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Become interested in what you're doing very much

I'm trying to express the following idea: Imagine that I started working on a project and the project turned out to be so interesting that I spent almost all my free time to work on it. How can I ...
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Pronunciation of Either

I notices that some people will pronounce the word, "either" in one of two ways. The first one is accentuiating e and pronouncing the e like one would were they saying the word, "each". The other is ...
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What is intuition?

I have googled, saw videos in Youtube and read article at Wikipeida. I don not understand the meaning of intuition. As per wiki: Intuition, a phenomenon of the mind, describes the ability to ...
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A word for “a person who does whatever he wants”

I'm looking for a word (or phrase) for describing a person who acts according to his own will, who does what his heart says, and who does whatever he wants. I tried to search in many (more than 20) ...
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Combine both present perfect and simple past together

Is it correct to combine both present perfect and simple past together as in the sentence below? This method has saved the lives of many patients as the true diagnosis was missed or unusual.
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“too much to finish” and other variants [closed]

I think these are the exact same meaning ,but I suppose #1 and #2 are common, but #3 is not as common as the other ones are. Is there any reason? The other day, I played computer game too much to ...
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to be outmatched against

Knowing his military is outmatched against the Americans, he is blurring the distinction between war and peace, deploying tactics that exist in, and thus widen, the gray between: militia violence, ...
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Collocations for the word FACULTY

Which one is right, faculty of science Or faculty of sciences? I think "sciences" is better as it refers to multiple departments.
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I don't understand how to use much and more as a noun here

I don't understand how to use much and more as a noun here. Kimchi soup is a little more of a challenge. Doing too much of anything is not good for anyone. I'm familiar with situations where two of ...
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what is the term for someone who likes to be the center of attention, by talking about himself and his greatness

I am not sure if it's duplicate, but what is the term for someone who likes to be the center of attention by talking about himself and greatness (and not sure about the word, but dislikes and fails ...
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“Playing games (by myself / myself / alone)” - Grammar and nuance?

Q1. Here, I think all of them are right to use, but I want to know if there's any difference in nuance. Playing computer games (by myself / myself / alone) can be fun for a certain amount of time, ...
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Does 'of' mean 'to be'?

[Source:] Majority opinion, Slaughter-House Cases, 1873, by Justice Samuel Freeman Miller . We think this distinction and its explicit recognition in this Amendment of great weight in this ...
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the Armenian capital Yerevan or Armenian capital Yerevan

Example (news story, Russia warns against "colour revolution" in Armenia): Large crowds of mostly young people have been protesting in the Armenian capital Yerevan for more than 10 days, demanding ...
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''Through'' or ''to''?

I would like to compare through and to. What is their difference in meaning? Which one is (more) correct (or are both correct)? The context can be found in the two sentences below. Julie went to ...
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One clothing item ? singular of clothes

I just found out clothes is plural only. Yay How do you say one clothing item without specifying the exact type or using some mouthful words ? Or perhaps, more natual way is just say a dress, a ...
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What is the subject? And where to put comma(s)?

A world in which there are monsters, and ghosts, and things that want to steal your heart is a world in which there are angels, and dreams and a world in which there is hope. ― Neil Gaiman May you ...
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I go to my house, my school, my church, my office - (mis)use of my

I go to my church on Sunday. Someone keeps arguing it is correct but it feels like my church implies that the speaker owns or runs the church. I feel that the more appropriate sentence could be ...
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Usage of word “also” instead of “too”

Is the word "also" used correctly in the sentence "I also like to live dangerously"? I know it can be replaced by "too" at the end, but is it OK to use "also"? The context is that I asked someone if ...
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how to use“ would” along with“the present tense”?

I am wondering if the tenses of the verbs have been used correctly. In other words, I mean, for instance, why don't we say"did rather" would"? Why would he create you so carefully that he even ...
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Using writes, wrote or have written

I was reading an article in New Yorker. I found the following sentence: In his book “Vladimir Nabokov: The American Years,” the biographer Brian Boyd writes that, "as Nabokov ----." Question #1: ...
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In agreement with, In accordance with

I have a question about "in agreement with" and "in accordance with". Dictionaries think they are approximately the same. But for these sentence pairs: 1a. He acted in agreement with the rules. ...
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how to use the word occur?

I am wondering if which of the following could be correct? A. Mathematics occurred to develop all sciences. B. Mathematics arouse to develop all sciences. Thanks
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When can we use the words “presume” and “assume”?

According to Merriam-Webster, presume means to expect or assume especially with confidence to suppose to be true without proof while assume means to pretend to have or be to take as granted or ...
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Will perform, will be performed and are performed [closed]

I have a doubt about the meaning of these sentences. It's actually a sentence for my contract. Maintenance and security services will perform by our contractors. Maintenance and security services ...
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would try to undermine

"The perception is that somebody would try to undermine Russia as a country that opposes the United States, and then we will need to defend ourselves by military means," he explained. Source: http://...
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How could I address students in a higher grade than me?

I know the word upperclassman but it means a junior or senior student in an American high school, college, or university. If I was a freshman I cannot call a sophomore an upperclassman. What the word ...
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Is it possible to use “That are” in any case?

I read few sentences in which I saw people use "That are" together, is it feasible to use like this or is there any possibility to use it? I am bit of confused about it, can anybody please help me? ...
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How to ask about vacation plan [closed]

1) What will you do for your vacation? 2) What are you going to do for your vacation? 3) What are you doing for your vacation? 4) What are you planning to do for your vacation? Which questions ...
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How to use “either” with negating “no”?

The following text is a translation from a medical ultrasonography test result: No hydronephrosis was observed in either kidney. Given the fact that "No" is used to negate the sentence, I am ...
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The stark judgment was given in/at a key meeting

The stark judgment was given in/at a key meeting of energy ministers from the world's biggest economies and emitters that is taking place in London... Two questions Which is right? in or at? What ...
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Teacher assistant or assistant teacher?

How to describe in two words someone who helped a teacher in some way, but was under its command? An assistant teacher, or a teacher assistant? I'm not talking about a precise teacher (so not a ...
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“He is one of those writers who have/has won the Booker prize” [duplicate]

He is one of those writers who have/has won the Booker prize. which is correct: 'has' or 'have'? And why?
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I've made a sentence but I'm not sure where I need to place 'enough' here

I've made a sentence but I'm not sure where I need to place 'enough' here. I need to get high enough a score that I can pass this exam. I need to get a high score enough that I can pass this exam. ...
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Singing PM: 'Fats' Putin over the top of 'Blueberry Hill' with piano solo

Example (YouTube video): Singing PM: 'Fats' Putin over the top of 'Blueberry Hill' with piano solo I don't understand what part of speech the word 'Fats' is used as. As an adjective that describes ...
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in an act which, outside of the context of this article, I generally applaud [closed]

Example: (news story "Putin News: Will Vladimir Putin Declare Himself Tsar Of All The Russias?") What better way to bring back Russia’s imperial glory than to bring back its emperor? Russia, as you ...
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He pointed towards the outside of the room

He pointed towards the outside of the room I'm wondering if that's a grammatically correct sentence. It sounds a bit off, but after analysing it a bit, there doesn't seem to be anything wrong. He ...
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How to discern this clause, grammatically? Word arrangement?

“Then came upon a world in ruins an anxious youth. The children were drops of burning blood which had inundated the earth; they were born in the bosom of war, for war. For fifteen years they had ...
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Unreleased final consonant sounds

In school I learned that unreleased final consonant sounds b,d,d,k,p,t. My question is what does unreleased mean? Example: He played well and ran fast. My teacher said the "st" in "fast" is ...
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How do i know if the word is stressed in English?

Yesterday I had a lesson about stressed words. My question is how do i know if the word is stressed or not without listening to the pronunciation? Examples He wants a job that lets them ...
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How do I know if the word is step or glide in English

Today I had a lesson in school about steps and glides and I didn't understand it. My first question what is about steps and glides. My second question is how do I know if the sentence ends with ...
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What is the difference between oral and verbal? [closed]

What is the difference between the words verbal and oral? I am confused a lot about these words and I would be grateful for your effort if you try to write about the difference.
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Why do we add s and are in these sentences?

My question is why do we add s to these sentences: Are you the one who plays the violin? why do we add s to play and does one in this sentence mean you? You are the one who is funny in the ...
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What is the difference between “general” and “generic”? [duplicate]

For example, as a student, I have a "general" or "generic" question. My question is "Does every student need to wear school uniform every school day?" Are "general" and "generic" interchangeable here? ...
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Understanding active voice (object/subject)

Consider the sentence. The strains on your jacket won't come out. Here, come out is an active-voice verb. But what is the object and what is the subject for that verb? I'd guess the object here ...
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When starting a Skype conversation, what do people usually say at the very beginning? [closed]

So, I've contacted to my companion through Skype. What do people usually say first in this situation? "How are you"? or giving a name first and then "How are you"? Or are those two phrases are ...
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Difference among 'thrown out', 'ousted' and 'expelled'

I'm little confused with these three words. What would be the best? Stallone was thrown out/ousted/expelled from fourteen different schools in eleven years.
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Take On, Take Up

I have a question about the confusion between "take on" and "take up" here: "Seeing a stranger with a menacing look, John took on a fighting stance." "Seeing a stranger with a menacing ...
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A while ago and a few minutes ago

I was told that another alternative for 'a few minutes ago' is 'a short while ago'. Let's say I am a student of a 20- minute English phone class and my teacher asks me questions which I answer during ...
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Understanding the use of the phrase “as best she might”

Reading The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope I came across the expression as best she might in the following quote: But she had been a good daughter, assisting her mother, as best she ...
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Difference between “have” and “have been”?

Tell me all you know. First of all I thought they both mean doing a continuous action until the very present, until I saw the other post on pretty much the same topic. I feel what that post provide ...

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