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What's called a person who work as someone who puts products on shelves in stores?

What's called a person who work as someone who puts products on shelves in stores (for example in supermarkets)? For example, if one of theproducts is missed, then he adds it again. I was told (by ...
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Is sentence have correct meanig

Can i write They aren't by the lake, they are by the hill My son had task in workbook to continue sentence They aren't by the lake, they are by the .... He wrote in such way They aren't ...
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Joining two sentence s using a participle

I have to join two sentences using a participle. He staggered back. He sank to the ground. I think I can do it two ways ----- Staggering back, he sank to the ground. Having staggered back, ...
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In Haruki Murakami's “Barn Burning”, I don't understand a quote involving the phrase “a priori” which I also only barely understand

Here's the quote: “I was married, but that didn’t matter, either. She seemed to consider things like age and income and family to be of the same a priori order as shoe size and vocal pitch and ...
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Word for using words from other languages for stylistic effect?

We will go to the rendez-vous as madame demands it. What do you call the act of using a word from another language for stylistic effect like above as seen with the word bolded in black? I am pretty ...
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Is there a word that means “arguing as in protest”?

The boy * his mother when he was grounded for not doing his homework. I am pretty sure there's a word for it, but I can't remember it if there indeed is one. The above example shows how I want to use ...
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Using she for a steamer [duplicate]

Is the steamer being personified in the following sentence -- The steamer was delayed by the storm. She came into port a day late. Why is she used for a non living thing?
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What does “flow” mean here?

Does it mean "continuous movement" like No 1 in this link: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/flow_1?q=flow Tracy Kidder spent a year embedded in a group of engineers, ...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct [on hold]

Is the following sentence grammatically correct I won't go to Canada if I don't become a successful person. Also if there is any appropriate sentence better than this.
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Does anyone know how to distinguish between (1) [ Subject(plural) + are + Object(plural) ] and (2) [ Subject(plural) + are + a/an Object(singular) ]?

For example: Computers are important research tools Computers are an important research tool. Does anyone know how to distinguish between (1) and (2)?
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adjective or adverb - She lay asleep

She lay asleep on the bed. Is "asleep" an adverb or adjective in the sentence above? I found that "asleep" can be used as an adverb in Merriam-Webster (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/...
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What does the expression “professional or public body” mean in the following phrase

Fee: a payment made to a professional person or to a professional or public body in exchange for advice or services. I mean, I know what a "professional person" is but I can't figure out the meaning ...
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What does 'state of grace' mean here?

I used this link but couldn't understand it: vocabulary.com State of Grace The context: Descriptions, prescriptions, and theories about improving teamwork often miss the deeper secrets and ...
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What is a good word for “The reason why”?

Tim was a thin boy. _____ many days, he would even starve. What word (or phrase should I use in place of _____)
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Is the sentence “She's been shopping for how long?” grammatically correct?

Is the sentence "She's been shopping for how long?" grammatically correct? I'm concerned that it sounds too awkward. In context, it is obvious that I am asking how long Thora went to the shop for (it'...
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What does “Happen the gin'll work” mean?

It' a quote from TV drama Gentleman Jack S1E01, a historical drama, set in England during the first Industrial Revolution. Here are the lines: A: She says they were engaged. B: Did he know ...
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What's on the menu for dinner mom?

How do you usually ask your mother/wife etc. "what they have cooked to eat for a meal like a lunch or a dinner? Does it sound idiomatic and polite to ask: What's on the menu mom? If not then ...
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I only know I know nothing

Take this sentence I only know I know nothing What if we write it as: I only know I nothing know Question Nothing is an adverb and should be placed after the verb (please correct me if wrong)...
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“Serve sth out VS ”Dish sth out"

Based on many dictionary definitions the nuance between the two phrasal verbs below is so subtle that I cannot tell them apart at all! For instance I'm not able to distingush the foollowing sentences ...
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“Comprehensive quality” vs “comprehensive qualities”?

To be exact, Which one is correct? We should strengthen our comprehensive quality? or We should strengthen our comprehensive qualities?
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It rained well or rained good this year

If there is adequate, in fact a lot of rain in a year, is it natural (colloquially) to say: It rained well this year. It rained good this year. Do the bold words sound natural?
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Many experiences are needed for a person in order to be counted as wise

There is a proverbial hemistich in my language about a person who is not well-experienced yet. It says: An unexperienced person should travel a lot in order to be wiser / experienced. [literal ...
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Which one is correct, “both in … and in …” or “in both … and …”?

Which one is correct? Asia is the largest continent, both in land and in population. Asia is the largest continent, in both land and population. I am confused because I've seen both of "both in .....
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What does “on the shame” mean?

It is from this article. It is in the heading. African women on the shame of hair loss. Does it just mean they feel shame?
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what is the meaning of “native” in “native year”?

I read a sentence in my history book which was: In the native year 1203, corresponding with 1796-97, the land advertised for sale comprehended..... I can't figure out what the word "native" means in ...
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“Guess something” or “guess at something”

I realize I don't know the difference between "guess something" and "guess at something". I really don't understand why anyone would use "guess at something" instead of "guess something"? 1- John ...
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Is the following sentence grammatically correct? — “The only problem is where do we start looking?”

I just came across the sentence given above in the question, and think that it isn't grammatically correct such that the correct one would have to be as follows; The only problem is where we start ...
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Usage of “to” between “to be” and the following verb

Here are several examples: Luis lost his job and was short of money, so what he did was (to) sell his flat and move in with his brother. The reason hundreds of students marched through the city ...
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“It seems that Japanese customs have been changing since around 1920 little by little.” What’s the mistake?

According to “Objective IELTS” the above mentioned sentence needs the following correction: It seems that Japanese customs have been changing little by little since around 1920. What is the ...
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Which of the following is correct: She will visit her friend soon or She will be visiting her friend soon

Which of the following is correct: She will visit her friend soon Or She will be visiting her friend soon
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When you don't want eat food

Please imagine your mother insists that you must eat something and you just don't want to eat because of lacking appetite, what would you normally say? I don't have appetite. I'm off my food. ...
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When your appetite makes you feel that you want to eat

When someone is off their food would probabely say something like: I lost my appetite. But how about the situation in which they feel they want to eat? What would you usually say here? The ...
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Someone who eats good things and in large amounts

What do you call a person who has gotten used to have quite high-quality and nutritious foods habitually and in a considerable amount? (Such that individual sometimes often devours their food!) The ...
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to watch me play - what rules are here

Here is an excerpt from The Art of Learning: More and more fans came to my tournaments to watch me play and get autographs. My questions is should not it be: either More and more fans came to my ...
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A having, a resting, a growing and becoming?

Can anybody explain this quote for me, please? I understand "have, rest, grow, become" but I can't understand this quote. "Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming is the character of ...
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A proverb to imply two people cannot get along together

For two people who usually don't get along and often argue for any insignificant matter or in general don't see eye to eye, there is a proverb in our language which says: Their water does not ...
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By this “smoothness means fast decay” principle

This is the starting part of a sentence in my paper. Here 'smoothness means fast decay' is a whole sentence. Is it appropriate to use it in this way? Is it too long here?
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I don't know how to express this,but I hope you'll get what I'm talking about

I know it's a bit weird but I can't express this idea naturally.... When someone has food or water quickly(especially water) we start coughing. The food or water don't get stuck but we start ...
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after + doing vs I did, which one is correct or better?

It was my first time to do something after + graduating from university I graduated from university Which one is better?
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Can I use a past and a future tense verb in the same sentence, connected with an “if”?

The sentence in question is: " I will talk to you later in the evening, if I WOKE up." I believe that it should be "if I wake up", but the speaker said that this falls under an exception.
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Grammar Question: Go to where… or go where

I am confused whether it Is correct and common to say go/come "to" when the following word is where... I will go/come where you suggested I will go/come to where you suggested. The ...
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Is it natural and acceptable to use the phrase 'studies his lessons'?

The following sentence is from Grade 6 English Textbook in Myanmar. In the sentence, is it natural and acceptable to use the phrase 'studies his lessons'? He studies his lessons from 8:00 p.m. to ...
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Can anybody explain why my answer is wrong?

Capital expenditure of their company in the year 2001 _______ clearly below the spending in the year 2000 when they _______ about half the investments for the concept conversion. A) used to be / had ...
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meaning: Wheat Belly

I've heard "beer belly," but what does "Wheat Belly" mean in the following book title? Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health I'd appreciate your help.
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When you are looking for someone or something far away while it has been just beside you

Please imagine you're looking for something or somebody; you go around everywhere and are asking everyone in sorrounding area to find out whther they know where it/he/she... is! After awhile (it can ...
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A person who is potentially able to do something, but just doesn't find the needed situation to perform what they want

In my language, when there is a capable or malicious or any other person who is potentialy able to do something ("usually" a negative act), but they just don't have the needed requirements to do what ...
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A, and hence A^3, is positive. Is or are?

Here A is a number. A, and hence A^3, is positive A, and hence A^3, are positive. which is right? I prefer the first.
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The show has started OR The show has been started

The show has started. It means: Show has started doing something. For example: I have written an essay. It means I am the one who write. How can the show do something by itself? How can this ...
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What does “Never have so many owed so much to so few” mean here?

Can anybody paraphrase it for me, please? Does it mean "Never let so many people owe so much to so few people"? With a population of only slightly more than 2 million people in the 1770s, how was ...
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I already finished the work

I have such a rule in my head that if we have "already", "still" or "yet" I am obliged to use Perfect Tenses. But can these words be used in Past Simple? I already finished the work (some time in ...

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