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Is it the same to say 'with neither' or 'without both' in context?

Is it the same to say 'with neither' or 'without both' or 'with miss' in this context? What part of speech is 'neither' here? He had, in short, all the Byronic ennui with neither of the Byronic ...
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In this passage how would the meaning change if we substitute “but” with “and”?

There was an unearthly quality to the atmosphere inside the Frieze New York art fair, like the air in a plane—still but pressurized, with an unsettling hum—when the fiction writer Ottessa Moshfegh ...
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Can you paraphrase the last two sentences of this passage please?

Hesse’s sheltered lifestyle could hardly serve as an inspiration for the European intellectuals to whom he directed his writings in the interwar years. Dropping out of society is impractical when ...
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“Example for” vs. “Example of”

In 1923, Hesse settled in Switzerland, where he had been living for the past ten years and remained until his death in 1962. There he adopted a stance of detachment from political struggles, which he ...
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Can you paraphrase “hold all of humankind”?

Writing to the woman who would become his third wife, Hermann Hesse complained: “Life for me now holds almost no pleasures any more, in fact I am living in Hell.” The event that had reduced Hesse to ...
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Singular vs plural + per + noun? [duplicate]

I would like to paraphrase a sentence: "This is how the costs of each course should be." So my idea was: "This is how the price/prices per course should be." What are the differences between ...
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Singular vs plural + per + noun?

I would like to paraphrase a sentence: "This is how the costs of each course should be." So my idea was: "This is how the price/prices per course should be." What are the differences between ...
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the meaning of the sentence quoted from The Scarlet Letter

Could you paraphrase this sentence in an easy style? : " The Scarlet letter,"he states flatly in a one-sentence paragraph, "had not done its office." Is there anything to do with office?
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Am I paraphrasing this right?

Along the way, he found his mother's lost purse and leaving his stuff behind, he ran to the purse. This is not an original sentence but has the same structure. I think there are two points that make ...
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extend from x to y [closed]

I need to paraphrase "Mesoamerican gene pool extends from Mexico to Colombia", but could not find a better one with my current vocabulary. Can anybody help please? It is going to be in a scientific ...
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Paraphrase of a sentence

In computer science, there are two structures which are arrays and lists. New elements can be expanded, which means that we can add new elements to the lists. However, the arrays are fixed-size ...
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Can you please simplify the highlighted part of the paragraph please?

In the following paragraph taken from the story of “The Women” from New Yorker magazine it is hard for me to understand this part, maybe I cannot get the grammar used here or something. Can you ...
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“considered to be” and “considered as”

This passage is from TOEFL: Those who are considered to be gorgeous can make millions of dollars due to their looks, while musical geniuses with modest looks may remain in obscurity. I wonder ...
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Which is the main verb in the bolded sentence?

If what happens in your experience is inside your mind in a way in which what happens in your brain is not, it looks as though your experiences and other mental states can't just be physical states of ...
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Does “improved visual skills” equate with “better eyesight”?

Our teacher gave us this IGCSE English Section B task, which usually requires you to write a speech, newspaper article, letter, etc. about a topic related with the passages given using information ...
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is the author saying that higher education is not a right, but a privilege— OR, that it's a right?

So, in class we were studying this article called "Access to Higher Education". I had to summarize the article, and I have no idea why, but this article confused me because: is the author for higher ...
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Paraphrase that sentence

Could you please help me to paraphrase the following sentence: The school does contribute to the socialization process through outright indoctrination implicit in the content of school activities ...
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Paraphrase these sentences

I would like to paraphrase the following paraghraph: The family is considered the most influential single agency of socialization for the following reasons : Is that it has the main responsibility ...
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“I will have somebody + inf”

I have this sentence on a paraphrasing exercise I'll ask Peter to help me move the furniture I have to use the word give in this sentence I will have Peter __________ moving the furniture I ...
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Paraphrasing an statements [closed]

I would like to paraphrase the following statements They have little social experience beyound its boundaries The influence of the peer group climaxes in adolescence Could you please help me ...
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Can you parapharse this part of the passage please?

When he says he had been a witness to a courtship that ought to have faded before I was born, does he mean he was thinking if a child was born, there will no longer be love between spouses? Can you ...
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“Nail carpet down”, is it an idiom?

This is one of Robert Lowell's answers given during an interview: Interviewer: "Can I get you back to Harvard for a minute? Is it true you tried out for the Harvard Advocate, did all the dirty ...
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Question about paraphrasing this sentence in a less demanding and polite way

How would you reword this: "Would you like to donate the children's foundation "Red Nose"? It costs 1 dollar." How can I let my customers at the pharmacy know they can donate more, for example, ...
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Looking for sympathetic language

We have a survey. If you get a chance, go ahead and take the survey by phone or online, so that my store knows how I am doing, my name is Jack and the contact information of my store can be found ...
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“These loyal knights did go by no name then, but were known by their eastern swords and painted eyes” — what does “did go by no name” mean?

Here is a piece from the video game series The Elder Scrolls, from a book called Remanada: And for four more hundreds of years did the seat of Reman stay sundered, with only the machinations of a ...
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Please, review my paraphrase and tell me what is wrong

So startling would his results appear to the uninitiated that until they learned the processes by which he had arrived at them they might well consider him as a necromancer. This is the original ...
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Is my paraphrase right?

When I had got so far in my list I threw it into the fire in despair. “If I can only find what the fellow is driving at by reconciling all these accomplishments, and discovering a calling which needs ...
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Precise & Word Choice

Here is my 'before' sentence. I love to travel because it is always fascinated me to acknowledge/realize/discern knowledge what I had not known before. I would like to make it more precisely ...
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“It affected Sam and I's mental health.” Is this grammatically correct or how can I better phrase this without using the pronoun “our”

The title explains it all: "It affected Sam and I's mental health." Is this grammatically correct or how can I better phrase this without using the pronoun "our?"
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“shut down lanes” vs. “close lanes” Are there any differences between them?

News Report: "..which means all eastbound lanes of Interstate 70, shut down for roadwork, will remain closed until Monday." I think, the news report means "The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 ...
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Ran More Than 40 Minutes Past 7pm

I have a question about some usage involving the verb "run" in this new article: ...NBC's coverage of a San Diego-Kansas City football game ran more than 40 minutes past 7 P.M... I am not too ...
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Is “being raised getting trained” a correct expression?

I have a simple question about my phrasing a thought. The exemplary sentence I would say is as follows: He was raised getting trained about restaurant management. However, as I googled "raised ...
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What does this paraphrase mean?

Source:http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toi-editorials/hit-wicket-down-under-modi-scores-big-for-congress-by-likening-gods-own-country-to-pirates-own-somalia/ So Modi may also have ended up ...
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What is the interpretation of this liner? [closed]

Source:http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/mrsfunnybones/kohinoor-and-other-british-gems/ But there is a silver lining to my eggplant-hued cloud. Now if trolls on Twitter badger me with the ...
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What are the grammatical mistakes in this?

Source:http://www.tensports.com/news/chris-gayle-fresh-sexism-scandal-after-interview-charlotte-edwardes "They have more than equality. Women can do what they want. Jamaican women are ...
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Paraphrase this sentence

I don't understand what the following sentence means. Would you please paraphrase it: You are more inclined to feel down to earth than somewhat removed. Source
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Could you paraphrase it for me please?

I cannot fully understand the bolded sentence. Thank you in advance. About the closest any research has come to supporting the tiredness theory is to confirm that adults yawn more often on weekdays ...
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Help me understand “You become a …creature who slips into a sort of mediocrity where…”

You become a cold, calculating creature who slips into a sort of mediocrity where you realize there is difference between your desired self and your actual self In the above sentence, there are ...
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The end result is not what is expected from that task

I read the following script in a TOEIC Speaking book: “Question. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The best employees are those who complete their work in the shortest amount of ...
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“having one wife too many”

Oscar Wilde — Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. I would like to ask if I can paraphrase the first part of the aphorism without a change of the meaning into: Bigamy is ...
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Use of “as far as something/someone is concerned”

I make the decisions as far as finance is concerned. Where spelling is concerned, he’s never been a strong student. There’s no reason to wait, as far as I’m concerned. So far as those big companies ...
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Rewrite a complicated sentence

Suppose I have been given a sentence to rewrite it without changing its meaning. Then I tried my best to write another form of given sentence. And after writing my sentence I went to the person, who ...
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Is this shortened sentence grammatical?

Here is a sentence from a news article that was translated from Chinese and published in an English-language newspaper in Taiwan: The three-section batons are 65 centimeters long, but when ...
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Make adjective apply to two different places in a sentence

The minster must report to the head of the pertinent central administrative agency and the head of the pertinent local government. Here, I want to apply the adjective 'pertinent' to both 'central ...
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How to paraphrase this long sentence?

When I am reading the below paragraph, I was totally lost. My question is how I can paraphrase this type of long sentence to understand authors motive clearly. Another question I have in my mind that ...
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Multiple transformations of one sentence?

Given a sentence A: Despite the heavy rain, rescue workers continued to work. Now, I was supposed to transform this sentence into another sentence, which began with Even, without changing the ...
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Have I correctly revised the specific part?

Have I correctly revised the following? The discovery has resulted in no less than a total reevaluation of every chronological criterion that has been applied to or derived from Aeschylus’ plays. ...
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Are these inversion? “Shall I say” & “shall my eyes gleam”

Shall my eyes gleam under the moon of your glance, as though it has never ever been a day entering the night, shall I say your eyes resemble the sun. I would also be really grateful if ...
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Paraphrase “back to basics experiments”? [closed]

[…] such back to basics experiments are precisely what a pheromone researcher at Oxford University argues for in another paper just published in the proceedings of the Royal Society […] ...
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Could you paraphrase “ … when given the opportunity, does not object”, please?

The HIPAA Privacy Rule specifically permits certain persons identified by the patient, such as a spouse, family members, or friends, to receive information that is directly relevant to the patient's ...