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The categories of indefinite pronouns

I know everything. They know all of their pen pals./ They know all the fathers of the family here. I think "everything" is an indefinite pronoun, and "all" is also an indefinite pronoun, so what ...
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"I sat in the kitchen sipping my coffee" AND "… and I was sipping my coffee"

"I sat in the kitchen sipping my coffee" "I sat in the kitchen and I was sipping my coffee" These two sentences are the same meaning, but what type of grammar are between these ...
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What's the grammatical function of the following phrase in bold?

I'm not sure if the phrase in bold in the following context is an example of an adjunct in grammar. To my knowledge, adjuncts are usually adverb groups or prepositional phrases. In everyday practice, ...
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What is a "grammar point"?

I found lots of posts use a phrase "grammar point". For example, If you study the grammar point comparison forms of adjectives you will find that ... where comparison forms of adjectives appears ...
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Is it clear and idiomatic to refer to one of different meanings of a word as "one piece of meaning"?

Oxford Dictionary (https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/just) gives a bunch of definitions about “just” there are 3 sub-items in 4th item, one of them is pointed out by blue rectangle in the ...
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Is there a word that means "join bodies"?

I am not sure if there's a word for it, but it would make a lot of sense if there was, sometimes in the "acrobatic arts" people do this, so there might be a specific terminology for it, I suspect ...
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Suitable term for "has the highest-rating"/"most-popular" (media outlet)?

If you want to say: He works for a radio station that is the most popular in his country Popular here does not necessarily mean "well-liked", but rather that it has the highest listenership ...
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So, captain Nares shipping company and Dodds/Pinkerton have signed a shipping charter agreeing to delayed payment post salvage profits

Related: Link to StackE Literature The ill-omened Flying Scud was abandoned and wrecked at Midway Atoll by its unscrupulous owners who conspired to commit an insurance fraud (In the process they ...
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What do you call a subject open for doctoral studies?

Universities generally have a set of subjects open for doctoral studies. In my own language we call them "forskarutbildningsämnen", which translates as "doctoral education subjects"...
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Want to know about grammatical term for substitutable part

I should think you call those nouns antecedent which are referred to by relative pronoun. those nouns -> antecedent which -> relative pronoun Then, what do you call those nouns if they can be ...
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Dependent clause at the beginning of a sentence which modifies the predicate

I’m looking for a term that describes the dependent clause at the beginning of a sentence that modifies the predicate (not sure if I’m describing this accurately). For example, in the sentence “With a ...
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Meaning and concept of word "intuitive " in applied sciences and engineering?

Google returns meaning of intuitive as using or based on what one feels to be true even without conscious reasoning. But in context of applied sciences and engineering, this meaning doesn't makes ...
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The name of the term for forming noun

What do you say if you change the shape of noun from singlar form to plural form or vice versa ? The property of the noun such as singular form and plural form are called ( plurality ? ), and the ...
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"things are bad" - "issues are bad" - "stuff is bad"?

I'm a designer and I want to design one tattoo when I want to express something like two parts: Things are just bad (or doomed) // but // they will get worse. And I want to represent it with Medusa (...
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What is the correct term/expression for libraries' acquisition of books etc, as determined by the users?

When libraries' decide what books etc they are to add to their collections, they look at, among other things, what people want to borrow, right? Now I'm wondering what the correct nominalisation for ...
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Word for institutions that lost their purpose but continue to exist anyways

I’m looking for a specific word for institutions that lost their original purpose but for some reason or another (lack of accounability, bad management) continue to exist anyways and do what they have ...
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Which is the better choice – "election counting" or "vote counting"?

I need the technical term for the counting of votes after an election. I've found "election counting" and "vote counting", which both seem to be used to quite some extent – but ...
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What is the best term to indicate people's opinions seeing something as "not important" and "less important"? Please help

I got trouble in determining any terms/noun phrases to describe the percentage of participants that answers "not important" and "less important" over several items which are ...
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"As close as possible to [the point] where" - the noun is omitted, how would you call such an omission?

I have noticed that "as close as possible" is sometimes followed by "to where" instead of a noun. The bold text in square brackets is added by me. To speed up the flow of data, ...
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I got confused by learning the wrong Grammar terms. What are the real ones and where to learn them?

When I started to learn English, I did it with half a century old Soviet book called The Practical English Grammar by Izrailevich and Kachalova (Практическая грамматика английского языка. Израилевич и ...
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word/phrase/term to refer to a teaching approach

Some teachers intentionally slow down their speech to let students hear them clearly. Meanwhile, they keep the contraction to let students learn the pronunciation point. For example, when speaking ...
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Looking to name a specific semantic relation

When one makes a choice, he is faced with some alternatives: "go by car" or "go by bus"; "prefer sightseeing" or "go shopping", "buy a house" or "...
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the tag of "LANGUAGE" in the Cambridge Dictionary

There are two different meanings of "complement" on the Cambridge Dictionary. to make something else seem better or more attractive when combining with it and a part of a clause that ...
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A term for a statistics in games

In some games there are statistic about how many times user have done something. Examples: Cookie Clicker: Cookies baked Cookies forfeited by ascending Legacy started Building owned ...
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What is the grammatical name and function of this part of the sentence?

In the sentence Conciously postponing a decision is not the same as indecision. what is the grammatical name and function of the part in italics?
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Straight or linear helix

If a helix is discontinued for a short while and then continues in a different direction, I prefer to call in "kinked". If the helix is simply uniformly following one direction, I prefer to call it "...
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"resource exhaustive" vs. "exhaustive resource"

Method A exhaust a lot of resources. How can I say this in comparison sentence: method A has been viewed as a resource exhaustive compared to method B Or, method A has been viewed as an ...
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on using "to denote" to define a term

I want to define few terms but not sure how to use denote. For example: We use the term XYZ to denote websites consisting of ... Is the above correct statement?
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what's the meaning of the word stereographic?

does anyone know what is the meaning of the word stereographic? like stereographic projection? I want to translate it into another language and I want it to be accurate. it's like drawing something ...
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How to name these two cases of passive voice?

How to name these two cases of passive voice: This document started being written by me on 2017.07.22. and This document was started (being) written by me on 2017.07.22. ? Both are the ...
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The meaning of "yell" in gambling

From movie Kingpin: (At a casino table, a customer to the dealer) You are going to give me $100,000 on the line and a $50,000 yell, okay? Does on the line mean the money wagered? Then what does ...
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Question about "Royal Court"

Someone asked me whether the term "royal court" could also mean the king's dukes, viscounts, barons, counts, earls, etc. I know it contains his retinue, i.e. his advisors, servants, ministers, but ...
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PhD, Ph.D. and Ph.D

According to the Collins dictionary: PhD in British abbreviation for Doctor of Philosophy Well in American PhD in American or Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy But sometimes I also ...
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What is the appropriate word for these? -> one day, one month, one year and so on

I want to know the most appropriate word for these. one day two days three days one month two months three months one year two years three years The context where these appears is that they are ...
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Meaning of "cross" in "While the cross has corrected slightly this week, we expect the uptrend to continue and recommend a buy-on-dips strategy"

From an article titled "Euro to US Dollar Exchange Rate Will Go Higher, Analysts Say, Buy On Dips": “While the cross has corrected slightly this week, we expect the uptrend to continue and ...
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What do you call shortcuts in written English?

Writers make shortcuts in their writing and typography such as this sentence: He watched my daughter being killed. Some writers or most of them extract the word being out of sentence as a style ...
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What are these types of images called? illustration with notation?

Is this type of images (img_1) called sketch map with notation? while this type of images (img_2) called physical map without notation? while this type of images (img_3) called physical map with ...
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Comparing two things in one sentence

We have three shapes in my study. We called them trees. The class of Tree 1 is larger than the class of tree 2 and tree 3. Also, the shape of tree 1 contains the shapes of both tree 2 and tree 3. I ...
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meaning of the phrase "draft and drift"

I came across this in the news, and the meaning is unclear to me: "Back in 1909, a layer of bricks was laid on top of the rock and tar surface of the Indianapolis Motor Speed Way. It has been ...
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What does "child components can mutate the parent" mean?

From View.js: In some cases, we may need “two-way binding” for a prop. Unfortunately, true two-way binding can create maintenance issues, because child components can mutate the parent without the ...
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