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What is the difference between “high possibility” and “high probability”?

I am aware that when some someone says that there is a possibility of something happening, that means that there is a chance that thing might happen. And when they say that there is a probability of ...
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What is the semantic difference between 'bizarre' and 'ridiculous'?

What is the semantic difference between words 'bizarre' and 'ridiculous'?
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Which of the following would be the correct word use?

Which sentence would be correct? Discussion around the possibility of them both being correct? The washer is broke. OR The washer is broken.
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“Do you want to paint anything?” or “Do you want to paint something?”

In the art center, I asked a kid "Do you want to paint anything?" or "Do you want to paint something?"
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Is it correct, if not then why?

I've been wondering if I can use this sentence ? "I wasn't expecting you here." - the character is approching after he says that. (original version) I thought that using present perfect continuous ...
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What is an open and enclosed parking area?

What is an open and enclosed parking area? Could anybody please break these two terms up for me? I've searched online, but still couldn't find a clear answer.
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“Know to speak” vs. “Know how to speak”

I know to speak English. I know how to speak English. What is the difference between the sentences above?
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“I'm going home for a shower. I'm going home and pack some things, we're getting out of here.”

I'm going home for a shower. I'm going home and pack some things, we're getting out of here. Are these sentences actions that happening 'now' he is 'going to somewhere' or is it a 'plan'? He's ...
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“Aspects in” vs. “Aspects of”

Is there any actual difference between "aspects in" and "aspects of", apart from their frequency? As far as I can see, the comparatively rare "aspects in" occurs especially when followed by the name ...
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Phrases about taking an elevator

I've made some sentences about using an elevator and I'm wondering if the sentences in each group synonymous, i.e. mean the same thing and correct. Could you help me see the difference between them if ...
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The difference between Detached Homes and Townhouses

A tutorial video calls the following image (A) as Townhouses and calls the following image (B) as Detached Homes what is the difference?
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The Mona Lisa painting [closed]

The Mona Lisa painting is considered to be a masterpiece. The Mona Lisa painting is considered as a masterpiece. Which one is correct to say?
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Were they also there?/Were they there too?

"What about your parents? Were they also there?/Were they there too?" Are these completely interchangeable in the context?
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Differences of 'with' and 'in'

With- used to say that people or things are in a place together or are doing something together. In- used as a function word to indicate inclusion, location, or position within limits.
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Is there any difference between 'unlawful' and 'illegal'?

unlawful Not conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules. (from here) illegal Contrary to or forbidden by law, especially criminal law. (from here) Does it all mean that ...
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Is there any difference between the noun “move” and “movement” in the sense of moving in a physical sense?

Is there any difference between the noun move and movement in the sense of moving in a physical sense? For example: Today we are going to learn the vocabulary to do with body movements/moves.
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What's the difference between these two

1.How long will it last? 2.How long would it last? One is present and the other is past? In what context I can use them?
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It is possible to use “to get” instead of “to be” in passive voice?

Are the below sentences passive? my car got stolen? to get dressed. It is possible to use "to get" instead of "to be" in passive voice, for any tense and verb?
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Difference between pleasure and delight

I didn't find anything very clear. What is the exactly difference between "pleasure" and "delight"?
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What is the difference between “strong personality” and “strong character”?

Tell me please what is the difference between strong personality and strong character? For example: Kate has a strong personality. Kate has a strong character.
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Is there any difference between using “in” and “at” in this sentence?

I work in/at an investment firm. Is there any difference between using in and at in this sentence?
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Concerned or worried?

Could someone please tell me which one of "concerned" and "worried" that has the strongest meaning? He was concerned/worried.
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About the exact meaning of “I'll scratch your back, if you scratch mine”

On google I have found that the motto "I'll scratch your back, if you scratch mine" means that "I'll help you, if you help me" or "to describe the way that one person helps another because they ...
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Is my nationality Dutch or Netherlands?

I'm from the Netherlands. English has taught me to say "I'm Dutch". But through many travels I've noticed that non-native English speakers confuse this with "Deutsch", which is German for, well, ...
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What's the difference between “disparage” and “denigrate”?

I met the two words in this article: Long-term memory is sometimes disparaged. It's common for people to denigrate “rote memory”, especially in the classroom. Two explanations I got on the web: I ...
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“I am going to lecture room” and “I am going for lecture room”?

What is the difference between: "I am going to lecture room" and "I am going for lecture room"? Which one is preferable?
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Difference between “deliver” and “send”

In the (7) blank the answer is " Deliver " but can we use " Send " instead?
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Wake up & Woke up

What's the different between 'wake up' & 'woke up'? Which grammar part used in it? & How can I understand this type of word? Which means different situation?
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problem with continuous

I can't understand why it's present continuous in this sentence: I never call my friends if I'm driving a car Why we can't just say - if I drive a car? what's the difference?
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“Carefully” vs “Cautiously”

Teacher) She ignores what I ask her through the class and often talks to other students when I'm teaching and distracts me. I have warned her several times so far, but she always overlooks my ...
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“Comprehend” or “Understand”

Please have a look on the definition below: That is, both words mean "grasp the meaning of," but in some cases understand stresses the final result, while comprehend stresses the process of getting ...
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Much vs a lot of [Why not to use much in positive sentences?]

I would like to know a few things about the use of "much" and "a lot of" in positive sentences. First of all, I have been taught that in positive sentences I have to use "a lot of" and not "much". ...
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Is it grammatically correct, especially with tenses?

Is the sentence below grammatically correct, if not, what's wrong here? (I meant to say that first goes concert and after that - marching). Concert begins at the parish church of city, followed by ...
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To coil or fold or cause to coil or fold

TheFreeDictionary says about "convolute": intr. & tr.v. To coil or fold or cause to coil or fold in overlapping whorls. You can see that article here - convolute Can you explain to me why ...
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“electricity was suddenly turned off” or “electricity suddenly turned off”

Randall has been writing his paper when the electricity suddenly turned off The difference between "was turned off" and "turned off" Can I use present perfect progressive has been if "the electricity ...
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“half as fast” vs “twice as fast”

Are these two meanings equivalent? "half as fast" vs "twice as fast" Ex: Reaction A is half as fast as Reaction B. Reaction A is twice as fast as Reaction B. This is from my Chemistry textbook ...
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“He didn’t drive the car into his garage even once”

Should I change the sentence “He didn’t drive the car into his garage even once” into “He has not been able to get his own car into his garage even once”?
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Why “a means to” not “a mean to” nor “means to”?

He turned to substance abuse as a means to cope. Is this something ungrammatical-but-they-use-it-everyday? Why don't they normally say like "as a mean to cope" nor "as means to cope"?
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What is the difference between “in the day”, “on the day” and “during the day” in context?

Tell me please the difference between the following sentences. February 11 was really hectic, so I had to do a ton on the day. February 11 was really hectic, so I had to do a ton in the day. ...
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When should I use Present Simple or Present Continuous?

I'm doing my best in distinguishing between the meaning of the Present Simple form and the meaning of the Present Continuous form. Every day I read some texts and highlight the extracts consisting ...
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Difference between “well known to” and “well known among”

1.This asset management company is well known among investors. 2.This asset management company is well known to investors. What is the semantic difference between No.1 and No.2?
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Phrasal verb - stamp something out (words' position)

I have read this, and I read "and stamping out an epidemic that has killed more than 1,000 people and infected more than 40,000." So, from Cambridge Dictionary I get: stamp something out — ...
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Is the any difference in meaning between “ask someone for something” and “ask something from someone”?

Do ask someone for something and *ask something from someone mean exactly? For example: My friend asked me for a phone. My friend asked a phone from me.
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What is the difference in meaning between “I eat twice a day” and “I eat twice in a day”?

Tell me please the difference in meaning between the following sentenced? I eat twice a day. I eat twice in a day. I am sure that in a day is a valid phrase, but I cannot figure out the ...
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what are the differences between the verb: “flick” and “flip”?

flick 1-[transitive] flick something + adv./prep. to hit something lightly with a sudden quick movement, especially using your finger and thumb together, or your hand She flicked the dust ...
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What is the difference between “if” and “as soon as”?

What is the difference between "if" and "as soon as"? Example: "I will come if I can" and "I will come as soon as I can" Is it both correct?
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“documents you sent me” or “documents that you have sent me”

Which is the correct sentence? I filled out the documents you sent me. OR I filled out the documents that you have sent me. Could somebody explain me why first or second sentence is correct?
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Difference between social networks and social media?

What is the difference between "social networks" and "social media"? I often see these two terms used, and I can't figure out when to use one or the other. I also wanted to know if the natives could ...
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difference between “English group of students” and “students' English Group”

A group of students in my college is starting an English group and they are suggesting the following names: "English department of students" "English group of students" "English association of ...
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What is the difference between 'a few', 'some', 'several', and 'multiple'?

'A few', 'some', 'several', 'multiple' seem to have, more or less, the same meaning. But, as I see it, 'a few' appears to be less than 'some' and 'several' while 'some' and 'several', in turn, appear ...

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