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If I say “Well you have yourself a good bank Holiday” and they reply “Yeah” and don't turn round. Are they rude?

If I say "Well you have yourself a good bank Holiday" and they reply "Yeah" and don't turn round. Are they being rude? A co-worker had their back to me. I said this as a way to say Bye. They ...
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What is the meaning of “Not much something than yours”?

For example, if a guy tells another that "My hair is not much spikier than yours". Does it mean: Both their hairs are about the same spikiness The first guy's hair is little less spikier I know the ...
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How do I say the possessive, when three people possess the same item?

If two people possess the same item, the speaker would put an 's after the second name only. So, the storyteller would say Dudley and Harry's home is located at 4 Privet Drive. If a pronoun is ...
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What is the meaning of “Mc” in some words initiating with that?

As you all know some words start with the "Mc", namely McDonald's, McMaster, Mccorbin, etc. Now, I want to know what the meaning of "Mc" is?
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Difference between Halfway through/toward/to

I still do not understand the differences between the two words mentioned above. I looked at both Oxford and Cambridge dictionary for some extra information. Besides, is there any difference with the ...
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Does “demand” here mean “interrupt”? and does “equally enigmatically” mean “also grim”?

In "The Man with Two Beards" by G. K. Chesterton, the author was describing a situation where John & Devine were going to Carver with John's new car: "I say," burst in the irrepressible John, ...
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When telling a grammar rule, should I use plural or singular?

Alice doesn't know about linking verb at all, so she asks Michael to explain the meaning and the usage of linking verb. Michael says A linking verb is a verb that is used to describe a state of ...
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“Bob's and my effort” or “Bob's and my efforts”?

Cambridge Dictionary gives this definition of "effort" physical or mental activity needed to achieve something with that meaning, "effort" could be [ C or U ], how do I distinguish the use? for ...
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Which is correct? Admit wrongdoing

You have to admit wrongdoing. You have to admit to wrongdoing. You have to admit your wrongdoing. You have to admit to your wrongdoing.
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What does M,O stand for

Reading this article, there is a line, While many fans who watched The Last Dance appreciated The Worm’s, uh, free-spiritedness, there is another section of fans who found his actions ...
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Have you told him?/Did you tell him?

A: I already know what's going to happen. B: You do? (to C) Have you told him?/Did you tell him? C: No, I haven't said a word. Are "have you told him?" and "Did you tell him?" equally natural here?
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Placement of ALSO in a sentence

She found her bag and money also. She found her bag and also money. Which is correct? My grammar book is saying sentence 2 is correct, as “ALSO” shouldn’t come at the end of the sentence. Why so?...
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What would be the difference if I use “never once” with perfect aspect sentences?

Suppose: I have never treated her like that. I know I can put more emphasis by saying I never once treated her like that. I am thinking of this sentence in perfect aspect. I am wondering what ...
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Is “as if” correct?

A: I'm throwing a party tomorrow. You should come. B didn't look very interested, but gave a nod as if he would consider it. Is "as if" correct here? Does the sentence make sense?
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Is there a term for the instance when soldiers collide in a battle?

I'm looking for a word which describes that very instant when opposing soldiers, running into each other, collide. I mean in hand-to-hand combat, like in the medieval times, probably with swords or ...
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“had looking” vs “was looking”

Quote from The Anubis Gates: "At the far end of the walnut-panelled and carpeted room Darrow, looking no more tired than he had last night, was talking to a tall blond man." Shouldn't this be ".....
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Does it need to use a comma in the sentence?

I read a sentence in an English Textbook.I think the sentence is incorrect. Does it need to use a comma after the word 'the student'? Please explain it to me. She is the student, whose handwriting ...
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Correct usage (words ending -es)

The new businesses' venture. Does this example require an apostrophe with businesses. What would be multiple businesses if this is just one businesses' venture. (Would you have to say: the group of ...
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Decide by/for yourself?

What is the difference between "decide for yourself" and "decide by yourself," and is the latter idiomatic?
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what is the meaning of “ was to be reached” in this sentence?

It was by this time well known to the Romans that there were two, and two only, convenient roads whereby Southern Mesopotamia was to be reached, one along ...
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Do you say “to kick something/somebody over” to mean “​to make somebody/something fall to the ground by kicking them”?

We often say "to push / knock the chair over" to mean "​to make somebody/something fall to the ground by pushing / hitting it" respectively. Would we say "to kick something/somebody over" to mean "​...
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What is the comparative and superlative form of “super”?

I need a little help about how to form comparative and superlative degree for the word "super". I found on a website as super is used for comparative and superlative degree as well. And I also learnt ...
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What does “hands full of gimme” mean?

What are the means of "hands full of gimme" ? What means gimme ? this from a song Republicrats and Democans It ain't no surprise Got their hands full of gimme Got their mouths full of lies -- Don ...
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Will you greet your close friend 'Hi there'?

I thought 'Hi there' was only used to greet people who you didn't know their names, such as you write a complaint letter to customer service. So I feel a little bit awkward when I received messages ...
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think of and about in my sentences

I tried to find out when to use of and about, but there was too little information to be sure so I want to ask you. (meaning: What is your opinion of me?) What do you think about/of me? (are both ...
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A fish\Two fish\Two fishes [duplicate]

Do I understand the next right? I caught a fish It will mean I just caught some fish in quantity of one. I caugh two fish Means I caught two fish that are of the same species I caught two fishes I ...
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I have a\the daughter

I don't really understand why we say I have a daughter using the "a" article. It's not a random person in the street, it's not one of my 78 daughters, this is the only daughter I have. I have no ...
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Meaning of “being” in “being necessary to the security of a free state”

Amendmentⅱ A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Is it participial construction? Was "...
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Rejects or Accepts?

In the sentence below, does the speaker rejects nationalism or the idea that nationalism is a kind of atavism? Some modern political theorists reject nationalism as a tribal atavism. Thank you all!...
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“a range of”, “a variety of” and “many kinds of”, which one is more advanced?

I am preparing for IELTS test, in which advanced words get higher score. consider these there is a range of jobs in my home town there is a variety of jobs in my home town there are many ...
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Regard vs Consider

I regard him as my brother. I consider him my brother. Although regard and consider are synonyms, why As is used in sentence1 with regard and why not in sentence2?
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see or know some one for first time?

I have a problem with finding correct verb. for example when you read about a writer for first time, or when you watch a movie and see an actor for first time, which verb we should to use in this ...
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should have done

Is it possible to use “should have done” to state something which will happen in the future? What I’ve read in my grammar textbook is that this structure is used to state something which happened in ...
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Is the use of “As we do” in this sentence grammatically accurate? [closed]

I was writing a paragraph about meeting new people through social networking sites. I'm not sure if the following sentence is correct. It would be really helpful if somebody could take a look at this. ...
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usage of “as good as it gets”

macmillan dictionary gives 2 contrary definitions of "as good as it gets" to be not very good and unlikely to improve to be extremely good, so that nothing is likely to be better How do I ...
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Which one is correct and natural: “hammer a nail here” or “hammer a nail into here”?

Which one is correct and natural: hammer a nail here or hammer a nail into here? For example: We need to hammer a nail here so that we can hang a picture. We need to hammer a nail into here so ...
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Are vs is usage

An automated review of ServiceNow accounts are carried out frequently to disable unused accounts. Should we use are or Is here?
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Meaning of these sentences please in context [closed]

Welcome everyone, can you please illustrate to me the meaning of these sentences, What do they mean, please explain them? 1-"I'd hate to break up the set out of character" 2-"You live in the gap ...
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Rather than face/facing/to face

I was watching a series “The Affair”, where a character said this, “You wanted to die rather than face yourself”. This dialogue is making me question if what’s the difference between these three: A. ...
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Is “draw something you think it can represent an apple” or “draw something you think that can represent an apple” correct?

I want to ask my students to draw something on paper. So I say Please draw something you think it can represent an apple. Please draw something you think that can represent an apple. Please draw ...
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Multiple after in “After X minutes after doing something”?

Let's say 1) X should do do A 2) After N minutes 3) After doing B So if X needs to do A, X needs do B first. When N minutes have passed after doing B, then he can do A. Can I use multiple 'after's ...
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what is the meaning of perceived difficulty?

I found it in Mini habits book by Stephen Guise : the five biggest factors found to cause ego depletion was the effort, the perceived difficulty, negative affect, subjective fatigue, and blood ...
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I don't see nobody Vs. I can't see nobody Vs. I see nobody

If I come to my class and I see that I'm the only one there, then what is the way to say it out of the following three? I'm at the class and I see nobody I'm at the class I don't see nobody ...
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Do we need to put comma in between the position / occupation and name or not?

School of foundation studies dean, Dr.Wise said..... School of foundation studies dean Dr.Wise said..... Which sentence with comma is correct and why?
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How do I say “1/1000”?

In everyday language, people call "1/100" 1 percent. How do I say "1⁄1000"? O point one percent 1 thousandth or something else?
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Should I omit the subject immediate after a conjunction?

Consider the following A/an and the are articles. They are a type of determiner and they go before a noun. A/an and the are articles. They are a type of determiner and go before a noun. The ...
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The meaning of “Four to one, bar one.”

A refrain that seemed to dominate all the air, uttering its message again ang again; and it said: "Four to one, bar one." From this Mona knew that the races were beginning. This is from "The ...
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Can I use “I'd” when I want to say “I could / I should”?

Can I use "I'd" when I want to say "I could / I should"? I know "I'd" is "I would / I had" but I was wondering if it is correct saying "I'd" to mean "I could / I should".
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“lots of knowledge” “lots of techniques”

When I said "experts bring us lots of knowledge and techniques", a native speaker told me lots of knowledge is ok, but lots of techniques doesn't work, we have to use a countable noun As per ...
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Future Perfect with time adverbs/clauses : which action came first

I'd like to know which action came first in those sentences. Even though I know the future perfect references the first action, because of the time adverbs/clauses,I don't know which action came first....

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