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Is "nor" used correctly here as a conjunction? ("nor" at the beginning of a sentence)

I came across this sentence when I searched for the definition of the word "nor": "Cooking quickly doesn't mean sacrificing flavour. Nor does fast food have to be junk food." ...
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word usage “only”

I believe, Only mostly means as one of its kind. Correct me if I am wrong. Last week, I texted my friend asking her where she was she replied I am at home only. I was confused, Sometimes I see people ...
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Can reduction be applied to "I did this but I didn't do that"?

I opened the door but I didn't close I opened the door but didn't close I opened the door but not closed Which sentence gives the same meaning as in quoted? Do they actually give the same or ...
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Can I use "neither ... nor ..." like this?

I came across this sentence: They can neither read nor write, nor can they comprehend such concepts. The link to this sentence (1st definition of "nor", the last example) I'm wondering if ...
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the right way to introduce a vivid recollection in English

What's the right way to introduce a vivid recollection that you are about to share? This way looks kind of broken to me: As for his overall performance this year, here I especially have one vivid ...
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Cleaning a plate using your finger

What should be the verb for the action if someone takes the sauce, mayonnaise or curry on the plate with his finger into his mouth? The purpose is to consume it totally. to clean the plate with finger ...
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What does "to branch" mean in the following sentence?

I got this paragraph from a Programming Language book: Understanding selection statements: Every application needs to be able to select from choices and branch along different code paths. The two ...
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Can you use "neither" instead of "nor" in this case?

Is the usage of "nor" instead of "neither" correct in these sentences? : I did not believe his story, but neither did I believe hers. He didn't deny the reports, but neither did ...
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can't be helped by

What's the meaning of "helped" in the following passage? A modifying word usually specifies the czar's area of responsibility: drug is the commonest, followed by terms such as health, ...
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Is it enough or are these enough?

Suppose my mom asks me to fetch her medicine. I don't know how many pills she is going to take. I give her five. What would likely I say in this situation? Is it enough? Are these enough?
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Can the word "processor" means more than one processor, one thing? [closed]

Google translator as well as other machine translations translate the word (in a sentence) into plural form to my native language. I can't provide the sentence because it's confidential, but it is not ...
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leave or left in the situation mentioned below

I was talking to my coworker about another annoying coworker. My coworker asked, "Is she still here?" referring to that annoying coworker. I said, "I don't know but I wish she left.&...
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Are there any dictionaries or lists of attitudinal and intentional verbs, phrases and expressions?

Are there any dictionaries or lists of attitudinal and intentional verbs, phrases and expressions? I understand that there are idioms like "You don't say!", "Well said!", etc. in ...
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Owl's job (meaning)

I found this expression "This is usually the owl's job". Is "the owl's job" an idiomatic expression? If it is, what does it mean? I don't have much context information. This ...
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Box of Grade A's?

On an episode of Seinfeld, Kramer says "they ambushed me with a box of grade A's". What is that? I was unable to find a translation to that.
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(of + how) how sholud I understand the grammar

I have a question about (of + how) In those sentence, It's just a realistic assessment of how the world works. that they're learning, is positive evidence of how that language works. I wouldn't ...
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Using "on " as a preposition instead of "from"

I read the below text in a book in which the author used the preposition "on" in a new way to mean "from." she was brutally raped by a physician on the staff of the hospital. I am ...
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What does "points blue plus two" mean?

In Forrest Gump (1994), Lt Dan speaks on radio: Lt Dan: Roger, Strongarm, be advised we have incoming from the tree line at points blue plus two. AKs and rockets... What does "points blue plus ...
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meaning of continuum

This is an excerpt from a TIME article. Crowded, poorly ventilated indoor environments remain the riskiest places for COVID-19 transmission. It’s not impossible to get COVID-19 outside, but you’re ...
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What does "one item" refer to?

Lt Dan Taylor says to Bubba and Forrest Gump: Dan: There is one item of GI gear that can be the difference between a live grunt and a dead grunt. Socks. Cushion sole, OD green. Try and keep your feet ...
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In the centuries after the group separated/had separated?

I came across a sentence which has confused me because it is written in simple past instead of past perfect. The sentence is: In the centuries after the group separated, they evolved in two separate ...
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What does "round pegs" mean?

FORREST: Now, for some reason, I fit in the Army like one of them round pegs. It's not really hard. You just make your bed real neat and remember to stand up straight, and always answer every ...
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the grammatical point of this sentence

Would someone describe how this sentence is created? I am kind of confused about being part and what the original sentence before reducing had been: There was a sharp rise in the earning of the shop ...
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Had better plus present perfect vs 3rd conditional

If I say You had better have invited him. I'm referring to the point that the addressed person hasn't been invited yet. I was thinking that I can also say it like this: It would have been better if ...
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expressions with LONG [closed]

Are these sentences correct? It took no long for me to realise that ... It was not long before I realised that ... It didn't take long for me to realise that ... It didn't take me long to realise ...
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"Does this and this help?" or "Do this and this help?"?

Which one is correct: "Does this and this help?" ("this" and "this" as a whole/as one together) or "Do this and this help?" ("this" and "this&...
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What does "If it wouldn't be" mean?

Drill Sergeant says to Forrest Gump: Drill Sergeant: If it wouldn't be a waste of such a damn fine enlisted man, I'd recommend you for OCS, Private Gump. You are gonna be a general some day, Gump. ...
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A word to describe actions when someone try to avoid the cold

I'm looking for a word that illustrates this particular action. Like, you know how you kind of hunch your shoulder to avoid the cold in winter. Especially if you are wearing a scarf and you just maybe ...
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How meanings differ if you put 'always' in: "{1}, seat belts {2} should {3} be {4} used {5}."

Possible positions: Always, seat belts should be used. Seat belts always should be used. Seat belts should always be used. Seat belts should be always used. Seat belts should be used always. ...
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Which clause a preposition belong to matters to determine whether who or whom is used?

In general, both who and whom can be used in the following sentence, although whom may be preferred in strict grammar: I knew who/whom he was talking with. I think in the following sentence, whom ...
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of vs for grammar

In this sentence the British government on Saturday accused Russia of seeking to replace Ukraine's government with a pro-Moscow administration. Can I use "for" instead of "of"? ...
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Is it possible to put more than two prepositions before a relative pronoun?

I think the following is OK: I was talking to whom he was looking at. Question: Can I move the 'at' in front of the 'whom'? So the sentence will be: I was talking to at whom he was looking.
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What does the verb "borne" mean here? Is it used correctly?

The actor creates on the stage infinite sensations, feeling, or emotions that become the emotions of the whole theatrical audience. Before they become the subject of the actor’s embodiment, they were ...
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How to analyze the structure "as by ..."

In the fourth book of New Concept English, there is such a sentence as It is almost always due to some very special circumstances that traces of land animals survive, as by falling into inaccessible ...
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common meanings of "I've got it"

What are the possible meanings of "I've got it"? As far as I know, it may mean possession like here: – Jack you also need to have a backpack if you want to go with us. – Well, I've got it. ...
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What is the meaning of the phrase: "take huge leaps forward with"?

To be specific, I don't understand the meaning of the word "with". Here is a sentence: "Manufacturing innovation takes huge leaps forward with the 3rd generation Anaconda printing ...
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They saw my touching the chair?

a) They heard my arriving (my playing/my singing). – Gerund b) They saw my touching of the chair. - Gerund - wrong They saw me touching the chair. Could you, please, explain why the ...
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a matter/the matter of/for debate /a debate

The problem is this. 1 A matter of something means a question of something. This is a matter of time. = This is a question of time. This is a matter of debate. = Something can be solved or negotiated ...
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What does "the day has turned over" mean?

p1: What time is it? p2: The day has turned over. It is monday 02:50am, You've been unconcious for nearly 5 hours. p1: Otta got me didn't he? p2: He struck you over the head with a wok. What does &...
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meaning of 'but' in incomplete sentences

summary 'But' is a conjunction to express a contrast between two ideas. Incomplete sentences allow us to omit information without changing the intended meaning. This makes it difficult to identify the ...
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Meaning of the phrasal verb "cut in" in context

The following usage of cut in, I came across in the 6th episode of the 2nd season of "Narcos: Mexico." Here is the sentence it was used in. If we can weaken Felix without having to go back ...
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How can I be more expressive? [duplicate]

I want to be able to express human situations, human feelings, feelings, and instinctive feelings. What can I do to achieve such a feat and what verbal drills may I make for that sake. Here is a list ...
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by a/the bank holding the shares

Below is an excerpt from the article Can Stocks Be Traded on More Than One Exchange? A depositary receipt can be issued on a foreign exchange by the bank holding the shares with or without the ...
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Is it wrong "These are expensive engagement rings. Having said that, the rings are very glory."?

I mimic the sentense in book It's an expensive restaurant. Having said that, the food is very good. Is there wrong "These are expensive engagement rings. Having said that, the rings are very ...
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Meaning of "the possibility of a shared relation to music"

Nobody in this book is a musical genius. Garner takes her title from a textbook Athena keeps on her piano. Elizabeth mocks it: “God, listen to this—how pompous. ‘Bach is never simple, but that is one ...
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Can I say down north as well as down south?

Here are two definitions of the word "down" form TFD.com Down a. Toward or in the south; southward: flew down to Florida. Down b. in a particular part of a country: down south. According to ...
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"When you become something" conditional

I'm having trouble choosing the correct conditional in sentences that could be both about a general principle (0th conditional) or a possible future (1st conditional). Would these sentences be correct ...
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What is the meaning of "dog-food" here?

I was watching a programming course "Kotlin". The instructor of the training course was saying: "We focused on the use cases we knew about from our everyday work and from what other ...
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I saw/have seen him while I was there

Let’s say that while on a vacation I run across someone I knew. By now, the vacation has already ended. Which of the following sentences is correct? I saw him while I was there. I’ve seen him while I ...
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Can these two sentences coexist in the same contexts?

Can sentence “the white semicircle became black” and “the white semicircle disappeared” coexist in the same contexts? Or are they two different interpretations? I’m preparing for some exam.

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