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Put up a picture

I was wondering about when to use this phrasal verb ‘put up’ As far as I know, if someone says they’re putting up a picture, It means they’re displaying it on their wall, but could it mean they post ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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 ‘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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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“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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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 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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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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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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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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What is the difference between 'Quite' and 'Very' in the following sentences?

She is very lovely. She is quite a lovely girl. He is very handsome. He is quite a handsome man. Do they mean exactly the same?
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Describing the relation between two things

I wrote: We expect, the larger a home's living space is, the higher its price is. First, I would like to know about the correctness of the sentence and punctuation. I don't know exactly the ...
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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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i have doubt on semicolon and comma usage, should I swap their positions? or should I put colon instead of semicolon?

Out of the major expenses incurred by the company, raw materials accounted for 46 percent of the total income, employee cost; nine percent, power and fuel; two percent, advertisement; one percent, ...
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Need help with this please?

Can someone help with this please? “I saw you injured” it’s a process of the action. How about I didn’t see the action but maybe an hour later. I saw your injury or I saw you bad ...
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“Who” or “Whom” someone was speaking to?

Cinder How easy it was to forget who she was speaking to, She was speaking to someone. I think it shuold be "whom".
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I've seen this expression “not to worry” used sometimes, but why do these invented expressions sound unnatural?

I've seen "not to worry" used to mean like "Don't worry" sometimes in conversation, so I think I could invent some similar expressions like that like Not to mind. It gonna be all right. (meaning ...
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“than he could help” meaning in this context?

I spun him a tale of deepest remorse when I joined his staff, fresh from my Death Eater days, and he embraced me with open arms - though, as I say, never allowing me nearer the Dark Arts than he could ...
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What is the difference between function and feature

Is there a confusion between function and feature in the context of English usage?
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What does it refer to in the text?

That the equipment of modern camping becomes yearly more sophisticated is an entertaining paradox for the cynic, a brighter promise for the hopeful traveler who has sworn to get away from it all. ...
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Without Peter showing me what to do

Why is the preposition "without" followed by "Peter telling me what to do"? Does the construction have the same structure as "Without air, all animals will die"? Is "Peter (who is) telling me what to ...
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“Don't I just bet you were”

What does ""Don't I just bet you were" mean in the following? A: I was about to demonstrate how to use the tool. B: Don't I just bet you were. I'd appreciate your help.
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How do you parse the sentence?

The original sentence: As for the unfortunate people who can command everything they want, who can gratify every caprice and lay their hands on almost every object of desire -- for them a new ...
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Selecting vs selecting for

See in this sense refers to selecting for variants that do reproductively useful things. What does for function here in this sentence. As far as i am concerned, we can use for when the word “...
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“what she said” VS “her saying”

We were all very disappointed about what she said. We were all very disappointed about her saying that. What's the differences?

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