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What is the word “ analytica ” mean?

I saw some thinktanks use the word "analytica" as one of the words of their name. For example, Oxford Analytica. But I can not find the word "analytica" in my English dictionary. Is "analytica" a ...
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What's the plural of “that x of a y”?

But that did not solve his problem, his mother's birthday was next week, he had counted on Arsenal beating Manchester and if that idiot of a referee had not awarded that idiotic penalty. I am ...
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Are the verbs Take and Bring considered antonyms?

Take this with you. Vs. Bring this to me. What should I take? vs, What should I bring? To me the verb, take and bring are antonyms of different directions. Am I correct? which is correct in a ...
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Is there an adjective for “only in my imagination”?

I am thinking imaginary, but it's too general for what I intend to use it for. I can't really explain it very well, so here's an example: How is my imaginary son-in-law President George W Bush ...
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“I’ve a cold” vs “I have a cold”—are both correct?

Would the sentence “I’ve a cold” be correct? I’m wondering if contractions can always be used in place of the original words.
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What is the meaning of “command its obedience” in this context?

This is the context: There are physicists like Lawrence Krauss who think, “Ah, just put in the laws of physics, quantum field theory, and this plus nothing equals the world.” But then one is left ...
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Can I use the verb “disappear” in Present Continuous Tense?

"More and more forests are disappearing because of fires." or "More and more forests disappear because of fires." which one is grammatically correct? Our English teacher said that disappear is a ...
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How can I pronounce “quarter”?

I watched many YouTube videos and they seem to pronunce the first part of "Quarter" exactly the same as "core". It seems that the A is silent reading. Am I correct? Are there any accents that ...
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One word describing smart, funny and awesome

I am trying to search for a single word that describes someone being smart funny and awesome?
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How to ask someone to spar?

I remember reading this many times, probably in novels, this form of asking someone to spar: ...to exchange some... maybe something like, “Do want to exchange some blows?” I'm not using it in a ...
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Adjective order doesn't sound right

Consider the following. Which one is correct to fill the blank? I wish I could live in that .... A. French old white house B. Old white French house C. French house old white D. ...
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“Had…been” or “Was…been,” and “would have” or “would had”?

I want to say, if some person was told about the situation before, she wouldn't have reacted that way. So which one seems grammatically correct? Had Ishaani known about the situation before, she ...
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Is “He even made possible of doing ski by myself, who still slips to walk on icy roads” a correct sentence? [closed]

Is it grammatically correct? How to make it a better construction?
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Can 'get stuffed' be used in a more literal way, instead of 'stuff oneself' (with food, for example)?

'I'm starving! I'm going to go to Chick-fil-A and get stuffed', does it sound okay to a native's ear? British people would use it in a whole different sense but maybe a literal usage of that phrase ...
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This tall than me

I've read this sentence online. Does it sound fine? I've never been with someone this tall than me before. Is the use of "this" natural here?
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Why is “is” used rather than “are” as the form of “be” in this sentence?

Why is "is" used rather than "are" as the form of "be" in this sentence? ...carrying out attacks on the VC's residence, office, vandalism as well as disrupting classes and university activities in ...
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“It is done” what is the sentence structure?

It is done Is "done" in the above sentence an adjunctive or a verb? Or is it a simple past tense in passive form. If so why "is" is used. Please clarify what is the structure of the sentence. This ...
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I have a lamp to repair vs I have a lamp to be repaired. To infinitive passive or active?

I'm trying to study to infinitive passive/active form, and I've seen the explanation. It says, we use the active infinitive if we are focusing on the agent(doer of the action), and passive if we are ...
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Is there any difference between the phrases “as far as something is concerned”, “as far”, “as to” and “regarding” and “concerning”?

Is there any difference between the phrases as far as something is concerned, as for, as to, regarding and concerning? For example: As far as money is concerned, I have enough. What if I swaped ...
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Is 'for an interval' okay?

Suppose there is a certain condition with the time interval, only during which it holds. For example, Condition: High humidity / Interval: June to September What I want now is describing that '...
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People have traveled to the Moon / People traveled to the Moon

What is difference? Which of sentences is more natural? On the one hand We often use the present perfect to list the accomplishments of individuals and humanity. You cannot mention a specific ...
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“I was first” vs “I was the first”

I was/first to reach/the school/today The book describes I was the first should be used I'm not sure about it.... And what is the use of 'today' here! should it be 'yesterday'?
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“out doing something” pattern

He is out drinking alcohol. My mom is out buying groceries. Does it mean: someone is not at home for doing some work somewhere else? Is the sentence pattern out doing something valid and ...
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Helps plus infinitive or gerund

This equipment helps improving people's lives. This equipment helps to improve people's lives. Which one is correct?
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What means “in mitigation”?

Here is the sentence: In mitigation, I am on the move and posted this from an internet cafe. I didn't quite grasp the sentence.As I know In mitigation means make something appear less serious.But that ...
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It will be delivered to you 'with' or 'in' two days at the most

It will be delivered to you with two days at the most. It will be delivered to you in two days at the most. which preposition is correct in the sentence? Is it "with" or "in' after delivered
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What does “ two-way section fare” mean?

I read on https://www.lwb.gov.hk/eng/legco/21032018_6.htm (mirror) (page explaining bus fares in Hong Kong): On the other hand, two-way section fares are currently applicable to a number of ...
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What is the meaning of 'it' and 'that' in the sentence?

There is an example of sentence below. What is it that you don't like about the subway? And I'll give another sentence below. I don't like it when the subway gets really crowded. In second ...
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is approved and need to be approved

I would like to make sure about the meaning and difference about two important sentences: Permission to have a business trip is approved by the department head. Permission to have a business trip ...
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What punctuation mark should I put after the word introduce (to emphasize, convey a pause), “Let me introduce (—/,/:) [name]”?

What punctuation mark should I put after the word introduce (to emphasize, convey a pause), "Let me introduce (—/,/:) [name]"? I would favor dash, but in English, it's used differently than in my ...
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Respectively usage

Which one is correct if I want to say a unisex ambulant W.C. is provided on the ground level and a wheelchair-accessible unisex W.C.? A unisex ambulant W.C. and a wheelchair-accessible unisex W.C. ...
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Lexical issue - the words “close” and “far” in terms of time

I need some help with a lexical issue. In my native language we have one word that means "close" both in terms of distance (meters etc) and in terms of distance in time. The same goes for "far" and ...
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“I have gone to Paris.” Is this right expression?

I wonder those sentences are okay: I have gone to Paris. I have never gone to that place alone.
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What does “to have a connection with someone” means in the context of dating?

I had an argument with someone about the meaning of that expression. We were discussing whether this means "to have an emotional attachment to someone" or if it means "to contact someone" (like ...
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Is 'Being bid for' correct English

Is the phrase 'being bid for' correct? For example: All documents pertaining to the contract that is being bid for.
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Is it actually correct to say “They felt themselves quieter”?

I read many times that one shouldn't say: "I feel myself well/badly" etc, because it's incorrect and the native speakers think that you're saying about touching yourself or masturbating. But recently ...
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Is it grammatically correct to use ''will'' after ''hope'' and ''if''?

I'm wondering something that if we can use ''will'' after ''hope'' and ''if''. Normally I thought or rather I learnt we could never use ''will'' after ''hope or if'' but I came across these usages ...
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Go ahead??? Does it sound fine in this context?

My whole class was walking in two rows. My friend and I were walking together. So she wanted to pass the two kids walking in front of us, and walk in front of them because they were way too slow: ...
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What is the meaning of “directed at bearing on” in this context?

This is the context: What Jim is saying is we may have all sorts of scientific accounts that involve something preceding the Big Bang, or that the Big Bang occurred, as Jim was saying, in some ...
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grammar of the sentences

Do these sentences sound grammatically correct? I mean, for example, you were bad person at school, so you will be your whole life this way or something like that. Who you were in the same way ...
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passive voice clauses act like an adjective

So, I have a sentence: The paintings stolen from the museum haven't been found yet. The phrase stolen from the museum acts like paintings which were stolen from the museum, so could it be an ...
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omission of 'be' verb

After he had taken great pains to finish it, I took upon me to revise and correct it, that nothing might pass but matter of fact, apparent against them by record. It is very little he hath ...
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Sentence structure grammar books

Could you advice to me literature to classify correct English sentences structure? Russian grammar book provides incorrect names of grammatical structures hence I'm confusing to find a little more ...
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Meaning of alongside [closed]

I am not able to understand the meaning of alongside used in the following sentence The two anthems on either side of the Assam-Bangladesh border feature alongside some of Hazarika’s popular ...
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Is it okay to say “Let me start from question No.5 in this quiz”?

I want to tell my teacher that I have done 4 questions in the quiz and would like to start from the fifth question. Is it okay to say "Let me start from question No.5 in this quiz"? Is question No.x ...
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Past Perfect & Past Simple + Before

As we can see in https://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/pastperfect.html If the past perfect is not referring to an action at a specific time, past perfect is not optional. Compare the examples below....
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Can you omit “do you” in question?

Is the second sentence correct? Do you have a question about XYZ? Contact us! Have a question about XYZ? Contact us! Basically I wonder if I can omit do you or if it is always required.
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Closing a message as a team representative

I'm trying to find the expression to use when writing a message as a member of a team, as in: This is a reminder that all team members should act as team players. John Smith, for the ...
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Did you see your kids/Have you seen your kids/Have you been seeing your kids

If I had a friend who is divorced from his ex-wife, who he has two kids with. He sees the kids once in a while as they are living with the ex-wife. If I hadn't seen him for two weeks and then met with ...
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What does “animated madness” mean?

Could you please help me understand what the author is talking about? I have no idea what "animated madness" means. I don't understand it. Many of these sequences are short, funny and downright ...

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