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Correct usage in relative clause

I need to find the man whose son you said (((he))) tried to find a job . Should I use “he” after “you said” ? Or it can be understood that “ the one you talked about is son of the man ?
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Angry state of my father

Angry state of my father is very terrifying. When my father is angry He is very terrifying. Does these sentence have nearly same meaning . I mean if I say the first sentence instead of the ...
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meaning of “work for it”

We need to learn, or re-learn, how to build comradeship and solidarity instead of doing capital’s work for it by condemning and abusing each other Source: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/...
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What does “in turn of the centrury country” mean? [closed]

I have come across it in this video. It is right at 3 minutes. Here it goes: In turn of the century India and Africa, man eating animals were basically par for the course.
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What does “surrogate internet father (aka ”daddy“)” mean? [closed]

Guy: suna as your surrogate internet father (aka "daddy") i am perturbed by your choice in career and behoove you to reconsider. thank you
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What is the meaning of “include but not limited to”?

I have been following this trend for a while now , it seems to me it s very helpful to English learners like me . So far, I appreciate your contributions to questions. Below is my question for today: ...
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Meaning of these sentence

"did you heard me having said you that?" Is the sentence imply same meaning as "did you hear me that i had said you that?" Moreover when we can use "did you hear me say" Because we use gerund or ...
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Old Testament-brand of warrior

What is the exact meaning of the words in bold? Lieutenant General Baratov, an Old Testament-brand of warrior who “never missed church services” and whose zeal brought successes against German–...
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To make it easier to do or to make doing easier

Successive governments have passed modest reforms to make doing business cleanly a little easier. Successive governments have passed modest reforms to make it a little easier to do business ...
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In small size or small size of

For example a greengrocer sells two types of orange which are big size and small size . While we speak about which orange I need , I say sentence below; I need small size of this ( by showing big ...
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Could someone help me understand this text?

[...] Carlos Slim, for example, keeps track of his huge business empire using handwritten notes, which he keeps in a series of meticulously cross-referenced journals. I didn't understand this part: ...
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What is the correct preposition to use in/for this sentence?

What is the correct preposition to use in the following sentence? I found some information on the Internet and I used it in/for my project.
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What is the difference between 1.differentiate and 2.distinguish

Both words are verb transitive.They are of the same meaning.There are many words in dictionary and thesaurus which words are differentiating in their usage. If we use other words of the dictionary ...
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Difference between “be in jail” and “be sitting in jail”

I came across these two expressions "be in jail" and "be sitting in jail" and I don't know what the difference in meaning is between them. I hope that someone can help me. Here are a couple of ...
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Perfect question for answer below

The human eye has an aperture diameter of 24.2 mm . Let's say that this sentence answer of a question . Which quesiton below would be the best one or are all question correct and do all questions ...
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Meaning of a toast with teeth

Two girls making a toast. First said: “We, my friend, are having a true girls’ night.To finally having a girl around, I don’t want to smash in the teeth with a shovel.” Second girl: "To us!" Can ...
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Poison the well - well is poisoned

What does it mean when someone says: "You have to decide if the well is poisoned for you."
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Does it make sense [closed]

I hope, london to have protected her citizen in bad times Does it make same sense exactly I hope that london will protect her citizens in bad times
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what is the meaning of “whose photograph has not infrequently been obtained”?

what is the meaning of "has not infrequently been obtained"? does it have a positive meaning? One may well ask why should these North American aborigines play so large a part not only in the ...
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What does this quote mean “Call no chain strong, Which holds one rusted link.”

What does the quote mean from the poem Protest by Ella Wheeler Wilcox mean? "Call no chain strong, Which holds one rusted link."? Here is the section: Therefore I do protest against the boast ...
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What does “shielding of” mean?

What does "shielding of A" mean? 1) Protection from A 2) Protection of A from something else Examples from web: 1) EMF 70 is a premium precious metal window film for shielding of windows and ...
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Provide a payment option

For example a firm provide his customer to make payment 30 days after buying without charging interest . In this case can I say sentence below to describe this situation and are word orders correct? I ...
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What does “Especially the boys” mean in this context?

Let's just say, I'm always going to have a thing for Sylveon and what they can do with those ribbons. Especially the boys.
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repeated activities or single activity in this sentence

Our first meeting had been fleeting. A caravan had passed through a house somewhere south of Brixton that I sometimes crashed in during the early eighties. Can we know if the caravan passed many ...
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What does “You can't just call me out like this” mean?

Person 1: Heterosexual male Sylveons and other fictional creatures. Person 2: We gotta find at least one Person 1: John is probably the closest. But he also turns guys into girls for some strange ...
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What does “is gross of fees” mean?

I'm reading a fund portfolio and it says "Performance is gross of fees." So if performance = 10% and fees = 0.1% does that mean that the real performance is 10% or 9.9%?
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What is the meaning of lived in this context?

In this book, the authors present an interdisciplinary, scientific initiative that brings together the concerns for body and for culture to develop a single theory of cognition centered on the living ...
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Use of that box

Fidel Castro sent me that box ofHavana cigars last week," says Oscar Niemeyer, looking dapper in blue linen trousers and black shirt with silver buttons. What does ”that box” mean in this sentence ? ...
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What does it mean to be overwritten with something? [closed]

As long as “state socialism” asserted its claim to sole representation of Marxism, whose name was overwritten with Marxism-Leninism, ...
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What does it mean to make something present?

The same thing can be said of this which has been said of how Wolfgang HEISE (b. 1925) approached the ideas collected in his library: that through them he “could fully make present, at the very least ...
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what is the meaning of “measure the universe” at this paragraph?

what is the meaning of "measure the universe" at this paragraph? A wise man recognizes that God may be approached from innumerable angles. The minds of men and the spirit of the times vary in ...
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Meaning of the word “innocent” in “innocent of any logical coherence”

This song is, in my opinion, completely innocent of any logical coherence and must be interpreted emotionally. In this sentence, I think "innocent" could be interpreted as "not at all, entirely ...
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What does the phrase “We can fly away over” mean?

There is this famous song from The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns, the 1999 movie. In this song there is a line: "We can fly away over". Now, I know what it means to "fly over something" (like, ...
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What does it mean to “break rapport”?

As an example: Both teasing and bold types of flirting (whether it’s negging, false takeaways, or roleplaying) follow the same basic formula: they all involve breaking rapport in order to generate ...
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“I wish I went” or “I wish I had gone”

In this particular sentence, would you rather say 'I wish I went to the party, which I had been invited to last week.' than 'I wish I had gone to the party, which I had been invited to last ...
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place of ''in stock '' in different places

1) The amount of products is 4500 kg in reel stock.But according to computer there are 5000 kg. 2) The amount of products in stock is 4500 kg.But according to computer there are 5000 kg. Which ...
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is this use of “convene” unusual but correct?

Can you write: "the International Partnership on Religion and Development which convenes UN agencies, bilateral donors and faith actors"?
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Does ''Blurt out'' mean to say something unintentional?

Like to say something bad,offensive,embarrassing,etc to somebody you didn't you mean to say
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Use of like instead of that

1)There is no rule in the life that everyone must be rich. 2)There is no rule in the life like everyone must be rich. 3) It means that he will never participate in the elections . 4)It ...
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What is the meaning of come to in this sentence?

Through reading of “LUKÁCS’s Hegel book that had to be published in Switzerland in 1948 because it appeared insufficiently orthodox to his comrades” (ibid.), but also the works of MARX and ENGELS, ...
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what is the difference between “chase” and “chase down”?

what is the difference between "chase" and "chase down"?? chasing a daydream chasing down a daydream I think there is no difference in meaning.
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Meaning “s'thing”

Today I have met such sentence, "Do s’thing of your own free will". I for the first time see such construction "s'noun". Unfortunately I could not find its meaning out. I suppose, it says about plural ...
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What is the meaning of “slip out of contact” in this context?

This is the context: This happens in Alzheimer’s disease all the time, right? This is something everybody’s familiar with: an elderly person who’s slowly slipping down out of contact. If we had ...
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What does “have/has been without” imply about

I see the phrase "have/has been without" in a translation work. But I'am not sure about the feeling that this may want to express. Is it in a mood of helpless complaining or something else. This is ...
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“Boot cop buddy movie with some stupid animal sidekick”

I'm trying to understand the meaning of the sentence in the title. The frame is the following: a novel and screenplays writer is talking about his loss of creativity due to some personal situations ...
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What does “up” and “is she” mean?

I read short-story Andrina. I saw these sentences. A young woman up at your house? A home help, is she?. Could anybody explain me why the author wrote "is she". I suppose it's the repeated ...
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What does “as” mean in this sentence?

They add value as a systems integrator. Does this sentence mean: As a systems integrator, they add value. or They add value. This value is about systems integrator.
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What does “terms” mean in this context?

how likely are you to renew your relationship with us beyond the current terms? Does "terms" mean period or condition? Since there is "beyond" in this sentence, it could mean period, but I am not ...
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“trouser-press” in this sentence

I spent almost 2 hours trying to understand what did Alan Kirby mean by those 3 lines: Filming your friends and putting the result on YouTube is so much more like writing a short story than it is ...
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What is the meaning of yet in this sentence “well don't say anything.yet”?

Actually I am watching movie in which a boy proposes a girl to get married but the girl does not want to marry that boy. Here is the conversation happens between girl and boy. Girl: I don't know what ...