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Learn to comprehend distorted voices

My English is something LinkedIn calls "Professional Working Proficiency". I was able to read and understand about any book I've came across, I write English daily and I usually have no issues talking ...
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Mixed conditionals sentences in english

Is below sentence construction correct? "If I had an idea that you work here i would have contacted you. "
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What is the opposite of “in the dark”?

the dark [singular] the lack of light in a place, especially because it is night Are the children afraid of the dark? in the dark All the lights went out and we were left in the dark. ...
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There does not exist an expression of “in the way” when indicating some kind of choice, opinion, manner, right?

per Cambridge dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-simplified/way), there is only 2 expressions "in a way" and "the way" when indicating some kind of choice, opinion,...
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Should the following sentence use “not surprising” or “not surprisingly”?

He hadn't arrived yet. Not surprising/surprisingly. It was too early. I think it can go both ways? Maybe the sentence could mean: Not surprisingly, he hadn't arrived yet. Or: He hadn't ...
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Can you explain me why?

I'm studying english now and something confused my mind. Question; "On average, the Japanese car companies are ........ ones in the world market. A) the most productive B) more productive I ...
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Do we say “you need good manual dexterity” or “you need to be skillful”?

​dexterity (uncount): skill in using your hands or your mind You need good manual dexterity to be a dentist. mental/verbal dexterity skillful (adj): ​(of a person) good at doing something,...
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Present tense passive (The moon is made of the same material as earth.)

The moon is made of the same material as earth. I got this sentence from a grammar book as an example of present tense. However, the past participle made is confusing to me. Is this also an example ...
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What are the differences between “Do you think you could” and “Could you”?

What are the differences between “Do you think you could” and “Could you”? Is there a difference in the tone? What is the difference in their meanings?
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problem with continuous

can you please help me? hi I can't understand why it's present continuous in this sentence: I never call my friends if I'm driving a car Why we can't just say - if I drive a car? what's the difference?...
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reported speech with “yesterday”

I've got a question related to reported speech. How should the sentence "I didn't meet her yesterday" look in reported speech while reporting it next day? For example, I said in the morning "I didn't ...
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What does “sticky” mean in this context?

Could you please tell what is meant in this context by "sticky"? Does it mean that little girl was irksome as all the little kids use to be? Thanks a lot for help. "He knew it was dangerous; the ...
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Courses that fit in my … study plan/ curriculum?

There is a sentence from my motivational letter: As a student of geomatics which is a highly specialized field I have been struggling to find a university that would offer courses I’d like to take. ...
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“Located”, “situated” or nothing

The stadium is situated in London. The stadium is located in London. The stadium is in London. Could anyone please tell me the difference? Which one is preferred in spoken English? Thanks ...
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“Carefully” vs “Cautiously”

Teacher) She ignores what I ask her through the class and often talks to other students when I'm teaching and distracts me. I have warned her several times so far, but she always overlooks my ...
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“electricity was suddenly turned off” or “ electricity suddenly turned off ”

Randall has been writing his paper when the electricity suddenly turned off The difference between was turned off and turned off can I use present perfect progressive has been if "the electricity was ...
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“To be on the same page”

As you are fully aware, the using this idiom within the construction below: I don't think we are on the same page. means: I don't think we understand each other. This idiom on the other hand has ...
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Does there exist a grammar formula in grammar book?

Lots of grammar teachers use something like the following subject + verb + adjective and call it a formula. Does there exist this kind of grammar formulas in grammar book? In other words, is this ...
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Modals of Probability and Possibility

A: Rita's sneezing again. B: Yes, she _________ a terrible cold. (must have / must be having / must have had) My answer for this is: Yes, she "must have" a terrible cold. In my opinion, "must be ...
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Turned that down

How do you pronounce "I turne(d t)ha(t d)own"? With two times of glottal stops? In a fast speech, both "turn that down" and "turned that down" sound equal to me.
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Use of as in two different way

I am trying to cook the cake as you. I am trying to cook the cake as yours . Are both “as” same? I thought both are same but what those modie is different. In the first sentence “as”is used ...
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Is there a standard about the usage of “()”, “[]”, “{}” in grammar formula? What does these symbols mean? How do I use them correctly?

I was learning some kind of expression. When I searched that in google, I got a variety of symbols. there are 3 main types of symbols a pair of brackets a little bit [adjective] a pair of ...
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what is the meaning of “concentric rings round the world” in this context?

what is the meaning of “concentric rings round the world” in this context? In his spiritual vision Davis saw an arrangement of the universe which corresponds closely with that which Swedenborg ...
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present continuous for a temporary habit

So now David is studying in the USA he is not coming back very often So now David is studying in the USA he won't come back very often So now David is studying in the USA he does not come very ...
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Could someone please give some scenarios for the usage of “despite my money”?

This video (https://youtu.be/UFuxlnUeGmg?t=399) gives an easy-to-use example about the usage of "despite". "Despite the peacefulness of the country, I prefer the city." and then gives this "...
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What is the meaning of the two “stint” in the sentence?

I'm reading a Wikipedia's post https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaq%E2%80%93Kobe_feud#cite_note-lakers_history-3. The team's lockout-shortened 50-game 1998–99 season included a brief stint as a ...
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What does “the wrong side of the drop” mean in this context? (from the book, After You)

The narrator is a woman, half drunk and walking along the edge of parapet in the dark, and suddenly a stranger calls her behind her. 'I don't think you should stand there.' I half turn, and ...
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What's the difference between “mind” and “spirit”?

For creating a paper about personal development in German, I use some English studies. I often find the words "mind" and "spirit" which have an identical German translation in online dictionaries. How ...
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I have eaten lunch at 1 pm

I have eaten lunch at 1 pm Is the sentence a correct statement to say in present perfect tense. Since I have learned the rules in present perfect tense that one should not use specific time ...
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How as emphasis and How do/would (somebody) feel about (something)

I have a doubt about the structure "How would you like?". I know that in some cases "how" just means "in what way or manner", such as in the following example: How would you like your coffee sir? ...
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Which title will be the most acceptable in doing a litreture review for academic research?

I am doing a literature review on Driver Drowsiness/Distraction Detection topic and I want to choose my title. Which one of these would sound the most professional: An investigation on various Driver ...
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How do we use the word “since” with a question of “how many”?

What I want to ask, is if you have a sentence like: He has bought his new car since 2015. What will be the shape of that sentence if we begin it with "How many"? Which of these should it be? ...
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“half as fast” vs “twice as fast”

Are these two meanings equivalent? "half as fast" vs "twice as fast" Ex: Reaction A is half as fast as Reaction B. Reaction A is twice as fast as Reaction B. This is from my Chemistry textbook ...
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committed by the disease

They got committed by the disease during the gathering. Is committed by the disease right word usage? What I want to say is they got infected by the disease during the gathering. They got (verb) by (...
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“Watch a snippet on TV” or “see a snippet on TV” which is more appropriate?

I would like to express that I happened to see a piece of news on TV when walking past the living room. Can I say, "I saw a snippet on TV." And which is more appropriate? "I watched a snippet on TV"...
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“Comprehend” or “Understand”

Please have a look on the definition below: That is, both words mean "grasp the meaning of," but in some cases understand stresses the final result, while comprehend stresses the process of getting ...
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Make a call on/to/at

Please let me know which one I should use. E.g) I made a call on/to/at 304xxxxxxx. Call(text) me on/to/at 304xxxxxxx. Is it on, to, or at? Or none of them?
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Words that are synonyms to 'to put one’s foot in one’s mouth'?

What words are there that have a similar meaning to 'put one’s foot in one’s mouth'?
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Use of verb+ and +verb

In the following sentence He decided to get up early, to wear nice dress and to visit his aunt. Conjugation and is used. Since after and before and same proposition is used. So my question ...
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It sounds like that there is a “v” in “generally”, What I saw at her mouth matches what I heard. Why is that?

The speaker is lecturing (https://youtu.be/vzsQkjX4fD8) whether you are an English Learner an actor or someone generally interested in linguistics learning the IPA the international phonetic ...
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What is it called? a socket? an extension cord? or both?

socket: 1 a place in a wall where you can connect electrical equipment to the supply of electricity SYN power point British English, outlet American English exˈtension ˌlead British English, ...
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Apologizing informally

Is it appropriate to say 'Sorry for making this hard for you'? Some context: We tried to set up a time to meet but we have conflicting schedules so we decided to meet later at night.
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On the first time or at the first time

I realized him on/at the first time I enter the room. Which preposition should I use “on” or “at” in sentence above or Does both have the same meaning?
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Does “good” in “good point” mean easy to attack, representative, or something else?

Lots of people use "good point" in their talking. To illustrate, this video (https://youtu.be/UFuxlnUeGmg?t=133) is lecturing it's always a good idea to start with the opposite of what you ...
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Does “political parties” mean the members of political parties?

And then had come the unlooked-for tidings of the imminent proceedings for divorce. And such a divorce! There were cross-suits and allegations and counter-allegations, charges of cruelty and ...
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Is “g” in “hangover” pronounced /ŋ/, /g/ or silent?

I've listened the pronunciation of the word "hangover" on Cambridge dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-chinese-simplified/hangover), both UK and US. I am aware that g is ...
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What does “of these” mean? How to use that correctly?

This guy is lecturing (https://youtu.be/_nRtCVJIToA?t=194) "By the way" is probably the most commonly used of these expressions. I understand that means "By the way" is probably the most ...
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Making a sentence more concise and formal?

I want to express this following meaning: I tutored several students for xxx course and the students I tutored got better scores than average, specifically 17% better than the class average. I ...
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Word for describing 'water accumulated on roads'

I was making a phone conversation with one of my client. I had promised him to do a meeting at a certain place. But I wanted to cancel that meeting because most of the roads on my route had ...
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The difference among “type of”, “sort of”, “kind of” and “style of” when referring to categories

This video (https://youtu.be/4kuhQzbc2Tw) says "type of", "sort of", "kind of" and "style of" are all the same when referring to categories. What type of music do you like? What kind of music do you ...

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