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The grammar of a news headline 'Adachi Leak'

Why should it be like this,instead of maybe 'Adachi's leak','Adachi leaks' or 'Adachi leaked'. I read this report on San Francisco Chronicle. A similar example is 'Journalist Says Police, Feds Raid ...
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The meaning of ‘I felt obliged to him.’? [on hold]

The meaning of ‘I felt obliged to him.’? I can not understand the meaning of ‘I felt obliged to him’. I felt this sentence was weird.
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Difference between ‘convinced’ and ‘made it clear’? [on hold]

The White House spokesman made it clear that the time of the election would not be changed. Can I replace ‘made it clear’ by ‘convinced’?
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When “most” take a before it instead of “the”

Sreedhar is the most intelligent student. Sreedhar is a most intelligent student   What is the difference?
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What is the difference between ‘by myself’ and ‘myself’?

I would like to look for it myself. I would like to look for it by myself. What is the difference between the two sentences above?
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A lot about or A lot of

I am hearing a lot about the problem of ragging these days.  I am hearing a lot of the problem of ragging these days.  What ia the difference? Which is correct?
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When you can recognize someone's character by taking a look on their faces

Dictionaries say: to be a good/bad etc. judge of something means: to be someone whose opinions about something are usually right, wrong, intelligent etc. Example: - My sister is a very shrewd ...
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Metaphor sentence

I am having problem understanding a first sentence in second paragraph. I can understand it superficially but it is a metaphor and I cannot figure out what it the really means. I appreciate your help ...
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An influential person / a very influential person who can pull strings in your favor

What do you call an influential connection in an organization or a governmental entity who can help you out of problems related to that organization or even more powerful one who has relations in ...
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Why add ‘she knew’ when this sentence was changed into a passive sentence?

People did not take the girl seriously when she said she had seen a kangaroo. Change the sentence above into a passive sentence. The answer is: ‘When the girl said she had seen a kangaroo, she knew ...
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What does “feet” mean here?

Context: Youtube Link: Time 3:02-3:10 and my feet are not coming more than at the most 2 inches off the groud for regular bounce, so somewhere in the range of 1 to 2 inches is all that. What does "...
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What does ”they were an insult to the fabric of space/time itself” mean?

The last part of following paragraph is they were an insult to the fabric of space/time itself. what the writer want to say? Elliot’s work performance suffered. Tasks that were once a breeze to ...
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How to Identify Past Participle in passive voice & Adjectives

Que 1: Are below sentences examples of Passive Voice? Que 2: Are Was Exposed and Was Admitted used in below sentences as Adjective? a) Her husband chided her and her lover after their affair was ...
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Attended to vs attended upon

Which is/are correct. Are they mean the same? The senior doctor attended to the patient very quietly. The senior doctor attended upon the patient very quietly.
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Identifying Subjects

Here is a sentence that I need help with: Across the road lived her boyfriend. Here, live(lived) is the verb. What is the subject? I think it should be 'Her'. Because, we are talking about her ...
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Is there an idiom that suggest you're giving an ultimatum to someone?

Is there an idiom that suggest you're giving an ultimatum to someone? Like something similar to "do this or you die!" although I don't think an idiom that use such strong language exist. Is there any ...
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Is there an actual reason behind the author's using the number four in “value meal number four”

This is from a book [1]: Here, the choices of efficiently standardized America are not available. The most popular restaurant has honey-stung chicken on the menu instead of value meal number four. ...
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what's sweet-ass beach in this sentence?

In the last sentence of following paragraph, he said "took sweet-ass beach vacation". Please give me a short explanation about sweet-ass . thank you. “Elliot” was a successful man, an executive at ...
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Scramble/Jumble Together

"Devastated Indian bands then faced the daunting task of literally reinventing themselves without benefit of accumulated wisdom or kin networks. The decimation and forced migration of native ...
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Can I replace ‘except when they are cornered’ by ‘except being cornered’?

Pumas never attack a human being except when they are cornered. Can I replace ‘except when they are cornered’ by ‘except being cornered’?
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What is the difference between ‘was really’ and ‘really was’?

The animal was really a puma. The animal really was a puma. What is the difference between these two sentences?
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what does someone mean when they say “ something passed beyond the limits?”

I have seen a poem translater of a language but I couldn't get what he translated; for example: the Indifference passed beyond the limits--Nurturer, how long will I narrate the state of the heart,...
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Wait just a moment vs. hold on a minute (before answering a query)

Let's say a client is asking a question online, and you put him on hold to confirm your will be answer to your manager, because you want a sure answer before you give it to the inquirer. You say: ...
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Which version is correct?

I would like to know which version is correct. All it has are words. All it has is words.
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Use of words 'very' and 'same' together

Does the word 'very' qualify the adjective 'same' or is it the opposite? They will be in the same very state. They will be in the very same state. Which one is correct? And can this be ...
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Grammatically, is it necessary to add a comma before “until”?

I ask because I've seen until with and without a comma. Examples: Then he flew until he reached the sea. (History of al-Tabari Vol. 3, The: The Children of Israel) He strolled along the ...
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“What has got in her mind?” to inquire about a sudden change of thoughts

For example, if X was crying because of Y's harsh words to her, but suddenly, and while Y was standing in front of X, X stopped crying and started staring at Y calmly but intensely. Then, Y would ...
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Invincible as an adjective for faith and attitude

Invincible means too powerful to be defeated and its another usage is invincible faith or attitude which cannot be changed. I am a bit confused with the usage in the second form. I have written a few ...
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Can you “change/exchange” it to an orange juice?

I know we don't ask the waiter to get us a different order once it has been put on our table, but anyways if you changed your mind and the waiter brought your order and you want to say "can I get an ...
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What exactly does “at a low ebb” mean in this context?

She was a pretty little thing, but I fear the libido of the young men she encountered in here would be at a low ebb. I do understand what "libido" means, as well as "ebb". The dictionary definition ...
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Opposite word of Nomophobia

Since I don't use my mobile phone much like others. I want to mention me as in one word "this kind of person" who don't care much about mobile phones or attending calls. I know the word Nomophobia ...
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What does it mean 'to hit a switch on someone '?

My woman claiming that I switched on her Only 'cause I hit a switch on her She wasn't really good at keeping up I don't understand what it means to hit a switch on her, if I get the previous ...
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Me either or Me too. tell me whas's the correct reply?

My friend, she texted me ' I"m just glad no cougar or bear approached you.' And I said ' Yeah, Me either' I mean 'Me too' Is this correct reply..?
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Is ‘Most of these’ a right sentence?

I've seen many people saying ‘most of these + nouns’ but haven't seen one who says just ‘most of these’ For example, I've seen a sentence like ‘most of these products are...’ but never seen just ‘...
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When we use the word nostalgic, does it always have to come after the verb Feel?

Reading this book makes me nostalgic. Reading this book makes me feel nostalgic. Just like we say "the ending of the movie made me so sad" and "the ending of the movie made me feel so sad", ...
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What would you say when you are not a beneficiary in a matter?

Please imagine that you have introduced a buyer and a seller to each other (both of them are your friends, but they have not been familiar with each other so far.) The two people have been connected ...
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About “too…to do” and “too… not to do”

As taught by our English language teacher back home who are not native speakers, we learn that "too...to do" contains the negative implication which means the opposite to the face meaning, as in "he ...
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39/5000 The second part of the sentence follows what it wants to say [on hold]

The book I read is talking about the causes of hope loss among the people and the ways out of this crisis. The sentence i have problem with is following: Meanwhile, the environment is completely ...
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A person who has developed only in one or many aspects of their life

What do you call a person who has been developed in only one aspect of their life? For instance, someone who has just studied and did not achieve any needed experiences in society dealing with ...
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“Below” and “down” preposition confusion in this context

While filling in a form on Net: Down / below / down below the entries you will see a submit sign. Down usually means: towards a lower position. And, Below usually means: at a lower position. So ...
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Where did we come out at/end up at

My mom was showing me around the city, so that I don't get lost and I know my way around when I'm alone. She kept asking me where we were. We were driving down a narrow street with huge buildings all ...
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Use of the word 'feed' for visitors

Do we feed people? Does the word 'feed' fit best when we talk about guests or visitors? Here is the sentence: This organization feeds thousands of people who attend training sessions here. Shouldn'...
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Meaning of ‘across the room' [on hold]

What does “across the room” mean in this context? They were standing on the edge of a huge chessboard, behind the black chessmen, which were all taller than they were and carved from what looked ...
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“From (all/any/the financial) aspect” vs “From (all/any/the financial) facet”

Edited: The word "aspect" means: One part of a situation, problem, subject, etc. On the other had, "facet" means: One part of a subject, situation, etc. that has many parts So it seems ...
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Using the word “big” to describe a hobby: “His biggest hobby is…”

Tell me please if the following use of the word is correct and natural. Mike's biggest hobby is playing the guitar. What is meant by biggest is his most favourite hobby is playing the guitar. If ...
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Meaning of the phrase “you guys” in context

It is from Crash Course Film History. It is at 6 minute and 15 second. Ticket sales were falling, and studio executives were in an outright panic. Studio executives like money, you guys.
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What is the another way of to express “in the amount of”?

What is the another way of to express "in the amount of"? Especially while use in the money case ie. I spend my money out of my pocket in the amount of 100 dollars.
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What is the main meaning of “relieve you of your command”?

It's a line of The Big Bang Theroy Pursuant to starfleet general order 104 section a, You are deemed unfit and I hereby relieve you of your command. The main meaning is "relieve you" or "relieve ...
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“Official wife” or “Formal wife”?

I want to use a term to mean that the speaker has been recorded as the wife of X in a civil registry officially and legally. I don't know what is the usual word to use in this case, I have searched "...
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I have to be crass about it

This is a sentence as heading I came across in a video which she was talking about her attitude to the Trump's Tweet tirade After I looked crass up in dictionaries, I still confused about the meaning ...

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