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Don't show him what are in the box!

Two guys meet each other at night and one of them shows the other a box where there are three guns. Then a police officer appears and asks: What is in the box? Can the guy whom was shown the box ...
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Why did they write “reason behind HIM getting married” instead of “reason behind HIS getting married”?

I read the following sentence in a magazine: Amitabh Bachchan's Zanjeer's success was the reason behind him getting married to Jaya. I am confused about why "behind him getting married," not "...
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-You are losers! - Who are losers!? We?

If two group of people meet each other and someone says: You are losers! Will it be correct if he will be answered like Who are losers!? We? Naaah, you are! Or it should be said like a singular ...
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Technically Sound vs. Technically Strong/Good. Which one has more value technically?

I got a statement from my colleagues saying I'm technically sound. Usually they used to say “technically strong” or “technically good” to refer to others but when referring to me they said “I'm ...
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What are the differences between these sentences?

1) -What kind of thing is it? -What is this kind of thing? 2) -What thing is this? What is this thing? *And i also wanna ask: -Why mona lisa is the most famous painting? -Why the most famous ...
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Can the NP be 'adjectival' in function?

I think the following two sentences have the same meaning : Your shirt is of the same colour as John's. In this sentence, the PP ("of the same colour") modifies the NP ("Your shirt"). Here ...
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all the other boxes vs the other boxes

For example, we have some boxes (A, B, C, D) in the room... If the second sentence is grammatically correct, what is the difference? Box A is bigger than all the other boxes. Box A is bigger ...
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Which of these three sentences is correct?

P1/ “What did you ask her?” P2/ A) “I asked her wether she was coming.” B) “I asked her wether she was coming or not.” C) “I asked her if she was coming.” My question is which one of these ...
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How can I interpret audio message that I cannot interpret?

Listening several times dose not work. I tried to convert audio message, Paolo Cattaneo - Love Will Be Found (Ezietto Remix) [Vocal] to typed message. There is something even if I listened to several ...
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“how comes down” vs. “It all comes down”

Meaning of come down on Cambridge Dictionary to fall and land on the ground A tutorial sounds like This is why Hebrew may come across as aggressive, but it's basically the way we stress words....
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Is there any difference in meaning and usage between the phrase “what's come over you” and “what's gotten into you”?

Is there any difference in meaning and usage between the phrase what's come over you and what's gotten into you? For example: I have never seen you so angry. What's come over you? I have never ...
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What is the exact meaning of the word additional?

I would like to ask one question regarding the meaning of the word additional. Does the word additional carry on the connotation of optional? Like for example if I write "additional settings" in a ...
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Is it grammatically correct and natural to say “don't be being rude!” when someone is being rude?

Is it grammatically correct and natural to say don't be being rude! when someone is being rude? I have heard people say something like don't be messing with my camera! when someone is messing with the ...
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if it weren't for vs. hadn't it been for

I encountered two sentences that went like this: If it weren't for the New Critics, none of you probably would have been able to sit patiently through any of your middle or high school English ...
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I can see it. vs I see it

Could you explain it's necessary to use "can" in this phrase or I can say simply "I see it." Is there something changes if I use "I can see it."? Oh, dear! Where’s my key? I can’t find it. Oh look! ...
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Is “call off” used correctly in the sentence below?

I had to call off all of my plans for tomorrow in order to meet you. And if the sentence doesn’t sound natural, what are the other alternatives I can use instead?
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Meaning of “down beside” in this context

In a book of children's poem I found: Twenty froggies went to school Down beside a rushy pool, ......... Being a learner I am having trouble understanding the need for the word down with ...
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Definite articles 'the' or without 'the'

“Reports of animal abuse are increasing” or “the reports of animal abuse are increasing”. Which one is correct with 'the' or without 'the'?
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'Than that of' or 'than.'

In the following sentences what's the difference between 'than' and 'than that of.' "His net worth is more THAN THAT OF/THAN Bill Gates's" "The camera on this phone is better THAN THAT OF/THAN yours."...
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Should we use “the” when there is a post-modification( the+noun of+noun)?

Which one of these are correct, why and what are the nuances? 1a) This is a time of crisis or 1b) This is the time of crisis. 2a) I was in a web of troubles. or 2b) I was in the web of troubles. ...
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Soccer terminology regarding woodwork

Which of these are more common / correct in soccer terminology? Or is it something else? Shot to the post. Shot on the post. Shot on the woodwork. Shot to the woodwork.
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physical: “sense” vs. “feeling”

Meaning of sense on Cambridge Dictionary a general feeling or understanding Meaning of feeling on Cambridge Dictionary the fact of feeling something physical I am teaching my son football ...
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“What you think (that) you know …”

What You Think You Know About Human Evolution Is Wrong This is a title of an online article. My question is, is the conjunction "that" omitted in the title? I think if it weren't omitted, the title ...
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I guess vs. I think

Dear teachers and fellow learners, I am a proofreader of online novels in China. When correcting the unidiomatic expressions used by translators working for me, I encountered one that goes like this: ...
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“has the same colour” vs “is the same colour”

Am I right both sentences are correct and usable? Andy’s car has the same colour as Laura’s car. Andy’s car is the same colour as Laura’s car. TIA
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“Don't use any strength with your foot”, is the sentence correct and clear?

Suppose I am teaching my son to juggle a football(soccer). Similar situation like Should I use present continuous or present simple tense here to describe an action in a video? Raise your foot. ...
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“the night sounds” vs. “night sounds”

I've gone through Cambridge Dictionary grammar tutorial on "the" From VOA We sat under the stars and listened to the night sounds. In a complete situation, should those night sounds be mentioned ...
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which verb is commen and which one is formal to use “move, displace, relocate, shift, etc.”

If one wants to leave a place permanently (house, working place, office) and go to another place, which verb can we use "(move, displace, relocate, shift, etc.) (to/ from)"? I mean "(move to/ from), (...
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read that time point of a video

Should I use present continuous or present simple tense here to describe an action in a video? says At 1:19, he's holding the ball, and then drop it freely down to his foot Should I read that time ...
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A question regarding “might have been”

Dear fellow learners and teachers, When I was going through a book a sentence caught my eye, and it goes like this: I guess it might have been Jasmine who stole that necklace. The question is, can ...
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The meaning of “Never give a sucker an even break.”

resource: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Hustle What does the sentence mean? Don't give a loser a fair treatment? Don't let a sucker have a rest? (So he/she continues sucking you) Or something else?...
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Difference between “particular” and “in particular”

What's the difference between "particular" and "in particular"? For example: There wasn't anything in particular about that child's English studies during the first semester. and There wasn'...
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Should I use present continuous or present simple tense here to describe an action in a video?

I'm trying to describe how does the guy juggle his football At 1:19, he's holding the ball, and then drop it freely down to his foot Should I use present continuous or present simple tense here?
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A question regarding might be/might have been

When I was reading, I encountered 2 sentences like these: I went to his house last night, because I thought he might have the information I needed. He thought the book might help him move on ...
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Using “did” for exclamation?

Here's the context I'm asking about: "My dad was funny. That was one of the reasons all of my childhood and college friends loved him (and man did they love him)”. I understand that "did they love ...
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Should I put a preposition behind an instranstive verb?

Should I put a preposition behind an instranstive verb? This music is good to listen. This music is good to listen to. This is the place that he took us. This is the place that he took us to. This is ...
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Meaning of “it is as necessary… as vigorous… as it is…” in this long sentence

I read this sentence in an article in the NY Times: It is as necessary for me to be as vigorous in condemning the conditions which cause persons to feel that they must engage in riotous activities ...
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Attorney VS Lawyer VS Prosecutor

Reading this article , for my personal desire to brush up my English, I have become interested to know more details in English usage. Now, thee are 2 words which sounds similar in the article, ...
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“Interrupt one's sleep”, “disturb one's sleep” or “disrupt one's sleep”?

Could you tell which one of the following sentences sounds the most natural? The dog has been interrupting my sleep for the past two months, so I bought earplugs. The dog has been disturbing ...
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does “low” is metaphorical here? like “inferior”?

does "low" is metaphorical here? like "inferior"? Mr. P. B. Randall, in his biography of the Davenports (Boston 1869, published anonymously), points out that their mission to England was "to meet on ...
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does “brief personal acquaintance” here refers to an incident berfore their arrival to london or not? [closed]

does "a brief personal acquaintance" here refers to an incident berfor their arrival to london or not? Dr. Nichols, their biographer, gives this first impression of them: The young men, with whom I ...
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I don't feel well vs. I'm not feeling well

Some reference books say feel is a state verb, some say it's both an action and a state verb and you can use either in immediate present, and some say that you can't say "I don't feel well" when you ...
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it may/can be worn over the shoulder

Consider these definitions of "may", given in https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/may Definition 3: You use may to indicate that something is sometimes true or is true in some ...
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Is there any difference between “in the start of something” and “at the start of something”?

Is there any difference between in the start of something and at the start of something? Not long ago I would've thought that in the start of was incorrect, but in the 11th episode of the 6th season ...
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What do you miss the most in English learning apps\websites? [closed]

Like all of us, I'm learning English. But I miss some features in modern apps (maybe I just didn't find appropriate solutions). I miss the system, an online space where I will be able: Learn new ...
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What preposition is suitable in my sentence?

My sentence is: I took excellent in/at/for my master thesis. Or, how can I write a better sentence?
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Is “I wonder whom you make cry” a correct sentence?

I would like to say "You made someone cry. I wonder whom." in only one sentence. And now this is what I've got: I wonder whom you made cry. To me, though, it sounds pretty odd that there isn't an ...
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Data show vs data shows

I have seen “data” used with “show” and with “shows” in the newspaper. For example, Data show that domestic violence increases when there is a greater unemployment. Data shows that domestic ...
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Which adjective can describe my meaning?

I want to say "during my education, I attended courses which were (applicable/ workable/practical), and hands-on experience in my internship" Or, instead of them, which adjective can I use that better ...

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