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

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the meaning of save on more good times

save on more good times It's from an ad. Why did we use save on rather than save at, as I usually collocate at with time. Does it mean I can get savings at the next times?
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What does it mean by [Limited run with only 5000 made]?

Full Sentences Also as a bonus, this beautiful postcard of the artwork will be included!! This box set will be a limited run with only 5000 made. Does it mean that the box set will only sell for ...
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What's the meaning of this line from an American TV drama?

So here is a line I couldn't understand from the TV drama Manifest (2018) [Look, I don't understand. I was trying to race to you so I can get you my research off of the portal.] Said by a medical ...
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Meaning of I had a dream it would end this way

I’m watching a show, Community, and I have a question about a line of it. Please watch it: Community. The guy says “I had a dream it would end this way”, and what does it mean? Does “a dream” mean ...
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What does “He reminded me of me on the sidelines” mean in this context?

Brennan, 69, has stayed ambivalent about Kavanaugh’s nomination. “Obviously, I’m so disappointed in everyone in this whole process,” he said, adding that alleged victim Dr. Christine Blasey ...
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How to understand: “a topic that comes with exponentially higher stakes” in this context?

Former Yale basketball coach Tom Brennan watched the hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee with keen interest this week. Brennan has a loose tie to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, as ...
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I don't get the meaning of the phrase in bold clearly?

At night he went home and there was Lucile - less like a flower, but still silent, fragrant, hopeful. He said to her: "you will never have anything more than you have now, Lucile, do you realize that?"...
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What does “They need to know that they are heard” mean in this context?

“The family wants justice,” he said. “They need to know that they are heard, and they need to know that this type of conduct is wrong and they need to know that this is going to stop.” I feel the ...
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What's the difference between the two in meaning? [closed]

What's the difference between the two in meaning? The mayor has a new bridge built. The mayor has built a new bridge.
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Is “slipped on a banana-peel” an idiom?

I have read one sentence, below Abusing programming instead of drugs. Recently slipped on a banana-peel and ended up working with a legacy laundromat system. And I don't do chat. Is that joke ...
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What is the meaning of “each” in this sentence?

Teams qualified from the ECPC qualification round on 19 October will need to pay an extra 200 LE each (to be collected onsite after the qualification) Does this mean each member of the team has to ...
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Difference between “will not do it anymore” and “will not do it again”

Does these sentences make sense? What's the difference between these sentences? I will not pray to Sananda again. I will not pray to Sananda anymore. I will not eat too much ice cream ...
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Go down the hall meaning? (For giving directions)

When I asked for the directions to the HR's cubicle, I got this reply: Go down the hall then take the first left, You will find the HR's cubicle there. (I don't remember exactly what he said.) I ...
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Is this sentence right? It is from my exercise book

"The evidence that the flower in the greenhouse failing to endure any storms indicates that kids should never be spoiled too much." This sentence is the answer of an translation question which I ...
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Help to understand the usage of 'found' in this sentence [closed]

Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, is making the most of the fame she’s found from her alleged affair with President Donald Trump and is dishing details with her tell-all book “Full Disclosure.” ...
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Consider these pairs of sentences. What are the differences in meaning between them? [closed]

Consider these pairs of sentences. What are the differences in meaning between them? Provide a context and say how you would demonstrate these differences to students. I’ll buy one when I have the ...
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What does the phrase 'physics defying action' mean?

I am reading the book about the Simpsons, and I am not sure what is the author trying to say in this sentence. 'Far more than in any previous year, Season 8 is littered with scenes and plots that ...
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Ramp University is set to close OVER THE NEXT YEAR (meaning)

I have to clarify the meaning of the bold letters: Ramp University is set to close OVER THE NEXT YEAR Does it mean: a) The university will close next year, throughout (from Jan. to Dec.) b) The ...
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How to understand: “Except no deal is falling into place, …”

Waiting for a deal Trump says that won’t happen. Tariffs, in his strategy, are a way of gaining leverage in negotiations meant to cement trade deals more favorable to the United States. Trump has ...
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Will vs. will later

Let's say a small amount of vinegar accidentally spattered on your girlfriend's clothes. And you say: You should wash it now with soap, because it will smell. Vs. You should wash it now with ...
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What's “This figure falls 19,659” referring to in this context?

Former Detroit Pistons center Jason Maxiell revealed to a national television audience that he has slept with 341 women before and during his marriage to high school sweetheart Brandi Maxiell. This ...
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What is the meaning of 'out of'?

I don't understand the meaning of 'out of' in the sentence below: "We had to make sins out of what they thought were natural actions" I think that 'out of' means 'what they thought not', but my ...
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How do you say “RaDford329$!”?

(These are lines from Good Witch.) Grace asked for the WiFi password, and Nick said Radford—uppercase D—329—dollar sign—exclamation point. with the subtitle below showed “RaDford329$!”. "Radford"...
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In the evenings vs. every evening

This sentence meaning question: My grandmother is always at home in the evenings. To My grandmother is always at home every evenings. What's the difference between the two? It seems to me that ...
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Non-defining or defining relative clauses

Sometimes I get confused with relative clauses. 1-The wedding, which only members of the family were invited to, took place on Friday. I think in this sentence the relative clause should be defining ...
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What does the phrase 'wrapped up' mean?

I am reading the book about the Simpsons, and I am stuck on this part of the text: 'The Simpsons had long produced finely crafted storytelling that gave each of an episode’s principal characters ...
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Meaning of “show up on the scale” in context

It is from this video. It is at around 2 minute and 7 second. So, exercise is the single best thing you can do for yourself, but if you think it is going to show up on the scale, think again. I am ...
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Help to understand the usage of “after” in “Nothing you need to get a chain saw after yet”

Wareheim said so far the wind has only knocked down branches and limbs small enough to be carried. "Nothing you need to get a chain saw after yet," he said by phone. As I understand, the sentence is ...
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I don't get the meaning of the sentence in bold Clearly?

She knew, from the way they looked at her, that this had been a mistake. They did not want to cry. But she felt that the little line of white, sometimes ridged with smoked purple, and all that ...
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What is the meaning of this analogy?

This chapter is describing the character of Sonny, the eldest son of Godfather, who is known for his aggressiveness. Then it went on and said ”...his martyred wife feared the marriage bed as ...
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Do these sentences for recommending others to search on Google, sound patronizing? [closed]

And are they natural? In what situation will you use it? Why not google it? Why don't you google it? I think you can google it. You'd better google it. I'd google it if I were you.
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“Xs have to do Y” does it mean all X or just some X or is it inconclusive?

Recently I wrote the sentence "Even journals operated by scientific communities have to charge publication fees." and what I wanted to convey was that there are some such journals that have to ...
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What should be the reply to “Where are you put up?” or “Where do you put up?”. Do they both have same meaning?

Someone recently asked me "Where are you put up?". I assumed that she was asking me about my place of residence. Is this the correct way to ask someone where they are staying. Are there any other ways ...
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Passive Voices in sentences

1-I don't want my photo taken. 2-I don't want my photo being taken. 3-I don't like my photo being taken. As far as I know we can use the (sentences-1,2,3) but why can't we use the following ...
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Zero conditional vs first conditional

I have some problems with zero and first conditionals . Sometimes ı can't distinguish them. 1-I could see if anyone wanted to break in . About the context : The speaker has a shop and he says this ...
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Possible Conditionals

1-I am sorry if I have offended anyone. 2-I’m sorry if I offended anyone. Are these sentences grammatically correct ? And the "if parts" refer to past or present ? And if the "if part" refer to ...
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I thought I did or I thought I had done

You get into your car and then you are trying to start the car but it's not working then you realize that the car doesn't have any fuel .What would you say? I think the second one should be the ...
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I will go vs. I am going

I used to think Will was used for future and Present Progressive for ongoing actions but recently I came across a site(forgot to save the link) which states that present progressive can be used for ...
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Association of the words “to wear” in the given context

Are the words "to wear" associated with all nouns starting from "patterns" in the following sentence? "Fashion is a never-ending cycle of new patterns, textures, materials and shapes to wear."
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Help to understand: “render to Caeser that which is Caeser so …”

"She took my life away, like my very own life," Allison said of the officer. "She has to face whatever the law says. The very Bible says to render to Caeser that which is Caeser so if Ceaser says to ...
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As soon as vs. Just as or immediately after

Today I mailed notes to one of my classmates. Under the subject I typed " Reply immediately after receiving". But the thing is, I am a bit skeptical about the grammar of the sentence which I always ...
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Help to understand: “the hearing wound down to tell her” in this context

Sen. Kamala Harris put Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on edge with a surprise question at his confirmation hearing on whether he spoke with anyone about the investigation into Russian election ...
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How to understand “before her Sept. 14” in this context?

On Wednesday, Judge Dow ordered Badway to tell clients, who were not in court, that they must appear before her Sept. 14 after giving sworn depositions on what happened to the money at Badway's law ...
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Meaning of “sat out in front”

The judge rapped. “Objection sustained.” The next question came like an explosion through the close air of the courtroom. “Mrs. Lee, did you see the accident in which your husband met his death?...
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To be vs. Being [duplicate]

What is the difference between these two sentences? I like being a Doctor. I like to be a Doctor. For instance I am a a Doctor by profession. And if someone asks me if I like my profession? Then ...
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What's the “A fine thing it would be” refering to in this context?

"I know that," said Professor McGonagall irritably. "But that's no reason to lose our heads. People are being downright careless, out on the streets in broad daylight, not even dressed in Muggle ...
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What does it mean by “it is not like she'd Fedex a 6-carat diamond”?

What does "it is not like she'd Fedex a 6-carat diamond" mean in the following context? Two young ladies chat and one feels like she would be proposed by her boy friend. She knew that her boy ...
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What does “into” here mean? (Translate your thinking into English.)

You will have to translate your thinking into English before saying it. Does into mean in that sentence that you are thinking in English OR that you are translating whatever you are thinking of to ...
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How to understand: “The owls are nothing next to the rumors that are flying around”?

Professor McGonagall shot a sharp look at Dumbledore and said, "The owls are nothing next to the rumors that are flying around. You know what everyone's saying? About why he's disappeared? About what ...
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Cluster - a testing reading comprehension task. Which cluster does this word belongs?

Dr. Lefever believes that compulsive behaviour often manifests itself in clusters. There is, for example, the "eating disorder cluster," which also includes shopping and spending, work, cosmetic ...