Questions tagged [vocabulary]

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“four years ago”

From the time our party took office almost four years ago the number of people unemployed city-wide increased by less than 20 percent. the time four years sounds a bit ambiguous to me. Does that ...
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Would you at this situation explain the difference between object and objective as a noun?

Would anybody please explain the difference between these? A government whose object is good for people. A government whose objective is good for people. Is there a difference between these ...
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“Can I meet you at 6?” is wrong? [closed]

When I make an appointment with my hair stylist, can I say "Can I meet you at 6?" ?
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Usage of “incite” in a positive context

The definition of incite in dictionaries is to cause (someone) to act in an angry, harmful, or violent way, however, I came across this phrase which I think the usage of incite is wrong. I want to ...
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How to use the verbs “wipe” and “root” [closed]

If we have to say something like the following, would you please correct the two sentences below? Given that we hope something: What we hope: we will be free from certain people. Which people: those ...
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explanations of some of context-bound words

From his closest friend, Horatio, Hamlet learns of an extraordinary visitation that took place the night before. Horatio witnessed the marching by of a fearsome apparition-- surly no flesh-and-body ...
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grocery store in American English [closed]

Many dictionaries say "grocery store" means "supermarket" in American English. I'd like to verify if that's the case. Could this term refer to a shop that is not so big as a supermarket, somewhat like ...
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Meaning in context: Trust vs believe [closed]

I want to know when to use "trust" or "believe" in someone. Thanks for your help. PS: it's my first question on stack exchange, so please be kind. Thanks again.
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helping in understand this context

He was considered by many the greatest of all Arab poets but his own arrogant self-regard for his abilities did not endear him to other writers and they looked for a source for his verse. Just as ...
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to prompt/introduce a bill

What is the difference between "prompt" and "introduce" when the object is "bill," i.e., a piece of legislation? John prompted/introduced the bill in 2018. I'd appreciate your help.
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Thank you email at office [closed]

Could you give me better phrases than this? The situation is that you took 1week leave for vacation and want to say thanks to coworkers. " title: Thank you Thank you so much for your assistance ...
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differentiating between the usages of “so that” and “so…that”

I have written these. Would anyone possibly correct me? and if the two mean the same thing? So, A shows the result, whereas B shows both the degree and the result. – And, eventually are the ...
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rephrasing “seem that” [closed]

Excerpt from Oxford Dictionary: It would seem that not enough is being done to support tiger conversation. Revised : Not enough is seemed to being done to support tiger conversation. UPDATED:...
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what does appreciative mean here?

Their gift to us was very thoughtful and much appreciative. I am wondering what could the bold term mean. Other than that, would you learn me a proper synonym for it? Many thanks
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difference between turning point & tipping point?

Could anyone possibly elaborate the difference between these? and whether they could use interchangeably? Furthermore, which one is used in mathematics, so on? I am wondering how the term tipping ...
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What kind of assault in this short video clip? [closed]

I was watching this anime when I could not get what kind of assault (@ 13 sec.) the character had said in this short clip (24 sec.)? I'm sorry the clip has been uploaded via a free account on Vimeo ...
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Obtaining the mind maps and mapping them to the other language [closed]

Please tell me if I must separate my question but I see that one of the major language difficulties is that some words are sorta synonyms yet occasionally some synonyms have some flavours, which ...
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“well-reserved” vs. “well-conserved” vs. “well-preserved” when talking about natural sites

If natural sites are well-reserved/well-conserved/well-preserved, this may promote local tourism. Which word is correct in the given context?
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What's the meaning of the word “Quantasaurus”?

I read an article, the sentence is as follows: "MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF THE QUANTASAURUS In an age of exponential growth, the power of quantitative science to upend our lives is profound, ...
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business English [closed]

I wasted around three years studying general English courses without any progress in my writing in my formal mail. I have to send 10 emails per day so I spend a long time searching for similar mail ...
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Surly mood to describe someone's personality [closed]

How do you use "surly" to describe someone's personality? Can you say "he has a surly mood"? Thanks!
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communication links, sytems, or tools? [closed]

Would you please show me what is the difference between these? communication tools communication links communication systems Thanks in advance
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What's the difference between RETRIEVE and RETREAT? [closed]

What's the difference between "retrieve" and "retreat"? They sound similar and many students think their usage is identical.
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What is the difference between “swirl” , “rotation , “spin” and “ turn””? [closed]

While i was reading some article from The Times about John Surman's new album, i've seen the "Swirl" world and translate it. i was found the synonims. but i don't know where we should use w
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Which one is correct? help me [closed]

Many of useless time-waster are irresolute and often hesitant. or Many of whom waste their time for nothing are irresolute and often hesitant
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how to distinguish “require”from“involve”?

I have just encounter with the explanation in a site. I am wondering if it is right and if you could give a vivid example to clarify it better. Involvement does not suggest requirement. You can be ...
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What does up/down the train mean? [closed]

Please give me a general meaning of what up the train or down the train means? does it mean to be in front of it. Would you give me another example of up the * or down the *?
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how to using the word “mystery” [closed]

Semantics can help to solve the "mystery in the concept of the sentences" Would you help me correct the bold part, as I know it is poor English. Thanks
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meaning of “sweets”- dessert, candy, or?

The following is from a travel guideboook. I'm particularly curious about the meaning of "sweets." In the context of a coffee house, it is unlikely to refer to candy or dessert. What could it mean? ...
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reading exercises [closed]

I have reading exercises and I don't know whether my answers are wrong or right. This is all the passage that I an not sure what the answers are : With the invention of the microcomputer, a ...
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“Either though” meaning [closed]

I know the meaning of the words either and tho separately but I'm not sure about the combination of them...Could you please tell me the meaning of "either though" by giving some examples? Thanks
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Is the use of these words in English ever happens by English speakers? [closed]

I find it difficult to use following words while speaking english. Also no examples have been provided in internet. Latibule(N) Noceur Radamancy (N) Meraki (N) Resfeber Etc.

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