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What does “prescribed” mean in this context?

I read this passage from my reference book (Neal-S.-Widmer-Gregory-L.-Moss-Ronald-J.-Tocci-Digital-Systems-Pearson-Education-Limited-2017 - Page 28) and there is a word (in bold) which I haven't ...
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This was the first time I'd been abroad or this was the first time I was abroad?

I was reading the following article https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2003/jan/26/naples.italy.observerescapesection and encountered some usages of the Past Perfect that I didn't quite get why they ...
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They are more accepting to this concept

They are more accepting to the idea of John rather than the idea of Peter. They are more acceptance to the idea of John rather than the idea of Peter. What I wanted to say is that they could ...
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To make vs making

The mission of my life from now onwards is making my parents proud. Vs The mission of my life from now onwards is to make my parents proud. Which form is correct ? The gerund form or the ...
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“something which” or “something that”

According to Korean English grammar books, nouns that ends with "thing", such as something, anything, generally take "that" as a relative pronoun. But does that mean that "something which" is not ...
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I am not sure how to convey this

The media affects the public opinion in order to change election results in favour of businessmen \ to the advantage of businessmen who in return, support the media financially. I want to say ...
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Use of 'there' as an empty subject

How do these differ? i. X has always been there. ii. There has always been X. & i. How long has there been X? ii. How long has X been there?
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How to respond to a friend suggestion

One of my colleague has sent me a message. Hi xyz, this is my friend abc and you might become friends... Her parents are from qwe place 🙂 How should I respond to this message in a way saying ...
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“hear him tell” vs. “hear him tells”

Which one is correct : Now let’s hear Marco tell his story. Now let’s hear Marco tells his story. And why?
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Introducing a paragraph with “that way”

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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Meaning of “living” in “people living in its shadow”

Let us consider this news title : Taal volcano eruption poses deadly dilemma for people living in its shadow What does the expression "people living" mean here? 1) The people who live in its ...
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Correct usage of “which in turn”?

I want to convey that affective strategy influences prior knowledge and also influences how much effort is exerted to acquire prior knowledge. Prior knowledge and effort exerted, in turn, affect the ...
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“The young Einstein” - Do we always need “the” here?

When proper nouns describe a period in life, they frequently take the definite article: "...what the young Einstein brought to the scientific facts was..." "The Napoleon after Waterloo was ...
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What does the phrase “to a shot of yourself” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the phrase "to a shot of yourself" in the following sentence (this is not available online): Do you want to cut from your screencast to a shot of yourself ...
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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? For example, when there are very few days left before the exams start. I don't want to mention days, but time, in my ...
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True False NotGiven questions

I have a some True False NotGiven questions that I had a hard time figuring the answers. In this sort of question, we must read a passage and then choose whether some information is true, false, or ...
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Indefinite article before plurar noun

I have noticed there are some cases where there is an indefinite article in front of a plural noun. For example, I have stumbled upon these two sentences: Although we have a ways to go, let’s pause ...
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Can I omit ‘to’ after ‘and’?

For example I want to go and leave you. I want to go and to leave you. Which one would be accurate?
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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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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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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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Does your institution has or have eye donation center? Or Has your institution eye donation centre?

which one is correct sentence? Does your institution has or have eye donation cente? In this sentence, which one I should use either has or have?
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Terms related to eye vision

What is the particular word we use when we talk about focusing to read a word using our eyes with more stress? What I want to ask is that there is a piece of writing that is blurred or the light is ...
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What's the difference in meaning of this two sentences?

They would often visit friends in Europe. They often visited friends in Europe.
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When we use 's ' with a verb and what is subject and verb match?

hello guys i want to know that when we use 's' with a verb and when not and what is subject and verb match condition is the subject is singular then we use singular verb and if the verb is plural then ...
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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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Present simple for some future events

We are leaving on tour to Italy tomorrow for 10 days, after that we tour USA and Canada for two weeks. When we come back we play Fuzzville in Benidorm. Then some gigs in England, Holland, France, ...
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Is this a possible sentence?

This game is tired me. What I want to say is that I am tired of the game. I thought this sentence would be correct because 'I am finished reading' is used. I want to learn about 'be + past ...
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it is hurt (Simple Past) or it is hurting? In the next situation

In the next situation...: (I am talking with my friend in the afternoon about something which happened to me in the morning. As you can notice all happened in the same day...): Me: I woke ...
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Is the word “saying” a gerund in these lyrics?

I'm bad at love (ooh-ooh) But you can't blame me for tryin' You know I'd be lyin' sayin' You were the one (ooh-ooh) That could finally fix me Lookin' at my history I'm bad at love --...
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What does “up” mean in “mark up”?

I was reading about the story of the markup languages and noticed that the term markup came from the phrase to mark up. I'm confused about what does up mean in this context. I learned in school that ...
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Why did not I do this sooner?

I read some philosophy stuff about life and found some text with such a sentence at the end: Why did not I do this sooner? Shouldn't it be Why didn't I do this sooner? Why did I not do this sooner?...
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The use of “work with” vs. “work at/on”

In one of my previous questions, Tiercelet left a comment: It's a pleasure to work with such well-thought-out and nuanced questions! It seems work with has a similar meaning to work on or work ...
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Question on generic noun phrase

I was looking at the definition of definite article and it reads like this - "The definite article is used before singular and plural nouns when the noun is specific or particular". Since this ...
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What is the meaning of “it's just that” in this video?

https://youtu.be/T_MUer2ojV4 At 02:41 She says It's just that I'm an artist this is not what I'm supposed to be doing What does that mean?
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What “find out” implies in this context?

The Times: last Sunday night I turned on the TV to find out what was happening in Libya Does this means that I turned on the TV intentionally to know what is happening in Libya because I heard ...
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What is the correct preposition to use in/for this sentence?

What is the correct preposition to use in the following sentence? I found some information on the Internet and I used it in/for my project.
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This question is related to present perfect tense and the uses of never in it

They have never returned from that city. This is a single time event ,can we use never in this sentence. Instead of this can we use They have not returned from that city
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“If I knew what you want/wanted to eat tonight”

Context: I am talking to my friends, trying to find out what she wants to eat tonight. "What do you want to eat tonight?" "You know what I want to eat." "If I knew what you wanted to eat, I ...
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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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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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I said “SENTENCE.”

I sometimes see I said “You are right.” I don’t know why I don’t need a period after ”, but I know it’s grammatically correct. Then how about these You wrote “right”. You wrote “right?”. ...
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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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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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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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Comparing two things in one sentence

We have three shapes in my study. We called them trees. The class of Tree 1 is larger than the class of tree 2 and tree 3. Also, the shape of tree 1 contains the shapes of both tree 2 and tree 3. I ...
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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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Why does the author mention that tree frog calling is said to be “the most energetically expensive behavior yet measured in any vertebrate"?

Why does the author mention that tree frog calling is said to be “the most energetically expensive behavior yet measured in any vertebrate"? A. explain why it is important for tree frogs to be in top ...
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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 do you call the process of filling up an electric kettle and turning it on in one verb or phrasal verb?

What do you call the process of filling up an electric kettle and turning it on? Does set up fit the context? For example: Please set up the kettle. We need some hot water.

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