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What exactly is a suit of armor?

The two pertinent words are easy enough to understand: suit: thing that covers people or maybe animals, like clothes armour: surface which by design is hard to penetrate and so protects what's ...
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Does “Process up” exist in English?

I will leave her alone for now so that she can process things up. I think for a sentence like this one, "process up" makes a suitable fit. I assume it means "absorb", but I didn't find it used ...
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Should there be a comma in this context?

Louis XIV, the Sun King Thor, the God of Thunder In this kind of structure, should there be a comma before its nickname?
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Is this sentence grammatically correct? If not, why so? [on hold]

Without science, neither many medical conditions nor mental disorders could be treated.
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Understanding the definition of “preposition”

In my grammar book definition of preposition is given as follows: A preposition is a word placed before a noun or a pronoun to show in what relation the person or thing denoted by it stands in ...
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Is “swinging left and right” idiomatic?

Is "swinging left and right" idiomatic? Swinging means "to move laterally". I am not sure if I am wrong, but it just doesn't sound right and I don't imagine the phrase being used in a novel, so is ...
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Functions of participle clauses?

I don't understand the function of participles in these sentences below. 1- She fled with her children, ending up in a shelter. (Does the action of the main clause( "fleeing") happen at the same ...
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Will or going to? [duplicate]

Liverpool players are skilled, they are going to win/will win the match. Which of these is the best answer ? I think that the best answer is will. What’s your opinion?
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two weeks out of / (away from) / off the surgery

I'd like to know which of the following is correct, and if all are, what the difference is. John is two weeks out of / from / away from / off the surgery. I'd appreciate your help.
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Using correct auxiliary verb

In the following sentence The mass protests in Hong Kong this week against an extradition Bill the city legislative council is planning has brought the focus back on the difficult relationship ...
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each holding strange and new thoughts

Am I right if I understand 'each holding strange and new thoughts' as 'each was strange and each have new thoughts' or maybe 'each have strange thoughts and new thoughts? Also could you explain gramma ...
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I spilled some powder detergent on the floor

I know that "spill" will sound natural with "liquid detergent". But will it sound natural with "powder detergent"? I spilled some detergent on the floor. (It is a "powder detergent", not a liquid ...
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“To treat someone as property” or “to treat someone as a property”?

"He treats his dog as property." or "He treats his dog as a property." I suspect that the former is correct, is it?
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'~ and many more.' vs. '~and much more.'

We have a grammar rule here. 'many more + a countable noun' and 'much more + an uncountable noun,' Right? But how about '~ and much more.' in the following sentence? Is it grammatically correct to ...
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Converting “Give my best to Alex” into indirect speech

Suppose somebody told me: "Give my best to Alex". How do I convey this to Alex (i.e., transform into indirect speech)? I think something like "Sue gave her best to you" would be okay, but when I ...
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How different, has closed VS has been closed?

The cafe has closed The cafe has been closed Two of the sentences have same meaning?
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Can you help me explain this?

1 When I say "This is a pig's trough.", so is the word "a" describing or attached to "pig" or "trough"? 2 When I say "This is the pigs' trough.", so is the word "the" describing or attached to "pigs" ...
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“Noun1+Preposition+Noun2” VS. “Noun2+Noun1”

If i want to write sentences such as the following ones, 1 Some people value the beliefs in respect. 2)The president gave him an approval to the policy. 3) there is a demand for water in some poor ...
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“A task often beyond our *skill*.” - why singular?

I am reading the book "How to Live 24 hours?" and am wondering why skill in the following sentence is singular. We are obliged by various codes written and unwritten, to maintain ourselves and our ...
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How does article deletion work in phrases like “both a hot weather and cold”? Is that allowed?

Consider the self-made sentence below They assessed the durability for the both a hot weather and cold. Is both a hot weather and cold correct? I don't know if I can omit the indefinite article ...
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Using “will” or “going to” for expressing future with skills [duplicate]

Are skills considered evidences when we're talking about the future? For example, I had that question which said: "Liverpool players are known to be skilled, they .... the match" So should I use "will ...
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“all them”, “all of them” “them all”. May I use any of them in this phrase?

"Can you see that row of barriers in the cinder track? Well, you may find it difficult to believe, but I could jump 'all them' / 'all of them' / 'them all', even the highest ones, when I studied here."...
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What does “offering” mean in this sentence in The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry?

On the first page of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: Serviceable-enough Dahl offering, though Lambiase questioned whether a professional housewife could successfully cook a leg of lamb in the manner ...
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What's the word for people who pretend and are disguised as a fictional character?

What's the word for people who pretend and are disguised as a fictional character? For example, there are people who disguise themselves as Spider Man or Han Solo, what do we call these people? I am ...
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Correct usage of auxiliary verbs in a complex sentences with multiple tenses

Please correct me if it is wrong..., "Do you know when our next class is starting ?" or "Do you know when our next class starts?" Thanks in Advance.
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What is the gold bits?

I'm learning English using CNN10. When I watch some news, I've heard this sentence. I have no idea what it means Cities can be difficult cases to navigate at the best of times. But for some ...
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Is there an adjective that describes a movement as being non-fluid, robot-like?

Is there an adjective that describes a movement as being non-fluid, robot-like? Looked at the antonyms of "fluid", but I couldn't find the word I was looking for. Certainly, there must be an adjective ...
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Is “meeting you here” the appositive of “a coincidence”?

What a coincidence meeting you here! Today, I came across this expression for the first time. I have three questions of this sentence. Is "meeting you here" the appositive of "a coincidence"? If 1 ...
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“to the extent that” vs “to the extent where”

Is there any difference between: To the extent where education is concerned, no major issues were reported. To the extent that education is concerned, no major issues were reported. ?
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ordinal numbers with uncountable nouns

I know countables can be used with ordinal numbers. We can say "the second book," etc. But what about uncountables like "information"? I'd appreciate your help.
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Is “stand between the two in terms of affordability” idiomatic?

Consider the self-made sentence below This device, however, stands between the two in terms of affordability. Suppose that I already talked about one expensive and one cheap device earlier. I am ...
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What does “it's good for you to pass the exam” mean?

What does "It's good for you to pass the exam" mean? If the situation is that "you" has already passed the exam, could the sentence mean that "It's good for you that you passed the exam"? I ...
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Is “themselves found in a bad position?” correct?

I am wondering if it possible to use a pronoun like: "Him", "Her", or "them" (I think we called them relative pronoun) in an active way in a sentence. For example: "Them found in a bad position" If ...
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What is the meaning of “confer order on its listeners”?

Here, Mr Carslake’s comparison of the painting to an ‘old English song’ celebrates music’s expressivity and capacity to confer order on its listeners, but also evokes the extensive contemporary ...
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Can the subject of an infinitive be omitted in passive voice?

The technicians were fired to reduce costs. I have a doubt about whether this sentence is grammatically correct or not and whether I must add "for a noun" so as to make it clear what was to reduce ...
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Explain 3rd conditional complex sentence

Could you explain to me the bolded part of the sentence? Why do we use this tense/form? Is it correct? If he had known that it would have upset you, he would have been more careful. I ...
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Sentence structure. Need help

Hi i am new to english language. Here in sentence 'Rodrigo Duterte, the president of the Philippines, said his former wife had “cured” him of homosexuality. Afger " said " new Claus starts with "his ...
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We have known to each other or We have been known to each other?

Which is the correct way to say We have known to each other for many years. We have been known to each other for many years. Present perfect or present perfect continuous.
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Fit in with/fit along together

If two words seem to be suitable together and sound amazing, as in a poetry, will it be natural to use: These two words fit in with each other. These two words fit in together. Do these two ...
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Comparison: which one is correct

Which of the following sentences is correct or more idiomatic for comparison between two things: The AUC (the area under curve) for the model A is greater than of the model B The AUC (the area under ...
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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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Meaning and usages: Simple or Simplistic

It is ......... to see mob violence mere a law and order problem. simple simplistic What's the difference in simple and simplistic? Which one fits here.
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The Day I Realized the Truth (title of the essay)

That was easy. I picked "The Family Hero." Some psychologists also refer to this child as "The Golden Child". This child can do no wrong, is praised by the family and commended no matter what ...
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How do I politely tell someone to leave a room?

For example, I'm talking to A and B in a meeting room, and then I want to talk with B and don't want A to listen. How do I politely ask A to leave the room?
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grammars on “shoot me an email” vs “shoot me with an email”

According to several online pages, there are different grammatical interpretations of the structure of the phrase - shoot someone an email. To complicate it further, I've seen online a similar phrase "...
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Present perfect or past simple choose rigth

I have this exercise. Choose the correct form: They had/They have had three children - I'm the youngest. I chose "They have had three children- I'm the youngest" because I thought they still ...
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The subject in “How much information is created daily?”

How much information is created daily? If the subject is only implied in this sentence, why do we need the auxiliary verb (is) in this sentence?
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“work that identify” or “work that identifies”

Implicitly by work I mean plural (several studies). So how should I treat the verb that comes after it? Similar to previous work that identifies Or, Similar to previous work that identify
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What is the best way to ask someone if they want a ride?

What is the best way to ask this? Do you wanna a ride? Do you want a ride? Do you need a ride?
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What does the phrase “bring up” mean here?

Here is a sentence from a task management app: Linking to events makes it easy for you to bring up notes on the day. I know the lexical meanings of the phrase "bring up", but they don't seem to ...

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