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What does the phrase 'have the greater knowledge' mean?

In the following sentence, does the phrase 'have the greater knowledge' mean 'understand well'? We have the greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire.
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Is the phrase correct or do I need to add something? [closed]

Is the following phrase correct or do I need to add something behind the word 'footage'? The mood of this video is serious. This mood is mainly created by the use of real footage.
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Going to or I will

I’m puzzled with going to vs I will in these sentences. I’m going to always love you. I will always love you. What sounds better? But I do believe that “going to” implies I haven’t yet loved you but ...
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What is the meaning of “conceive” in this context?

This is the context: Well, that’s very odd. I’m in a minority because for some reason I’m one of those people who never got myself completely fascinated by this question. And in part this is ...
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He thought he had found or found

After he had been watching them for a couple of days he told the police everything he found out Why not had found out as he first watched them then found out and then went to the police. If you don'...
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What is the function of the word?

Could you tell me what is the role of the word in bold in the following sentence : Worrying is pretty inefficient.
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Do I have to use 'due to the fact' or 'by the fact'

Could someone please tell me whether I have to use 'due to' or 'by' in the following phrase? This tone is mainly created due to/by the fact that the video contains real footage of wars and attacks ...
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“everyone has read that book in high school” — “has read” vs. “read”

I feel like virtually everyone has read that book in high school. (The book in question is To Kill a Mockingbird.) Would it be correct to use the simple past here, provided that the speaker has ...
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Use of the verb “ consider”

I was considered to have completed my part . Thanks to my team. Or I was counted to have completed my part. Thanks to my team. In this sentence,I tried to say ;There is a project which should be ...
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What is the meaning of “got myself feeling something”?

This is the context: Paulson: Danny Kahneman, how big a question is this in science, consciousness? Kahneman: Well, that’s very odd. I’m in a minority because for some reason I’m one of those ...
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Indirect objects in relative clauses - where to put the preposition?

I've found this example for point here: Carol looked to see what her finger was pointing at. Can we rephrase the sentence as shown below? Carol looked to see at what her finger was pointing. ...
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Auxiliary verb at the beginning

The auxiliary verb can come at the beginning of a sentence and that wasn't a question like this It is quite possible that, had they been born into a life of privilege, they wouldn't have committed ...
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How to be articulate in English?

I am not very articulate while expressing myself. English is my second language but was the medium of instruction of my school days. I find that for explaining a short point, I often come up with a ...
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Can I put “well” before the main verb?

I've read the rule which states: One ought to put an adverb of manner after the main verb if the verb is intransitive, but if there's a direct object after the main verb and the verb is ...
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Created mood or tone [closed]

Could someone tell me what mood or tone is created in this video and how this mood or tone is created? https://youtu.be/A0FiASkiD6M
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Definite article before 'soul' and zero before 'body' in a Leo Tolstoy quote

In one video the author puts the following quote of Leo Tolstoy. Alcohol is a poison, harmful to the soul and _ body, therefore it is a great sin to drink alcohol and to offer it to others. It is ...
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Is it correct to say “someone's heart is with us”?

Is it correct to say "someone's heart is with us"? I'm trying to translate a piece of text to English and I really don't know whether that is correct or not. The source text is saying that someone is ...
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Is “I'm on Heathrow airport” correct?

Is "I'm on Heathrow airport" correct? I mean is it correct to use the preposition "on" here? With "I'm on Heathrow airport" I meant being inside the main building/terminal, I know the usual ...
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A relative clause with a {subject, object} pronoun

This grammatical case has been bothering me for quite a while already. On a forum, there is a post. Alright, now I get it. The leader can be assigned when you reach a required rank and upgrade a ...
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What is the meaning of “to by” in this sentence? [closed]

The original sentence: There are two reasons why younger directors are also competent to by leaders in important positions. Does removing "by" change its first meaning? I will post the link if ...
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To native English speaker(preferable British English), how do you pronounce [dz] in rides, roads, boards?

From many youtube videos I watched, 'rides' sounds like 'rise', 'roads' sounds like 'rose'. My question is, are native speakers drop the 'd' sound when followed by the 'z' sound? If not, what is the ...
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What do we call these kind of structures?

I don't have Instagram installed on my phone. Does it mean the same as I haven't installed Instagram on my phone.
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Meaning of a phrase and is it grammatically correct? [closed]

Could someone please tell me what the exact meaning is of this sentence and if it is grammatically correct? They created this tone by the voice-over in which Article 24 of the first Geneva ...
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Applying to or applying for grammar school

I am preparing presentation about my educational experience an I am curious about some grammar, would you please help me? :) Powerpoint: First main aim – applying for a place at grammar school ...
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Why are we using “interested” instead “interesting” in the next phrase

I am learning English and I am having a question. Look at the phrase: I have been interested in painting since I was ten. I do not understand why we had used interested instead interesting. The ...
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What is wrong in this writing [closed]

I'm trying to be a english teacher and my course that ı apply for tefl certificate is rejected my writing. ı put it on the app that called grammarly. It didnt find any mistake,Gived 92 point to my ...
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Cites or mentions [closed]

Could someone please tell me which of the following phrases is the best? They created it by using a voice-over in which a man with a serious voice mentions Article 24 of the first Geneva ...
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Usage of the and its omission

Are these sentences without the grammatical? Should I omit it or retain it? I love the people who love me. The People who love animals are very kind hearted.
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In spoken English, is it correct to reply with a verb phrase in its simple present form?

In spoken English, is it correct to reply with a verb phrase in its simple present form when the speaker omits the subject? Or the phrase should be used in the corresponding tense. Example 1 A: ...
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What is the best choice in this case, 'has taken' vs. 'has been taking'?

Consider: Jessy has taken or has been taking driving lessons and next week she is going to take the driving test I think has been taking can make it as taking driving lessons has been an ongoing ...
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Sequence of tences

Should you say me which is correct? Our teacher said the place where we were going to stay IS supposed to have beautiful paysages. Our teacher said the place where we were going to stay WAS ...
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“turning the action into a fierce full stop” meaning in the context

Harry was barely listening to her. He was turning the Snitch over and over in his hands, half expecting it to break open, to reveal the Resurrection Stone, to prove to Hermione that he was right, that ...
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Question about ordinal number

I give you a sentence below. She retained her tennis title for the third year. (OALD) 'for' is a period of time and third is a ordinal number seeming plural, by the way 'year' is singlar form. ...
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Us all in This story has a useful lesson for us all

This story has a useful lesson for us all In this sentence, need to know the use of us all...
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What do you call illegal or unaccounted money in politics?

Suppose, there's a legally allowed limit which a person seeking election can spend on his campaign. Money receivers and donors are disclosed, a legal campaign account has its limitations so a ...
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What is difference between “don't remember” and “not that remember”

Recently, I came across this use of the phrase: not that I remember. I have not encountered such use before. I have always come across the classic use of the phrase: I don't remember. Is there any ...
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How to understand “waving it in the bloke from the Ministry's face”

"The ring, the ring that became the Horcurx, Marvolo Gaunt said it had the Peverell coat of arms on it! I saw him waving it in the bloke from the Ministry's face, he nearly shoved it up his nose!" ...
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How not to use two adverbs in one sentence

How to use two adverbs in one sentence is been asked at least four times here: Use of two or more than two Adverbs in one sentence How do I put two adverbs together in a sentence? Two adverbs in a ...
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completed vs ongoing action

Is my understanding correct? I have eaten at three restaurants since I arrived two weeks ago. From the moment I arrived until now I have been to three restaurants. These are completed actions and ...
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Cartoon/cartoon images/cartoony images/cartoonish images

Could someone please tell me which of the following phrases is the best? They used real images instead of cartoon. They used real images instead of cartoon images. They used real images ...
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Difference of meaning in sentences below

Are there any meaning difference in sentences below? I used a phrase both before adjective and after adjective . If there is any difference Can you please explain why? Constructor built a one feet ...
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“that's him alright” exact meaning?

I tried to Google that up but got no hits. “that's him alright” - what does it mean? Is it pure slang or there is a dictionary entry explaning that?
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to settle into a political conflict

I have just read the following sentence in an article from the "The Guardian" newspaper: The crisis that toppled Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, last month has settled into a political conflict ...
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What is the meaning of the word themes [duplicate]

what is the meaning of: The themes of the Hamlet novel. I want to know the meaning of the word "themes"
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What does “has done half” mean?

"Did pretty well out West, didn't you?" asked the policeman. "You bet! I hope Jimmy has done half as well. He was a kind of plodder, though, good fellow as he was. I've had to compete with some ...
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Climate Change May Be Causing **Smaller** American Birds

This is the name of the article: "Study: Climate Change May Be Causing Smaller American Birds." What means: Climate change could reduce the size of American birds. I can not understand why ...
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What is the meaning of “inconsistently” in this context?

This is the context: would say that the science of consciousness is extremely challenging and that in the context of trying to make operational evaluations of patients, that is, when trying to ...
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Is it 'election account', 'electoral account', or 'campaign account'?

What do you call an official banking account for expenditures incurred due to the person's election campaign (buying TV ads, printing campaign materials, transportation costs, etc.)? Google News doesn'...
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Use of same after noun

Should I use same before noun always ? I mean can I use it after noun ? Like ; I have the same computer as yours Or I have the computer same as yours.
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What does “dare” mean here?

I searched online dictionaries for the word dare but I don't understand the meaning of sentence below: As he dared only to hope in that great book, light has been cast upon not just the worlds of ...

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