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What does it mean to "end up with a Desmond"?

I am reading a (fictional) story set in 1980's Scotland. One of the characters is studying (reading?) business and this is written: he could tell the class of honours was not something she cared ...
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Is ‘the’ correctly used in this context?

In my essay I characterize the Polish problem of freedom, and discuss its characteristic features. That is, I want to suggest that there is a unique problem of freedom in Poland. So when I say: It’s ...
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What's the difference between unless and but unless? [closed]

Why are unless and but written together? Cuz we use both of them for negatives and explain the difference between unless & but unless please
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Ajay was running barefoot and he was still running [closed]

Which of the following be correct? He had been running barefoot Or He has been running barefoot.
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The word "have"

"I have them all memorized" I thought have is used when something is done someone and the subject tell them to do so. Like : "I had my computer fixed" "I had my hair cut" ...
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have vs get with subject vs object

would you please explain to me the difference between the sense, feeling or connotation of the four following sentences: a) I had him fix my car b) I got him to fix my car c) I had my car fixed (by ...
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take some pictures or take few pictures

hello english community I am a new English learner and new user of stack exchange too. I am confused in the following sentence :- Jane wanted a camera to take _________ pictures of her friends on ...
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What are some rules that native speakers instinctively know about English that non-native speakers usually don't?

For example, the famous tweet quoting Forsyth, [A]djectives in English absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. So you can have a lovely little ...
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"Studies have shown..." vs "Studies have showed..."

My teacher corrected one of my writing assignments saying that 'have showed' is incorrect and that 'have shown' is the correct conjugation. But when I look online, I see that my version is more ...
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What's the difference between "You're so deserving of it" and "You deserve it"?

What's the difference between "You're so deserving of it" and "You deserve it"? This is in the context of winning an award
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Can "let onto" also mean "open into/onto"?

Tall, arched windows, open now to let in the new, green smells, let onto a balcony overlooking her small private garden, where she seldom had time to walk. Is let onto here means open into/onto?
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