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What does “the mind” mean here?

I use this link but I can't decide which one to use: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/mind_1?q=mind Defining culture as “the collective programming of the mind that ...
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I want to know translation in bengali of following text [on hold]

We still need to know how large the consumer market was and how far down the social scale the consumer demand for luxury goods penetrated.
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We are expecting to or expecting for?

Which preposition is more idiomatic with the verb 'expect' when it's followed by a noun, is it 'to' or 'for'? We are expecting to positive changes in future. We are expecting for positive ...
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All happened in the past, why does it use “would be doing”?

L worked at the night, and he returned home at the morning. He wanted to sleep. S was going to work, and said something to L. L said he worked at night and wanted to sleep. S still insist L to drive ...
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When do you say “you are not doing something”?

For example You are not going to ignore me. It means "I" command "you" not to do that, or "I" wish "you" not to do that?
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Shouldn't there be “analytically” instead of “analytical” here?

I read a definition of "clinical" in Merriam Webster dictionaries which was: Analytical or coolly dispassionate I suppose there should be "analytically" instead of "analytical" in the definition ...
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What is the meaning of “to Max's Donnie”?

In the movie Game Night (2018), Ryan says about Max's brother, Brooks: Ryan: He's like the Mark Wahlberg to Max's Donnie. Annie (says to Max): Well...Which is a huge compliment because Donnie ...
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What does “trade studies” mean?

Middle School High School Trade Studies College Graduate Post Graduate In terms of level of education, what does "trade studies" mean?
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guess or subjunctive mood?

In this quotation: Theseus was a great hero to the people of Athens. When he returned home after a war, the ship that had carried him and his men was so treasured that the townspeople preserved it ...
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Is it okay to take a 'antecedent' and the 'that clause' apart without any sign?

we discovered that the pigeon's brain receives a signal from its middle ear that the brain then processes to determine both their direction and strength of the magnetic field. I can easily interpret ...
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What is the alternative of “primarily…secondarily,… and thirdly,… ”?

I am writing a scientific manuscript in which I have to describe an experimental protocol. The used sentence should show the priority of picking up biological samples depending on their origins. The ...
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Word usage of 'ON' in “On they flew through the gathering darkness”

On they flew through the gathering darkness; Harry's face felt stiff and cold, his legs numb from gripping the Thestral's sides so tightly, but he did not dare shift his position lest he slip ... he ...
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Are “flaps under the wind” and “flaps in the wind” both correct?

I am not sure, but I think they broadly mean the same thing. However, I don't see a lot of entries on Google for "flaps under the wind" as in "the flag flapped under the wind". Are both grammatically ...
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What's the word for a new symbol, or usage of a new symbol?

Neologism is defined as: a new word, expression, or usage. In mathematics, there are new symbols created every year, and new usages for those symbols. Is there a word for a new symbol or usage, like ...
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What do you call the act of pretending to be working so you can relax a bit at work?

You know sometimes at work, you finish something and then you just relax a bit, because you don't want to get burdened with another ticket. Is there a word for such action? I am not saying people ...
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Is there a name for something that was never told or implied by a novel, but that was decided to be canon by the author?

Sometimes, some authors decides to change his mind on something or decide to make something canon arbitrarily for no apparent reason, even if the thing the author claim to be now canon was never ...
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What do you call the conical end of a ballpoint pen?

You know the conical end of a ballpoint pen that holds the ball inside the end of the conical shaped end of the ballpoint? Is there a name for the conical end? I am thinking it has a name, but I never ...
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Is “reveal himself as” and “reveal that he's” the same thing?

I am wondering if these two are synonymous in most cases. I am also not 100% sure that "reveal himself as" means about the same thing as "reveal that he's", but I think they are. They should mean the ...
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Does this sentence mean that the center is white?

There is a subsquare centered at the center of square and all it's four vertices are white. I'm not sure if this is supposed to mean that the center of the subsquare is also white. Am I wrong?
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Present Perfect vs. Past Simple with unfinished time periods: this week

I ____ (read) six books this week. The correct answer is: I have read six books this week. Why are we using Present Perfect since we specify when we did the activity? Is it wrong to say (Past ...
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What does “the case for” mean

Dr. Robert Zubrin, president of the Mars Society in the USA, has written several books on space science. One of these is entitled The Case for Mars on the exploration of this planet and soon another ...
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without being seen by anybody

I have sentence They left the house without being seen by anybody in this sentence why being seen is used can you tell me the grammar
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What do you call the y shaped support for the camera in this weird camera apparatus?

There is the weird support attached to the weird bar with 2 handles that's shaped like a curved Y, what do you call this set of metallic bars? Is there a name for it, what is the general term and the ...
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What does the word “willing” mean in this sentence?

I read a sentence in "The Hindu" which was: In fact, the EC had appeared to be willing itself into inaction amid a flurry of abusive and divisive speeches by pleading powerlessness. I don't quite ...
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He lives as he wants

Which is correct? He lives as he wants He lives how he wants
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What would you call this weird metallic apparatus that allows you to lift people?

The metallic bar that forms like a sort of inclined v, what would you call it. What's the most specific term you can find for it, and what's the most general term (name not related to its function if ...
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What do you call a text we append at the end of a work after it was published?

Sometimes, news articles, scientific articles and other works add a small text to correct certain things that were said, but happened to be wrong, so how do you call this type of text we append like ...
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What does 'steeped with" mean?

What does "steeped with" mean? I used this link: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/steep_2 From the start, workers receive indoctrination into the BMW Way. They are ...
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What is wrong with this question

I have a sentence My wife ate eleven snickers, and I'm trying to ask about the quantity of snickers. I know that the question How many snickers did my wife eat? is correct, but what is wrong with How ...
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Shouldn't there be “it” instead of “he” in this sentence?

I read a sentence in "The Hindu" which was: An NCLAT bench, headed by Chairman Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya, said he would like to..... I think "it" should be used instead of "he" the because bench is ...
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What preposition would be proper with threshold?

When I want to say like: The number 150 of members was the threshold _________ a small band changed into a large band. Should I use: over which? at which? through which?
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A rude/street-model equivalent for “He afraids of me too much”

Which one of the following sentences (or probabely your suggested one which would sound more suited to the case in my question) is commonly used to imply that someone is really scares of you? He ...
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Thank you email at office [on hold]

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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'more smooth' or 'more smoother'? Which is right?

Curve A is more smooth than curve B Should 'smooth' be replaced by 'smoother'?
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“Pieces of equipment” vs. “equipment pieces”

In the sentence: The detonator for a nuclear device may be made of_____: A) two pieces of equipment B) two equipment pieces I strongly feel that the correct option is A. But why? When should I use ...
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“Once bitten, twice shy” Vs “A burnt child, dreads fire”

I need to know which one of the following synonymous proverbs is widely used by American English speakers: Once bitten, twice shy. A burnt child, dreads fire. I don't know whether they ...
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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

I am looking for an English equivalent for a proverb of my language which says: "A wolf (a bad person) will never laugh at you, but it wants to get something (an achievment) from you". I have found a ...
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How to say that something is intuitively right?

Here the 'something' means a theory or a principle. My sentence is While this principle can only be appropriately understood in terms of rigorous theorems (see below for some), it is in ...
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A crow is never whiter for washing itself often

There is a proverb in my language which says: "Finally, a wolf's cub, would be grow up as a wolf, although it is rised along with a human being." For more clarification, please consider the following ...
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Should I use have or has?

Should I use 'have' or 'has' for the following sentence? I hope you and your class has a great day. I hope you and your class have a great day.
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An old fox understands the trap

Is the proverb "an old fox understands the trap" considered as a common English proverb? If yes, what does it exactly mean? If no, what is the exact equivalent for that in everyday speech?
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It is good for you to hep the lady

It is good for you to help the lady. It is good of you to help the lady. You are good to help the lady. Are the sentences all grammatical? Are there any differences among them? Do we have to ...
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What does “moonbeam” mean in this sentence?

Since the outset of last season, Curry has cut down on his circus shots, in part to ingratiate Durant. But the Warriors and their fans feed off those 30-foot moonbeams, low percentage for anybody but ...
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Which is the correct word to use: “I'll rather” or “I'd rather”?

I want to write a sentence to a friend indicating that instead of looking at the one thing, it's better to look at something else. Do I say, "I'd rather" or I'll rather" look?
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Is “ingratiate someone” idiomatic?

All major dictionaries provide the usage of the verb "ingratiate" as "ingratiate oneself with people". However, I just came across this line: Since the outset of last season, Curry has cut down on ...
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When to use enjoy instead of relish?

I did a search on Google and found that the phrase "relish a smoke" is more or less never used, while "enjoy a smoke" gives me more than 14 million results. I thought "relish" means "enjoy" and thus ...
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What is the basic difference between these two?

1) I have seen everything today 2) I saw everything today How is the first line different from the 2nd please explain?
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I am feeling well, though not feeling well but feeling good

I was thinking about sentences like: It sounds good It sounds well I didn't see a difference and couldn't understand why "good" was used more often than "well" and I found some interesting example.....
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omission of “which are” - in letters two inches high

His name was emblazoned across the headlines of the newspapers in letters two inches high. Is "which are" omitted between "in letters" and "two inches high"? And is "two inches high" an adjective ...
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“tap” vs. “faucet” [duplicate]

We have this device broken at work, for several days now. But I do not know how to refer to it. I can see that tap and faucet are mostly synonyms. By I have this feeling that they are not 100% ...

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