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How to understand “they become the clear-cut title favorites!”

I do not understand the means of clear-cut, title and favorites.
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What is the meaning of for new trade barriers to a free market?

The current strength of the dollar, which is causing so much difficulty for some of your industries, creates obvious pressures for special cases, for new trade barriers to a free market. I am ...
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At What time does She should come?

At What time does She should come to school on Saturday? Is this sentence correct grammatically?
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Use of 'the' after preposition for describing people's outfit

Which one is the correct answer and why? I don't know what the difference is between "in striped shirt" and "in the striped shirt": She is the woman in striped shirt. She is the woman in the ...
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Use of “decreases”

Is use of "decreases" in the following sentence correct grammatically and conceptually? If it is not, kindly suggest ways to make it clearer. This causes better performance in VTB than the CTB. ...
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Meaning of “I want you to understand what I said”

I want you to understand what I said. What does this sentence mean? It's what I want that you understand what I said. (Referring to the present) It's what I want that you will understand what I said....
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Should “Organization” here be preceded by “The?”

To put or not to put "The"... In my made up examples below, do I keep the "The" or not? Why? Does it even make a difference? The results speak to the organization the infrastructure lacks. ...
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From the Feet Up meaning

What's the meaning of From the feet up? This line is from the movie American Hustle.
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Use of progressive (ing) and become

I am wondering if using the progressive and become, especially with an adverb like progressively means that the statement with the progressive verb describe the condition for the complete ...
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when someone say “yesterday was raining, so I didn't go outside of house” is it “raining” or “rainy”?

I heard someone said "yesterday was raining, so I didn't go outside of house", which seems to be a misuse. per this post To describe what is actually happening right now, you use the verb form: ...
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Meaning of 'anti-character period'

Especially,what does 'period' mean?Here is the context. Bran is not just the anti-Aragorn, he’s an anti-character period. Here is the link. ‘Game of Thrones’ Ends Not With a Bang but a Whimper
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Which one is grammatically correct Do you know cabbage? or Do you know cabbages?

I simply want to ask my colleague that do you know cabbage? a green leafy vegetable. So what I should say Do you know cabbage? or Do you know cabbages?
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What is the correct way of using “appear”?

Let’s assume that i am bank officer. Can say the sentences below to my customer who asks how much dept he has to bank: Your dept appear to be $500. Your debt appear $500. İt appears that ...
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Present Perfect after Since

I saw this sentence when I was playing a game: It's been so long since I've talked to you! It's a bit strange seeing the present perfect tense after since. Can one of you explain when we should use ...
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What do you call the document containing all of the details of a military mission?

What do you call the document containing all of the details of a military mission? I know the "mission briefing" expose the details of the mission, but what do you call the document and not the event ...
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How can we be sure about etymology?

It's common to hear words protagonist and antagonist. And based on the way they sound, and their opposit meaning, I always thought that they should have the same etymon, with pro and an being prefixes ...
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How should this sentence be constructed?

I know that I fully understand your feelings. is correct but I wondered why we cannot use I am fully understand your feelings.
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Came Across These Questions in the Internet [on hold]

Which country London is in? In which year Queen Elizabeth was born? For what David Beckham is famous? Can someone tell me whether these questions are grammatically correct? I need to clarify with my ...
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Is it “have always overcame” or “overcame”?

I was wondering when should I use "have always overcame" and "overcame." What is the difference between the two? Which one of the following two is correct: Hard work overcame the difficulties, ...
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Should I put “it” before “is” to make the sentence grammatically correct? [on hold]

However, coal overtook natural gas in 1990 and despite some fluctuation, is set to be the second most used fuel in 2030 with just over 30q. However, coal overtook natural gas in 1990 and despite ...
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“a right way” or “in a right way”?

I heard a lot people omit the "in" while saying "in a right way". for example if a kid play with a knife, someone would told him/her "you are not using the knife a right way" is it grammatical and ...
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“ is polluted”: adjective or passive form?

What's the role of "polluted" in the sentence?Is it passive form of the verb "pollute" or an adjective to describe the status of the air? There is much evidence to show that the air we breathe is ...
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I wonder if “for passengers to board Flight 139 at Gate 57” could be divided intensively?

I have checked some material which says "for somebody to do something" is a compound structure used to be attribute such as "It’s time for everybody to go to bed." So in this example: This is the ...
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Subject-Verb agreement: the adjustment[s?] of the X and the Y lag actual conditions in the labour markets

A few hours ago I asked what lags meant in that specific context as I have not used that term before. I am now confused, I can't seem to be able to satisfy the subject-verb agreement (between ...
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“Past perfect progressive” vs “past progressive”- Can we use the adverbial phrases of time with past progressive?

I know one of the main differences between past perfect progressive and past progressive is the fact that the latter can be used when the duration of an event or its exact timing is not important to ...
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each suppose to refer to a singular subject, isn't it?

Usually "each" is used to refer to every member in the group, so it is followed by a singular verb like: Each student and teacher knows that exams are..... Each of the buildings is surrounded ...
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Were it not for VS Had it not been for

The following is part of writing on the Navajo Code Talkers during the second world war. *One Marine Corps signal officer summed up the situation after the war: "Were it not for the Navajo Code ...
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Is “to board Flight 139” an attribute or complement in this sentence?

I am trying to diagram this sentence: This is the last call for passengers to board Flight 139 at Gate 57. Here is my specific problem: I'm not sure "to board Flight 139" here is either attribute ...
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What kinds of music you don't like? or What kinds of music don't you like?

What is more proper to say: What kinds of music you don't like? What kinds of music don't you like? Can you please explain why?
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could to describe past ability

Someone was lost in desert for 3 days , when we found him we said to him " how could you survive in desert those 3 days? Is the usage of "could" correct in this sentence?
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What does “blue corn moon” mean in this song?

In the song "Colors of the Wind," which is used in the movie Pocahontas, there is a part which says: Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon ... what does blue corn moon mean ?
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The lightning struck the hut and set it alight or set it on fire?

Let's say you were storytelling something about a hut that was struck by lightning, is there any difference between the two? The lightning struck the hut and set it alight? Vs. The lightning ...
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“Was never heard from ever again since” and should I be using Present Perfect Continuous

Let's say we have someone of whom we've never heard of ever again since some event. Do I say: "And he was never heard from ever again since" or "He has never been heard from ever again since". The ...
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which sentence sounds natural? Actually, by any chance, do you mind

A- Hi, Can I get this one, please? B- Sure. Anything else? A- No, that's it. few minutes later .. A- 1.Actually, Can you wrap it as a gift? 2.Do you mind if you wrap it as a gift? 3.Can you wrap ...
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A proper name in a gerund phrase

To me she looks American. Strangely enough, that corresponds to Gib Melson's being American himself. I'm in doubt in regard to the use of the genitive in the last phrase. Were it a pronoun, it ...
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is this sentence correct: “Has everybody handed in their homework?”

Consider this sentence: Has everybody handed in their homework? I have problem with bold part..I mean "their".. should't it be singular like Has everybody handed in his homework?
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Which question is correct Do you like apple? or Do you like an apple? [on hold]

Which one is correct question Do you like apple? or Do you like an apple?
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`it` and `occur in` or `occur to` in a long sentence

I can't understand the below long sentence. The string `{}' is replaced by the current file name being processed everywhere it occurs in the arguments to the command, not just in arguments where ...
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a tad restless meaning?

in the Woody Allen movie - Annie Hall, after Deane sung, Woody said So the audience was a tad restless. Diane “ What do you mean, a tad restless? restless in this context is constant activity, ...
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Alternatives to “to build on an idea”?

I'm looking for an different way to express a sentence such as: I build on the fact that human beings are equal. The synonyms I found don't correspond with the meaning of starting from a concept, ...
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Can “be not agreed” be grammatical?

I agree and I don't agree are both grammatical. I am agreed is grammatical, but may not be semantically unless you are forced to agree on something - All parties are agreed on this policy My ...
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Just walk across/on this

I am trying to translate something from a show in my native language. In this sentence, what sounds the best: You just have to walk on this. You just have to walk across this. A person was ...
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I haven't given you much/a lot of

I was having dinner, but I couldn't finish it all up. So my mom said: Eat it up, I haven't given you much/a lot. Eat it up, it wasn't too much. Something like soup: Finish it, I haven't ...
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What are “the high ends of castles” called?

What are the high ends of castles when they take the shape of tapered ends above the towers in them called? I have drawn orange circles around some of them here in the picture: Are they, by any ...
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What does “testing the weather” mean here?

My brothers are awake, testing the weather. Does it simply mean they're testing the weather condition? Or it has another meaning? Could you please explain it to me? The fuller text is here: ...
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When to use escape and escaped?

A man trying to escape from deadly machine which is about to explode and at the same time victim saw that man is in dangerous situation but victim didn't see whether that man died or not after the ...
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Change the following sentence into direct speech. Which answer is better?

My mother asked me whether I had seen her handbag. Answer one: My mother asked me,’ Did you see my bag?’ Answer two: My mother asked me,’ Have you seen my handbag?’ Which answer is better and why?
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“Where all are you going?” Grammar and alternatives

How do you ask someone which places (multiple) they’re going to: is “where all are you going to?” correct grammar? What’s a correct, better and concise way to ask this? The intent is to ask about the ...
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Can the word leitmotif can be used this way?

https://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2148249/india-proves-democracy-no-longer-fit-purpose-while-chinas Such odious tactics are democracy’s leitmotif globally, as Brexit and Donald ...
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Difference between this and that as a pronoun

We use "that" when we refer back to the word/sentence/clause mentioned. E.g,Do you see that? (That refers back to the thing which I or you mentioned before) But we also use" this" to refer back to ...

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