?

I read a sentence in an article in The Hindu which was: Certainly some people identify strongly with their community, others identify weakly, and still others move on and adopt the meaning systems ...
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I'm easy to please / I'm easy to be pleased

We have a phrase: I'm easy to please. This means: I can be pleased easily. Shouldn't the phrase be: I'm easy to be pleased. Just like: The game is easy to be played.? Thank you.
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The verb “Address” here

I am currently reading this article, and I found a line, “The Administration’s objective should continue to focus on real structural reforms in China that address unfair trade and investment ...
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What does roll mean here? [on hold]

Trump is on a roll! I saw this in an advertisement for house mortgages. any idea ?
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Is it correct to say imbued in the following sentence?

Can I just say I am imbued to see this show - such as - I am inspired to see that ?
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can “awaits” go with "still'

Which one is correct? "I hope and pray that a job still awaits at US for me." I hope and pray that a job still awaits at US." "I hope and pray that a job awaits at US."
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What is wrong in the following sentence and why? [on hold]

Xuan Truong is one of the Vietnamese football players coming to Thailand this year.
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Looking for an English equivalent to the following Spanish term [duplicate]

The term "paga fantas" is a person who does whatever it takes to gain a girl's approval, in hope that upon paying for a girl's drinks, doing her favors, carrying her bag/purse/handbag, listening to ...
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Relative position of the name of a thing

Is there any rule of where to place the name of a brand/movie/book (before or after the noun)? I would usually put it before the noun if the name has only one word. Examples: The "Apple" brand is ...
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Answering with “Doing alright” to “How are you”

"Doing alright" sounds like a good answer to "How are you doing?". Is it an acceptable answer to "How are you?" too?
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I am with them in Paris/ I am in Paris with them

Is there any difference between I am with them in Paris and I am in Paris with them.
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What does “just before dawn” imply in this sentence?

I read this in the book "Kafka on the shore" which was: Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, ...
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How do we use the idiom “come down on”?

How do we use the idiom "come down on"? Looked up a dictionary and found the following: come down on (someone or something) To scold or reprimand one harshly. It was a mistake, so don't ...
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Word for words created or coined to harm or create havoc

What would you call a word created or coined to harm someone or some group of people or cause havoc. I think there is a need for such a word as a from someone's point of view there are always words of ...
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Lying in bed vs lying in my bed [on hold]

Lying in bed Lying in a bed Lying in my bed Lying in the bed Are there any difference among these four sentences?
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Take someone's word for it

This sentence: I took his word for it. I know the meaning of the sentence: I believed what he said was true. My question is "why". Or, in other words, how to interpret this grammatically, ...
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Correct preposition for places

I was lying in my bed in my room on the first floor of the 2nd house of the alley where I lived for more than a year I was lying in my bed of my room in the first floor of the 2nd house on the alley ...
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“you will get asked” (single action or multiple actions?)

Am I right that the phrase you will get asked can mean both single action and multiple actions depending on the context? Can I use different grammar (e.g. different tenses) to clarify whether I ...
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To be told you are “Negative” when you are not? [on hold]

I have been listening to folks been told they are "negative" but I believe they are not being rational. Not all statements made is meant to be received negatively. It's how the receiver takes it. ...
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Difference between “career progress” and “career progression”

The definitions of "progress" and "progression" are very similar in the Merriam Webster Learner's Dictionary. Progress: [noncount] 1 : movement forward or toward a place 2 : the ...
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“results' statistics” vs. “results statistics”

How should I write this. There are many results. we remove them them from our results' statistics vs. we remove them from our results statistics vs. we remove them from our result ...
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would rather hadn't stayed / not have stayed

I think there is difference between these two sentences, but can't quite feel it. Could anyone tell me if there is indeed some distinction. 1) He would rather hadn't stayed for dinner 2) He would ...
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“response” data or "responses data2

I am not sure if I should use plural or singular. I have many responses. I have a sentence like: We summarise the responses data vs. We summarise the response Which one should I use?
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Is it using “like, e.g.,” seen as incorrect?

I'm trying to give an example for muting an Alert on a technical guide: An Alert should communicate clearly and as soon as its conditions meet. However, some circumstances may lead to ...
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How to stress a word in a sentence? Speak louler and clearly or say higher in pitch?

I can easily find out which word that is stressed in a sentence if it's (1) both said clearly, loudly and said in the highest pitch range of that sentence. But in some cases, the speaker just (2) says ...
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What is the meaning of “blunder down”?

What is the meaning of "blunder down" in the following sentence? Sam blundered down the steps. Does its meaning depend on sentences?
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“connect artist and listener” VS “connect artists and listeners”"

A STEINWAY intimately connects artist and listener, and invites its owner to join a tradition of musical perfection, making it an invaluable investment. A STEINWAY intimately connects an artist and ...
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Use of ing without helping verbs

A few days ago I came across this post: "How people feel after sharing a post about Amazon forest fire thinking that will put it out". Since then I have not been able to comprehend the grammar ...

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