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The use of the definite article before the name of a language in context

Tell me please if it is necessary to use the before English in the following sentence. (The) English spoken in Australia is slightly different than (the) English spoken in America in terms of ...
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'v' that sounds like 'b'

https://youtu.be/zUMnAqJEfT0?t=2133 Does he say "firstobol" or "firstovol"? What do I do if I hear speakers say "b" instead of "v"?
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High school student vs. high-school student

I thought high school should have an hyphen in the middle when used as an adjective. Therefore: I'm in high school (noun) I'm a high-school student. (adjective) But after a Google Book ...
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Is “assume a noun” possible, instead of assume that~?

The verb to assume is followed by a clause or to infinitive. Though dictionaries don't mention it, for me, it seems correct to use this structure: assume + a noun. For example: Assume a sudden ...
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Mentioning about some one appearance

I want to say someone appearance that he is thin..if I ask the following question to him, is it correct? "You have got thin" is this sentence correct?
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A tense problem about “Before”

Imagine we are at a beach watching a boat coming, and when it is still far away from the beach, it sinks into the water without reaching the land. I want to tell my friend about it. How can I describe ...
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The best English term for a made up, catchy code-name

What is the best English term for a made up, catchy code-name (typically, created spontaneously during a brainstorm meeting) for some new concept or prototype?
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How to Talk About Making Pancakes

I've found the following definitions and I'm wondering how they're used with pancakes and other objects. flip 2 : to cause (something) to turn or turn over quickly [+ object] She was sitting in the ...
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Is “they” singular or plural in this context?

Hypothetically, in the context of -What's your favorite restaurant to eat food -If they have food, I'll eat it" was said. Would "they" be singular or plural?
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Is there a word or phrase for a time period in which you find yourself unable to make any progress?

I am sure this has happened to most people. For example, you start learning playing tennis, and for the first few month you progress steadily. However, after a certain period of time, you are in a ...
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Few ideas are more _____ than the notion that cultures evolve in Darwin fashion

I really do not understand what this question means. I'd appreciate it if you could help me find the answer. Few ideas are more _____ than the notion that cultures evolve in Darwin fashion; many ...
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Describing 'fit' and 'suit'

Is it grammatically correct to say: 'This coat fits me very much' and 'This coat suits me very much' ? I know the difference between 'fit' and 'suit', I'm only interested in using 'very much' ...
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Can I replace would with with in this sentence “how would that benefit me.”?

I am watching a movie in which two people fight with two zombies one of them says "do you want to switch" and other says "how would that benefit me." In the second sentence can I replace would with ...
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Liability for our children

What should our liabillity for our children be? What should our liability be for our children? In these sentence , Is there any meaning difference. For our children is used after liability in ...
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What does “in turn of the centrury country” mean? [closed]

I have come across it in this video. It is right at 3 minutes. Here it goes: In turn of the century India and Africa, man eating animals were basically par for the course.
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What does “surrogate internet father (aka ”daddy“)” mean? [closed]

Guy: suna as your surrogate internet father (aka "daddy") i am perturbed by your choice in career and behoove you to reconsider. thank you
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Difference between by and with

Is there any difference between with and by in sentences below? You can buy better one by an extra payment of $400. You can buy better one with an extra payment of $400. When I use these ...
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What is implied after “Which means” here in this conversation?

I read this in Word by Word by Kory Stamper: Maybe, she offered, the usage note about the word being a generalized term of abuse was meant to cover both the non-“whore” sense of “bitch” when used ...
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What does 'on the gimp' mean?

There weren't a lot of opportunities for retired car thieves on the gimp. (from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds) I'm at a loss as to what it means. The word 'gimp' has many interesting meanings but ...
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Why would someone gave birth and adopted someone at the same time? [closed]

Giving birth and adopting is different. But the same time, I don't know. Why does that happen often?
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Go some in number

For example, the teacher has a gradebook and asks you about your position in the gradebook . Is this correct to say this and maybe there should be numeric?: Teacher: What number do you go in the ...
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Weak and strong “You're”

Dictionaries list two pronunciations for you're, a weak pronunciation and a strong pronunciation. In which situations do we use the strong version of you're /jɔːr/, and in which situations do we use ...
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What does “prescribed” mean in this context?

I read this passage from my reference book (Neal-S.-Widmer-Gregory-L.-Moss-Ronald-J.-Tocci-Digital-Systems-Pearson-Education-Limited-2017 - Page 28) and there is a word (in bold) which I haven't ...
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How to ask what nth? [duplicate]

If you don't get the question, that's exactly what I want to know. Imagine we have a ordered list of fruits. ["Apple", "Banana", "Peach", "Orange"] I want the 3rd fruit in that list. But you don't ...
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Meaning of “living” in “people living in its shadow”

Let us consider this news title : Taal volcano eruption poses deadly dilemma for people living in its shadow What does the expression "people living" mean here? 1) The people who live in its ...
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“The young Einstein” - Do we always need “the” here?

When proper nouns describe a period in life, they frequently take the definite article: "...what the young Einstein brought to the scientific facts was..." "The Napoleon after Waterloo was ...
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How to respond to a friend suggestion

One of my colleague has sent me a message. Hi xyz, this is my friend abc and you might become friends... Her parents are from qwe place 🙂 How should I respond to this message in a way saying ...
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“Everybody thought we should sell” vs “Everybody thought we should have sold”

Everybody thought we should sell Everybody thought we should have sold While I was watching the news, I came to wonder about this question. As far as I know, the tense after "that" should be ...
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“hear him tell” vs. “hear him tells”

Which one is correct : Now let’s hear Marco tell his story. Now let’s hear Marco tells his story. And why?
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Indefinite article before plurar noun

I have noticed there are some cases where there is an indefinite article in front of a plural noun. For example, I have stumbled upon these two sentences: Although we have a ways to go, let’s pause ...
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I am not sure how to convey this

The media affects the public opinion in order to change election results in favour of businessmen \ to the advantage of businessmen who in return, support the media financially. I want to say ...
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I have eaten lunch at 1 pm

I have eaten lunch at 1 pm Is the sentence a correct statement to say in present perfect tense. Since I have learned the rules in present perfect tense that one should not use specific time ...
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Terms related to eye vision

What is the particular word we use when we talk about focusing to read a word using our eyes with more stress? What I want to ask is that there is a piece of writing that is blurred or the light is ...
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Does your institution has or have eye donation center? Or Has your institution eye donation centre?

which one is correct sentence? Does your institution has or have eye donation cente? In this sentence, which one I should use either has or have?
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They are more accepting to this concept

They are more accepting to the idea of John rather than the idea of Peter. They are more acceptance to the idea of John rather than the idea of Peter. What I wanted to say is that they could ...
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Do we say “triangular hole” or “triangle hole”; “circle hole” or “round hole”?

triangle noun BrE /ˈtraɪæŋɡl/ ; NAmE /ˈtraɪæŋɡl/ a flat shape with three straight sides and three angles; a thing in the shape of a triangle (British English) a right-angled triangle (...
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What is the meaning of “include but not limited to”?

I have been following this trend for a while now , it seems to me it s very helpful to English learners like me . So far, I appreciate your contributions to questions. Below is my question for today: ...
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“I was bornt with” and “like to have”

I feel that fun-loving nature is what I was bornt with. When I look back when I was a child, I like to have fun with other kids. Is it correct to say I was bornt with other possibilities could ...
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Do you need a comma before and?

His beautiful, yet messy and long hair was a thing to see. His beautiful, yet messy, and long hair was a thing to see. I am not sure if it takes a comma, but I think there are arguments to be ...
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Pronunciation of 'Iran'

Lexico says the first syllable of 'Iran' can only be pronounced as [ɪ], but I constantly hear it pronounced as [aɪ] and Wiktionary lists it as an option (yes, I understand everything about the ...
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Introducing a paragraph with “that way”

May I use "that way" at the beginning of a paragraph, referring to the idea which was mentioned in the previous paragraph? For instance: That way, it is possible to conclude that...
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Is it possible to use “my” instead of “am I” in “Where am I going to put my belongings?”?

Instead of "Where am I going to put my belongings?" is it possible to say "Where my going to put my belongings?"
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Meaning of these sentence

"did you heard me having said you that?" Is the sentence imply same meaning as "did you hear me that i had said you that?" Moreover when we can use "did you hear me say" Because we use gerund or ...
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How to say “short/little time is left”?

What is the proper way to say that very little/short time is left for something? For example, when there are very few days left before the exams start. I don't want to mention days, but time, in my ...
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Relative clause and comma

What should your position be , relative to your friend in a row ? For example , teacher or commander told us to form a line . But I don't know where I will stand either behind my friend or in front ...
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Old Testament-brand of warrior

What is the exact meaning of the words in bold? Lieutenant General Baratov, an Old Testament-brand of warrior who “never missed church services” and whose zeal brought successes against German–...
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agreat vs. a great vs. greater

Here is a quotation from the movie Great Expectations Part 2 (1999; Director: Julian Jarrold) If the danger would be 50 times agreat I should still have come to you. The meaning is clearly "...
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Are colors noun or adjective?

Are the colors noun or adjective ? I mean when I say sentence below , Should I use a noun after “red” ? 1)I need red of this shirt . 2)I need red one of this shirt.
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To make it easier to do or to make doing easier

Successive governments have passed modest reforms to make doing business cleanly a little easier. Successive governments have passed modest reforms to make it a little easier to do business ...
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what mean is “astro, turf” in “Toy Story” movie

is it mean "astro turf"? I cannot understand why Woody said WOODY Wait a minute! No Buzz! This way! There's a special ship. I just saw it! ...

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