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Cartoon/cartoon images/cartoony images/cartoonish images

Could someone please tell me which of the following phrases is the best? They used real images instead of cartoon. They used real images instead of cartoon images. They used real images ...
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How to understand the phrase “going to meet.”

How can I understand the phrase "going to meet"? I never claimed to meet the scammer or go to the actual concert. It was the scammer who was making the claims. That we all was going to meet the ...
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Are “yet” and “ever” interchangeable?

I found this sentence in my textbook: "The motorcycle rider has done many amazing things in the past, but tomorrow he will try to pull off his most dangerous jump yet." My dictionary says,"YET is ...
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I wish I had a new car

"I wish I had a new car." Does this mean I wish I had a new car but my current car is old? Is it an impossible wish or not?
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Which prepositions needed for “long or short term” when used as a noun?

I need help with this particular example: -I will study the effects of the drug at / at the / in / in the short and long term/terms. Can someone tell me which is the right option and why?
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What does slang verb “to sheep-dip” mean?

I am watching The Expanse tv series and have encountered the following dialogue: I need to borrow your spy on Tycho Station. What for? To keep an eye on Fred Johnson. He's over-charging the ...
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What is “making up one's life”?

Having evaded wretchedness, the gay young man making up his shining life in the city is one of civilization’s wonders, and Édouard Louis is a new, inspiring real-life example of such transfiguration.
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Past simple in specific reported speech

I'm writing a short story for a C2 Creative Writing course, and I couldn't help but come across this question regarding reported speech. My main question is this: consider someone says, "I ate the ...
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Can a sentence begin with the word “Advocates”?

I am currently writing up a persuasive essay, one of the sentences is as follows. Advocates and non-advocates of change, we must show reconciliation towards the rightful owners. My advisor ...
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To go missing in action

I understand the meaning of "to go missing", but is it grammatically correct to say "to go missing in action"? Thanks! To go missing - To become lost or disappear. Missing in action - Missing and ...
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Is this sentence fragmenting correct? [closed]

Is this sentence correct? Those big corporations only want to sell them the final products with the price high enough the local consumers cannot afford to pay. What corrections must I make?
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Recommend that VS Recommend to

I`ve been taught for years that the verb recommend is one of those verbs of advice that cannot be followed by the more usual pattern of object + infinitive but has to be followed by a that-clause with ...
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“What makes you think of watching a movie?” Is this sentence OK?

The answer for the question I want to say would be "the story", "casts", etc. You might say "What is the factor that makes you think of watching a movie?" for that question. (I don't know if my ...
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The man of double deed

There is this beautiful poem I heard on "The Fall" (british tv show). There was a man of double deed, Who sowed his garden full of seed; When the seed began to grow, 'Twas like a garden full ...
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Does “to swim across” mean I reached the other side?

If you swim across a lake or a river does it mean you reach the other side, or is it possible to swim across without reaching the other side, as in: "I was swimming across the lake, when I got a cramp ...
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Everybody's gotta learn sometime

https://youtu.be/Xe5LQHCWZRM "Everybody's gotta learn somtime" (As I know, " 's " is a contraction of 'has' in this case) I am confused about what 'has got to' means in this lyrics. Which of the ...
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Past tense after Present Perfect

A: How is your weekend going? B: I have been sightseeing (today) and earlier I was at the beach/I had been at the beach(?) Which form should I use?
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What is the difference between scissors and shears?

I never saw this word "shears", but I found it on the internet and I went to search the meaning of that. Well, if scissors and shears have the same meaning. Let me know how to use each one.
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Usage of “as” in a different way

Don't change a character that Gene intentionally created as straight. This is the sentence I saw on the internet. Can “as” be used to modifie adjectives . I mean Can I say ; You must raise our ...
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Correctness and difference between “On” or “For”

For example, someone asks someone about something that was done wrong and someone answers that all the questions are not for him, since he does not know this and it was a fault of the answerer. Is ...
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“has nothing to do with” vs. “does not have anything to do with”?

What's the difference between "has nothing to do with" and "does not have anything to do with"? For example: a) My question has nothing to do with homework. b) My question does not have ...
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How can I distinguish when 'would' is modal verb or Future in the Past?

In some scientific article I saw this sentence. For example, using the vanilla Damerau-Levenshtein edit distance (defined as the minimum number of point changes required to transform a string into ...
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“If you own” or “If you own a” when talking about a product in an ad

Let's say there is a game console called Bumby that can be used to play every single game available. "If you own Bumby, you won't need another console." "If you own a Bumby, you won't need ...
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difference between further and far

Can you explain me what's difference between further and far? I was searching for an answer but I only I only have found farther vs further.
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Can you say “everything is good” as well was “everything is well”

Is it grammatically correct to say "everything is good"? And why is "everything is well" correct? Isn't "well" an adverb? Edit: I'm looking for an answer for this phrase specifically.
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Yet what - the meaning in context

She sometimes felt uncomfortably observed, as if living under the unblinking eye of a security camera. Florence wasn’t sure what she’d want to hide from her own son. Yet what best protected ...
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What is an umbrella term for all sorts of urban development from road construction to tree planting?

In Russian, there's a word 'благоустройство'. I'll give you its official definition (I kinda google-translated it but why not, it will do): "A set of works (on the engineering preparation of the ...
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How to pronounce “idea of”

This may sound absolutely crazy but I really need an answer to that. How do natives pronounce "idea of" I am not sure if I hear it correctly, but to me, it seems like when natives pronounce 'idea ...
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Type of usage in this example

The reasons supporting the rise of veganism are developments on those explored through vegetarianism – the idea that animals are not simply commodities for human consumption and exploitation. The ...
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Which is more polite, “Would you” or “Could you”?

Suppose you want to ask someone to do something, say to tell you the way to a station. Which is more polite, "Would you tell me the way to the station?" or "Could you tell me the way to the station?"?
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What is the meaning of 'git' in this context

I watched a movie about some cowboys and Indians in Texas, but needed to pause, when one of the cowboys put his hands on his belt and shouted "Git" at the person coming towards him. What does "Git" ...
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What is the opposite term of 'Socialization'?

The wikipedia definition of the term 'socialization' is as follows : Lifelong process of inhereting and disseminating norms, customs and ideologies I am looking for a term which will somewhat ...
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How to be more concise,more precise in English? [closed]

We get a lot of suggestions on how to improve our vocabulary.I am asking for methods on how to utilise our existing vocabulary efficiently i.e in a more lucid way. Let's say my vocab is of 100 words ...
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Is “… be as adj. than …” correct grammar?

A coin is tossed twice. Alice claims that the event of two heads is at least as likely if we know that the first toss is a head than if we know that at least one of the tosses is a head. This is an ...
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you cook well; you cook good

(1) You cook well. (2) You cook good. When an adverb follows after a verb as in (1), it sounds, I guess, smoother than (2). Yet (2) would not be not proper for there are predicative adjuncts in ...
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Ann didn’t have enough money but she would buy this dress anyway

Ann didn’t have enough money but she would buy this dress anyway. in that sentence would is like past of "will"? https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-modal-would.htm We often use would as a ...
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What the gloves without the part of the fingers called in English?

What the gloves without the part of the fingers called in English? I know 2 types: Gloves without the part that covering the fingers (pic.1) Gloves with half covering of the fingers. (pic. 2)
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What is an umbrella terms for billboards, newspaper and TV ads, etc. that are used to promote a candidate for a public office?

I believe it's 'campaign [something]' but I'm not sure what that something is. 'Campaign materials', perhaps? What term would include both offline and online campaign ads?
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could instead of would

1) I would have called you, but I didn't know your number. 2) I could have called you, but I didn't know your number. Can I use 2 in place of 1? Do they mean same?
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ran lower to the ground vs ran low to the ground

Can you explain to me why author have used word "lower" instead of "low". The text is: I was too far away to see anyone, so I parked behind a big rock at the base of the mountain, left my helmet ...
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humanity which? human race which?

I encountered 'humanity which ~' or 'human race which ~' a few times. humanity and human race both refer to humans, but why do you use which? And how about 'humanity who' or 'human race who'? ...
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To solve a complex problem, there is always a simple way which everyone can understand

The sentence is: To solve a complex problem, there is always a simple way which everyone can understand. Do you think that this sentence is grammatically OK? Why I am asking it is because I would ...
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How to interpret the sentence below? [closed]

America being the parvenu, most people assume that any variations between the two countries result from American innovation, to the (sometimes mock) horror of Britons.
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“I booked a three-day” in place of “I booked a three-days”

What is the reason to say " I booked a three-day accommodation in the “Wild life Nature Reserve” camping." in place of " I booked a three-days accommodation in the “Wild life Nature Reserve” camping. ...
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Meaning of “in the way” and “as” [duplicate]

1) I don't know if he will do it in the way we agreed before. This sentence means that don't know if he will treat according to things that we agree on . For example I agree with my partner on ...
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The structure of the sentence

It takes the earth a little more than 365 days to travel around the sun. According to the sentence, I think the structure of it like the following: It = Preparatory "it" takes = Verb the earth = ...
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“Chance/Reason” to complain

Do these sentences sound natural and likely: I'll never give you a chance to complain. I'll never give you a reason to complain. Do these sound fine?
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Not any vs not at all

For both questions and statements I'm unsure about the use of "not at all" or "not any". Please consider the following example (statements) That perfume doesn't smell good at all. Would the ...
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sea otter pun - please help

On 10 December 2019, @MontereyAq tweeted the following sea otter pun: "sea otters imply the existence of land better-nots". The twitter account of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is famous for its way-out ...

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