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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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'what would make you think that' vs 'what make you think that'

What would make you think that? What make you think that? What meaning does would add? I don't know well how to use "would". I understand a little when it's used as a past principle of will, but ...
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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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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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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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Comparison without “Gerund”

I had face this situation that I want to use both word in simple form with to... Original sentence : ▪️Taking the oral examination is usually harder than writing the dissertation. ▪️Except sentence ...
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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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The usage of past perfect

Can you please tell me whether or not it is pertinent to use pluperfect tense here: I thought that more time than that had passed. Is the sentence grammatically correct? To give you a context: I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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In term of starting a speech with the opposite opinion, does “good” in “good point” mean easy to attack, representative, or something else?

There is a video (https://youtu.be/UFuxlnUeGmg) talking about an easy tip to start an essay or speech. When you give your opinion, it's a very good idea to start by saying what is good about the ...
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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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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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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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Sentence structure help [closed]

I’mhome after working 7 shifts. Finally home. Not sure on how to out the sentence together. ugh to solve your problem. Correct use of English spelling and grammar to the best of your ability.
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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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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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It sounds like “are” is eaten in “you're”, is this a common accent or my mis listening?

I am not a native English speaker, so I have some difficulties on catching some pronunciation in spoken English. This guy is lecturing (https://youtu.be/_nRtCVJIToA?t=251) You had an idea, you had ...
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Difference between “being passionate” and "being

I've looked at definitions of both "passionate" and "passional", and they are pretty much the same, but I can't help but feel being passionate is different from being passional
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Is there an easy way to check if an expression formal or informal?

I read a comment in a post (meaning of the phrase "some kind of X") just now and learned an expression "I neither know nor care". I would like to know whether the expression formal or ...
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Much vs a lot of [Why not to use much in positive sentences?]

I would like to know a few things about the use of "much" and "a lot of" in positive sentences. First of all, I have been taught that in positive sentences I have to use "a lot of" and not "much". ...
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The air hostess … the passengers to fasten their seat belts until after the plane … off

I am preapring for an exam and having tests. One of the questions in one of the tests was like that: The air hostess ... the passengers to fasten their seat belts until after the plane ... off. ...
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The difference between “use up” and “run out of something”

Consider these two sentences: I have used up all my pencils. I have run out of pencils. Which one, if either, is better? What is the difference? In what context should I use each one?
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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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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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Left it for when

I read this sentence online: I left it for when I'll be a more advanced speaker. It was written by someone who was trying to read a novel, but couldn't understand it, stopped reading it until he ...
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'a' usage correctness of article [closed]

Is this a watch? - No, it isn't a watch. It's a pen. This term from keysbook. Is it correct to use 'a' instead nothing in a first case? Why not used 'the' in a second case?
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Is it grammatically correct, especially with tenses?

Is the sentence below grammatically correct, if not, what's wrong here? (I meant to say that first goes concert and after that - marching). Concert begins at the parish church of city, followed by ...
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Does “it” change the meaning in the sentence below?

By which vehicle is it more safety to travel , a plane or a train ? Which vehicle is more safety to travel , a plane or a train ? Does “it” change the meaning in the sentence below? Or Is there ...
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To north and west of the hill are steep slopes to the Rivers Eden and Calder respectively

To north and west of the hill are steep slopes to the Rivers Eden and Calder respectively; on the east lies the River Petterill, while some kilometres further north the Solway forms the natural ...
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What is the meaning of “blob of glup”?

This term was used in this way, for the first time: “The oyster is a blob of glup, but a woman is a woman.” ― James Thurber, The 13 Clocks . I also saw some articles using this phrase, but I just don'...
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Is “all types of” a combination?

I am aware of the noun phrase "type of", though I am not sure when I am supposed to use "all types of". google gives lots of results about "all types of", for instance, Oranges, apples, pears and ...
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To coil or fold or cause to coil or fold

TheFreeDictionary says about "convolute": intr. & tr.v. To coil or fold or cause to coil or fold in overlapping whorls. You can see that article here - convolute Can you explain to me why ...
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Does “origins” mean some kind of historical information here? Why it uses the plural?

Transformers: Cybertron existed, from metallic surface to core, as a vast Saturn-sized machine world... a world whose origins were lost in the dead past. cambridge dictionary gives this ...
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Does “go about choosing” mean “*begin* choosing” here?

This video (https://youtu.be/K69jbdvMPMc?t=39) is saying What we're going to do in this video is talk about how to go about choosing these two parameter values theta 0 and theta 1. What does "go ...
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He left doing it vs Doing it he left

Let's look at two sentences. He left doing it. It means when he left he was doing it and here the work of doing wasn't finished. Here the word 'doing' acts as an adverb. Doing it he left. It means ...
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Can I use the preposition at the beginning of the sentence?

There is a sentence To where are you going to go? Is this one correct? Or should I write Where are you going to go to? Thanks in advance
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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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is it idiomatic to say “She is going to the deathday party”?

deathday (noun): the day of a person's death or its anniversary In some Asian countries, every year a family often holds a party for its members and guests to celebrate / memorize the deathday of one ...
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Present continuous or future simple in this example

Person A: Tell me her number! Person B: You could pull out your gun and shoot me, but I'm not telling you anything. Anything at all. You hear me? Could the person B use I won't tell instead of not ...
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when I check a condition what tense should I use?

this post (https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/did-you-finish-vs-have-you-finished.1189126/) gives these explanations about present perfect and simple past. past ---->now = have you finished? ...
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Using could to talk about past possibilty

Should I use could or could have in the following sentences. I was preparing really hard for the presentation because it could affect/could have affected my future significantly. At that ...

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