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Listen to or hear a song?

What sounds natural in the sentences below: Hey! Did you "listen to/hear" this song? Yes I "listened to/heard" it. Have you "listened to/heard" this song before? Yes I have "listened ...
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What is the meaning of “who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe”?

What is the meaning of "who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe" in the following sentences, The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all ...
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Did you see the cat?

When there is a cat present in the room, how would you ask your one-year-old kid whether she see/saw the cat? -Did you see the cat? -Do you see the cat? -Have you seen the cat?
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What does niche refer to here?

Environmental, physical, and psychological factors limit our potential and narrow the range of things we can do with our lives. “Trying harder” cannot substitute for talent, equipment, and method, ...
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“One of each” vs “one of each one”

I understand that "one" in "one of each one" is redundant, but is "each one" incorrect here as in grammatically incorrect, or just redundant, because although it doesn't sound good, I am tempted to ...
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What's the word for lying in court?

I am not sure what the word is, because I forgot it, but I think for this question there might be several answers, and it depends on the context, there's the word that defines the crime of lying in ...
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Explanation needed

It's hard and nice subject for a man to write about himself,it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement and the reader's ears to hear anything of praise for him.
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What does “killer song” mean?

What does “killer song” mean? I saw this word from a cartoon which tell a rock story.
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Inversion of subject and verb

Question one: Are the following sentences correct? And why? Statement A: After storms is not necessarily a bright sky. (I think it will be correct only by inserting there between storms and is) It ...
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Im am in love with someone [on hold]

Hi I really need some help with something I like this boy and we had a fight and I have strong feling for him and im scared to tell him
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‘The end of October 1886’ ‘The end of October in 1886’ and ‘The end of October of 1886’ What is the difference among them?

‘The end of October 1886’ ‘The end of October in 1886’ and ‘The end of October of 1886’ What is the difference among them or if someone is right?
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One hundred and fifty-one or one hundred fifty-one?

One hundred and fifty-one or one hundred fifty-one? Which is right? When should I have and and should not I have and?
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When I wanna ask to people about English sentence

if I ask "Is this sentence natural?" or "Is this sentence smooth?" Are these sentences awkward for native speakers?
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What do you call the act of going out publicly as the president in order to celeberate with the people?

JFK was assassinated while he was out on a *. I am wondering if there's a word for going out on a car for a public celebration, like JFK did before he was assassinated? I am not sure if there's a ...
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A Few Steps further or away?

Could someone please help me to choose the right word? The Ice-cream shop is a few steps further/away.
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Don't kick {a/the} chair (that is) in front of you [on hold]

Don't kick the chair in front of you. Don't kick a chair in front of you. Don't kick the chair that is in front of you. Don't kick a chair that is in front of you. Which expressions are grammatical?
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Can 'one' be used as a gender neutral third person pronoun to refer to God?

If one doesn't wish to refer to God as 'he' or 'she', can one use the gender neutral pronoun 'one' to refer to God in third person --- for example: "God should do whatever one wants". "Since it is ...
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The difference between 2 sentences

What is the difference between these two sentences: You should learn English words as many as you can You should learn as many English words as you can
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Identifying participles

In the following sentence I have to identify participles. Michael, bereft of his son Luke, died of a broken heart. I think there are 2 participles bereft, broken But the answer was just bereft
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Which is the correct way to say it “who are you spending it with?” Or “whom are you spending it with?”

As per the grammar rules, if "I" is the subject of the sentence then the other person must the object. And generally whom is used in the objective form but in this case the prior format is more common ...
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What do you call a medicine that takes signicantly more time after intake to be effective?

I was thinking of "late onset medicine", but I am not sure if this is the term that would be used, and I am wondering if there are any other term that may be more correct or appropriate.
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Identifying absolute phrase

In an exercise I had to find how the participle was used in sentences. One of the sentence was-- The traveller, being weary, sat by the wood side to rest. Its answer was being - present ...
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what is the defference between 'I don't have anything' and 'I have nothing'

I don't have anything. I have nothing. What is the differnece between them? I wanna know the nuance, because to me they just look the same.
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Is there any difference between “for the first time” and “first”?

An alarm will sound when the door is first opened after/since the engine is started. An alarm will sound when the door is opened for the first time after/since the engine is started. I created ...
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subordinate conjunction usage

He was originally from Spain but moved to London in the UK, since his move to London, he has established an export business selling fruit. Do we view the prepositional sentence as subordinate as a ...
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What does the word “current” mean in this sentence?

I read a sentence in "The Hindu" which was: But in no other country than India has this current anti-minority, far-right politics resulted in a concerted pattern of lunch attacks against minorities. ...
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Flash light on something

In a dark room, you flash the spotlight. So if you flash it on a particular thing, is the use of this sentence natural: Hey! Flash the light on the table (and what about: Hey! Can you flash some ...
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preposition before coffee

Should I say by coffee, at coffee or on coffee? What preposition should we use before coffee, lunch, tea, dinner? Example: Let's meet up by coffee. meaning I want to meet up with you at a cafe and ...
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Compare and emphasise on the incident happened `Before`

Suppose person-1 has achieved a milestone today and person-2 achieved two years ago. Now how can I emphasise on this time difference? Since Before is not an Adjective it doesn't have Comparative or ...
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Sit in for(is it common?)

https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/sit-in-for to take the place of someone temporarily I’ll be sitting in for the secretary at/on the meeting tonight. Is the use ...
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Meaning of “I knew going into this that”?

What does it mean when you say "I knew going into this that ~"? For example: "I knew going into this that we didn't have much time." I can figure out the meaning but can't really catch the ...
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Difference between 'should do this' & 'should have to do this'

I am confused between You should do this and You should have to do this Can anyone explain difference between these sentences.
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By which preposition is “equality” followed:on,of,or in?

I am writing an article to discuss whether a recent reform of college entrance examination in my country equally benefits every students,so I give a title that "Education equality on The New College ...
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Difference in meaning between “Into the house leap the children” and "The children leap into the house

What is the difference in meaning between "Into the house leap the children" and "The children leap into the house" ? I have learned that "Into the house leap the children" mean "The children leap ...
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“He is better and superior to me” vs “He is better than and superior to me”

Came across this question asking which one is correct, four given options are 1.He is better and superior than me. 2.He is better than and superior to me. 3.He is better and superior to ...
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Does “text” mean “to write”?

I often text or blog about experiences I have with these products. In the example above, it seems that "text" is used as "to write an article". But according to various dictionaries, the verb "text" ...
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Thee Thou Thine Thy

Do all native speakers know the words Thee Thou Thine Thy ? And all other forms of creating the sentences in the archaic manner? I mean all these phrases and grammar aren't used by anyone now but ...
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Advise or Advice or Advice to?

In my opinion the following sentence should be like that: Support and advice partner institutions of Russia and Ukraine to define scenarios... But a friend of mine feels confident that the sentence ...
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What are the implications of “suffocating air”

Suffocating is defined as "the quality of impairing the breathing", but what is it about suffocating air that makes it hard to breathe? Is it the humidity? What would you replace suffocating with to ...
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'blibbering' meaning?

"You know what could be in there?" said Luna eagerly, as the wall started to spin yet again. "Something blibbering, no doubt," said Hermione under her breath ... Harry Potter and the Order ...
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Does “shape” also mean “assemble”?

I prefer the retailers that help shape the products/services I buy. I couldn't find the exact definition that "shape" can be interpreted as "assemble". In the example above, what does "shape" mean? ...
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Take a class (like a subject)

If a teacher teaches a subject teaches a subject, we say "(s)he teaches X". But if a few classes are not about subjects like science or math, like: Sports or SL&LP (Student Leadership and Life ...
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Does “a” change meaning of phrase?

I wrote two phrase below. Are the meanings of these same or different because of “a”. He made a ten dollars short payment. He made ten dollars short payment.
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omission of a subjective relative pronoun and be verb

The 4-year-olds often chose to look at the marshmallows while waiting, a strategy that was not terribly effective. Can I omit "that was" in the sentence above?
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What is the difference between ‘woke’ and ‘awoke’?

When the soldiers awoke, it was a bright day. Can I replace ‘awoke’ by ‘woke’ and why?
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He remembered to post a present to his mother for her sixtieth birthday. Why not use ‘posting’ instead of ‘to post’?

He remembered to post a present to his mother for her sixtieth birthday. Why not use ‘posting’ instead of ‘to post’? I think posting is better. But the book use ‘to post’, I feel it weird.
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Is ‘mind me to sit’ right?

Do you mind me to sit here? Do you mind my sitting here? I know the second sentence is right, but can you tell why the first sentence is wrong?
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Why does the question start with “who” not need “do”?

Who told you that .... Why does this kind of question not need "do" Who did tell you that ...
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What is the difference between ‘wake up’ and ‘wake’

My wife was asleep, and I woke up her. My wife was asleep, and I woke her. What is the difference?
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What’s the difference between ‘After having failed’ and ‘Having failed’?

Having failed to wake up his wife, he put a ladder against the wall. After having failed to wake up his wife, he put a ladder against the wall. What the difference between them?

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