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What does “sh*t got cray-cray” mean?

Then science happened, and shit got cray-cray. I searched the reliable online dictionaries but I can not find any definition. Though I found meaning of cray: a short form of "crazy" used by some ...
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Meaning of “this project” in this context

In 1482, Quasimodo was about 20 years old. Claude Frollo had turned 36. The priest was still involved in the education of his younger brother, Jehan. But this project had caused him bitterness....
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My father taught me vs my father learned me

I have read like these sentences: My dad has also taught me a lot about love. My dad taught me a lot of things. I am wondering if we can say "learned me" instead. So as to be My dad ...
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How to express a scenario more likely than the other clearly and concisely?

I just replied a comments in a post, then I realized that this expression may need some improvement. A book using "we'll provide" makes more likely as if I am sitting in a classroom than "we ...
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How to explain adverbs and adjectives to students in context with IELTS / PTE/ CELPIP

I am confused about how to teach the importance and use of Adverbs and Adjectives to students who are appearing for IELTS, PTE or CELPIP. I am not able to select the point from where I need to start ...
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Meaning of “is getting on me..”?

What's mean "is getting on me"? For example: "Mom is always getting on me about not finishing my breakfast."
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What's the difference between “replace” , “exchange” and “change”?

When I have a problem after purchasing something at the store, I'd like to take it back to the store and change it. These are two examples. One is that I bought a rug, but it didn't fit the space, so ...
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Is it necessary to use preposition before gerund?

Which one is correct? I'll come by looking for you. I'll come looking for you. If I don't use preposition 'by' will it be fine?
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Which one is correct: have happened or had happened?

I'm wondering from these sentences which one is true: 1."So, which one have happened yesterday? You went for a walk or stay here?" or 2."So which one had happened? You went for a walk or stay ...
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To infinitive vs gerund

Consider these two sentences: We will update the server to include more space. We will update the server including more space. Sentence 1 is the original sentence, but I was asked if ...
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“Drench” vs “Soak”

I wonder which one of the two verbs below fits better in each sense and which one doesn't work in which sentence and why: Soak: to make something completely wet. Drench: To drench something or ...
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what does “first-cut solution” mean? [on hold]

From this post Deep Learning has enabled the field of Computer Vision to advance rapidly in the last few years. In this post I would like to discuss about one specific task in Computer Vision ...
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Use “can” with definitions

Train station: you can get a train here. Tourist information office: tourists can get information here. Post office: you can post letters and parcels here. English Vocabulary in Use book ...
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How to pronounce thing and thought?

My dictionary says thing /θɪŋ/ thought /θɔːt/ but when listening to native speakers, I hear it like thing /fɪŋ/ thought /fɔːt/ Do I hear it wrong?
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Get + Adjective

We generally use the form Get + Adjective when no one else is responsible for the action taking place. The machine got defective . He is getting old. Am I correct? I am not a native speaker. Thank ...
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Will and would for “has the capacity to”

Source (Longman's English Grammar, 20th Edition 2003) page No 247 I've read in Longman English grammar.pdf that will and would can suggest 'has the capacity to' and would is more tentative than will-...
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“It is time + you + do”

Which means you're technically an adult, don't you think it's time you move on from primitive constructs such as popularity? I saw this line in a tv-series. I thought this construction "it's time + ...
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Uses of past perfect in reporting speech

"The student told us she believed it was pre-planned. The accused's daughter had also come to the police station with her. She told us her father had done something unbelievable and must be punished," ...
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The right preposition in this sentence?

I don't trust him. My distrust in/of him is severe. Which one is the right preposition: in or of?
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Articles in front of a title

I would like to know if I should omit an article in front of a title. For example, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with American University professor Allan Lichtman about the prediction he made two ...
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Use of verb after WHO

I have a doubt regarding the use of the verb "has or have " after who in the following sentence, I request you my work to be evaluated by Mr. Bender and Mr. Joseph who has expertise in the work ...
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Will or Be going to? I am in doubt in these sentences. Help!

Please, I would really appreciate if you can help me with these sentences using WILL or BE GOING TO....I do not know if they are correct. My try: 1-Mr Sinclair won´t be very happy with me. It is the ...
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Is “pending for her return” grammatical?

Is it valid to use: We will be pending for her return instead of, for example: We look forward to her return
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What does “which” mean in this sentence?

When you use the Service we collect IMSI to obtain the network speed so as to display the use condition on the notification bar of your Smartphone and on the interface of the Service, which is ...
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To express different cameras output different images, are “varied” and “various” exchangeable?

This is description from a competition. In these institutions, fundus images are captured by various cameras in the market, such as Canon, Zeiss and Kowa, resulting into varied image ...
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Is it right? “Have you been struggling with your new year's resolutions like I did?”

I had been struggling with my new year's resolutions and then I found a solution. The opening question I would like to ask my audience is "Have you been struggling with your new year's resolutions ...
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Word or a phrase for quick looking through a bookshelf

Would the act of quick looking through a shelf to find a book be called "browsing through the shelf"? Are there any alternatives to describe the same action? Edit: "Which hex do I enter? Which ...
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My mom is the only person who noticed it vs my mom has been the only person who noticed it

So I've lost 11 pounds and no one actually noticed the difference except my mum. In this case, do I have to say My mom is the only person who noticed it Or My mom has been the only person who ...
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Tresses or long hair

What do we call the hair that hangs loose on the neck below the ear? Tresses? As can be seen in the image:
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should I write “These details belongs to my dad” or “These are my dad's details ” when writing an email?

When writing an email should I write "These details belongs to my dad" or "These are my dad's details"? I know this sounds somewhat silly but I want to be grammatically correct.
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Repeated article in a sentence

Which sentence is correct? The book suggests that "C" is the correct answer, but somehow I feel all three sentences are correct too. Any help? a)The firefighters save the people from the fire. b)The ...
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Comma Splice rules or exceptions

Are these all considered comma splices. I wasn't sure as they refer back to the clause before the comma directly as apposed to just similar ideas. In which case a semi-colon would be used. Any ...
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possessive form with plural subjects

Larry and Tom own a hardware store. To me there are two possible ways to use the possessive form: Larry and Tom's hardware store. or Larry's and Tom's hardware store. The first speaks and ...
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The preterite with imaginary situations in the future: “if tomorrow it was proven”

Is below sentence is correct? If tomorrow it was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that God does not and never did exist, would you want to remain a part of your religion. This is because word ...
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Usage of “condemn” in this sentence

Those who don't understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly. According to Cambridge dictionary, condemn means to criticize something or someone strongly. In the above sentence how is the ...
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Dose `a developing sense` mean that the sense/idea approaches but not achieves the advanced?

From this book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" Interest and advances in deep learning are still growing rapidly in both the computer vision and the ...
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Meaning of “it”, “out”

He wrote in the evening – standing up in front of his desk surrounded by candles. One of his quirks was to show up at the interval of a play so that everyone thought he’d been out enjoying himself ...
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At the beginning of a chapter or an article , is “we provide” or “we'll provide” better, or no difference?

From this book "Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for Medical Image Computing" Abstract Computerized algorithms and solutions in processing and diagnosis mammography X-ray, ...
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(Subject+verb+object) sentence after a preposition

Can a sentence (subject+verb+object) follow a preposition? There is an example sentence I think it’s wrong. XYZ showed how certain protein molecules repair DNA damaged by UV light. These ...
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Is there any difference in meaning between “how” and “what” when each is used to start a subordinate clause?

Is there any difference between how and what in the following sentence? Anny was just telling Wendy how she liked to eat the ice cream at the shop. Anny was just telling Wendy what she liked to eat ...
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What does “Mr growly pants” refer to?

So I've heard this expression in the "Trailer Park Boys" TV show (taking place in Canada). According to the context I understand that it probably means someone grumpy, who's complaining a lot. ...
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Should “the” be used in these sentences?

Data demand is unknown. vs The data demand is unknown. Data generated by existing methods is ... vs The data generated by the existing methods is ...
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use of ''as '' in sentence below while evaluating something

Is use of ''as'' correct in sentence below: Authorized person evaluated my appeal as out of scope .
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Given that at least one of options is not, which one is appropriate? “both” or “neither”

this post is discussing "easier to read" topic. Is "have greater readability than" or "easier to read than" not idiomatic? Appending to this sentence, Which following one is more appropriate? ...
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When is it better to use “believe” over “think”?

I can think of one context in which it is always better to use "believe" over "think." When you want to convey your belief or trust in someone or something. God, for example. Being faithful, too. That ...
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Can you make a noun doubly possessive?

I've noticed that native speakers sometimes make nouns they've already made possessive, possessive again. If this is syntactically sound, I don't understand it. For example, "her relative was mean" ...
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It comes later in the chapter, it comes in your chapter

Is the use of "come in" natural in these sentences: It comes later in the chapter. (That is, it happens a little further on in the chapter). This comes a little later in your chapter. (Of a ...
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Has not to or does not have to?

Are there any differences between "has not to be" and "does not have to be"? For example: if you check the list, the list has not to be empty. if you check the list, the list does not have to ...
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'which' or 'that'

Is it possible to replace 'which' with 'that' in the following sentence: John's parents were unable to afford the surgery. They did the only thing they could think of, which was to make an appeal ...
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How to report the behavior of the user of the program in a scenario?

Suppose I want to report the behavior of a user of my program in the comment of code. in this case, the user may be changing his opinion of choosing an action based on something and this behavior ...

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