Questions tagged [sentence-meaning]

Use this tag for questions about meanings of whole sentences rather than phrases.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
0answers
4 views

“at all possible ever” sentence meaning

I have came across with this sentence below: It's sometimes quite astonishing that a single, average life is enough to encompass so much that it's at all possible ever to have any success in one's ...
4
votes
5answers
448 views

What does “Write code that creates a list of all integers from 50 to the power of 300.” mean?

I'm trying to figure out what the sentence in the title means. I'm struggling with the "from 50 to the power of 300." part. I've been googling for an hour now, but I've never heard "to ...
0
votes
2answers
31 views

What's the meaning of “removes out of the state”?

What's the meaning of "removes out of the state" in the context of following passage? Whatsoever ... [a man] ... removes out of the state that nature hath provided, and left it in, he hath ...
2
votes
2answers
50 views

“it would've had to have really lived for it to have died.” what does this sentence mean?

I cannot understand the following sentence on this content. Please help... "it would've had to have really lived for it to have died." What Do I Do If I'm Newly Single? I Just Between Us ...
13
votes
3answers
4k views

What does “I am all stomach” mean?

What does I am all stomach mean? A: ‘’It’s my turn for a gift. I would like to take you to lunch. To my favorite spot.’’ B: ‘’I am all stomach, professor!’’ Lonely Man Full of Love
1
vote
1answer
27 views

What does “coherence” means in this context?

These two types of democracy represent coherent and therefore ideal polities maximising the basic ideas of either majoritarian or power-sharing politics. It is easy to identify Switzerland and the UK ...
15
votes
1answer
3k views

How to understand “cupping backsides is taken as seriously as cooking books”?

An excerpt from The Economist: As such provisions have grown in popularity, two things have happened. First, the list of misdeeds covered has lengthened. What initially applied solely to criminal ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

longer than it is wide

Are the folowing sentences all natural? If so, what's the difference? a. The shape is longer than it is wide. b. The shape is longer than wide. c. The shape is more long than wide.
1
vote
2answers
22 views

…and started (walking) down the corridor

The man stepped off the elevator and started down the corridor. I have seen started used like this before without adding eg. walking after it. Is it perfectly natural use of started?
-3
votes
1answer
36 views

Meaning of “Loving the turkey” [closed]

Who could help me to understand the comment "Loving the turkey, it adds a little something extra to the video" to the video on Youtube? Google tells me nothing meaningful about "loving ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

“to disrupt Thompson from discharging his duty to approve the count of votes”

Currently reading this article about Trump, there is a line, The Feb. 16 suit says the defendants tried to disrupt Thompson from discharging his duty to approve the count of votes cast by the ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

What does he mean by “immersion”

I was teaching Japanese to a (possibly American) guy. I gave him a tip, like, "The conjugation goes like this sometimes etc". Then he replied, Thank you so much! Knowing little things like ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

What does “Therapist and client relationship” mean?

What does "therapist and client relationship" mean? And is there a short description for it or synonym? B:‘’My mother mentioned you, often.’’ A: ‘’Strange, she never mentioned you to ...
1
vote
2answers
37 views

“just receive” Vs “just received”?

Which is the correct English usage and why? "I just receive my package" I just received my package"?
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Can that clause be a complement?

Does the following sentence make sense? The origin of the festival is that people prayed for good weather. Can that-clause be a complement?
0
votes
1answer
15 views

What is the meaning of “ which must have followed shortly afterwards” in this text?

Of Sapor III., his brother and successor, two facts only are recorded - his conclusion of the treaty with the Romans in A.D. 384, and his war with the Arabs of the tribe of Yad, which must have ...
-1
votes
1answer
30 views

Whats's the meaning of 'pink and gold with youth'?

Context: So has Arthur Less, once pink and gold with youth, faded like the sofa he sits on. Help me to understand this sentence. Thank you!!
-1
votes
0answers
30 views

Is “dangling” the word I'm looking for?

The police officer heard a sound and turned to see a lamp dangling from a desk. (The lamp, a small desk lamp, has been pushed off the edge of the desk so that it is hanging in its wire just above the ...
2
votes
2answers
29 views

Similar or different in meaning?

In an FCE book I'm studying at the moment, it has been mentioned that the following sentences are similar in meaning, but I can't see the similarity! On the contrary, as a non-native speaker of ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

I'll have you off for contempt of court

At a courtroom Judge: Now, you have destroyed the evidence. Man: What evidence? Judge: That brick, exhibit 'A'. You're accused of having thrown that brick through the store window. That brick was part ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

What does the following mean?

Does the sentence Reduced nuclear charge is called Effective nuclear charge mean The portion(or amount) of nuclear charge that is reduced. OR The result( remaining amount) after some portion of the ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Is “having a party” correct here?

She's an employee of the law firm. They were having an office party when the man arrived and shot her. Is "having" perfectly natural here to mean the law firm had a party and during that the ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

What does “Imagined only as Orwell could,” mean in the sentence?

The full sentence is as follows. Imagined only as Orwell could, this powerful fable is instilled with humour and an underlying urgency that makes this one of the most prescient warnings ever written. ...
0
votes
2answers
26 views

“When appropriate, use X” vs. “Consider using X”

There is a list of guidelines that looks like To ..., follow these guidelines: ... ... ... Is it correct, in regard of this list, to treat "consider" in the beginning of a sentence as a ...
2
votes
2answers
44 views

What is the grammars of this sentence “Think of a person you consider to be successful.”

What is the grammars of this sentence "Think of a person you consider to be successful." The grammar has caused I don't understand meaning.
1
vote
1answer
31 views

“cool dissenters”

I uploaded a some music at to a site. It was Billy Joel's work. And I got a reply saying, It’s one of those songs that a LOT of people hate on, simply because it’s so poppy and unlike a lot of Joel’s ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

is the sentence “great business are built one productive person at a time” grammatically correct?

I read this sentence on the book : great business are built one productive person at a time It makes me wonder how a noun could come directly after "are built". In my view, some ...
2
votes
2answers
41 views

How to interpret the meaning and find the predicate of a sentence from The Plague

An excerpt from The Plague A word that conjured up in the doctor's mind not only what science chose to put into it, but a whole series of fantastic possibilities utterly out of keeping with that gray ...
0
votes
2answers
24 views

What does mean following sentence?

Do you have anything to declare? No nothing. Just the normal allowance. I don't understand question and its answer. Please tell me meaning and where this sentence used. Thanks.
1
vote
2answers
50 views

What does mean? “Are you on any sort of medication?”

I'm an English learner. I faced with a sentence that I don't meaning it. Here is the question I don't understand but I see its answer. Question: Are you on any sort of medication? Answer: I need a ...
1
vote
0answers
15 views

Placement of participle in a sentence

How to place a Participle, before the word (noun, adjective,adverb) which is modified by it or after that word. As participle can work like an adjective and an Adverb for modifying. a. He saw a ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

What's the difference in the meanings of these two sentences? | “I have” vs “I”

I've finished doing my homework. I finished doing my homework. What's the difference in the meanings of these two sentences?
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Meaning of “intercepted”

Tia tries to run over to help her husband, but is intercepted by two police officers. Does "intercepted" imply that the police officers are being physical with her? In other words does it ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

What does the light of day mean?

The men of Kent may well have been mainly Jutish, and the other major peoples certainly thought themselves either 'Angles' or 'Saxons'. But archaeology does not suggest a very firm distinction, and by ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Someone kindly interpret the following text completion:

In this day and age, side show barkers, competing with the unfathomable number of spectacular oddities daily displayed on the Internet for free, must increasingly lard their pitches with flights of ...
0
votes
2answers
20 views

What does 'must make do' means?

Thus there is no near-contemporary source of Anglo-Saxon origin. The reason is obvious enough: the Germanic peoples were illiterate during their first two centuries in Britain. So their early fortunes ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Please someone interpret this GRE text completion:

Despite her (i) _________ position on tax reform, the senator was not (ii) _________ to strike a concessionary tone when she debated the issue with her opponents. ## Answers for blanks (i) & (ii):...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Does “felt” belong to “excluded” in this context?

It declared that it felt no longer represented in the Federal Council, excluded the two serving federal councillors elected as SVP members from its parliamentary group and declared ‘fundamental ...
3
votes
2answers
87 views

How to understand the structure “had to have done”?

From TED (Start from 1:42: But novel, the second thing, is that nobody had to have said it. How to understand the structure "had to have done"? I think it sounds better to me without the &...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

I felt that there was not a second “to be” lost of this contact

Normally, when you come up against a rare wild animal in Africa, you grab your binoculars or your camera at once. It is a simple reflex action. This gorilla was thirty yards away and divided from us ...
0
votes
3answers
57 views

What does “Happiness, then, is its own kind of sacred canon” mean?

The important thing to understand is that when we are doing what we really love doing, we are making the world around us a happier place for everyone. For others as well as for ourselves. When we’re ...
-1
votes
0answers
29 views

my load of white clothes

Woman: If you don't want to wash your clothes by hand, or if you don't have washer or drier at home, the best place to go to do your laundry is at the Laundromat, like this one. I've already done my ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

What are you laughing at/about?

What are you laughing at?! What are you laughing about?! I can see that both are natural. Is there any difference between when you would use which or are they completely interchangeable? And if they ...
-2
votes
1answer
30 views

get that spot out

At the cleaning service Manager: Our work has to be spotless, you know. Man: Spotless? Manager: No spots or stains. Man: I don't understand. Manager: Ha, look. If I spill my coffee on this carpet, it ...
-1
votes
1answer
40 views

Can we write the part in bold like I wrote?

All this – the house and the remnants of the pasture land, the seashore below the pale clay cliffs, the walk along it to the fishing village of Kilauran, the avenue over which the high branches of the ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Sentence meaning using “escorting” [closed]

you Back at the school, the police have started escorting the detained protesters to the restroom, one at a time. Will using "escorting" sound like the police takes the protesters to the ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

How should “double-consciousness” be interpreted in this passage?

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

In this comparison, how, according to the writer, does Latin relate to French rap? [duplicate]

The Arabic of “Frozen” is frozen in time, as “localized” to contemporary Middle Eastern youth culture as Latin quatrains in French rap. — Translating “Frozen” Into Arabic by Elias Muhanna Please ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

The structure of this sentence, “someone I know to be dead”

The whole sentence is It showed someone in the castle. Someone I know to be dead. I think it is the same as this Someone who I know to be dead. and this. I know someone to be dead. Is it correct?...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

What does here “was revered to commit” mean?

His will to do good was used against him and was revered to commit the worst acts possible. Source How can it be interpreted in easier words?

1
2 3 4 5
63