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What does come mean [closed]

Everyone of my friends keeps asking for my come its a verb what do they mean are they dumb! Please help one tried to hold my hand and they didnt say no homo or any other joke sentences.
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What's the meaning of "annoyance of remembering to save"?

I was reading a book of programming language and I didn't understand the the meaning of below sentence. The sentence is: "Navigate to File | Auto Save. This toggle will save the annoyance of ...
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Thirsty vs thirstily

I wandered in the desert thirsty. I thirstily wandered in the desert. Which one is correct to describe “Being thirsty, I wandered in the desert.”?
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What do you call the branches or offshoots of a cactus? [closed]

What do you call the branches or offshoots of a cactus? Cactus being a different plant altogether than trees, I am thinking they don't have branches, but I have no idea what they might be called.
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Using articles in sentences

Should articles be used if you talk about something in general? 1a) That picture belongs in museum 1b) That picture belongs in a museum 2a) Pictures belong in museum 2b) Pictures belong in a museum 3a)...
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Subject-verb agreement with a compound subject consisting of multiple gerunds modified by an adverb

In this sentence, we have a compound subject consisting of three gerunds, and this subject clearly takes a plural verb: Eating, drinking and sleeping are prohibited. If an adverb is added at the end ...
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In the given example, is the embedded question functioning as an noun complement?

They have no idea how close they came to being hurt. In the sentence above, the noun clause 'how close they came to being hurt' directly follows a noun. Is this acting similarly to a 'that' clause ...
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When do I capitalize department in an organization?

Question: I would like to know if in the following sentence that pertains to an organization...if it should be Accounting Department or Accounting department,please? Whatever the answer is...would it ...
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would that phrase justify the text?

If I were writing a text about people hating against politician, could I write a headline(not saying that it is the conventional way) like: politician hate campaign? In other hand If I were writing a ...
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Shouldn't "Only during totality...is it safe to look" be "...it is safe to look"?

In the book "Horizons: exploring the universe-Cengage learning (2018)", it said: Only during totality, when the photosphere is completely hidden, is it safe to look at the Sun directly. So ...
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Browse X vs. browse through X

The teenager was browsing (through) porn when someone knocked on his door. Does it make a difference whether there's through? Why or why not?
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How important/required is to explicitly state the article "a" in front of a noun?

I wrote the following. How should I approach the design of such a class? I got corrected by another user to this. How should I approach the design of such class? While colloquially acceptable, I'm ...
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How to correct "from...to...to" here?

I am applying for a Ph.D. program. I am writing Statement of Purpose and Objectives. So in the first sentence, I want to introduce my education background. My first sentence is: As a highly motivated ...
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Am I correct with this line of reasoning? (would/would have)

I thought you would come. Here, I was thinking that you would come in the future, this sentence shows futurity in the past. I thought you would have come. But here, I thought that you already came ...
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Which one is the better usage of "how long does it take"?

I saw two different usages of this structure : how long does this semester take us to be completed? how long does it take us to complete this semester? Which one is better?
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is it possible that "any of the miners would survive" is used, instead of "any of the miners had survived"?

On October 13, 2010, thirty three Chilean miners who had been buried inside the San José mine for 69 days were finally rescued. It was a triumph of engineering and a victory of faith. The miners ...
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"Nor" vs "Or" in the following sentences

Since there's no warning nor error thrown, I assume it's valid AHK code? Since there's no warning or error thrown, I assume it's valid AHK code? Which sentence is correct?
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Which verb form is used when telling about an action that may be completed by some time in the future?

"Call me in a week; I may/might HAVE CHANGED my mind by then" "Call me in a week; I may/might CHANGE my mind by then" Which version is right? If both are used by native-speakers, ...
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Is there a word that describes this: "he did something for me but he always mentions that"

Is there any word I can use in this circumstance: Someone needs help, you help them, but every time you see them, you remind them of the favor you've done them. I mean is there an adjective I can ...
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some . . . some . . . still some

Are all the following combinations of quantifiers correct? a. People have different skin colors. Some are yellow, some are white, and some are black. b. People have different skin colors. Some are ...
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How to use "lead" in sentence?

How can we use lead in the sentences like below? Foreign tourists encourage the locals to learn their language that probably leads to generate more income. The verb after leads should bring in -ing ...
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Goodbye Friday night!

Do you use expressions like "Goodbye Friday night!", or "Goodbye my holiday!" when you have some changes in your life plans under some circumstances? For example, you have some ...
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"This kind of particles" or "These kind of particles"

I want to start a sentence with "This kind of particles" but I'm not sure whether this expression is correct. There is only one kind (silicate) of particles that I'm talking about, but there ...
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What's the correct preposition for propped up? [closed]

He lay propped up by/with/on a pillow. What's the correct preposition for propped up?
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"go out for a movie" what does it mean?

I'd like to know what is meant by "go out for a movie". Does it mean "go to a cinema to see a movie", or does it mean "go out to buy/rent a movie"? If you ask me "...
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Fluent vs Native [closed]

my friends don't understand the difference between fluent and native. Can you guys explain it to them. Fluent means you learned a language, you actually took time to understand it. You talked to ...
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Can a pronoun 'one' be used together with possessive pronoun their?

After reading this discussion: is-there-a-correct-gender-neutral-singular-pronoun-his-vs-her-vs-their, I was wondering if I could use one and singular they together in a sentence. A sentence for an ...
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A phrase function : adverb phrase or adjective phrase

In text book, there is a sentence which I can't analyze. She's very conventional in her views. Is a preposition phrase(in her views) an adverb phrase or an adjective phrase? , Or does it function a ...
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What’s the meaning of “value is in the eye of beholder”?

I recently asked about the use of on the beach in the phrase "Value (worthiness) is on the beach?" I got the comment Value is in the eye of the beholder. What’s the meaning of “value is in ...
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Force (stop/close/quit), how to use this phrase?

Firstly, I'll assume stop, close, and quit are synonymous, at least in the following discussion that have the same meaning. We often see these phrases, especially on our phones when an app's not ...
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What's the correct definition for the word "proceed" in this setence?

So I encountered this definition for an idiom "go on" but I've got troubles deciphering which is the correct meaning for the word in the definition. This is a TFD def for "go on" 5....
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Is the prepositional phrase an adjective or adverb?

In the sentence, "Justice Department to announce lawsuit against Texas over law that bans nearly all abortions" are the prepositional phrases "against Texas" and "over law&...
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Michael (practices-trains-makes) horses?

What is the correct choice of this sentence , he wants to say he trains horses , is it correct to say I train horses ? Practice isn't correct here if the correct is to say he practices on horses
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Is there any difference in the meaning of continued to fight and continued fighting?

I want to know the difference in the meaning of the two sentences below. I continued to fight. I continued fighting. What is the difference in the meaning of the two sentences? Please, let me know.
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Comma between “such as” and direct quotations?

Consider the following sentence: We see claims such as “Money is the root of all evil” [1] and “Women require time and money” [2] spread throughout research-level texts. Here, [1] and [2] are some ...
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Why don't you... ---> Why don't we

It's known that a phrase "Why don't you...?" is used to make a suggestion. Is it possible to say the following with the same meaning: I’m afraid, I have no time now. Why don’t we meet later?...
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Correct way to say "N is in TOP-100"

What would be the correct way to say that something was included in the top-100 list? My university is rated in the top-100 best universities in the world. My univrsity is in the top-100 best ...
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How to say that I start doing something from this year/season

I would like to say that something starts at the particular moment, e.g. year or season. How should I pose it? For instance. I watched movies alone before, but starting from this winter, I plan to ...
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Decad on vs Decad of

It is a book which has many couplets, written as a set of ten, categorized under different titles. For instance, there is a set of ten under the title "The decad of mountains" This one has ...
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What would be the correct preposition for the word "project" when speaking about members of a project

What preposition would you use in this case: I am a coordinator for/at/in the company NorthAir? I mean that I work as a coordinator there (e.g. I mean that it's my position within the company, not ...
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men who [ hated / had hated ] him

There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked—and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts. (from The Great Gatsby) What's the difference between those? Would ...
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difference between 'there is not a' and 'there is not any' constructions in the following sentences

A grammar book I am reading says in some cases 'no' = 'not a' or 'not any', and gives the following two examples: (1) We had to walk home because there was no bus. (= there wasn't a bus) (2) There ...
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Can "doing it/so" be omitted in the following case?

Knowing you're reading this, or just imagining that you are (doing it/so), makes me happy enough. Can doing it/so be omitted in the sentence above?
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Do not use 'yet' to say that something is continuing to happen

Do not use 'yet' to say something is continuing to happen He still doesn't understand. Brian's toe is still badly swollen. (Collins Cobuild Usage 2004) However 3. in the time still remaining; before ...
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Is it the right tense of verb 'transfer' in this context? [closed]

the headline is: 'Afghan pilots who sought safety in Uzbekistan transfer to U.S. base.' shouldn't that be something like: 'Afghan pilots who sought safety in Uzbekistan are transfered to U.S. base.'
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How many lessons will/do you have tomorrow? How many lessons are you having tomorrow?

Are they all natural? As I understand it, the second one is more common, because there's a question about timetable. But the third one isn't correct because of classes are not a personal arrangement. ...
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"Be the first" in my sentence

Is the definite article optional before "first"? "If you want to have a highly-paid job you have to learn more and be the first."
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The Mitla apartment, shouldn't it be the Mitlas'?

Stephen King writes: Howard Mitla was sitting alone... Violet Mitla, one of New York's... The Mitla apartment was on the fourth floor... I was expecting something like "The Mitlas' apartment&...
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"Taxes are" in my sentence

Should it be "taxes are" not "is"? The subject is "taxes" and it's plural but I am confused by "a system". "Taxes are a system of checks and balances.&...
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using would in past in the past

I was reading wikipedia article and saw this sencence: Through each stage more power would have been transferred to the aristocracy as a whole, and away from a single individual. I can't understand ...

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