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“the rolls come in an assortment of sizes” what does that mean?

It sound like the tutorial is saying the kit is a variety of materials you would use to insulate between three to five windows. just like the adhesive tape and caulking, these are also ...
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Native speaker doesn't follow grammar rules

One of my clients who is a native English speaker said to me, "I need the design a stunning app icon" To me, the sentence or phrase should be "I need the design to be a stunning app icon" The ...
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What does it mean when you do or say something ''forward''?

I don't really know what it means but does it have something to do with being rude or something like that?
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what does plate mean in the context of building?

per cambridge, plate means a flat piece of something that is hard and does not bend so, when talking about brick wall, plate layout means a flat piece of bricks, shown like the following image (...
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What on earth does this mean?

I got this comment on my song. Ohh, a totally redacted song, curious I've never seen the word redacted used like this. Please help. (here is the song for reference) https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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is the last day included in when we talk about booking a place from one day to another?

We have reserved a room from 1 April to 1 June 2020. Does that mean that one should check out on the 1st or the 2nd of June 2020?
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“He is in the horizontal position”, “supine”, which expression is more clear and idiomatic?

This post is derived from this one. Consider the guy pointed out by red circle the following image (img_1), which expression in the following is more clear and idiomatic? He is in the horizontal ...
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Compliment & Complement

A little confused with the pronunciations of these two words Compliment & Complement And does a Native-Speaker identify them based on the subject of conversation or based on pronunciations Is ...
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Does “it saves your helper” mean it saves my help's time or I would not need to hire a help?

The tutorial is saying rent it. it saves your back. it saves your helper. I guess helper means the guy I would hire to help me do the job, since cambridge gives this explanation. someone who ...
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what is the meaning of “shrouded in learned terms” and “a consistent thread of reason and method beneath them”?

whai is the meaning of "shrouded in learned terms" and "a consistent thread of reason and method beneath them"? Davis has a remarkable pen-picture of himself at that moment. He asks us to take stock ...
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Does 1-1/4 mean a number or a range?

This tutorial pronounces 1-1/4 as one and a quarter Does mean a number (1.25) or a range (from 1 to 1.25)?
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What does “get small for” mean?

The set will get small for these #WildTalkers (https://twitter.com/thezooonlatv/status/783105706689912832) In the example above, what does "get small for" mean? Does it mean that the set will less ...
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clean water with any coloring could be viewed as cloudy, is my understanding right?

This video is showing some cloudy water. cambridge explains cloudy as "not transparent". According to which, I guess clean water with any coloring could be viewed as cloudy, adding something like ...
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What does the phrase “source real products” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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What does the phrase “mock up” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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Can you explain me that sentence? It does make zero sense to me

It is a question from my english exam and at that part of the exam we are supposed to find the closest sentence to the main sentence and when I am encountered with this question I did not understand ...
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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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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 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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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 “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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 “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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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What does “I was on the floor” mean?

What does "I was on the floor" mean? I see this phrase on my book by American English teacher.
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The difference between English as the primary language, first language and a recognized language

I'm doing an essay on the extent of the Anglophone world. I must include the following information: countries in which English is a first or native language countries in which English holds legal ...
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what is the meaning of “hereditary scheme of religion” and “the broad platform”?

what is the meaning of these phrases? "hereditary scheme of religion" and "the broad platform upon which his beliefs were constructed"? One of the chief mouthpieces of the spirit was a certain ...
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In what sense the word resolve is used in this sentense?

Path dependencies will affect the implementation of plans, yet these plans can have effects that modify the pattern of interdependence, which might resolve some aspects of path dependency.
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Young women wear their hats poised fashionably low over their foreheads

Young women wear their hats poised fashionably low over their foreheads. What does the word poised mean in the above sentence? Could someone please explain the grammatical structure of the sentence?
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What is meant by “as between”?

This is a quote from Bertrand Russell: It is not only colours and sounds and so on that are absent from the scientific world of matter, but also space as we get it through sight or touch. It is ...
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What is the meaning of “instantiate” in this context?

This is the context: Kahneman: [To Schiff] It could be that your research could isolate an area in the brain that is associated with consciousness. I’m speculating. And then if we found ...
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'… events that took place…'

Is the following sentence correct? 'This video contains a lot of footage of events that took place in the last 80 years.' It feels kind of double, because an event is something that happens or takes ...
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Walking to someone

Id like to know if these various sentences about walking to someone mean the same thing I’m walking up to her. I’m walking towards her. Im walking to her. I’d appreciate knowing other ways to say ...
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Sentence Structure using 'outside' as an adverb and noun

‘It was so noisy outside’. ‘The outside was so noisy'. Is the 2nd sentence grammatically correct? Do both sentences have the same meaning?

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