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“buy an apartment on the 28th floor” or “buy an condo on the 28th floor”? the difference between apartments and condos right

I understand the difference of the ownership between an apartment and a condo. A condominium, often shortened to condo, in the United States of America and in most Canadian provinces, is a type of ...
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with blasts of the rackets over into

What does 'with blasts of the rackets' mean here in context? Could you also explain meaning of 'over' when we use it like here - 'over into' or 'over here' I just know that it does not translate, but ...
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The difference between Detached Homes and Townhouses

A tutorial video calls the following image (A) as Townhouses and calls the following image (B) as Detached Homes what is the difference?
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Successful meditation between two countries requires patient and enthusiasm

Patient and enthusiasm enthusiasm and patience enthusiastic and patience Which will be the right answer?
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how can i improve reading comprehension in exam question ? Any tipis please

Can you help me to improve my English Reading Comprehension in exam. It takes time to understand and answer of the question. So if any tips to take less time and correct answer.
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Reading comprehension!

Meal Exchange Culture: Inclusion - we strive to include all students, community members and partners who are interested in food security and making an impact on local hunger. We do not seek specific ...
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Can I change the place of preeposition in sentences below?

I want from the heart him to make his valedictory before the public Would this sentence mean the same if I use “from the heart” in the end of the sentence like I want him to make his valedictory ...
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In red color or red color of… Which one is better?

These shirts are popular in red color . Red color of these shirts are popular this year. Is there any difference between two sentence or both are correct ? I couldn't understand difference ...
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Usage of articles when you're describing a photograph [duplicate]

I'm a foreigner who struggles with articles. Haven't got any in my main language. Can somebody please help me to understand, should I use articles when writing a simple name (contains objects on a ...
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Whatever he aspired to achieve, they were hindered by his jealous stepbrothers

Whatever he had any aspirations to, they Whatever be his aspiration, they Many of his aspirations and goals Which will be the right answer ?? With explanation
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The adverb “today” before the verb “be” in the middle of a sentence. Correct? But there's no such a rule

I've come across these sentences: "American society today is a world of conflict, challenge, struggle, and potential." "Traffic jams today are hardcore" They both violate the rules of placing ...
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Usage of the word ' the' in the sentence

What is the correct form of the sentence? ' Students will be dispersed at 10 a.m.' or ' The students will be dispersed at 10 a.m.'
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Does developments mean the building?

This video (https://youtu.be/SY_iFntJ8xY?t=148) is talking about some Real Estate Tips. all the garbage and water bills are also paid directly by you and not an HOA. however, in some ...
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Do we say “put your hair roller on your hair / head / bangs”?

Look at this picture Do we say "put your hair roller on your hair / head / bangs"? But I didn't feel that a hair roller can be used in the same way as a hat or a hairband. We can say "put your ...
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The Mona Lisa painting

The Mona Lisa painting is considered to be a masterpiece. The Mona Lisa painting is considered as a masterpiece. Which one is correct to say?
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Dubious proposition at best - meaning

The sentence I'm wondering about is: His approval would be a dubious proposition at best The meaning I've realized about this one is something like this: Some guy would not approve something, and ...
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What is the idiomatic way to express “we have no power to run this machine”?

power 7 [noncount] a : energy that can be collected and used to operate machines electrical/nuclear/solar/wind/battery power The car's engine yields more power while using less fuel. ...
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could someone give some simpler explanation about the meaning of “epistemic”, difference between epistemic and predictive?

An wiki page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemic_modality) explains "epistemic modality" as a sub-type of linguistic modality that deals with a speaker's evaluation/judgment of, degree of ...
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an adverbial phrase of frequency could be placed in the front, mid and end position, right?

Note: This post is different to another (Does "I play football at the park near my house every Tuesday evening." sound natural?), which focuses on a particular group of sentences. This post ...
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The position of 'preposition+which' in a sentence

If I address 'Severe is the disease, and patients with the disease suffer from daily symptoms' in another sentence, A: Severe is the disease with which patients suffer from daily symptoms. B: ...
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Is it 'freshman female representative' or 'freshwoman representative'?

Lexico has the word 'freshwoman', but, unlike 'freshman', it doesn't have the meaning 'a newcomer or novice, especially someone newly elected to Congress'. Which option would be better? 'Freshman ...
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“of all five”, how do I use this kind of expression correctly?

This post starts with Manarola, Liguria, Italy. Is one of the smallest towns in Italy, however, it is frequently visited by tourists due to its stunning beauty. The oldest building here is San ...
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Looking for a verb that describes stopping the light of the candle

If I have a candle which is lightning and I want to stop it by my touching the wick and stop it mechanically by my fingers at the moment because I want to sleep. Do I want to extinguish it, or to put ...
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Where should I put an adverbial phrase of place in a sentence structure of “to be adjective”?

I asked a question just now, with this title Is "on" in "spend sth on doing sth" optional? To express that meaning, should I say it like that, or like the following? Is "on" optional in "spend ...
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what is the verb in here? Are there two verbs?

The following sentences are quoted in this article : https://www.wired.co.uk/article/robots-human-jobs "Technology is not like gravity. It does what the humans who design and deploy it are rewarded ...
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What does a superscript 'r' in IPA mean?

I am aware of the pronunciation of the IPA /ɔː/ and /ɔːr/. Cambridge dictionary gives this IPA. What does the superscript 'r' pointed out by red arrow mean?
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Rewrite sentence using it's the first time

hello everyone? I have rewrite sentence And i just want to ask for help if I write this setence is correct or not:"It is the first time I have taken a bath since Wednesday". Many thanks
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Is “on” in “spend sth on doing sth” optional?

Cambridge dictionary gives this example We've just spent $1.9 million on improving our computer network. I am aware of that usage, the standard form, spend sth on doing sth. This post (https://...
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Is “… got me got me into swimming” grammatical?

I understand that the noun "swim" means "an act or period of swimming." I also understand that "to get someone into something" means "to cause a person to become involved in a situation or activity (...
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“Have i not been” or “Have i been not”

"Have I not been cleaning the house" or "Have I been not cleaning the house" Which one is correct? I saw both of them in the same grammar book but I can't trust that book completely.
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Is it at, in, or on a dump?

The owners of a pub and sandwich bar in the village both said they knew nothing about their refuse being deposited at the illegal dump. Look for instance at plants: vandalized trees send out new ...
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Can we use “also” at the beginning of negative sentences?

As far as I know, we can't use the word "also" in the middle or at the end of a negative sentence. For example, we can't say "I don't know what she said about me. I also don't care." or "I don't know ...
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The variance between a teacher's and students' English levels

A question to people knowledgeable about teaching in classes: What is an adequate gap between a teacher's and students' English levels so the students can, actually, learn English? For instance, can a ...
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Dixson's “Graded Exercises in English” - answers..?

I've been looking for the answers of the classic, best-seller "Graded Exercises in English", by Robert J. Dixson. Please, was it published somewhere, somehow? Thanks in advance.
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what is the meaning of “pass the requirements” and “district council surveyor”?

what is the meaning of "pass the requirements" and "district council surveyor"? Hydesville is a typical little hamlet of New York State, with a primitive population which was, no doubt, half-...
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which surpassed the record of 2017

Despite a strong consumer economy, physical retailers closed more than 9,000 stores in 2019 — more than the total in 2018, which surpassed the record of 2017. Already this year, retailers have ...
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plural or singular when using noun as adj

emissions data / services industry I was told when using nouns as adjectives in compound nouns, the nouns should be in their singular form. But I've found many exceptions as listed above. Can you ...
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what is the meaning of “centres of life” in this conext?

what is the meaning of "centres of life" in this conext? Hydesville is a typical little hamlet of New York State, with a primitive population which was, no doubt, half-educated, but was ...
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Does “I play football at the park near my house every Tuesday evening.” sound natural?

The answer to this post (Is it idiomatic to say "he wakes up early always" or "he wakes up always early"?) says It is unusual and odd to use the adverbs "usually" or "always" ...
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Why do these while and when parallel questions have definite answers (when both past or continuous is correct)?

I am teaching a junior high school student at home in Japan and I just picked basketball worksheets to pique his interest but didn't look at them hard. These question have the answers below. Why are ...
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When is a new use of language not a mistake?

With the evolution of language, new words, rules, and practices enter the author's toolbox. But what distinguishes an innovation from a mistake? Is it widespread acceptance? Given artistic license, ...
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Can “check” be used instead of “Look over” or “Examine”

A doctor "examines" a patient, "looks over the patient" (and takes her/his vital signs too.) Does "check" work? Can you check her? Instead of "Can you examine her?" Or "Can you look her over?" ...
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From 15:00 on vs. From now on

If I'm not busy from at the moment, I say "I'm free from now on". But what if I'm looking for a way to say that I'm free from 15:00...? Can I say "I'm free from 15:00 on" as we say in "from now on"?
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Can somebody please tell me which sentence is correct and why?

"I am the one who is ready" vs "I am the one who am ready". Which sentence is correct and why?
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in a victory for Amazon

A federal judge in Washington ordered Microsoft on Thursday to halt all work on a $10 billion cloud-computing contract for the Pentagon, in a victory for Amazon, which had challenged the awarding of ...
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Confused! The differences between “coconut juice”, “coconut water”, “coconut milk”, “coconut cream”?

juice [uncountable, countable] the liquid that comes from fruit or vegetables; a drink made from this a glass of fruit juice a carton of apple juice lemon/lime juice Add the ...
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Is it a little bit wordy to say “wake up at 5:00 in the morning”?

I guess these 3 sentences are all idiomatic. I usually wake up at 5:00. I usually wake up at 5:00 AM. I usually wake up at 5:00 in the morning. The last one seems a little bit wordy, isn't it?
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Cases of different pronunciation and word meaning in American and British English and its influence on the sense of humour

Spellings and pronunciations of some words in American and British versions of the English language sometimes don't coincide.Also, these versions have different meanings of some words( like the most ...
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if with will is it possible in this case

I would like to know if you will stock this record I would like to know if you stock this record I think the first one sounds better because the record I am talking too is not out yet but I also ...
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What is the difference between “for once”, “this time” and “this time around”?

What is the difference between for once, this time and this time around? For example: My previous attempts to pass the exam failed, but for once I somehow managed to pass it. My previous ...

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