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What does 'shame' mean?

I need help with this because I can't seem to understand it very well please help me understand this word
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The way to write an adress

Which sentence would be better while writing the adress of my house ? My house is two house beside the the green buiding. My house is the second house beside the green building
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What does “were sent” mean in this context?

You were sent a new article! I read this from an email, and does this mean "You received a new article"? Is the above sentence correct in terms of grammar?
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What does “hold down a corner” mean?

I have come across it in this video. It is 13 minutes and 23 seconds. There are times when you get bunched up, and you might be with two or three people to hold down a corner.
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Difference between in size and the size and of the size

The shirts are the size XXL The shirts are of the size XXL The shirts are in size XXL. Is there any difference between three sentences? If there are differences I couldn’t understand what ...
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Is there a difference between “slanted eyes” and “almond eyes”?

I see many people saying that there is no difference and that almond eyes it is a non-offensive alternative to slanted eyes, but I also see many saying that the two are totally different from each ...
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What is the meaning difference

what is the meaning difference between I'd better go and I'd better be going Does the first one means I must go now and the other I should begin to think to leave
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Could “natural environment” mean the same as “nature”?

In this text, for example, natural environment is the same as nature, right? We all agree that ensuring water quality is a hugely important objective, above all, given the adverse effects of ...
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The meaning of “up to”

I hope you are not up to any tricks. What is he up to? What are the meanings of "up to" in the above two sentences?
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What does the word “grafting” mean here?

Please help me figure the meaning of the word "grafting" in the following sentence from a description of the game "Love Island The Game": You'll choose outrageous outfits, play cheeky challenges, and ...
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What does “establishment” mean in the following sentence?

It imposed huge fines on foreign banks for money-laundering and sanctions-busting; in 2014 a $9bn penalty against BNP Paribas shook the French establishment. Mr Trump has taken the weaponisation of ...
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Is “strongly” an acceptable adverb for the verb “transfer”?

Is it acceptable to say This determines how strongly heat is transferred from A to B. ? One of the definitions of "strongly" is to a great degree or extent So the answer to the question above ...
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Interpretation of 'I will help you with a boat'

I want to know how to interpret a sentence "I will help you with a boat". I know that there is an expression 'help sb with N' where N refers to something that sb needs help on/with. However, because ...
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What does it mean “to which they helped themselves” in the following sentence

For many years members of that office had paid for the tea or coffee to which they helped themselves during the day by dropping money into an "honesty box". I understand the meaning of the sentence, ...
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What does “facilitated a crescendo” mean?

I was watching the British series Sex Education and, in the second episode of season two, the main character uses the phrase "facilitated a crescendo". While I understand the definition of both words, ...
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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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agreat vs. a great vs. greater

Here is a quotation from the movie Great Expectations Part 2 (1999; Director: Julian Jarrold) If the danger would be 50 times agreat I should still have come to you. The meaning is clearly "...
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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 the perception of the time

Dear every body! Can anyone help me about the following passage? The words in bold are intended: Given the speed and extent of Russia's recent imperialistic expansion, in the perception of the time, ...
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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, ...