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“As for” meaning in this context

An extract from an article: For global climate change, as for hunger, the countries that experience the worst problems have the fewest resources to address them. What does as for mean here? ...
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Should I say “I spend most of my time on Facebook” or “I spend most of the time on Facebook”?

Should I say "I spend most of my time on Facebook" or "I spend most of the time on Facebook"? Or both are correct?
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The use of different forms of the verb '' understand '' in sentences

I would like others to explain this to me. Which sentence is correct? 1. In his anxiety to make himself understanding, he spoke too loudly and too slowly 2. In his anxiety to make himself understood, ...
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What “standing on the moon” means?

What "She was standing on the moon" means in the passage: “So,” Clee said loudly. I stopped. “I don’t really know a lot about health and stuff? But I figure you probably know what I should be eating. ...
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Is it natural to use the verb “shift” in the sense of changing a date?

Is it natural to use the verb in the following sentence? The party is on July the 1st, but I would like to shift it to July the 2nd. If it is perfectly natural than is the preposition to fine ...
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Evidence shows that there is a huge difference in the distribution of these problems between high and low-middle income countries

In the above sentence, I should mention article 'the' in front of distribution. Here it is talking about specific distribution i.e. visual impairment and blindness. Is it correct?
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Why past perfect in this case as it is a single action

I wanted to order something on the internet. I had asked for a new password when i realised that i had lost it. But i haven't yet received the new password. I really don't understand why past perfect ...
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Can I use “reach” with present

We have walked 1500 meters when we have reached the Eiffel tower Will it be possible to use reached (past simple) or reach (present) If I use past simple for reach it will be better to write: We ...
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Globally, blindness and visual impairment are major health problem

Here, should I write 'is' instead of 'are' in auxiliary verb? can i use 'a major health problem' Or Just ' major public health problem or problems Please help me
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present simple to express a specific statement?

The car doesn’t start. If you get in Tom and I will give you a push. Why not is starting as it is a temporary state for a car not a general statement The sentence comes from this worksheet (the ...
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Asking about position of an element in an order

Suppose we have a sequence of elements, for example of fruits on a shelf. Let's say I want to ask about the position of the apple in the sequence. The answer, of course, is an (ordinal) number. But ...
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Is this use of tense grammatically correct?

This is the school where my father had attended when he was young. I came across this sentence and found the use of past perfect is kind of wonky. I believe it should be just simple past. This is ...
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What is the best choice in this case to express the future

My sister is flying home from London today. She **is arriving or will arrive ** in an hour or so. I am leaving now for the airport to catch her on time I think both are possible
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We would like to confirm that we get informed

please help me clarify this sentence. Is it right?
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Is it correct to use “They don't get well together”

Which one is grammarly correct "They don't get well together" or "They don't get well each other"
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Same Sentence Construction

What following sentence has the same sentence pattern construction (such as verbs or linking verbs, direct objects, predicate nominatives or adjectives) as the above sentence. The sun sets in the ...
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Is The Simple Subject Earth Or Dinosaurs?

The disappearance from the earth of those great creatures, the dinosaurs, still remain a mystery. Is the simple subject dinosaurs or earth. Or perhaps is it disappearance or mystery. I really need ...
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Does the following Email sound natural to native English speakers? [on hold]

Hi again. The problem I mentioned has been solved. Acturally, the product does not have any quality problems, I guess I made some wrong settings with it. Anyway, it works now. so there is no need to ...
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Is the 'inflated abdomen' of a pregnant woman referred as an abdomen or it has a specific name?

Is the casual 'inflated abdomen' of a pregnant woman still referred as an abdomen or it has a specific name? (formally rather than slang). I couldn't find information about that, but it seems that ...
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What is a habitual sentence and in what does it differ other legal sentences?

Here are some examples: He was facing five years on each count and you are also facing a habitual sentence, she told him, and you can actually get double. Prosecutors counter that it is more common ...
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Is The Simple Predicate (Verb) Sinking Or Colliding?

The sinking of the ship after it collided with an iceberg resulted in many safety reforms. What is the simple predicate? Is it Sinking? Or is it colliding?
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How to understand “if the base image is already in the cache it is reused.”?

If the base image is already in the cache it is reused. Is that means "if the base image is already in the cache, then it is reused."? Which grammar knowledge should I learn further?
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On parsing “The more you have, the more you want.”

How would one parse The more you have, the more you want. ? I can't even tell which clause is independent and which one is dependent. Is more here acting as an adverb or a determiner? And isn't ...
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please help to listen, I listened many times in various speed, what I heard at “implementation” is something like `implemantial` [on hold]

please help to listen what the teacher is saying at 0:10 the caption shows there are some implementation techniques but I listened many times in various speed, what I heard at "implementation" is ...
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Infinitive usage with tense

Does infinitive conveys meaning according to the tenses it will be the one of the causes for the transaction to fail. it was the one of the causes for the transaction to fail. Are those ...
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What Is The Best Word Choice: Is, Are, Were, or Have Been

The volume of letters that the United States Post Office processes ____ staggering. A. Is B. Are C. Were D. Have been I think it would be A.
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“Us Students” Or “We Students”

We students who had not studied were at a disadvantage. Or Us students who had not studied were at a disadvantage.
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“get a train from the station” or “get a train at the station”?

Which preposition do I have to use in the following sentence. You still can get a train to your destination at/from the station near the bank .
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if she wants {it, that, or nothing}

a. She can go out with me if she wants it. b. She can go out with me if she wants that. (Meaning: She can go out with me is she wants to go out with me.) ======================= c. Tom can ...
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What does “crank old Sabbath” refer to?

I'm currently watching the TV show "Breaking Bad" and I dont understand what seems to be slang. Context: some characters (who are drug users) are listening to music on a brand new sound system. They ...
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Doubt in the usage of was in two sentences

I was making complex sentences in the class today. There I got stuck in two sentences similar to these: The percentage of car accidents – which was recorded at 30% – was high. The percentage ...
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Confusing example of usage of was/were

There are two sentences. The least proportion of men were detained. The number of men in the party was high. Well, I am just a beginner in english and want to know why is were used in the ...
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I like English language

English is a language The English are fine people. I like English language. I know that we say the English language. My question is: I want the red book There may be many red books and ...
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Which is correct, “their name” or “their names”?

I've got a command that says: Point to the items and color them. Say its name. I'm sure it should be their instead of its, but I'm not 100% sure if it should be their name or their names.
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Why is there no conjunction in “…symptoms are so slight you do not even know..”?

I have just finished some of my exercises and this sentence really make me confused: Sometimes the symptoms are so slight you do not even know you have an allergy, and it may take years for an ...
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Meaning of a phrase required

What does it mean. "having come to be required". It is meaning of statutory Can someone explain,please.
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Is it natural to the phrase “stop with” in the sense of choosing something after consideration?

Is it natural to stop with in the following sentence? We were offered the car in a lot of colors, but We stopped with a red one.
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Meaning of bolded lines [on hold]

anji was up at dawn. It was Sunday, a school holiday. Although he was supposed to be preparing for his exams, only a fortnight away, he couldn't resist one or two more games before getting down to ...
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Can I say, “I wash my teeth”?

I was checking tests from my students. One of them talking about daily routine wrote, "I wash my teeth". Can I say it instead of "I brush my teeth" or is it completely wrong?
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what are “sculptural succulents”?

“Take-home ideas from my presentation will include combining leafy plants with sculptural succulents to soften the landscape,” says Gatz, and “placing architectural exclamation points with ...
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On the meaning of 'to not commit to a meeting' in this context

The following passage was taken from this NYT article (7th, 8th, and 9th paragraph counting from the last paragraph). One of the most dramatic moments she described came in the July 10 meeting in ...
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Is “having” necessary here

Today I heard a sentence: Do you want more potatoes peeled. But I have always used it as: Do you want having more potatoes peeled. Which one is grammartical? Please explain with examples. ...
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Idiom for a doctor telling a patient that he's terminally ill

Suppose a doctor is telling his patient that he is terminally ill and he's got only a few months to live. I assume this kind of situation can be described concisely with this form, A doctor is Xing ...
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What does “groove me” mean?

There is the lyrics from a song: Because you move me Baby don’t you groove me One this time I don't understand what does it mean groove me. I think it means something like to love someone or ...
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Why is “would” used in this sentence?

I would roast you but my mom said I am not allowed to burn trash. Why is "would" used in this sentence?
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How to numerate pictures or diagrams when writing a book or paper?

This is shown in the diagram 1 / diagram no.1 / diagram number 1. ... The statistics can be seen in diagram 2 / diagram no.2 / diagram number 2. What is a common way to numerate pictures or ...
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A verb for a raise in a feeling

The studies conducted 10 years ago shows that the feeling of belonging to the group is very weak among the members. We have no evidence that the feeling _____ in the meanwhile. I want to say that ...
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Meaning of “intellectual farce”

Overview Aristophanes was the greatest writer of Old Comedy in Athens in the fifth century BCE and the only playwright from that era with any complete plays surviving. Old Comedy was a form ...
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Can every adjective be after a noun?

I’ve heard that [noun] [adjective] equals [noun] [that is] [adjective]. But, then can every adjective be after a noun? She is a girl cute. This is a book interesting. The dog black is mine. ...
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Infinitive usage

I cannot understand the usage of infinitive in this sentence. Japan went to save stranded resident and fight flood caused by one of worst typhoon to hit country in recent history. Please explain ...

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