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Is there a word for referring to sounds accompagning a company's logo?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWkJ86JqlPA Is there a word for referring to sounds accompagning a company's logo? The video title is "THX Sound Effect", but it doesn't sound idiomatic, and I doubt ...
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Prepositional phrase and What it modifies

This is a sentence from Cambridge dictionary I was rather quiet as I didn't feel I had much wisdom to impart on the subject. Does "on the subject" function as an adverb to modify the verb "impart" ...
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grammar and meaning “He latched onto her arm and wouldn't let go.”

If you say “did not let go” instead of “wouldn't let go”, what is the difference in meaning or nuance? For example, the explanation in the grammar book I have is as follows. The car won’t start. (= ...
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difference between Future Tenses with “will”

Good day! To try to better understand the Future Tenses with "will", I thought up the next situation: Plan of a tomorrow's course: Topic A will occupy the first 80% of the 1st lesson. Topic B will ...
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Is “intend on” ungrammatical?

Is "intend on" ungrammatical? I thought that "intend to do something" and "intend on doing something" were synonymous, but I was told by a few people that "intend on" is ungrammatical and is a common ...
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A director will tell us how she chooses/chose the actors

(An excerpt from an English book's audio script) Situation: You and other students will meet a director of a play. "We're going to meet a director. She'll describe the whole process of producing a ...
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Is there a word that means “talking while your mouth is full of liquid”?

Is there a word that means "talking while your mouth is full of liquid"? Like, for instance, you can speak while you are drowning in your own blood making it hard to make out what you are saying. I am ...
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How do I understand “he to whom…” and “coupled though it be …” in the sentence?

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt ...
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“To all of you wanting to improve your English”

So I have the sentence "To all of you wanting to improve your English ..." Is that sentence correct? Shouldn't it be something like "All those who want to improve their English"?
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The usage of first time

I am trying to tell something.Let's say I have a friend, he is now in coma and I have never been trying to figure out what he will want me to do in the situation I am in but now I am thinking about ...
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“Nonetheless” or “none the less”?

This question comes from this ELL post (about putting the word nonetheless at the end of a sentence). Per Cambridge dictionary, "Nonetheless" should be in the form of one word. So, is it ...
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Can I use past perfect in this response?

I would like to know if I can use past perfect in this response: Did not know that you would contact me again !!! I had tried to contact so many times and did not receive any answer that I ...
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There are still a lot of places we have to go/go to

There are still a lot of places we have to go. There are still a lot of places we have to go to. I've asked some native speakers which sentence is grammatically correct, but they gave different ...
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“I study two hours daily” vs. “I study for two hours daily”

Which one is correct? I study two hours daily. I study for two hours daily. Is the preposition "for" correct here or not, and why? If both sentences are correct, what is the difference in ...
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Is there a more concise way of saying “giving the benefit of the doubt”

Is there a more succinct way of saying the below?: You're much better at giving him the benefit of the doubt than I am. In context, someone did something which me and another perceived as bad. The ...
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Conditional sentence in simple past

Me and my friend decided to meet at school but on last movement he changed the plan. But I went their on time and surprisingly met another friend. After he left my formar friend arrived. How would I ...
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Describing pictures that are part of a brochure

He was showing to me pictures of other members of his orchestra on the invitation brochure to their concert that would take place on Sunday. The meaning that is meant to be expressed here is that ...
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passive form: when to use to be

I came across a sentence that read 'It was the first to be sold online'. It used the passive voice. Why not 'first sold online'? Why is to be used here and when do we use to be in the passive? Thanks
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Past simple + present perfect: is it possible?

Can you ask this question in English? Did your mother have your lunch done yesterday? Thanks
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Run 2 runs, run 2 (can “runs” be dropped in colloquial language) [cricket]

I had a question related to Cricket. Colloquially, where the context's obvious, can "runs" be dropped to avoid duplication? The batsman ran two runs. But can it be (in a obvious context) The ...
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Phrase request: Scale units

Can you help me to think of another ways to say: "The gauge has a scale with units at a distance of every 10 cm."? Are the following sentences correct: "The gauge scale is divided by 10 cm ...
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“A username and password {is / are} required”

I thought that the use of is/are was determined by whether or not the noun was singular or plural. But also, I'm awful at these things. username is singular. password is singular. But we are saying ...
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Incorporate or subsume?

In my office bio-data form I added three more points. I requested: "Please incorporate these points and make these points effective." "Incorporate" or "subsume"? Which one is correct? I also made ...
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Meaning of “healer” in this context?

what Merchant does in The Death of Nature is to show us that far from liberating women, in reducing nature to a mechanism without soul or intrinsic meaning, the Scientific Revolution and its ...
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Can collective nouns be plural?

Can collective nouns be plural? For example, can I say armies instead of army if I'm talking about different types of armies, or crowds. crowd and army are already plural but can I add an s after ...
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the meaning of “has some go to steps for”

David Ospina: A reluctant showman but as an experienced member of the squad has some go to steps for when he is called upon. Source. Can you clarify to me the precise meaning of the bolded passage? ...
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What is the difference between “leave” and “leave behind”?

Tell me please what is the difference between leave and leave behind in the following contexts. I have left my bag behind at the store. I have left my bag at the store. He left his family ...
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What does “third-string” mean in this context?

When I was a little girl, Louis spent a lot of time with his third-string hoodlum buddies, guys with names like Izzy, Lazar, Harry, AI. They played cards for days on end and filled the house with ...
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Is there a polite way to ask about one's ethnicity?

Suppose I'm talking to a person who is an American citizen but obviously has some "Asian roots" (either they immigrated to the US at early age or their parents were immigrants). Is there a polite way ...
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How should I interpret this sentence structure (with too many “or”)?

Without the written consent of us, you are not allowed to modify, use, or allow others to use, rewrite, or disseminate the above content in any way, or use it for other commercial purposes. The ...
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Making a sentence more concise and formal?

I want to express this following meaning: I tutored several students for xxx course and the students I tutored got better scores than average, specifically 17% better than the class average. I ...
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What does “receive claim” mean?

We have received and responded to the claim you filed with XXX regarding your request for a refund. This sentence is from an email, and XXX refers to a third-party institution that handles claims ...
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Manage or will manage

In exam (Egyptian GSEC English exam) If you are a well-organized person, you (manage/will manage) This question was in my exam, I already answered it "will manage", I want to know the difference ...
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Contradiction abide or contradiction abides

In the following sentence While the contradiction between modernity and deeply retrograde systems of discrimination abide, the acknowledgment by the world’s leading space agency of those that helped ...
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Does “turn in” in this context mean “return” or “give back”?

Deliberately procrastinating is another characteristic passive-aggressive behavior. When confronted with tasks that they do not want to do or appointments they do not wish to keep, the passive-...
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Difference between “seeks to promote” and “promote”

What is the difference between the sentence "UN seeks to promote international peace" and "UN promotes international peace"? I think that in the first sentence, it's stated more like an objective of ...
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“Correct me if I'm wrong”

I had always had the impression that when people say "correct me if I'm wrong", their underline meaning is not to ask for correction but to stress that "I'm 100% sure of what I'm saying", especially ...
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Tense for Indirect speech

I have a question on 'Indirect Speech': are there any situations that the tense of a sentence would change into "has been doing"? For example, "He did say he has been receiving your emails and that ...
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Smear vs smudge

Here what will be a natural way to describe this: You have smudged your mascara by crying. You have smeared your mascara by crying. And what if it was done on purpose, what will be ised ...
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meaning and grammar in context

The non-Finnish degree granting eligibility to apply must be equivalent of 180 ECTS credits or more. Is "The non-Finnish degree granting eligibility to apply" the same as "The non-Finnish degree ...
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When to use 's before noun

What is the rule to solve doubts such as: International law view vs. International law's view Kosovo declaration of independence vs. Kosovo's declaration of independence I have many ...
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What's the difference between both the sentences?

Why would I do that? Why would I have done that? as far as I think why would I do that implies my friend's accusing me of doing something that I didn't do So I'd say Why would I do that? (what ...
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Differences among the sentences starting with 'it is better' , 'it will be better' or it would have been better

In my office I wrote an application part of which reads'it is better if you take a look at my loan papers' This happened twice. are the sentences incorrect? I could have written'It will be better/it ...
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have somebody do something

We don't have any desire to have you come into our community, "Come" in here is present or past participle?
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Is it idiomatic to put “nonetheless” at the end of a sentence?

this comes from "NoSQL & SQL Data Modeling" by Ted Hills. The rectangle represents a logical record type. This is not a type in the sense of a generalization/specialization hierarchy. It is a ...
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Is this a wrong sentence “Heidi Montag is probably more famous for the plastic surgery that she has had carried out than for her TV Career”?

This sentence is literally copied from an English textbook (Solutions 2nd Edition -Intermediate) "Heidi Montag is probably more famous for the plastic surgery that she has had carried out than for ...
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Why did the author use past continuous in that sentence

I came from a scene that is more punk than the garage scene. The first concerts I was going to were punk, like at the MIROITRIE.for a year Then I went to Canada for a year Why "was going"? Why past ...
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using her for child

I have confusions about a single sentence The pedagogical view is that the pre-school phase is crucial to stimulate a child’s curiosity and help her prepare for schooling at age six. Can her be ...
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“someone will have arrived yesterday” - Future Perfect Tense in the past?

If they’re following their schedule, they will have arrived yesterday. Yesterday? But yesterday is not a part of the future? I'm confused now.

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