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Can we use “need” in this way: “You seem to need danger and thrills in your life.”

I have been reading a British newspaper. On the newspaper, a counsellor advises a woman who have risked her life and tried dangerous things and is now upset. So, amongst many other things councellor ...
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Abigail is amazing Slang english american?

okay while I read Urban Dictionary I saw this Slang: Abigail and its description is: Abigail A Best Friend who understand everything about everyone, the most amazing person you'll ever come ...
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What is the grammar name

Hey i am not an English speaker and i have and easy question the nouns fish and shop etc when you make it verb its fishing shopping the question is there a grammar or schedule that shows how to turn ...
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what are the different between hit me vs hit me off in english american?

while I listened I song Cole Swindell - Hope You Get Lonely Tonight in a part it said this: You got my number baby hit me up, its said hit me up okay I understand what is hit and me but what is ...
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How to join 3 sentence in one sentence correctely in English

I have built 6 models. The parameters of these models are 2, 3 and 4. That is, the first and second model have 2 parameters each. The third and fourth model have 3 parameters each. The fifth and six ...
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What do you mean by the phrase 'You got it'

Can the phrase 'You got it' mean … you have succeeded in doing something informally?
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“Mine alone” or “Mine and mine alone”

I've been taught to avoid using same words in English. But why do native people sometimes use such things below? It's mine and mine alone. Listen to me, and listen well. Comparing to using "...
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I would go out with him but he didn't ask me

I would go out with him but he didn't ask me. I would have gone out with him but he didn't ask me. I think the second one is correct. But what about the first one?
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What do you call a person who keeps hold on documents/paperwork?

I am working on my research assignment and it needs me to list down my group mate's jobs on the paper. It will be great if one can answer ASAP. Thank you.
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How to avoid repeating “method A” in this sentence?

I try to say that the next example explain the idea my new method. However, I just repeat some words which make my sentence hard to follow. Here is my try: To simplify the idea of method A, the ...
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What does “looked death in the face” mean?

“Of course, you've looked death in the face before, haven't you?” said Rita Skeeter, watching him closely. “How would you say that's affected you?” I guess it could be a figure of speech as if ...
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“war on” or “war against” and “ ”war for"

we have waged a war against smog. we have waged a war on smog. If I want to figuratively convey the message we have started to tackle air pollution, smog in particular, which preposition should ...
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Using the passive with the names

I would like to say that I have a new matrix and I called it "Function matrix". I would like to express my sentence in a good way. Here is my try: The result of the functions are stored in a new ...
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What does “second” mean here and why did Jamie used it here?

This is from Jamie Dimon interview in Stanford: Character is a sine qua non and by character I also mean that they tell the whole truth, nothing but the truth. They do not shape the truth and they ...
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which is more suitable for Formal writing

what should I use in formal writing? plesase keep me informed of the outcome or abouth the outcome.
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“back and forward” or “back and forth”

The quill whizzed across the parchment between them, back and forward as though it were skating. I've never seen "back and forward" before. I doubt if it means the same as "back and forth". Is there ...
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What's the meaning of “feels like the real me”?

I've come across with the phrase below: When have I felt like the real me? I searched online dictionaries but I didn't find anything. So, could you please tell me what the meaning of "feels like ...
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The first or second conditional after “predict”?

What's the difference in meaning? Some scientists predict that if everyone in the world lived like an American, our fossil fuel supply would last for just fifteen more years. Or: Some ...
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Get fun instead of have fun

Is it grammatically correct to say get fun 'get pleasure, receive positive emotions' instead of have fun?
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“waver one's determination”

She never wavers in her determination to shoot for the moon She never wavers her determination to shoot for the moon. My question is whether waver can be used as a transitive verb that can ...
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Question of verb agreement with complex subject

A professional puppeteer could control all the puppet and tell stories on the basis of classic such as Faust. So mastering literature, as well as sculpting, painting puppets and making costumes, ...
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Is it possible to write “I am knowing” in this case

I know lyrics sometimes do not respect grammar, but is it possible to use to know in the progressive form? For example - I'm not even knowing if I'm coming or going, if to end or begin. This is ...
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What `be` can add to following statement?

Context: I asked reason for a statement in Question and answer forum. I got two possibilities in this scenario. How can it be possible? OR How can it possible? My question is how be changed ...
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Why “have” is not a linking verb

Have can be a state of being verb. And a state of being verb is a linking verb. Why is have not a linking verb?
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“outlook” VS “prospects”

Some people are concerned about the outlook of China-US relations. Some people are concerned about the prospects of China-US relations. In my dictionary avaliable in Chinese, outlook and ...
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What is modified by 'only' in this sentence?

“I didn't put my name in that goblet!” said Harry, starting to feel angry. “Yeah, okay,” said Ron, in exactly the same sceptical tone as Cedric. “Only you said this morning you'd have done it ...
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How to understand “for all the notice anyone took” in this context?

…Everyone wanted to know how he had done it, how he had tricked Dumbledore's Age Line and managed to get his name into the goblet.… “I didn't,” he said, over and over again, “I don't know how it ...
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Is “have” a copular verb

I wonder if have is also considered as a copular verb beside be. The reason is that have can sometimes be used as state of being like be. For example, we say "he has a degree in linguistics", which is ...
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As soon as structure: save/ saved/ have saved?

I'm currently very confused about the structures of 'As soon as'. There are three sentences that I can't decide which is gramatically correct. As soon as I save enough money, I'll get a new bicycle....
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what does “bank” mean here?

Jamie Dimon said in interview at Stanford “ We bank 50 million people on out households and soon we are going to have online investing and robo investing” I am nkt sure if we bank 50 million ...
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left or forgotten?

I'd like to know whether left or forgotten is correct in the following: The librarian always goes all around the library before closing time in case someone has left / forgotten something. I'd ...
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What does “spinning” mean here?

Jamie Diamon in his interview in Stanford said “ if I allow spinning to the public, you are going to spin to me” I found spin meaning as confused and several other meanings but I am not sure what does ...
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What happened to you? [on hold]

My husband is from Peru and is an intermediate English speaker. When he gets frustrated with me (an American) he say's, "What happened to you?" As a fluent English speaker and American citizen, I ...
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Leave, pour or drop

I would like others to tell me which verb is correct in these sentences. Is there another verb which fits best? I was leaving sand from my hand slowly. I was dropping sand from my hand ...
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“I propose you'” grammatically correct?

I would like to know if the following sentence is grammatically correct I propose you that we do this. Could you offer an explanation if it's not grammatical correct?
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Had+simple vs. (1)simple past using BEFORE then (2)simple past

Let's say I was cooking for breakfast, what is the difference between: My mom had warned me to be careful when using knives then I accidentally cut my finger with a knife. Vs. My mom warned me ...
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usage in this example

A survey was written by the company. (sentence) (past tense) A survey written by a company (phrase). (no tense) A survey written by a company suggested there were faults in the business. Does ...
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The meaning of “as much as” in this sentence

As much as the weaponry it produced as one of the “arsenals of the United Nations,” the TVA itself was potent propaganda, an authoritative, living symbol of how a liberal world could be constructed ...
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Order in the sentence

I would like others to tell me which sentence is written correctly. One of my friends took me this photo. One of my friends took this photo of me. Thank you!
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“in the next” is correct sometimes?

Today I thought of the possibility of an existence of a correct sentence that has the following words "in the next", because it seems to me now not logic to have such sentence since it has a needless ...
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“She very wants to do it” instead of “She wants to do it very much”

Is the sentence "She very wants to do it." could be correct in a meaning of: She wants to do it very much. ? I mean to ask if it is a grammatical sentence at all.
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Is this sentence ungrammatical? (Any reason why?) [on hold]

I don't know if it's wrong or not: Whose teacher of you am I?
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The process of determining a patient's prognosis

We can say for instance about patients diagnosed with tuberculosis that the X-ray tells the physician something about the disease progression in the near future: An X-ray is essential to determine ...
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How to decide whether to use 'which' or 'that' for a sentence?

After reading this article suggested by a friend, I feel more confused about the rules on how to use these words correctly. I have some examples below: Pluto is a planet which revolves around the ...
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“painful on the eyes” or “painful to the eyes”

The Goblet of Fire now shone more brightly than anything in the whole Hall, the sparkling bright, bluey-whiteness of the flames almost painful on the eyes. I feel "painful to the eyes" might be ...
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What does “Bless you” mean in this context?

“What's that?” said Ron, pointing at a large dish of some sort of shellfish stew that stood beside a large steak-and-kidney pudding. “Bouillabaisse,” said Hermione. “Bless you,” said Ron. ...
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WHY to say “a secret prayer” to zip the dress and what does it mean in this sentence?

I am not sure if I get this right : "a secret prayer" means "she is a little fat so that she prays the zip could go up"?? (a little fat is a fact based in the novel). And I neither get the meaning of "...
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Is it OK if the understood subject of a purpose infinitive is different from the main subject?

In the sentence below, the main clause (subject: patients) is followed by an infinitival that I understand to be a purpose infinitive. However, the logical subject of the infinitival seems to be the ...
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What's the meaning of “I could use another hand”?

Here are the conversation (a quote from The Marvelous Mrs.Masel) The two characters are preparing for a car to travel, and A is clearing up the backseat of the car. A: This car is unkempt, to say ...

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