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"Who you don't know their name" vs "Whose name you don't know"

From (1) G - word used to call someone who you don't know their name my variant: (2) G - word used to call someone whose name you don't know As far as I understand, entry (1) is ...
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Is using "deal" as a verb in a sense of "make a deal" proper English? (Major spoilers ahead from the movie "se7en"!)

This context comes from the movie "se7en" by David Fincher. Spoilers coming in 3,2,1. The conversation takes place after a criminal eluding capture by a pair of detectives Mills and Somerset ...
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What does it mean that "a woman's egg dropped"?

This context comes from the show "Euphoria" "I was shooting dope before your mama's egg dropped." My research: 1)drop an egg (Urban Dictionary definition) To become aroused to the ...
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What does "according to my application” means?

For example: “The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy; but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.” - ...
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What do these sentences about area and box mean?

So I read these sentences somewhere, and they completely baffle me. No clue what they mean at all. The comment area is for comments related to improving the quality of the question. The answer box is ...
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Why did the writer write a singular verb after "they"?

From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: 'Why, she,' said the Gryphon. 'It's all her fancy, that: they never executes nobody, you know. Come on!'
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What does I've long mean?

I was reading the lyrics of Harry Chapin's song, 'Cat's in the Cradle' and I encountered the following lines: I've long since retired and my son's moved away I called him up just the other day What ...
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I don't understand the meaning of 'gone talk'

I saw the picture like above on the internet. But I don't understand the meaning of gone talk grammatically. Is there any abbreviation or omission in the sentence? Please, give me the instruction here....
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"I done [past verb]" or "I done [present verb]" grammar

So I came across these two weird sentences in some Hip-hop songs and I couldn't figure out in any way that what grammar they're following and the meanings were also really confusing for me. The first ...
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Why did they use "didn't XXX nobody" rather than "anybody"? Suspect: ‘I didn’t kill nobody’
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How to use a question "What are you"? [duplicate]

I was looking through some English books and I found that in a dialogue one person ask another "What are you?" And answer was "I'm policeman." I first time saw this way to ask about ...
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Why do people sometimes use BE instead of Am/Is/Are?

For example, In the lyrics of the "Pumped Up Kicks" song you can see this: "He be coming home late, he is coming home late" I assume that "he be coming home late" has the same meaning as "He comes ...
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The grammar structure "love someone something"

It was in Crash Course US history. It is at 3 minute and 26 second. Here it goes: Interestingly King James hated smoking. He called it "a custom loathsome to the eye and hateful to the nose", but ...
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(went vs. gone) deep enough

I wrote: I recognized issues that America's civilization has not went deep enough to them yet. One of the online grammar assistant tools suggests changing my sentence to "has not gone". Is my ...
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