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Questions tagged [sentence-meaning]

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Can the verb acknowledge be used in this form “acknowledge to sb”?

I came across this sentence when reading a book: They acknowledge as much directly to the students reading one of their textbooks when they write, "...". Is this correct? Does this mean that "...
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Hi guys, I just want to know if this is correct or not

It feels amazing to read this book after waiting for so long. It feels amazing to read this book after have waited for so long. So, which one is correct? Are both correct? And if, are they ...
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Meaning of “churches were places of sanctuary” [closed]

The crowd was thrilled. The clapping of 10,000 hands caused Quasimodo’s only eye to sparkle with joy. “Sanctuary! Sanctuary! ” the mob repeated. Esmeralda opened her eyes and looked at ...
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Meaning of “she didn't know what to think”

some weeks later, the door of Esmeralda’s cell cracked open. A shaft of blinding light entered from the world outside. Then the door closed again. A human form, holding a lantern, stood before ...
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Meaning of “within two months”

Led by the guards, Esmeralda hobbled back to the courtroom. Djali’s heartbroken bleating echoed her sorrow. “So, you’ve confessed!” the judge exclaimed. “Good! Within two months, you will be ...
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Meaning of “while still very young”

Frollo himself had a very interesting history. From childhood, his parents had trained him for the priesthood. While still very young, he had been sent away to study. He learned to read Latin, ...
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Is “pour off” as a phrasal verb?

What is the meaning of the following sentence? Is "pour off" a phrasal verb? Water poured off the roof.
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Please help me understand this sentence “It was possible that the barbarian suspected…”

"It was possible that the barbarian suspected as much, that by some slow process of rumination he had arrived at his fixed and inveterate impression, by no means a clear reasoned conviction." This ...
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“Although A and B are” vs “Despite A and B being”

I would like to know if the following sentences have the same meaning: Although John and Tom are the most hard-working students, they did not pass the final exam. Despite John and Tom being ...
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What is the meaning of “make of” in this context?

"Normans' ambition was to make of England a trilingual country." What is the meaning of phrasal verb "make of."
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What is the difference between the two?

They are talking on the issue. They are talking over the issue. They felt concern over the matter. They felt concern on the matter. I get to hear both types of sentences.please tell me difference ...
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Meaning of “His legs were put together” in this context

The new Pope of Fools was brought out in triumph. It was then that everyone realized the man had not been making a face—this was his real face! Indeed, his whole body was ugly. His head was ...
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Have I ever done you wrong before?

Have I ever done you wrong before? Can someone please explain what exactly this sentence means? Thanks a lot.
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What's the meaning of “taken to” in the following the sentence?

Exception has been taken to Gobbin's humour. I am not able to understand "taken to" in particular. Please, help me..
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Meaning of “set aside”

In the Middle Ages, most churches had a cell set aside for a person seeking sanctuary. At Notre Dame it was a small room toward the top of the cathedral. It was here that Quasimodo had placed ...
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The difference between these two sentences [closed]

"Sheep eat grass" or "sheep eat grasses Which one is more appropriate? I do not think that the word grass is an uncountable noun
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Meaning of three mounths ahead

The captain put his arms around the girl’s shoulders. They talked about their wedding, three months ahead. He had not, after all, ever broken their engagement. Dose it mean: They talked about ...
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If someone's house is leaking can I say 'he is leaking'? [closed]

If someone's house is leaking can I say 'he is leaking'? His house is leaking sounds alright but I d like to know if 'he is leaking' is also possible. Thank you!
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Use of the pronoun “its”

Considering the following sentence: The availability of alcoholic beverages and the exposure to alcoholic beverages media is high in urban areas. I would like to know if it is grammatically ...
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Meaning of “All that I ever loved”

priest was staring hard at something, so Quasimodo followed his gaze. A ladder stood against the gallows. A girl dressed in white was being carried up the ladder. There was a noose around her ...
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Meaning of 'I'm about as angry as I've been in a long, long time'

I saw this headline somewhere. FBI Director Wray on shutdown: 'I'm about as angry as I've been in a long, long time'. But I got confused what the quotation means. How to analyze it? I haven't ...
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Does changing the positions of words in this sentence change the meaning?

Is the meaning of the sentence: the actual presence of a representation the same as the representation of an actual presence? The author (Merleau-Ponty: Phenomenology of Perception) of the ...
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Is there a different meaning for “horrible” or the obvious is the correct one?

I extract this from the book 'The Once and Future King:' “Well!” said the Wart, as he woke up in his own bed next morning. “What a horrible, grand crew!” Here, the Wart is talking about his ...
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Meaning of “Disease progression was not judged only from changes in the serum CA-125 level”

Quote from a clinical trial report: The tumor response and disease progression were evaluated by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) according to the new Response ...
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Meaning of “upon her” in this context

Esmeralda was a very light sleeper. She woke as soon as the key turned in the lock. Then, just before Frollo blew out the lantern, Esmeralda saw his face. “Oh, no!” she cried out faintly. “It’...
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He might very well say that

Does the statement, He might very well say that. close to "He might say that with high probability" or "He might say that with low probability" ?
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What does this sentence mean? Having been released from prison,

Can anyone explain to me what this sentence means? The grammar is confusing to me. Is “have been” related to the person talking to himself, or could it relate to other people? having been ...
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Does **to minimize** indicates a new aims that does not covered by previous work?

This sentence is relative to my previous question. It is very important to understand it. However, I feel that the new sentence may do not mean to introduce a new idea. Our modelling strategy is ...
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The meaning of 'There must be blocking it.' [closed]

I came across this expression in the sitcom IT Crowd(S04E04 00:17:44). Here is the context. Jane:Where is it? Moss:There must be blocking it.I'll try to move to clear the passage. (They are ...
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They launched a scheme for people to apply for leave to remain through an app

I don't know what's wrong with me or BBC, but I often need double-takes in order to understand some sentences within news articles coming from BBC. This time no matter how many takes, I don't ...
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Meaning of “at the last hour” in this context

Having already left the cathedral, Claude Frollo knew nothing of what had happened. Wanting to be alone, he had taken a boat across the Seine. There he walked in the hills, lost in his dark ...
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Help with “ in case of”

Can I say" in case of cleaning your room, it will look nice." ? Or should" in case of " be only followed by a noun?
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Meaning of a sentence from Not About Angles

We know full well there's just time. I can't understand the meaning of this sentence. Does it mean there's only one time or there just remains a little time? Is this phrase common? Another ...
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Can someone help me explain this sentence [closed]

Although the sea level has risen by 6.5 inches since 1950, nearly half of it has occurred in only the last 20 years.
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What does 'fandom community with a veracious output of fanfiction' mean?

Could you please help me understand what does this part (bold type) of the sentence mean? Would you please make this sentence more clear? And do I correctly understand the word 'inspired' in this case ...
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A dog followed the man into the store

A dog followed the man into the store. Is it only me who thinks the sentence above means both? A dog was walking behind the man into the store. The man got into the store by the following of a dog. ...
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What is the meaning of 'put it on your mama'?

I would like to know the meaning of 'put it on your mama' in the movie The Upside. Phil: That is the money for Untitled Number Zero, Or What Is Bravery. Which is now proudly hung in Carter’s trophy ...
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What is Baskwat in The Upside?

I would like to know what is Baskwat in the movie 'The Upside'. I think he or she is an artist, but Dell says it wrong. Dell: Who knows, man? I may be the next--the next Baskwat. Somebody please ...
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meaning of “an official word-for-word translation on business letterhead”

I'm planning to study at the US and I found a sentence which I can't not sure about. Educational credentials in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official word-for-word ...
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Is + another expression

1-All you need is do your homework . 2-All you need is to do your homework . 3-All you need is that do your homework . Are all of these sentences grammatically correct and do they mean the same ...
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“How much reduction” or “How would reduction”

I have a method A, which is used to reduce the computation of difficult models. I would like to say that using this method will provide a great reduction in the computation of the model. Method A ...
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Purpose of using it is okay..is it being polite?

What's the difference between You can have a drink now. and It is okay to have a drink now.
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Meaning of the statement with the phrase “until after”

Here it is: Understood and mastered means that: During the pull from the floor, the bar never leaves the skin of your legs. Your elbows stay straight until after the jump. Does that mean that ...
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Meaning of “He could always use a bit of extra money” in the context below

Phoebus started walking toward the bridge where he planned to meet Esmeralda. Soon he noticed a dark figure creeping behind him in the shadows. “Who’s there?” he called. Claude Frollo, his ...
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a data set of … are or a data set of … is

I always confused about using the word data. Sometimes, writers use it as a single word, while others use it as plural. I really would like to understand the correct way to use word data in my ...
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Placement of “here” with “Am I the only one…?”

Are these sentences correct? 1) "Am I the only one who doesn't play video games here?" 2) "Here, am I the only one who doesn't play video games?" Can I say these two sentences to mean "Am ...
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The meanings of English idioms

What's the meaning of 'go all the way (to sth/swh)'? It is written in 'Destination B2' without explanation and I couldn't find it anywhere. Could you please give the definition with some examples?
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“types” vs “type” with each and all

I have different functions. Each function is able to deal with only one thing. If I have 3 variables, X1, X2, and X3, then, I can fit three different functions to these variables. One function to each ...
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Which one is the best for this exercise and why

We should answer “Yes” first to the question “May/Can I help you?”, right? So I think the answer is B. Am I right?
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Meaning of “ Welcome to it” in this context

But then he smiled and stood up. “Wait! I forgot about our custom! We never hang a man until the women have been given a chance to marry him. This way, ladies! A husband for free! Who wants ...