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Is the usage of former and latter correct in this sentence?

Q - "When it started, it simply allowed users to find drivers. There was no app for the latter." Is it clear that 'latter' refers to drivers?
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What is “(informal) cultural player”?

Informal cultural players contribute disproportionately to their formal roles. Soul is the secret of success. Source: https://books.google.com.vn/books?id=iRArDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA268
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How did “flavored” come to mean “distracted”?

There is a scene in the movie Beautiful Girls: Marty: Are you OK? Willie: Yeah. Yeah, I'm... Why? Marty: You seem a little flavored today. Willie: No! No, I'm cool. Marty: ...
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What is the full form of “The whole management structure” here?

What is the full/sentence form of the phrase “The whole management structure"? IF THERE HAD BEEN the whole management structure? Perhaps the group’s structure accounted for its success. Were its ...
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I don't get the exact meaning of “have + somebody + gerund” in this sentence

Doctor: well , Paul... let's get u bandaged up, we'll have you hobbling out of here in no time is "hobbling" a gerund? to modify "you"? I'm not sure please give me some examples like this structure
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reference: here's one you may not be cognizant of

Is "one" properly used in the following? Does it have a grammatically correct referent? You know about addiction to drugs and cigarettes, but here's one you may not be cognizant of: fitness addicts....
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Whic tense is proper?

After reading a article, when i want to mention the writer's opinion, which tense is proper? For example, The writer claims that human right should be protected in the article above. I agree with ...
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Past tense and present tense?

Leonardo Da Vinchi collaborated with Marcantonio della Torre, an anatomist from the University of Pavia. Their collaboration is important because it marries the artist with the scientist. Similarly, ...
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What does “pound” mean here?

There is a scene in the movie Beautiful Girls: Willie: How they doing? Paul: You kidding me? All he ever thinks about is Darian Smalls. Willie: Come on! Still? Paul: Still! Nothing ...
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'By myself' vs 'On my own'

'I didn't hear this song when I was by myself, I heard this song by the road side when other people were playing music there.' Or 'I didn't hear this song on my own, I heard this song by the road ...
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Is there a word for “armed with nuclear weapon”

I was thinking that the adjective "nuclear" meant "armed with nuclear weapon", but while it's true, we can't distinguish it from "powered with nuclear fuel", which is what a nuclear submarine is, so ...
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What do you call a merging of two franchises?

I thought the word was "crossover", but I tried to google for "lego and lord of the rings crossover", but couldn't find anything, so I am wondering if there's a more suitable word for it. Let's take ...
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Is there any good synonym of “imagine being”?

I was thinking of the phrase "you can imagine being", but I want something more powerful and emotional than that phrase. Although the general idea of what I want to express is there, it doesn't sound ...
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Is adding “in the (professional league)” awkward here?

I am not sure if this is grammatically correct, I think it's correct, but it's weird and doesn't sound super idiomatic. Let's take a look at this example: We should replace all the old ...
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'reflection' or 'embodiment'

It is a scientific paper. My sentence is Wood's theorem is a reflection/embodiment of this principle What I mean is that, we have a very general principle, and there are many theorems in accord ...
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Bright yellow or light yellow?

What's the correct term about the colour of lemon juice. Is it bright or light? I am confused between these two terms. When we see any color we can classify it into two main groups: dark or bright /...
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Does this sentence sound right or need to be fixed? [on hold]

I was paying with the credit card but the transaction didn’t go through. I paid cash instead.
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What's called a person who works as someone who puts products on shelves in stores?

What's called a person who works as someone who puts products on shelves in stores (for example in supermarkets)? For example, if one of the products is missed, then he adds it again. I was told (by ...
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Is “they are by the hill” grammatical?

Can I write: They aren't by the lake, they are by the hill. My son had task in workbook to continue sentence They aren't by the lake, they are by the .... He wrote in such way They aren'...
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Joining two sentence s using a participle

I have to join two sentences using a participle. He staggered back. He sank to the ground. I think I can do it two ways ----- Staggering back, he sank to the ground. Having staggered back, ...
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In Haruki Murakami's “Barn Burning”, I don't understand a quote involving the phrase “a priori” which I also only barely understand

Here's the quote: “I was married, but that didn’t matter, either. She seemed to consider things like age and income and family to be of the same a priori order as shoe size and vocal pitch and ...
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Word for using words from other languages for stylistic effect?

We will go to the rendez-vous as madame demands it. What do you call the act of using a word from another language for stylistic effect like above as seen with the word bolded in black? I am pretty ...
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Is there a word that means “arguing as in protest”?

The boy * his mother when he was grounded for not doing his homework. I am pretty sure there's a word for it, but I can't remember it if there indeed is one. The above example shows how I want to use ...
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Using she for a steamer [duplicate]

Is the steamer being personified in the following sentence -- The steamer was delayed by the storm. She came into port a day late. Why is she used for a non living thing?
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What does “flow” mean here?

Does it mean "continuous movement" like No 1 in this link: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/flow_1?q=flow Tracy Kidder spent a year embedded in a group of engineers, ...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct [on hold]

Is the following sentence grammatically correct I won't go to Canada if I don't become a successful person. Also if there is any appropriate sentence better than this.
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Does anyone know how to distinguish between (1) [ Subject(plural) + are + Object(plural) ] and (2) [ Subject(plural) + are + a/an Object(singular) ]?

For example: Computers are important research tools Computers are an important research tool. Does anyone know how to distinguish between (1) and (2)?
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adjective or adverb - She lay asleep

She lay asleep on the bed. Is "asleep" an adverb or adjective in the sentence above? I found that "asleep" can be used as an adverb in Merriam-Webster (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/...
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What does the expression “professional or public body” mean in the following phrase

Fee: a payment made to a professional person or to a professional or public body in exchange for advice or services. I mean, I know what a "professional person" is but I can't figure out the meaning ...
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What does 'state of grace' mean here?

I used this link but couldn't understand it: vocabulary.com State of Grace The context: Descriptions, prescriptions, and theories about improving teamwork often miss the deeper secrets and ...
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What is a good word for “The reason why”?

Tim was a thin boy. _____ many days, he would even starve. What word (or phrase should I use in place of _____)
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Is the sentence “She's been shopping for how long?” grammatically correct?

Is the sentence "She's been shopping for how long?" grammatically correct? I'm concerned that it sounds too awkward. In context, it is obvious that I am asking how long Thora went to the shop for (it'...
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What does “Happen the gin'll work” mean?

It' a quote from TV drama Gentleman Jack S1E01, a historical drama, set in England during the first Industrial Revolution. Here are the lines: A: She says they were engaged. B: Did he know ...
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What's on the menu for dinner mom?

How do you usually ask your mother/wife etc. "what they have cooked to eat for a meal like a lunch or a dinner? Does it sound idiomatic and polite to ask: What's on the menu mom? If not then ...
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I only know I know nothing

Take this sentence I only know I know nothing What if we write it as: I only know I nothing know Question Nothing is an adverb and should be placed after the verb (please correct me if wrong)...
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“Serve sth out VS ”Dish sth out"

Based on many dictionary definitions the nuance between the two phrasal verbs below is so subtle that I cannot tell them apart at all! For instance I'm not able to distingush the foollowing sentences ...
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“Comprehensive quality” vs “comprehensive qualities”?

To be exact, Which one is correct? We should strengthen our comprehensive quality? or We should strengthen our comprehensive qualities?
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It rained well or rained good this year

If there is adequate, in fact a lot of rain in a year, is it natural (colloquially) to say: It rained well this year. It rained good this year. Do the bold words sound natural?
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Many experiences in many occasions are needed for a person in order to be counted as wise

There is a proverbial hemistich in my language about a person who is not well-experienced yet. It says: An unexperienced person should travel a lot in order to be wiser / experienced. [literal ...
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Which one is correct, “both in … and in …” or “in both … and …”?

Which one is correct? Asia is the largest continent, both in land and in population. Asia is the largest continent, in both land and population. I am confused because I've seen both of "both in .....
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What does “on the shame” mean?

It is from this article. It is in the heading. African women on the shame of hair loss. Does it just mean they feel shame?
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what is the meaning of “native” in “native year”?

I read a sentence in my history book which was: In the native year 1203, corresponding with 1796-97, the land advertised for sale comprehended..... I can't figure out what the word "native" means in ...
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“Guess something” or “guess at something”

I realize I don't know the difference between "guess something" and "guess at something". I really don't understand why anyone would use "guess at something" instead of "guess something"? 1- John ...
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Is the following sentence grammatically correct? — “The only problem is where do we start looking?”

I just came across the sentence given above in the question, and think that it isn't grammatically correct such that the correct one would have to be as follows; The only problem is where we start ...
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Usage of “to” between “to be” and the following verb

Here are several examples: Luis lost his job and was short of money, so what he did was (to) sell his flat and move in with his brother. The reason hundreds of students marched through the city ...
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“It seems that Japanese customs have been changing since around 1920 little by little.” What’s the mistake?

According to “Objective IELTS” the above mentioned sentence needs the following correction: It seems that Japanese customs have been changing little by little since around 1920. What is the ...
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Which of the following is correct: She will visit her friend soon or She will be visiting her friend soon

Which of the following is correct: She will visit her friend soon Or She will be visiting her friend soon
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When you don't want eat food

Please imagine your mother insists that you must eat something and you just don't want to eat because of lacking appetite, what would you normally say? I don't have appetite. I'm off my food. ...
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When your appetite makes you feel that you want to eat

When someone is off their food would probabely say something like: I lost my appetite. But how about the situation in which they feel they want to eat? What would you usually say here? The ...
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Someone who eats good things and in large amounts

What do you call a person who has gotten used to have quite high-quality and nutritious foods habitually and in a considerable amount? (Such that individual sometimes often devours their food!) The ...

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