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What is a locations rep?

the headline at NY Times i: 'How a rockaways locations rep spends her sundays' I couldn't figure out what a location rep is, I imagine it has to do with tourism routes, Am I right? if so what exactly ...
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What is the correct way to use 'elder, eldest'? Please tell me the sequence with regard to 5 sisters?

There are five sisters, 1-eldest, 2-elder, 3-older/younger, 4-youngest, 5-youngest. What is the correct way to use 'elder, eldest'? Please tell me the sequence in between these 5 sisters.
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Anticipatory “it”

Here's the context: A: Let me explain what's wrong with this long sentence. B: No, thanks. Just show me the place where you see the mistake and I'll try to find out on my own what is wrong with it. ...
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from its chest up . . . has the form of a sparrow,

Is there a contradiction in the following sentences? A book says that from its chest up, a siren has the form of a sparrow, while below it was a human female. In other words, it was a little bird ...
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incapable of Annihilation

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their ...
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“You got breath” meaning

I don't get the meaning o following phrase and I searched a lot and didn't find any meaning makes sense here: I've heard it in a movie, Two people were in a tough situation and things were going to ...
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Which part of the problem should I write about?

I have got following topic for essay writing: Food travels thousands of miles from producers to consumers. Some people think that it would be better for the environment and economy if people only ate ...
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all having in direct object the establishment

Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great ...
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Parallelism in the sentence

The only way to know is taking/ to take the plunge. Are both taking and to take correct in this sentence? If not then explain why?
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Do you know if linear algebra will be offered in the following semester? vs Do you know will linear algebra be offered in the following semester?

I feel confused which one of the following is correct? Do you know if linear algebra will be offered in the following semester? Do you know will linear algebra be offered in the following semester?
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What is the meaning of “perpetuate”

Do we use this word in both positive and negative senses? Provide examples if you can for better understanding
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What's the word for a tube out of a body that connects to another tube?

What's the word for a tube out of a body that connects to another tube? Let's say we connect a tube into a vein (or artery) to feed blood to a patient. A tube that connects to an artery and then ...
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“Half of hamburgers are eaten.”

“Half of hamburgers are eaten.” If there are no restricting modifiers in front of “hamburgers,” does “hamburgers” mean all hamburgers? For example, there are 100 hamburgers in reality. If I just say ...
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“Write in hand the below information as top page.” is the sentence correct?

Write in hand the below information as top page. This was written on the top section of a cover page of an exam paper and it is supposed to mean that a student has to write the information with a pen,...
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to bite on, to work on, to stay on

Can you explain to me the usage of "on". Texts are: Chad felt dizzy when he saw the bones sticking through the skin. Dad coached him on how to pull his right forearm from the wrist and ...
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That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, ...
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Meaning of “snug in its own skin”?

In this excerpt from William James' discussion, I am not sure I understand what is meant by the last phrase: " snug in its own skin". But I guess it must mean "with its own peculiar ...
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How to find subject of a sentence if it doesnt not have a verb? [closed]

The sentence: Do you know the movie, pretty lady? It is my favorite! There is no action that happened in the above sentence but what is the subject in that and how do we find those?
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Can a specific noun be concrete or abstract?

Fact: something that has actual existence https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fact Can “fact” be a concrete noun or an abstract noun? fact=god (concrete) fact=space exploration (abstract) ...
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What is the proper use of “lest” in past tense?

Take an umbrella lest it should rain. I know the above sentence is correct, but consider: He took an umbrella lest it should rain. Is this sentence grammatically correct? Can we use "should&...
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I don't understand this sentence using as … will fit?

I just read a sentence: For sessions the preview shows the active panes in as many windows will fit; for windows as many panes as will fit; and for panes only the selected pane. So it seems that the ...
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Does “hang out” necessarily implies high frequency?

I believe I've heard "hang out" being used to express a one-time and spontaneous gathering too. But, in dictionaries there is often an emphasis on the duration of activity and they define it ...
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Future perfect continous vs Future perfect tense

What is the difference between these two sentences? My aunt will have been living in England for five years when I go there. and My aunt will have lived in England for five years when I go there.
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Present Perfect vs Present Perfect continuous tense differences

What is the difference in meaning between these two sentences? He has been studying in the same class for the last three years. and He has studied in the same class for the last three years.
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Does a plural countable noun mean there are many?

Does a plural countable noun mean there are many? Example 1: Helping old people cross the street is satisfying. Does Example 1 mean helping more than one old person at a time? Or Does Example 1 mean ...
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The part of sentence highlighted in bold is said to be unnatural. Is it natural English?

The 30-year-old Chinese-Canadian pop idol Kris Wu Yifan was detained by Beijing police for suspected rape. I don't know why the person (a graduate student in translation studies) claims it's unnatural....
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adjectives with verbal meanings

"be sick" is said to mean "to vomit." I'd like to know if the following is okay: John was sick four times last night. And could "be intimate" be used in the same way? ...
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The meaning of “to” in “ to the dominant variants to increase their protection”

Could someone help me understand the meaning of "to" in "to the dominant variants to increase their protection"? The complete paragraph is "It suggests that the UK needs to ...
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“Sound native/nativelike” and “sound natural”

Do "sound native/nativelike" and "sound natural" talk about the same thing when it comes to speaking English? Do they both mean speaking like a native English speaker?
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What tense of verb to use after did when joining two sentences through conjunction?

I wanted ask, "Did she know him or know of him?" I ended up asking, "Did she know him or she knew of him?" The second sentence as it stands sounds wrong. If I want to salvage the ...
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which is the right preposition for a correct sentence?

which is the correct sentence "wind was blowing in his face" or "wind was blowing on his face"? Should be use 'in', 'on' or 'at' or 'toward' after 'the wind' ?
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search an area throughout

Is "throughout" used properly in the following, witht the meaning that they searched every part of the area? Is not, could you explain why it's not okay? Police searched the area throughout....
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How to explain “ind” pronunciation to your son?

Find is /fʌɪnd/ rather than /fɪnd/.My son is six He asked where is the silent e- How I explain its pronunciation? All inds are like that so making it a sight word is a bit burdensome.
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Is the verb “is” missing in this sentence?

I came across this headline: "Bernard Arnault Once Again The World’s Richest Person After Jeff Bezos Loses Nearly $14 Billion In One Day" I think there should be an "is" in this ...
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getting rid of “figures”, “phenomena” and “features” in describing a common trend

I've noticed that in describing some common trends in English such nouns like "figure", "phenomenon" and "feature" are massively used. Is it possible to avoid using them ...
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About Britsh English pronunciation of a glottal stop

Is it a rule to use a glottal stop? Otherwise is it just optional?
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What makes a clause essential or nonessential?

So I'm currently practicing how to use commas properly and have just come across the following example: Jillian, who had worked in the dress shop all summer, hoped to work there again during the ...
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Is the word 'foreigner' still used without a negative connotation?

My girlfriend is creating a podcast about people who moved from one country to another for one reason or another and wants to name it 'Foreigner'. I'm thinking this may have a negative connotation so ...
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Are enjoying or have enjoyed

What is the difference between I hope you are enjoying your vacation and you have enjoyed your vacation. I think have enjoyed can mean that the vacation has just finished but is there another ...
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gave him the book to

a. I told my theory to him to test it in the lab. b. I shared my theory with him to test it in the lab. The idea is that I wanted him to test it in the lab. I told my theory to him/shared my theory ...
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rather a + adj + noun

When the noun is preceded by an adjective both rather a (more typical of British English) and a rather are found. When a rather is used, rather qualifies only the adjective, whereas with rather a it ...
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Usage of “not that bad a…”

Which of these is the correct usage? "She is not that bad a singer" or "She is not that bad of a singer."?
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Being left / left

Even if "being" is not used in this sentence, does it not give the same meaning? A prince becomes all powerful, but still his priests fear God more than they do him. There is only one being ...
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Verb 'translate'?

When you don't want to use the verb "translate" because you feel it is exaggerated in your context. I just wonder if "make it in English" works. What would you say alternatively? ...
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difference: at whim vs. on a whim [duplicate]

Which "whim" phrase should be used in the following? The boss fires people on a whim/at whim.
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“a team of graphics editors, designers and editors brought the project to life this month.” is the statement correct?(It's taken from an article)

I think we can only use "this month" with the present perfect tense not with the past tense. Here 'this month' is used with past tense which is wrong I think because we specify the time ...
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Omitting articles in headlines and captions

As far as I know, when the space for the text is limited (for example, in case of a newspaper headline), some articles can be omitted. What I'm trying to understand is which articles should and which ...
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'X' no longer or no longer 'X'

What is the difference between following sentences: "This outpost is no longer used". "No longer this outpost is used". Do both of the given sentences grammatically carry the same ...
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The + system/machine

From Wikipedia: The internal combustion engine is perhaps the most common example of a heat engine, in which... The internal combustion engine = all (general) internal combustion engines. Systems/...
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difference between the usages of singular and plural nouns in the following sentence

Here is a sentence that is confusing me: I don't like stories that have unhappy endings. I am confused about the usage of the plural noun 'endings'. I think a story normally has only one ending. So ...

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