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Am I glad to see you!

Am I glad to see you! It's my first time I've met this expression, but I don't completely understand why "Am" is placed before "I" and thought it would have derived from its interrogative form ...
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possibly should vs should possibly, etc

(A) You possibly/probably should vs (B) You should possibly/probably I'm more used to the latter (the ones in B), but can I have a couple of examples for the first one (the ones in A)?
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Is it correct to say “what weather is supposed to be tonight?”

Is it correct to say "What weather is supposed to be tonight?" Or I have to say "What is the weather supposed to be tonight?" I want to use "supposed to be" as a phrasal verb.
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How to use “nationwide”

In the following case, please advise whether "nationwide" should be put, before or after(end of the sentence), or both of them are okay? We reached out to universities nationwide. or We reached ...
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“A cold cup of tea” VS “a cup of cold tea”

A cold cup of tea or a hot cup of coffee sounds incorrect (It doesn't really mean the cup itself is cold or hot), but it can often be heard. What's your comment about the two expressions?
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Why are lakes called “Lake Soandso” but seas are called “Soandso Sea”?

I am an English teacher for Brazilians. I was explaining the Great Lakes, and after that I mentioned the sea in Europe and noticed that the names were in a reversed order: Which of the great lakes ...