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"Nor" vs "Or" in the following sentences

Since there's no warning nor error thrown, I assume it's valid AHK code? Since there's no warning or error thrown, I assume it's valid AHK code? Which sentence is correct?
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What's the difference between have to, must and should? [closed]

How is their use different? What are the peculiarities of use?
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Which of the two sentences is grammatically correct on sounds natural?

I've been remembering this picture for as long I've been remembering myself. I've been remembering this picture since I've been remembering myself. Which sentence is right? I think they have the same ...
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‘Type of protected area’ or ‘protected area type’

I came to this sentence that says: The designation of other types of protected area may limit activities such as oil drilling I was wondering if ‘protected area types’ may work instead of ‘types of ...
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Is there any difference between "next time" and "next time around"?

Could you tell me if there is any difference between next time and next time around? For example: If you pay for the dinner this time, next time/next time around it's on me.
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Difference between "Simultaneously", "Concurrently", and "At the same time"

According to Lexico, the word simultaneously means "At the same time". And the word concurrently means "Existing, happening, or done at the same time". And the word (phrase?) at ...
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"I thought she will/would go there tomorrow" Why should we use would in this sentence?

"I heard (that) it will rain tomorrow" In this sentence I know we should use will However "I thought she will/would go there tomorrow" Why should we use would and not will in this ...
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Are "a normal birth", "a vaginal birth" and "a natural birth" almost the same thing?

Are "a normal birth", "a vaginal birth" and "a natural birth" almost the same thing in terms of meaning, they are opposite of caesarian? Can I use these words interchangeably? I found those words ...
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Do "hiding behind"/"when hide behind" convey the same meaning here?

Guitarists find security hiding behind the bulky instrument. Guitarists find security when hide behind the bulky instrument. Are these sentences the same?
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Social Sciences or social sciences or Social Science or social science

How should we write the names of academic subjects? For instance, I know that "math" has to be written with a capital letter: Math What about "social sciences"? What do we have ...
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Looks back to see/and sees

The bus driver looks back and sees/to see two men fight at the back of the bus. The bus driver pulls to a stop and goes to pull them apart. As the men have calmed, the bus driver goes back behind the ...
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Proper use of alike

Are the following two sentences grammatical? He is indifferent alike to praise and blames. He is indifferent to praise and blames alike
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Jealous / Envy Choosing the right word

If "jealousy is when you worry someone will take what you have ... envy is wanting what someone else has" So I think only the second sentence is correct. Am I right? 1) My girlfriend is jealous of ...
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"Content", "Satisfied", "Pleased" or "Happy"

I have alredy read the similar thread, but unfortunately it didn't include useful information to me! In my eyes, the nuance between these synonymous words is as below: Between content and satisfied/...
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The car bounced/bumped over something

He was about to take a sip of his coffee when suddenly his car bounced/bumped over something. Could anyone please tell me the difference between "bounced" and "bumped" here? Are ...
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difference between 'there is not a' and 'there is not any' constructions in the following sentences

A grammar book I am reading says in some cases 'no' = 'not a' or 'not any', and gives the following two examples: (1) We had to walk home because there was no bus. (= there wasn't a bus) (2) There ...
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'Who we are' vs 'Whom we are'

Source: The Conceptual Self in Context ... by Ulric Neisser, David A. Jopling DPhil (Oxon) ... The Western philosophical tradition provides a venerable partial answer to the question of who we ...
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"Before God...." versus "In the presence of God..."

I am writing my wedding vow. For brevity I am considering replacing "XX, in the presence of God, our family and our friends I take you to be my wife..." with "XX, before God, our family ...
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What is the difference between this and that while referring to an idea or situation or thing ,which is not present on the spot?

E.g when two persons are talking together, the most common communication are 1.that's good/nice/true 2.how will you find this man/how do you know this ? IN BOTH THE SENTENCES THE SPEAKER RELATES THE ...
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Can I call a person "them"? [duplicate]

Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them. Since "this user" is singular and "them" is plural, is using "them" as the pronoun correct here?
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The usage between "etc." and "and so on"

Are there any difference between” etc.” and “and so on”? What cases I shouldn't use “etc.” or “and so on”?
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"by" or "by using" or "using"?

Are these three sentences all correct and have the same meaning? 1) This quantity can be calculated by using equation (1). 2) This quantity can be calculated by equation (1). 3) This ...
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Are 'everyone' and 'every one' are interchangeable when I use them to refer to people?

When I use 'everyone' or 'every one' to refer to people, are they interchangeable? For example, here are some sentences: As soon as everyone had arrived, we began the meeting. She's very popular. ...
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Difference between "I gotta go" and "I have to go" [closed]

Regardless the grammar, don't you use "I gotta go" when you need to leave NOW whereas "I have to go" can include the sometime in the future?
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In the last year vs. last year

What's the difference between "in the last year" and "last year" in the following? In the last year, barriers have come tumbling down. Last year, barriers came tumbling down.
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How does it work? vs How does it works? [closed]

How does it work? vs How does it works? does it works is the correct one. does it works is not. what's the difference between How does it works vs How does it work?
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What is the difference between "foe" and "enemy"

I saw the word foe in a book and the word enemy in a comic-book. Is there a difference between these two words? Maybe foe is more similar that adversary, opponent, rival.
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Difference between "by way of illustration" and "as an illustration"

I'd like to know there is any difference in meaning between "by way of illustration" and "as an illustration"? or there are used interchanged? I'd like to use it in the following ...
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"Sanitize" Vs "Disinfect"

I was wondering if there is any significant difference between: Sanitizing: to make something completely clean and free from bacteria. and Disinfecting: to clean something using chemicals that kill ...
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Can 'on the outside' be replaced by just 'outside'?

I understand that the phrase on the outside is commonly used. However, I wonder if I can leave out on the. Here's a sentence I took from this He may be cheerful on the outside, but that’s not how he ...
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Stuart (came-reached-arrived-turned )second in the swimming competition

What is the correct choice , arrive and reach used to talk about a place only , example:stuart arrived in France, turned is used when an age has passed ,example he turned 15 , that all I know
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'thought it was" or "thought it would"

I thought it was cheaper to send it airmail but in fact when the postman told me the price it was very expensive. I thought it would be cheaper to send it airmail but I was wrong it was very ...
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Difference between usage of: "Now on" vs "Now"

I am writing a technical paper. I have a statement of the following form that I want to write: "From now on, we will use Theorem 1 instead of Theorem 2." Is the word: "on", ...
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Can you tell me the difference between 'all over the world' and 'throughout the world'?

Could you tell me the difference between these phrases: 'all over the world' and 'throughout the world' as well as give me some examples?
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Difference that the addition of commas make to a sentence

How do the following sentences mean differently? The candidates who got high marks were pleased. The candidates, who got high marks, were pleased. a. Those who got high marks and those who did not ...
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A man for whom or A man in whose case

Which of the following sounds better in a formal manner? A man for whom one year has not passed(elapsed) since he was graduated from the college. A man in whose case one year has not passed(elapsed) ...
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Use of more and as many as in different place

I wrote four sentence with “more” and “as much as” used in different places in sentences. Is there a difference among sentences in meaning ? It really confuses me. There are ten times more bacterial ...
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Is there any difference in meaning between "hang out with someone" and "hang around with someone"?

Could you tell if there is any difference in meaning between hang out with someone and hang around with someone? For example: Mike is always hanging out with that guy. Mike is always hanging around ...
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Is there any difference between 'everything I can' and 'all I can'?

I was wondering if both of them means the same in the following sentences, that is 'all things I can'. I'll do all I can to help. I'll do everything I can to help. If so, can I replay 'everything' ...
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Usage of "finish with" and "finish"

The first two sentences are from one of the ESL textbooks. Have you finished with this? No, I'm still drinking it. Macmilian Dictionary says that finish with means "you have stopped using it&...
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Compare 'will' with 'would'

Two persons are in a scene.A said"why didnot you meet me at the station?" B said"I was busy in completing my work.I know you would understand. Then he tell about his work.I don't know why B used would ...
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Difference between none and no one

I've found an explanation in the Cambridge dictionary: **None means ‘not one’ or ‘not any’. We don’t use none where we mean no one or nobody: They had a wonderful time and luckily no one was injured. ...
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Are "watch" and "look on" interchangeable in this context?

Tina and Mary watch/look on as the reporter does a live report. Hi. Are "watch" and "look on" interchangeable in this sentence?
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What is the difference between, "it means," "this means," and "which means"?

What is the difference between these: it means, that means, and which means? For example: They gave her the nickname Katie because it means "pure." I don't know if that means she is ...
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How to choose among "ride a bus" "take a bus" and "be-verb on a bus"?

I'm an experienced native speaking ESL teacher looking for a concise way to explain how to choose between "ride a bus", "take a bus" and "be-verb on a bus". I know a ...
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"to the extent that" vs "to the extent where"

Is there any difference between: To the extent where education is concerned, no major issues were reported. To the extent that education is concerned, no major issues were reported. ?
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Difference between “I thought Ron a mad guy” and “I thought Ron to be mad”?

I thought Ron to be mad. Here, Ron is working as an indirect object and 'to be mad' as a direct object. I thought Ron a mad guy. Here, Ron is working as an indirect object and 'a mad guy' as a ...
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Difference between are and were

I know that we usually write at the start of our answer this sentence. "These are the types or factors of something". Could we write this sentence at the end of the answer. ?Or should we write "these ...
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a 100 meters race or a 100-meter race? [duplicate]

I think both "a 100 meters race or a 100-meter race" are possible. He ran a 100 meters race. He ran a 100-meter race. How can you explain the difference? PS: The question has been closed ...
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What is the difference between "He is planning to build a rockery" and "He is planning building a rockery."

-He is planning to build a rockery. -He is planning building a rockery. What's the difference between the two sentences? What do the two sentences mean?

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