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What exactly A hook is in the context of a cardboard box?

This illustration is being use the term "hook" to describe some parts of a cardboard box. which I am not sure I get the point correctly. is it the part pointed out by the red arrow?
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What does “hold down a corner” mean?

I have come across it in this video. It is 13 minutes and 23 seconds. There are times when you get bunched up, and you might be with two or three people to hold down a corner.
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Talking about a specific place to people who doesn't know this place

Let’s say I want to describe something that occurred at a specific place (althought the place where it occurred isn’t important at all - I’m just mentioning it) but the people I’m talking to doesn’t ...
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What are these types of images called? illustration with notation?

Is this type of images (img_1) called sketch map with notation? while this type of images (img_2) called physical map without notation? while this type of images (img_3) called physical map with ...
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Burger eating contest

Contest of burger eating Burger eating contest Is there any difference between two phrases . I mean does “of” change meaning in this phrase. I thought there is no difference but “ of” realy ...
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The use of the verb “tell” with a direct object in context

Tell me please of I have to use them in the following context. I learned a few word, but I can't tell you (them) off the top of my head. Does the sentence sound more natural without it?
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Can we count an uncountable noun to mean that it is a type of something

Can we count an uncountable noun (or an usually uncountable noun) to mean that it is a type of something? Examples: 1 This thing is a food. (to mean that this is a type of food.) 2 This ...
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Does a continuous tense fit with my sentence

For the past two days, I had been hearing some scary sounds after waking up and it frightened me.I'm glad today I have not heard them. Is it possible to use the continuous tense as it happened more ...
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Difference between in size and the size and of the size

The shirts are the size XXL The shirts are of the size XXL The shirts are in size XXL. Is there any difference between three sentences? If there are differences I couldn’t understand what ...
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Has “had to be” used in sarcastic sense in here?

I read this in "The Last Lesson": I had counted on the commotion to get to my desk without being seen; but, of course, that day everything had to be as quiet as Sunday morning. I gather that "had ...
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agreed to vs agreed on. Are they interchangeable?

Collins: The warring sides have agreed on an unconditional ceasefire. All 100 senators agree to a postponement. According to the definition, "agree to" implies "something to do", but they ...
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Is this sentence correct “Chemicals are washed away by rain and flood get mixed with water”?

My book has this form for this sentence Chemicals are washed away by rain and flood, getting mixed with water. and also Chemicals are washed away by rain and flood, to get mixed with water. But I ...
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Comb vs Braid (or any specific hairstyle.)

We usually have to braid our hair to school. What sounds a better out of the two options below: Do you comb your hair on your own? (Like anything, can be a braid, a ponytail etc, nothing too fancy)...
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Give gas vs throttle

He gave too much gas and fell. He gave too much throttle and fell. What sounds better out of the two? A person accelerated his motorbike too much and fell. Is there a better way to put it, more ...
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Usage of “ of” in sentences below

I do not know how to use 'of' when describing an amount, measurement or belonging. Here are some examples to explain what I have tried and what I want to achieve. Could you please explain the mistakes ...
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Is there a difference in meaning between “pleased with” and “pleased about”?

They say I'm pleased with your work \ performance (the noun implies duty or effort) I'm pleased about your wedding \ promotion (the noun is about some event) Is there a difference in ...
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“We will inform you as to when the items will be ready for return” or “We will inform you as to when the items will be ready to be return”

We will inform you as to when the items will be ready for return or We will inform you as to when the items will be ready to be return
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Confusing verb “make” in this context

God made me to help others. I am very confused as to whether God himself wants to help others by making me or God want me to help others. Please help. Thanks in advance.
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“I wanted to say” is it because the lecturer made this video in the past and the audience necessarily watch the video later?

It sounds like that the lecturer is saying i wanted to say is it because the lecturer made this video in the past and the audience necessarily watch the video later?
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the opposite of “sub-system”

It is very clear for me what "system" and "sub-system" mean. However, I have a context where, ideally, I use the opposite of "sub-system", and I cannot make up my mind which is better: super-system ...
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Is this noun phrase correct?

Is this phrase correct? What I can do when the university is finished.
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I heard Mary sang a good song?

What is the difference in meaning between the following sentences? I heard Mary sing a good song. I heard Mary sang a good song.
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“I want him arrested.” Is “arrested” a participle that act as an adjective modifying “him”?

A participle act as an adjective. But adjective mostly come before noun. This sentence only has pronoun. And "arrested" comes after pronoun. If "arrested" does not act as an adjective, What is its ...
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Asking someone how is he in general

Jack: How's the world been treating you? Peterson: Outstanding! I couldn't ask for more. I really don't understand the meaning of both sentences. Please help. Thanks 😊.
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order of objects with phrasal verbs (e.g “put on”)

Let's take the phrasal verb "put sth on" in the meaning "to cover part of the body with clothes". Having the direct object only (as a pronoun), the sentence is: I put it on. Now, I want to add the ...
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“That's an opinion”?

In this clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRZ4zci_YUU), Jimmy Fallon has said: Halsey, we all know that you are an amazing singer and Halsey responsed: That's an opinion What does she ...
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Confused with singular or plural when using “the same” expression

I want to express that "annual average prices are the same for three years" but the scale changed from year to decade. Since there is no equivalent of "annual" for decade as far as I know, I probably ...
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Does `Do I Know him` in the US sound like `Do I Know herm`?

Does Do I Know him in the US sound like Do I Know herm? Google translation speak like Do I Know him,and the link of Google Translate It's the last word so it's not connected speech.it confuse me ...
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'more seniority' or 'higher seniority'

(1) As our employees acquire more seniority in our company, they will be eligible for promotion. (2) As our employees acquire higher seniority in our company, they will be eligible for promotion. ...
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Is this sentence constructed correctly?

I am experienced in and also willing to conduct/conducting fieldwork. I want to express the meaning that I am experienced in conducting fieldwork (in the past), and I am also willing to conduct more ...
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What is the gap/crack/flaw in the top of a cardboard box called?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. what is the gap/crack/flaw pointed out by red arrow shown below (img_1) called? is the part ...
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Is it grammatically correct “Retry the failing activity, as the clock has past the remaining time”?

Someone suggested that the phrase "Retry the failing activity, as the clock has past the remaining time" is not grammatically correct because it is missing a verb after "has". I understand that "past"...
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Do we say “to lean the roll of mat AGAINST / ON the corner of the room” or “to lean the roll of mat IN the corner of the room”?

lean [transitive] to make something rest against something in a sloping position lean something against something Can I lean my bike against the wall? She leaned her head against his ...
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What exactly A flap is in the context of a cardboard box?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. are there 4 flaps in the image shown below? or the whole top is A flap? Are these 4 parts ...
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Is the sentence meaningful without context?

Is the following meaningful without context? Can it be called a sentence? As for me, it is a sentence and meaningful because 'am' means 'exist'. I am.
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Is the bottom of a box does not have a part that tuck in to seal the box still called a flap?

per this answer The bits at the top and the bottom that tuck in to seal the box are called the flaps. apparently the top (labeled blue) of the box shown below is a flap. while the bottom (...
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Over the past two days + correct verb form

I have written down the two examples below. (1a) (Suppose that I am talking to my friend at night.) Over the last two days, when I woke up in the morning, I heard a very scary sound from the ...
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The verb “tune out” and the whole meaning of a headline

Currently reading this article now, The headline says, Pound Forecasters Tune Out BOE Cut Calls to Sound Upbeat Now after googling and looking up dictionaries of both the English-English and ...
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What a face/facet of a cardboard box is called? a piece of wall?

In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex. A cardboard box could be viewed as a cube. A cube has 6 faces, ...
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Use of missing as compund adjective

When I ask someone who is missing one finger I think I should say ; How many finger are you missing ? But I couldn’t understand why we use missing before one finger as is the case with sentence ...
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Is there a difference between “slanted eyes” and “almond eyes”?

I see many people saying that there is no difference and that almond eyes it is a non-offensive alternative to slanted eyes, but I also see many saying that the two are totally different from each ...
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What is the meaning difference

what is the meaning difference between I'd better go and I'd better be going Does the first one means I must go now and the other I should begin to think to leave
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“Not want to hurt” synonyms

I want to express that people act in a way that they do 'not want to hurt/harm' a company. However, I wonder if there is another way to express it without a reference to physical suffering. As people ...
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What does “ I’ll be alone for now” mean?

Our conversation Me: I’ll always be here for you. Him: I’ll be alone for now.
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“Not only can I not help you, but also (never/ under no circumstances) can our parents help you.”

Is my sentence grammatically correct? Not only can I not help you, but also (never/ under no circumstances) can our parents help you.
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Is this grammatically correct? : Something is not A nor A', neither B nor B'

'To love is not demanding nor taking advantage needless to say, neither is it giving up nor sacrifice.' Is this sentence correct? Is there any room for improvement? How about the following ...
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Could “natural environment” mean the same as “nature”?

In this text, for example, natural environment is the same as nature, right? We all agree that ensuring water quality is a hugely important objective, above all, given the adverse effects of ...
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During or since

I expect to return from Singapore during about a week's time I think the above sentence is incorrect because during is wrongly used, instead of this within should be used. Am I right?
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“In addition to” vs “In addition of”

I stumbled upon the sentence: This book is dedicated to my mother, who has taken care of her family throughout her life without the slightest negligence, in addition to being sincere towards her ...
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that or which in this sentence

I'm always confused about using "that" and "which" in a sentence. I have learned that "which" is used in non-defining clauses (this clause can be omitted), while "that" is used in defining clauses and ...

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