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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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What's the official grammar term for such clauses?

What's the official term for these clauses of sentences? "Descriptive clauses"? The male of this airborne species of fireflies has a special biochemical light at the end of its body, that ...
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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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What does “is gross of fees” mean?

I'm reading a fund portfolio and it says "Performance is gross of fees." So if performance = 10% and fees = 0.1% does that mean that the real performance is 10% or 9.9%?
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What does “Pareto-inferior to x” mean?

I want to translate one chapter of a book from English. Who can explain to me what is "Pareto-inferior to x" at the end of third page? I think it is a mathematical term. I got some ideas about what it ...
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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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Are these rules, principles or something else?

There are some consideration different to typical grammar rules, such as Positive statements are often preferred, putting negative as early as possible, less is more (concise), etc. Is there a term to ...
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grammar term to refer to a “turns” in meaning?

According to Cambridge Dictionary, "hairpin turn" means "a bend in the road that is so sharp that it almost turns back in the opposite direction" and "turning point" ...
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Longsleeve shirt, long sleeve shirt, or long-sleeved shirt?

Hello: Is it longsleeve shirt? long sleeve shirt? Or long-sleeved shirt? It's so confusing.
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Main parts of a post

I'm learning a Merriam-Webster tutorial. When talking about writing, I guess there are some terms to refer to main parts of a post. Here are some words I can imagine. is the title of the post is the ...
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What is A rule when talking about grammar?

According to Cambridge Dictionary, a rule is an accepted principle or instruction that states the way things are or should be done, and tells you what you are allowed or are not allowed to do from ...
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grammatical term to refer to words like “Apple's”, “Book's”, “Boss's”?

As per a post, a specific type of phrases like "Apple's taste", "Book's cover", "Boss's car" are called Possessive Nouns. I understand this though I am not sure if it is a grammatical term. How do I ...
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What is mean “cover grammar”

I met this phrase when I read the specification of a computer language. And I would like to know what this phrase means. For example: The input stream is syntactically in error if the tokens in ...
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Is the bottom of a box does not have a part that tuck in to seal the box still called a flap?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. apparently the top (labeled blue) of the box shown below is a flap. while the bottom (...
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The output of an adapter

I'm trying to name a function in a software package. Let's start with some backgrounds. The package provides supplemental functions to multiple upstream packages that train random forests. To avoid ...
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What do you call a group set up to undermine a political argument?

I have come across the following political phenomenon recently and I can’t find the right word for it. Imagine a group of people (say an ethnic minority or gender) who campaign against their ...
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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, in the meanwhile, they keep the contraction to let students learn the pronunciation point. For example, when ...
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familiar when hearing but don't remember to use when talking

A kind of situation happens a lot to me where I've seen and heard a word lots of times, such as "identify", but I don't remember to use it when I talk; instead, the word comes to my mind is &...
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Do slippers and slides (sliders) mean the same thing?

I wanted to know if slippers and slides mean the same thing, so I did a search and the following is what I found. It doesn't really say if they are one and the same. Are slides and slippers the same ...
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Slides versus sliders

Wikipedia explains that "a slider (maybe it will be better to make it plural?) is a form of footwear. They are backless and open-toed, essentially an open-toed mule. Slides can be high-heeled, ...
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Is it foot towel or feet towel?

Some online links use "foot towel" to describe "a small, rectangular towel typically used to dry the feet upon emerging from the shower or bath", while other links use "feet ...
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Is this called “a checkpoint” in English? Picture included!

Could someone tell me what this is exactly called in English? I tried going with a "checkpoint" but I couldn't find further information and I need it for work urgently.
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What is the gap/crack/flaw in the top of a cardboard box called?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. what is the gap/crack/flaw pointed out by red arrow shown below (img_1) called? is the part ...
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Can a phrasal verb be considered an expression?

I know that 'to bang on about something' is a phrasal verb but can it also be considered an expression?
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Meaning of “tap dry” in “wash the 96-well ELISA plate using a plate washer and tap dry”

From a qPCR instruction: Wash the plate once with 300 μL of IX PBST using a plate washer and tap dry. What is the meaning of tap dry? This is an ELISA plate (biotechnology). The phrase comes up ...
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name of IPA /ɚ/

The IPA symbol /ə/ is named "schwa". For example, the "i" in "philosophy" /fəˈlɑːsəfi/. A similar symbol is /ɚ/ or /ər/, the sound of "er" in "water". ...
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“disapproving” tag in the Cambridge Dictionary

From the Cambridge Dictionary disapproving: showing that you feel something or someone is bad or wrong I understand the meaning of it though I don’t understand the tag in the Cambridge Dictionary. ...
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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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Member Countries & Member States

Today I want to ask if the two terms "member country" and "member state", in an international organisation, are the same and thus can be swapped for each other when we want to avoid repetition while ...
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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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meaning of “idiomatic”

From Cambridge Dictionary idiomatic: containing or consisting of an idiom I guess I understand the definition/explanation of it. In a post, Timberfall, an English learner asks the usage of "Have ...
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What is the term for a text box where users can type anything they want

What is the term for a text box on a webpage/form/etc. like a comment box where a user can type anything they want? The term I'm thinking of doesn't sound right. I want to call this a free form text ...
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What is the difference between Comprehensible Input and Roughly tuned Input?

https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/comprehensible-input : Comprehensible input is language input that can be understood by listeners despite them not understanding all the words and ...
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How is JSON pronounced?

I watched a video on https://www.quora.com/How-do-you-pronounce-JSON and read some sites, but don't understand, what letter is emphasized (accentuated, stressed): jAy sawn or jay sAwn?
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Soccer terminology regarding woodwork

Which of these are more common / correct in soccer terminology? Or is it something else? Shot to the post. Shot on the post. Shot on the woodwork. Shot to the woodwork.
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False equivalence or false equivalency?

If you compared two objects that have a few commonalities but are essentially incomparable, would you call the comparison a false equivalence or a false equivalency? Like would you say comparing ...
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“Solution Architect” Vs. “Solutions Architect”

Perhaps should be in an IT/Tech forum but interested in the correct way or saying. Also related - Plural for Solution Architecture, but not exact. I am a Solutions Architect, as I architect solutions....
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“Capital letter”, “uppercase letter”

If you're teaching someone to read and write. What is the most common way to say... a "capital letter" or "uppercase letter". Which would be the difference between them.
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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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What is equivalent to a “midterm” if it happens at 1/3?

An event that occurs halfway through is referred to a midterm event. Like a midterm exam. What if it occurs at 1/3 of the time, or at 2/3.
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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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What is the term for decade, century, millenium, etc? [closed]

What is the terminology for a decade, century, millennium, etc?
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From inward to outward vs from outward to inward (a word)

Something may be "from inward to outward" or "from outward to inward". I want examples of English words (for general mathematical or philosophical terms, not for special things like cooking eggs) ...
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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 'vertex' the correct term for peak (and valley) point on a curve?

This is about mathematical terminology in English. A simple curving line can have a top peak and a bottom valley. What is the correct term to use for the top/bottom point? In my native tongue, we ...
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Word used for Royal title change

Presumably Queen Elizabeth 1st has only been called that title since our present Queen came to the throne, taking the title Queen Elizabeth 2nd (presumably in her lifetime Queen Elizabeth 1st would ...
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Word to describe dependency relations

I want to expresss below 2 concepts in simple terms, especially the bold parts: A and all the things A depends on. A and all the things that depend on A. Is there any special term or single word can ...
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Difference between “product” and “article”

Can someone explain to me is there a difference between "product" and "article" terms? EDIT: For example: When the T-Shirt is "product" and when "article" ?
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Literary device for sound ending similar to the next word's beginning

What literary device is it if a word begins with the sound the previous word ends in? such as 'doubt' and 'truth' in: Doubt truth to be a liar.
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What is difference between mild ,modest and moderate? [closed]

As often seen in different stats especially in context of covid-19,some times we see term "mild" and sometime "moderate" One more apparently same term althought not in context of covid specifically, ...

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