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What's is the meaning of held a phone call

Is phrase "held a phone call" means received a phone call or made a phone call?
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“He is sat on a bus”

I have occasionally heard or seen the verb "sit" used in the passive. My initial impression was that it was a typo/error. But I have seen it occur enough to start to doubt that. For instance: Shaun ...
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“mistress” and “headmistress”

I'm looking for a word to positively describe (flatter) a female leader (VP/CEO/...). The word should reflect her great ability, high status and incredible power, in a good manner. One of the ...
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the meaning of would

What is the meaning of would in this sentence: Guy Fawkes established a reputation as a soldier of great courage, a fact that would lead to his participation in the infamous Gunpowder Plot.
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How to pronounce /aʊn/?

How to tell /aʊn/ from /ɑːn/? It is hard for me to tell the difference when listening to the words, fond and found, bond and bound. They are almost the same. I always ignore the /ʊ/ sound in /aʊn/ in ...
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Is it “mobilized to X” or “mobilized into X”?

Is it "mobilized to X" or "mobilized into X"? I am not sure what's the correct idiomatic use of the verb mobilized. I think it's the former, but I am thinking it might actually be wrong, so I am ...
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Are these two “Code Snippets”?

people use "Code Snippet" or "Code Snippets" everywhere. "Code Snippet" is a term used to describe a small portion of re-usable source code, machine code, or text. following lines of code comes from ...
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What do you call a ship that's not in water and therefore cannot be mobilized?

What do you call a ship that's not in water and therefore cannot be mobilized? For example, if a ship is under repair at a port and is on land, what adjective do you use? I thought about landlocked, ...
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Is the “is” redundant here?

The two sentences: The lighter the camera, the harder it is to hold steady. The lighter the camera is, the harder it is to hold steady. I just saw the former one but always make the ...
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present simple + recently

Today I got into argument with my colleague about the answer of below question. She claims both are possible but choice 2 is the better one saying that "economics is a branch of science and if we ...
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Which one is more appropriate when talking about K-means visualization “about” “for” “of”?

Visuals and Animation are helpful to understand a concept like this which one below is more appropriate? expression_1: visualization about K-means clustering expression_2: visualization for K-means ...
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Why can't I use “to the point that” here?

If you're anything like me, I'm sure you've found yourself, at one point or another, feeling trapped in this endless loop of work and play, week after week. And it gets to the point where all that ...
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Concerning this type of construct “They ran afoul of standards we'd like to see countries meet.”

In the sentence: They ran afoul of standards we'd like to see countries meet. standards is the object of meet, it has been positioned six words before its verb, could someone please tell me how ...
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commas with names

The talented local runner and medal winner, Joanne Smith, has won gold in the local race for charity. The daughter of a local councilor, runner Joanne Smith, has won gold in the local race for ...
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Is “to have been working” a correct form?

Can I say “I appreciate the opportunity to have been working with you”? My friend is leaving a job and wants to write a note to a colleague.
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“They are British, so am I”

In the following sentence, is it correct to use a comma to link the two clauses, i.e., "They are British" and "so am I"? They are British, so am I.
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Interpretation of “share in” in “shared in the ongoing tragedy”

“Although northern Carolina, unlike the colony’s southern reaches, did not at first import large numbers of African slaves, both regions shared in the ongoing tragedy of bloody relations between ...
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Talk about vs Talked about

As far as i know, Transitive verb can only become passive Well, Look at this example The mangers talked about the problem. The problem was talked about. As far as i am concerned, when ...
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A problem regarding only

In the following sentence The CEO only discussed the new venture with his manager. According to the answer keys provided the above sentence is wrong. They say only should be used before the CEO ...
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All used before

In the following sentence I am vexed at him for what all he has done for him till date.  I think the above sentence is wrong because all(determiner) is placed before numbers, my, your etc And ...
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Lived ever or ever lived

In the following sentence I have to spot the error Organic  pulses  are  so  popular today  that  many people wonder how they ever lived without them. The answer according to my book is ever ...
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“On Horse Market” vs. “On the Horse Market” as the title for a post

"On Horse Market" or "On the Horse Market" I suspect the latter is correct, but I do not know why? The phrase is to be the title of my facebook post. I did some researchenter link description here. ...
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Difference between put up/ put on

I was looking for the meaning of "put up" and came across this explanation in a dictionary : " [put up something] to make a particular effort in order to achieve or prevent something : For example :...
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Usage of verb Would

I am wondering why is "would" used In this sentence. When she was younger she 'would' shrink away from me whenever I spoke to her. Is using simple past without "would" grammatically wrong, or does ...
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Proper use of on Sunday

In my grammar book I read the following example sentence He goes on Sunday to church, and sits among his boys. I think the above sentence is wrong because adverb phrase of place(to church) should ...
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Position of whatever

1.Do not try in your home whatever you see here. Is the sentence correct grrameticaly?otherwise how to use to speak such type of sentence.
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Preposition problem

I bought two discounted tickets on Standard airlines to Honolulu Or I bought two discounted tickets for Standard Airlines to Honolulu Out of the two , Please tell me which one is correct with regard ...
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Using with and alongside simultaneously

In the following sentence The rise of Mr. Modi with Mr. Shah alongside, and their combined role in the party’s outstanding electoral performances in recent years, have inspired commentaries that put ...
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Modern substitutes for saving your (presence / reverence)

Edited: I wonder in modern English what we can say prior to uttering something that might sound offensive or disapproving to the person/people you're talking to? I know two phrases: Saving your ...
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How should I interpret this “for” phrase?

You will receive early access to upcoming product features and releases for beta testing. This sentence is from an email, and "for beta testing" is confusing. Does this sentence mean: ... (...
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(Behind), (behind them), (behind their back)

I wonder which choice works naturally and idiomatically in my scenario? When those genocidal and bloodthirsty warlords attacked, they burned everywhere, killed many innocent people and ruined many ...
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The remaining parts of an ancient city

What do you call the remaining parts of an ancient city like what you see within the picture that sometimes archeologists discover and unearth? 1- Remnants of a city 2- Remainings of a city ...
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Omitting “being” after subject in absolute phrases

As far as I know, we can omit "being" in the sentence 1 and 2. 1- He smiled at his girlfriend, her clothes (being) all muddy and tattered. 2- His Ipad (being) dead, he felt bored. Can I ...
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What is the subject of this sentence? Does the sentence make sense?

“The quality of written work submitted for his Science Final should have been completed with more thought and care".
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Which preposition should I uses after “The figures”?

I have a question about which preposition should I use in this sentence: The figures ____ (for/of) train and bicycle use reveal a steady drop in these types of transport. I think of should be used. ...
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What does it mean - 'pick up and put on your attitude' and 'beat the streets' in context

What does it mean - 'pick up and put on your attitude' and 'beat the streets' in context There's one last word then I'll conclude Before you pick up and put on your attitude Bet you'll never find ...
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What does 'get yourself together' mean?

What does 'get yourself together' mean? Your sister says that every week You just come home to eat and go to sleep And you make plans you never keep Because your mind is always in the streets ...
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comma position in a list of subjects

In the following sentence, I mean policy makers and decision makers. It is not clear to me how to express this and where to place the comma: If I use this: This study benefit vendors, policy and ...
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Reported Speech for thinking about past

We use would have past participal for hypothetical/imagination sentences. Do we need to use them in a reported speech? Direct:(Talking to myself) Probably this would be the last time I am here. ...
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Just walk across/on this

I am trying to translate something from a show in my native language. In this sentence, what sounds the best: You just have to walk on this. You just have to walk across this. A person was ...
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What does “build on” mean here?

In the following, does "build on" mean "change"? Also, Bitcoin is recorded on a public blockchain that allows anyone to build on it. On the other hand, to build on many features of Libra’s ...
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Is the conjunction “and” used correctly in the sentence below?

Is the conjunction "and" used correctly in the sentence below? Actually, I used "and" instead of "these quarrels". They will avoid family quarrels the root of which is financial problems and will ...
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propositions, using that which whose

Is the following sentence correct? "It is an organization including the countries, all or a significant part of their population has a connection with French language and culture." If not, how can ...
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What can we say as a compliment to someone who avoids talking about their abilities as a sign of modesty

Let's imagine a person who often talks about others abilities and accentuates their talents and potential as a sign of politeness. In a dialogue between three people this person is talking about your ...
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what is the difference “might be able to” and “might have to”?

Tell me about your problem. I might be able to help you. I'm not free this evening, but I might be able to meet you tomorrow. I don't know f I'll be free on Sunday. I might have to work. I can come to ...
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“The place where I work.” or “The place where I work in.”?

"The place where I work." or "The place where I work in." ? Which is correct ? Should I add "in" ? I have problem with prepostions.
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should I give “s” to the verb “get” in the sentence below?

should I give "s" to the verb "get" in the sentence below? "if one makes sure that they are rich and then get married, they will be happy"
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Single word for either home or away

In relation to sports, for example a football (soccer) match, a team can either play home or away. For a database design I am looking for a single word to denote this "property", where a team plays, ...
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(Making oneself / getting) (dusty/soiled)

Suppose a mother takes her kid to a park. Mother lets her child go and play and the child gets the playing started. The mother begins reading newspaper for a couple of minutes. The mother turns her ...
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What does the meaning of words “jigsaw” and “decay” in this paragraph?

Please tell me meaning of the words "jigsaw" and "decay" in this paragraph.The combination "the crazy, jigsaw geometry of decay" seems strange and vague to me. Whenever I visit Khartoum I find I am ...

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