Questions tagged [word-in-context]

This tag is for questions about a word in a specific context, which a dictionary cannot answer. Please give as much context as possible.

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"All of the ...." or " All the ... "?

I am a bit confused about these two forms For example : John reads books all of the time/all the time All the students/All of the students have participated in march against smoking in the campus ...
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"[I]t literally scared her to death" - Why is "I" in brackets?

Quoting a phrase from an article: Grubb’s first overdose was on Aug. 15, 2015. Her mother found her blue on her bedroom floor, a tourniquet around her arm and a needle next to her. Paramedics ...
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What does the phrase 'waking thoughts' mean?

Passage: Suddenly he was standing on short springy turf, on a summer evening when the slanting rays of the sun gilded the ground. The landscape that he was looking at recurred so often in his ...
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"Are you the one who called?" or "Are you the one that called?"

How does one decide whether to use who or that? In the title example: The correct pronoun is who. The correct pronoun is that. Either is correct. They're interchangeable. It depends on the context.
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Care/Care about

Psychiatrist: As a psychiatrist it can be depressing listening to clients' problems all day, but that's the job. Person: So is it just a job to you or do you actually care? Psychiatrist: I care. Is ...