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Is it 'election account', 'electoral account', or 'campaign account'?

What do you call an official banking account for expenditures incurred due to the person's election campaign (buying TV ads, printing campaign materials, transportation costs, etc.)? Google News doesn'...
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Use of same after noun

Should I use same before noun always ? I mean can I use it after noun ? Like ; I have the same computer as yours Or I have the computer same as yours.
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What does “dare” mean here?

I searched online dictionaries for the word dare but I don't understand the meaning of sentence below: As he dared only to hope in that great book, light has been cast upon not just the worlds of ...
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Why did not delete the ‘it' in the sentence ' Unless …, have a professional check it.'

Why did not delete the ‘it' in the sentence ' Unless the owner can present recent certification that the house is free of termites, have a professional check it.' I think this sentence is not right ...
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What does “make oneself heard above the chatter” mean?

Example sentences: Many people are glad to have someone who can make themselves heard above the chatter. How can you make yourself heard above the chatter? I know the meaning of every single ...
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grammatical structure of this sentence with “with which it…”

This is an excerpt from the book, "Call me by your name". What unsettled me, though, was not the fancy footwork needed to redeem myself. It was the unwelcome misgivings with which it finally dawned ...
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Correct preposition in sentences below

Is there any preposition I can use instead of same as or like in sentences below? I mean Can I say ; 1) I wish to buy a car of/from yours. Or should I say ; 2) I wish to buy a car of the same ...
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Can I call this “extra” classes?

Recently, I attended an AI boot camp. Since I already knew most of the concepts being taught, the instructors arranged separate special advanced classes for me and a few others. So, I attended these ...
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What objects are these: auto, mobile, automobile

Is it true that an auto is always a car, and a mobile is always a phone? Is an automobile exactly the same as an auto? Does auto / automobile refer to a car with automatic transmission, a self-...
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Try these shoes or those ones?

A student of mine is taking part in an English competition and one of the multiple-choice questions she got read: Try these shoes or those ...... a. ones b. one c. shoe d. shoes Which answer would ...
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Past Simple or Past Continuous - “make friends”

"While they were travelling abroad, they were making a lot of friends" or "while they were travelling abroad, they made a lot of friends"
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Can “glimpse” be used in formal writing

Is using the word glimpse appropriate in formal academic writing setting? These are the questions along with a glimpse of their solutions. I know there are some words that are informal and are ...
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Sentences start with a verb

I spotted that sometimes sentences may start with a verb (e.g. "suppose" and "imagine", as shown in the below example sentence). May I ask apart from "suppose" and "imagine", if there are any other ...
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Meaning in the quote

Can you please explain me the reason to use "whether" instead of "if" in this quote: “It is not known whether he knew or not”. Thank you.
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The meaning of “to get under someone/something's guard”

I'm translating a book by Victoria Schwab and I'm not sure about the meaning of a sentence here. The scene describes a character fighting a monster, and here's the sentence that has confused me: "...
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except for=but for in British English?

The following is taken from Merriam-Webster's Advanced Learner's English Dictionary, an American dictionary. I'd like to know whether it's also correct in British English. They would all have died ...
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Is the sentence “I want a [insert noun] now” rude?

On two separate incidents, I have been told that the sentence below (without any context) is rude. I want a chocolate now. Question: Is this an absolute interpretation? Where is the argument ...
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Get out of or from a place

And many of you asking me about how to think positively, how to focus on the good stuff and how to get out (of or from?) that “place” of the constant stream of negative thoughts.
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What does “it” refer to

Charles C. Boycott was an English land agent whose difficult duty it was to collect high taxes from Irish farmers. I can't understand how it works in this sentence. Does it antecedently refer to "...
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Pros and Cons, Prostitution and Constitution

The phrase pros and cons has given me an illusion for a long time that pro means something good (supporting, approving, agreeing), while con means something bad (trick, hoax, disadvantage): promising,...
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Using almost with “half” in a sentence

I am confusing when using “almost” in a sentence. This figure was almost half (45%) for part-time student I feel something wrong in this sentence but cannot understand clearly.
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Present participle phrase used non restrictively modifying its preceding noun

I have learnt that past participle phrase can be used non-restrictively, set off by commas, as in 1 and 2, but cannot only present participle phrase be used non-restrictively? If context is clear as ...
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The grammar lying under “I'm no Superman.”

I'm living in a non-English-speaking country, so I usually contact English only through mass media (drama, for example). I've seen some use cases where no is used as if it's interchangeable to not a, ...
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“I have” followed by “have” instead of “need”

Is it okay to use "I have" 2 times in the same sentence in this case? I have a class I have to teach. I have a meeting I have to attend. I have a book I have to read. To me it would ...
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How many clauses in this sentence?

That’s less than what some analysts have signaled Goldman might have to pay. Three clauses and a missing "that" ?
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I got you vs I've got you

In this trailer of Frozen 2, there's this line: 00:46 OLAF: I’m gonna blow! 00:47 KRISTOFF: I got you. It sounds to me more like "I've got you" but the subtitles say it's "I got you." ...
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What does the word “warmth” mean here?

I am not sure about the meaning of the word "warmth" in the following sentence: If you think that ML Enhance makes a sunset’s glow look too much like daylight, you can move the Temperature slider ...
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got or has got?

if I want to say that my friend has beautiful eyes should I say "she has got beautiful eyes" I would shorten the "she has" into "she's" so it would be "she's got beautiful eyes" or she has ...
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Will have PP or Must have PP?

What's the difference between... Gandalf will have killed hundreds of dragons in his time. Gandalf must have killed hundreds of dragons in his time. The first sentence is a line from a movie ...
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What does “go someone late” mean?

I came across it in this article. WBA world super-middleweight champion Callum Smith: "If Ruiz wins again I wouldn't be one bit surprised. I do think you'll see a more switched-on Joshua who is ...
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Do I have to put the article 'the' in this sentence?

When the priest stepped into the church, all (the) worshipers attending rose from their seats. Do I have to put the article 'the' in this sentence? I know the general rule about the difference ...
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participle phrase with a comma

Mark stood next to Tracy, feeling helplessly nervous. I have a question about this sentence. If context is added, according to context, can the sentence mean either 1 or 2 below? Mark stood next to ...
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'At roll call' or 'At the roll call'

At (the) roll call, a student was absent. On ngram view I found this use of the term 'roll call' with and without the article. Is there any reason for it, assuming that we are referring to a specific ...
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What does “steps” in this sentence mean? [closed]

While I was reading my book I saw a sentence and I don't know completely meaning of it because "steps" word in the sentence keeps me from understanding the sentence completely. Sentence: He went down ...
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Use of “same as” instead of “of”

Can ı use “ same as” in sentences instead “of” ? 1)I need 100 kg of the same soil as this sample you sent. Instead of “of” in sentence; 2)need 100 kg of soil of this sample you sent. 3) ...
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Difference of meaning between two same structures

1) Water of washing dishes (washing dishes water) 2) Process of producing a car When considering these two sentence fragments, it seems both have the same structure, but the first one doesn’t ...
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The bus or car part that we stand on name

When we stand on the bus or a car, what is the part called that our feet comes in contact with?
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Is 'He got a shot' the same as 'He got a bullet'?

Is it possible for the first expression to convey the meaning of the second in English, like 'He got a bullet in his body '?
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Usage of 'the' in sentences

Is the needed in the following sentences? What does the sentences with and without the mean? (The) people who stand by you in your tough times are the best friends of yours. This notice is for (the) ...
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Is it grammatical to say “It's much more cheaper. . .”?

I was confused when I corrected my student and he asked me if he could use "much more" in a sentence. I'm used to using "much" and "more" separately that's why I didn't know what to say.
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What is the opposite of an orbiter?

One may say an orbiter orbits around a planet. But an orbit doesn't have to be around a planet. What is a more general name for the object which is orbited?
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Using of articles with these sentences

If I prepare an examination, is it grammatically correct when I say: Put the verbs in brackets in their correct form according to tenses. Or is it correct to say: Put the verbs in brackets in ...
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What verb to use, 'Give out/emanate etc a respectable air'?

I couldn't find it in any dictionary. Google News didn't help me. 'Make air' (by analogy with 'make an impression') would sound comical. 'Have' doesn't have the meaning I seek to convey. So what verb ...
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Is a sentence an independent clause even if it doesn't make sense without the previous sentence?

Example: In the past six years I’ve written twenty short stories, and about half of those have since been accepted to literary magazines or paperback anthologies. This seems to be an ...
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Meaning of phrases below

1) Window washing water 2) Water to wash window 3) Water for washing window 4) Water of washing window Are four phrases have same meaning ? If there is any difference between them Can you please ...
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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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When comes with did or does?

When did the school start? When does the school start? -- Which of the above looks absolutely correct as per the grammar rules.
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Use of “was not to”

Why there uses "to" and what part of speech the word blame? I was not to blame for your death.
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What do you do with a show: 'shut down' or 'close'?

There's the word 'cancel' but it doesn't fit my needs as only the company that airs a show can cancel it. In my case, it's, let's suppose, There were numerous attempts by Christian activists to [...
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How do you make superlatives from compound adjectives like 'long-running'?

Is it 'the longest-running' or 'the most long-running'? There are words with, I'm not sure what is the scientific term, an "inner" flexion in English (for example, 'passers-by'). Is the superlative of ...

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