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Understanding a quote

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present What does the author mean by saying 'design for the future'?
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“The obvious choice was” or “the obvious choice were”?

Which is correct? The obvious choice was posters. Or The obvious choice were posters. I'm confused because "obvious choice" is singular. On the other hand, the actual choice is plural (posters)...
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When using that in stead of where?

The sentence: We can understand that YouTube has become a channel that / where people visit almost every day. Can I use "that" in stead of "where" here? Why I can or can't? Could you explain that ...
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Anni's smoking habit has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to her lungs [closed]

has done seriously and potentially fatal damage to did damage that is seriously and potentially fatal damaged, serious and potentially fatally has done serious and potentially fatal damage to ...
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use of “over” with “distance”

I usually say: I travel a long distance to get to work. Today I saw: It travels over a long distance. I didn't find any information about over a long distance. Please help. Thanks in advance....
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The use of the word “except” with “to” + a verb

I read in one grammar book that after except we have to use a bare infinitive. For example: She had nothing to do except spend money. But in this dictionary they provide an example with a verb and ...
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Do I use “the present perfect” or “the past simple” when seeing someone the first time after not seeing them for a while?

Let's say I haven't seen my friend for quite some time. And I am out for a walk. I am going down the street and run into my friend. Do I have to use the present perfect or past simple in this context? ...
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“Do” or “Does” schools for the blind in Delhi equip enough assistive products for teaching?

"Do" or "Does" schools for the blind in Delhi equip enough assistive products for teaching? Which one is correct to use either "do" or "does" in the above sentence
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What is the difference between “obviously it works” and “it works, obviously”?

What is the difference between these two phrasings? I came across them in Effective Scala. I'm adding the whole paragraph to provide some context: Document APIs but do not add unnecessary comments. ...
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That contains VS containing

what is the difference between: "How to create a file that contains a list of names" and "How to create a file containing a list of names" And what is the type of the word "containing" here?
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“Don’t use products that are not ____ if you want to protect our planet.” (ENVIRONMENT)

Don’t use products that are not ____ if you want to protect our planet. (ENVIRONMENT) This is a word formation question. I can't find the suitable form of the word 'environment' given above.
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“Aspects in” vs. “Aspects of”

Is there any actual difference between "aspects in" and "aspects of", apart from their frequency? As far as I can see, the comparatively rare "aspects in" occurs especially when followed by the name ...
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Should I put an “as” when use the word “pronounce”?

I asked a question just now. she pronounces "would need" as /wudnt/. A nice answerer @Weather Vane says:"I pronounce it /.../". So, is it unnecessary to put an "as" when use the word "pronounce"?
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What tense should I use in an adverbial clause when Future in the Past used in the content clause?

In a sentences like John said that he would go abroad when he (will be | would be) twenty or I thought I would work in IT after I (graduated | will graduate | would graduate ) the university ...
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Should I pronounce “would need” as /wudnt/?

This girl is saying (https://youtu.be/IW7IssCKgmI?list=PLD6t6ckHsruYoalxbzcjX1TNn4h7ShiRk&t=124) You would need to find a place that has veggie options, too. it sounds like that she pronounces ...
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Are people who work in the same company but never actually work together called colleagues?

colleague refers to a person with whom one works, especially in a profession or business. in my company, different groups work on different projects, some of them may do not know others at all. ...
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past tense of modal verbs

Is it appropriate to say, "Bob was not sure whether Kate was at work. She might be at work."? In my opinion, "Bob thought, 'She may/might be at work.'"is correct. Switching it to indirect speech, "...
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How to express when a child takes too many mouthfuls at once?

People should not take too many mouthfuls at once and should chew thoroughly each of the mouthfuls one at a time. It may be harmful to your guts if you don't do that. My child don't often do that. ...
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Do people really use “like to do” when talking about hobbies in everyday speaking?

This post is different to another one (When to use infinitive and when to use present participle of a same word?), which is discussing pure grammar. Note: This post focuses on more practical scenarios....
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How do I understand Labels & Codes [ C or U ] in Cambridge dictionary correctly?

in Cambridge dictionary, [C] refers to Countable noun: a noun that has a plural [U] refers to Uncountable or singular noun: a noun that has no plural. What does [ C or U ] mean? Take this (...
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difference between `discuss me` and `discuss with me`

Would you like to discuss me more in details? Is this correct sentence? I was thinking as Would you like to discuss with me in more details? Or are they the same meaning? If so, which is more ...
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Is it a little bit unnatural to use visit when talking about parents?

I live with my wife and son. My parents live 3 blocks away and visit us monthly. Is it a little bit unnatural to use visit here? They are my parents, not other relatives like aunt, niece and nephews.
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that durn my skin if I can keep my eyes from her if she wants them!

"Darned if the squaw hain't got on all her war paint! Jest give her a shove off if she comes any of her tricks on me, for I'm so fixed everlastingly by the boss, that durn my skin if I can keep my ...
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Past perfect continuous for continuing events in the past

I got from Cambridge Dictionary (in grammar section): Past perfect continuous tense. Continuing events in the past We use the past perfect continuous to talk about actions or events which ...
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What does “bank” mean in banked oval track?

Google gives a definition about roller derbies a team skating competition on roller skates, held on a banked oval track. where "bank" is used as a verb. Cambridge dictionary gives definitions ...
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Good trying v.s. Good try; No touch v.s. No touching

A kid tried to open a water bottle but he failed. What would the teacher say? Good trying or good try, which one is correct? A kid was walking in the hall; he touched the wall while walking. What ...
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How to refer to a video/post idiomatically?

I asked a question in another post (Does developments means building?), which starts with This video (https://youtu.be/SY_iFntJ8xY?t=148) is talking about some Real Estate Tips. Is "this video" ...
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How can I finish this sentence?

Help me finish this sentence: when students have formed a habit of speaking comfortably and confidently, they will benefit when they step out into society and later chapters of their lives. I feel ...
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Phrases about taking an elevator

I've made some sentences about using an elevator and I'm wondering if the sentences in each group synonymous, i.e. mean the same thing and correct. Could you help me see the difference between them if ...
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“Be back” or “be back home” in context

Tell me please if which one is more natural in the following context: be back or be back home? Person A: What time did you get home from work yesterday? Person B: I was back/back home at 7 pm. ...
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Assist vs Support

The intern supports the team vs The intern assists the team Support = he took an active role in the team's work like he was just another employee vs Assist = he was given a couple tasks by the ...
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What is what in this phrase?

Grammar books tell me that "what" is an interrogative pronoun, but I just saw this phrase in Tufte's Artful Sentences, "What a thrill, what a shock, to be alive on a morning in June....." I'm trying ...
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How are they/How were they?

I saw my children two days ago. How are they?/How were they? Are both of these natural in the given context or only one of them?
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The use of the phrasal verb “take up” in context

Does the use of take up sound correct and natural in the following sentence? When I was at school, I took so many notes that sometimes they took up a few dozens of pages. Would it be better to say ...
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Which one sounds the most idiomatic: “during work”, “during my work”, “during my work day”, “during my working hours”?

Which one sounds the most idiomatic: during work, during my work, during my work day, during my working hours? For example: I drink quite a few cups of coffee during work. I drink quite a few ...
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Can “more” be used without “than”?

As I'm getting familiar with English grammar, I'm facing a few doubts. The word more is a comparative form of much (for non-countable nouns) and many (with countable nouns). However, I can use more ...
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with blasts of the rackets over into

What does 'with blasts of the rackets' mean here in context? Could you also explain meaning of 'over' when we use it like here - 'over into' or 'over here' I just know that it does not translate, but ...
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The difference between Detached Homes and Townhouses

A tutorial video calls the following image (A) as Townhouses and calls the following image (B) as Detached Homes what is the difference?
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Successful meditation between two countries requires patient and enthusiasm

Successful meditation between two countries requires: A. Patient and enthusiasm B. enthusiasm and patience C. enthusiastic and patience Which will be the right answer?
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how can i improve reading comprehension in exam question ? Any tips please

Can you help me to improve my English Reading Comprehension in exam. It takes time to understand and answer of the question. So if any tips to take less time and correct answer.
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Reading comprehension!

Meal Exchange Culture: Inclusion - we strive to include all students, community members and partners who are interested in food security and making an impact on local hunger. We do not seek specific ...
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Can I change the place of preeposition in sentences below?

I want from the heart him to make his valedictory before the public Would this sentence mean the same if I use “from the heart” in the end of the sentence like I want him to make his valedictory ...
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On the use of 'even much' in this context

Now, though, Sanders has evidently decided that progressives will no longer accept impurities — or even much tactical vagueness. I think the part in italics means that tactical vagueness won't be ...
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In red color or red color of… Which one is better?

These shirts are popular in red color . Red color of these shirts are popular this year. Is there any difference between two sentence or both are correct ? I couldn't understand difference ...
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Whatever he aspired to achieve, they were hindered by his jealous stepbrothers

Whatever he had any aspirations to, they Whatever be his aspiration, they Many of his aspirations and goals Which will be the right answer ?? With explanation
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The adverb “today” before the verb “be” in the middle of a sentence. Correct? But there's no such a rule

I've come across these sentences: "American society today is a world of conflict, challenge, struggle, and potential." "Traffic jams today are hardcore" They both violate the rules of placing ...
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Usage of the word ' the' in the sentence

What is the correct form of the sentence? ' Students will be dispersed at 10 a.m.' or ' The students will be dispersed at 10 a.m.'
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Does developments means building?

This video (https://youtu.be/SY_iFntJ8xY?t=148) is talking about some Real Estate Tips. all the garbage and water bills are also paid directly by you and not an HOA. however, in some ...
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Do we say “put your hair roller on your hair / head / bangs”?

Look at this picture Do we say "put your hair roller on your hair / head / bangs"? But I didn't feel that a hair roller can be used in the same way as a hat or a hairband. We can say "put your ...
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The Mona Lisa painting [closed]

The Mona Lisa painting is considered to be a masterpiece. The Mona Lisa painting is considered as a masterpiece. Which one is correct to say?

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