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Do we say “triangular hole” or “triangle hole”; “circle hole” or “round hole”?

triangle noun BrE /ˈtraɪæŋɡl/ ; NAmE /ˈtraɪæŋɡl/ a flat shape with three straight sides and three angles; a thing in the shape of a triangle (British English) a right-angled triangle (...
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What is the meaning of “include but not limited to”?

I have been following this trend for a while now , it seems to me it s very helpful to English learners like me . So far, I appreciate your contributions to questions. Below is my question for today: ...
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“I was bornt with” and “like to have”

I feel that fun-loving nature is what I was bornt with. When I look back when I was a child, I like to have fun with other kids. Is it correct to say I was bornt with other possibilities could ...
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Do you need a comma before and?

His beautiful, yet messy and long hair was a thing to see. His beautiful, yet messy, and long hair was a thing to see. I am not sure if it takes a comma, but I think there are arguments to be ...
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Pronunciation of 'Iran'

Lexico says the first syllable of 'Iran' can only be pronounced as [ɪ], but I constantly hear it pronounced as [aɪ] and Wiktionary lists it as an option (yes, I understand everything about the ...
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That way (how to use)

May I use "that way" at the beginning of a paragraph, referring to the idea which was mentioned in the previous paragraph? For instance: That way, it is possible to conclude that...
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Is it possible to use “my” instead of “am I” in “Where am I going to put my belongings?”?

Instead of "Where am I going to put my belongings?" is it possible to say "Where my going to put my belongings?"
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Meaning of these sentence

"did you heard me having said you that?" Is the sentence imply same meaning as "did you hear me that i had said you that?" Moreover when we can use "did you hear me say" Because we use gerund or ...
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How to say “short/little time is left”?

What is the proper way to say that very little/short time is left for something (e.g., the exam)?
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Relative clause and comma

What should your position be , relative to your friend in a row ? For example , teacher or commander told us to form a line . But I don't know where I will stand either behind my friend or in front ...
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Are colors noun or adjective?

Are the colors noun or adjective ? I mean when I say sentence below , Should I use a noun after “red” ? 1)I need red of this shirt . 2)I need red one of this shirt.
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To make it easier to do or to make doing easier

Successive governments have passed modest reforms to make doing business cleanly a little easier. Successive governments have passed modest reforms to make it a little easier to do business ...
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what mean is “astro, turf” in “Toy Story” movie

is it mean "astro turf"? I cannot understand why Woody said WOODY Wait a minute! No Buzz! This way! There's a special ship. I just saw it! ...
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When to use a comma vs. a period before a quotation

I'm unclear on exactly when to use a comma or a period before a quotation. It's obvious if what comes before is a simple dialogue tag like "He said," but consider the following examples: Mike was ...
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mixed conditional: present-tense in the if-clause and “would” in the main clause

I have seen quite a few mixed conditionals, and I'm wondering whether the following is correct: a. If John is in Tokyo now, he would be in a coffee shop. If the above is correct, how does it ...
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Modals: I (wouldn't / won't) have known… difference

Choose the correct: 'I can't believe I got the final question in the pop quiz wrong.' 'I (wouldn't / won't) have known the answer either' A book says that wouldn't is the only correct option. ...
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What is the difference between “relax” and “rest”?

Is there any difference between relax and rest? For example: I have been working really hard late, so I guess I might as well relax for a while. I have been working really hard late, so I ...
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About Present Perfect

Is it wrong saying: "Have that been + (verb in past participle)" For example: Have that been shown. Also, is it formal or not? Thanks
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What does this word mean in this context?

I read an article and there is a word I don't understand, thus don't understand the whole sentence too. Pelosi has spent decades at the highest levels of politics, but the past 12 months have ...
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What is the difference between “cog” and “gear”?

After playing Skyrim, while watching Game of Thrones, I realized that I do not understand the difference (if any) between "cog" and "gear". A summary search on the Internet leads me to believe that ...
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What word or phrasal verb is used for describing the process of removing chalk from ones clothes with one's hands?

Let's say I someone accidentally leaned against a blackboard and got chalk stains on their clothes. What word or phrasal verb would you use to describe the process of removing the stains with one's ...
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How do we express this position: to lie across the rail bars?

Look at the picture Do we say "they are lying across the rail bars"? Also, see this picture Do we say "the cat is lying across the bar"? Or what are the idiomatic way of saying that?
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Is it idiomatic to say “push something halfway / completely into something”?

Look at this picture When I tell my toddler put the straw into the milk box, she often push it completely into the box. And as a result, the straw got lost inside the box. What should we express in ...
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I couldn't / wasn't able to drink coffee (come home late) when I was 10 years old

Please, help me to understand the usage of these modals better. As I think, the most appropriate answer is I wasn't able to drink coffee (come home late) when I was 10 years old. because these ...
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What does these words meaning in this sentence?

I read this passage from an article. There are words being bold below : The Internet of Things (IoT) will breakthrough in three directions: boundary, dimension, and scenario. With the ...
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Due to vs given

Good morning! May I use "due to" like "given", as in the following example? If not, is there any other word (except "given") I could use in order to replace it? I like to visit new people, ...
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“The boss of a company” or “the boss in the company”?

Tell me please which one of the following sentences is correct? Kate is the boss of a company. Kate is the boss in a company.
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What is the English word for Indonesian word “gemas”?

In the Indonesian language, there's a word called "gemas", which roughly means either: The feeling when you see something so frustrating you that you want to "choke" it so badly. The feeling when you ...
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Use of “to” or “of”

I just heard “the lyrics to the song” and I thought te correct way to say it is “the lyrics of the song”. Am I right? Otherwise, what’s the difference? I’ve gotten this doubt because I’ve heard “to” ...
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Difference between transitive and intransitive verb?

Please tell me if the verbs in the following sentences are transitive or intransitive? please give reason. caterpillar changes into butterfly. he got angry with his friends. they were told to keep ...
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Which Tense should I put after “once/ as soon as” in these sentences?

I'd like to know which tense I should put after "once" (or as soon as) in these examples I will wash the dishes as soon as she is/ will have finished / has finished I would have washed the ...
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meaning of “didn't appear too thrilled to get the car.”

1) I have learned about "too ~ to" construction. "He is too young to travel alone" This sentence means that he cannot travel alone. 2) Then, what's the meaning of this sentence? He didn't ...
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past tense in since-clauses

I have an ongoing discussion with my lecturer about "since" and the past tense. We had a German translation from "A song of ice and fire" and had to translate it back to English. My translation: "He ...
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Sneak around with someone (meaning)

I came across this expression "sneak around with someone". What does it mean? Does it have to do with "date someone"? Here is an example: We all know that John has been sneaking around with ...
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Is “Millions more” the same as “More than millions”?

1) I want to know the exact meaning of "Millons more". ex) The famine killed nearly forty-five million people, and millions more died from disease. Does the "millions more" mean "more than millions ...
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Her or hers or her’s

Talking about possessive pronoun, which one is correct? Don’t eat Margaret’s pizza, it’s her. Don’t eat Margaret’s pizza, it’s hers. Don’t eat Margaret’s pizza, it’s her’s.
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Is this grammatically correct, “Error while refreshing the window”

Error while refreshing the window. I read here that as it would not be clear who is refreshing the window, it's grammatically incorrect, but I'm not sure. Should it be Error at refreshing the ...
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Is Must really an Auxiliary Verb?

Can we use short answers as a proving method for modal verbs? The rule regarding the short answer to affirmative or negative statements is to repeat the auxiliary verb. eg: "I can fly." "So can I." "...
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The use of articles before the proper names of shops

Let's say I am going to buy a new phone and, say, Apple is the brand of my choice. So which one sounds the most natural? I am going to buy a phone at Apple. I am going to buy a phone at Apple'...
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what is the exact meaning of “doctrine of correspondences” in this context?

what is the exact meaning of "doctrine of correspondences" in this context? That very remarkable woman, Mrs. Hardinge Britten, has recorded in her "Modern American Spiritualism" how she came in close ...
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What should be used whether/that

In the following sentence which word is correct? She does not believe ___________ Mr. Sharma can help her. The two options are Whether That According to me it should be that because she is ...
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Are articles put correctly here?

Are all article put in correct places? Here's the text: Autumn often casts a slight melancholy on people.Fine drizzling rains gradually turn into torrents coming down hard from the grey sky.A humid ...
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Distinguishing present from future in a conditional sentence

Consider the following sentences, used in an email message: I'm going to be on vacation next week. If you need anything, call me. It could mean If you need anything now, call me, because next ...
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How is the structure of this sentence?

By and by Pooh and Piglet came along. Pooh was telling Piglet in a singing voice that it didn't seem to matter, if he didn't get any fatter, and he didn't think he was getting any fatter, what he ...
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What's the most natural ordering of words here?

I just wrote this comment ten minutes ago, pondered over it for five minutes, and then the edit time limit had ran out, so I joined this site because I need to set my mind straight. Methodologies ...
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Someone commented this on my soccer video: “Trent all the way” I don't know what is that means

What is meant by "someone all the way" like Trent all the way! Salah on the way! Vandjk all the way!
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Look back at/on/to

I need to know what is the difference between “look back at”, “look back on” and “look back to”. I have understood that they all mean “to remember” so I don’t know where I should use each one.
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how to express when a person put an object (a table, a chair, a bar of wood) down heavily and noisily on the ground?

Ok, in the dictionary stamp [transitive, intransitive] stamp (something) to put your foot down heavily and noisily on the ground I tried stamping my feet to keep warm. Sam stamped his ...
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Cool air comes in through the window

It's pretty cold outside, and someone has opened the window. (Car, or maybe a room). Close the window, it's pretty cold outside. I know that this is one way to describe it. But is there a way to ...
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how to express this position in English: “to put your feet up”?

Look at these pictures and People often put one of their lower legs and rest it on the thigh of the other leg. Sometimes, that action is just his habit, but it could be that he want to relax when ...

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